By PSW Staff • November 13, 2012 Screenshot of new SPARK DubStep from Arturia Arturia has announced the availability of SPARK DubStep, a new production and performance software suite dedicated to heavy-duty dubstep rhythm track construction. SPARK DubStep features a comprehensive library of 30 kits/480 instruments created in partnership with London-based pro audio loops and samples provider Sample Magic. SPARK DubStep is more than a sample library, also offering a complete rhythm track construction kit, including 960 pre-programmed MIDI patterns of hard-hitting drums, virtual analog synths, and filter-modulated mayhem. SPARK DubStep’s powerful, inherently user-friendly interface simplifies beat- and bass pattern-creation, especially when using the step sequencer situated at the top of the default center panel. Advanced looping modes combined with the XY pad’s real-time slicing and filtering controls allows users to produce stunning breaks. The 480 instruments comes complete with 12 sound-sculpting parameters that allow users to put their own stamp on the resultant sound—modify the noise color of hi-hat, clip basses using various analogue filters, adjust the LFO rate and depth of a wobble bass, and more. SPARK DubStep’s integrated 16-channel mixer offers 14 high-quality effects and also mapping of each instrument’s stereo output to the host DAW when seamlessly running as a plug-in (RTAS, AU, VST3) with real- time automation available on all parameters. It’s also possible to export patterns as .wav or MIDI files to the DAW via simple drag and drop. SPARK DubStep can be used as a stand-alone instrument independently from a software sequencer and played a MIDI keyboard, or as a drumpad-based controller. Either way, all onscreen key knobs and pads are easily assignable via MIDI. SPARK DubStep can be purchased as a software download for €99 EURO/$99 USD or boxed for €119 EURO/$129 USD from Arturia’s Online Shop here. Listen to Arturia Director of Sound Design Mike Hosker putting SPARK DubStep through its stylistic paces here. Arturia Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Arturia New Products Processors Software · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.