“Killer beats for EDM and dubstep”. The Arturia Spark Dubstep is a dedicated virtual drum machine, modelled on the software interface of the Spark Vintage Drum Machine. The company has teamed up with London-based pro-audio sample creators Sample Magic, to create a product that includes 30 kits, 480 instruments, a 16 channel mixer and 14 effects, for less than 100 Euros. “Killer beats for EDM and dubstep” was our reviewer’s verdict. Used as a stand-alone rhythm creator or as a DAW plug-in (RTAS, AU, VST3) it’s relatively straightforward to start creating loops ‘straight out of the box’ with a set of 960 factory MIDI patterns ready to play. More than being simply a pre-programmed toy with a bunch of sampled loops, this piece of virtual kit enables you to develop your own rhythms and loops intuitively in a fairly short space of time.