Spark VDM shares the same core engine as the full Spark software.
The main differences are:
- Spark VDM comes with 30 Vintage Drum Machines projects (kits and patterns), combining Analog Modeling and Sampling.
Spark CDM 1.4 comes with over 80 Kits, including all the drum machines above, plus acoustic drum kits (multi layered samples and physical modeling), experimental/industrial/techno kits (analog, sampling and physical modeling), and many R&B/HipHop projects (using phrase sampling)
- Spark CDM allows you to import you own samples to build your own kits.
Spark VDM can only be expanded by Arturia.
Of course, the main difference in price is due to the dedicated hardware controller, with velocity/pressure sensitive pads, 36 knobs, and the XY touch pad for real time flitering, slicing, ...