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Spark Users Community / Re: DAW recording "path"
« Last post by tomek on April 17, 2014, 06:17:28 pm »
Not so sure what this has to do with Spark?  This would be a good thread for the gearsluts forum ;) LOL

Long story short, the recorded signal would likely be the same.

The playback signal would likely not be the same due to differences in panning laws,

and the audio mix engines (if you are mixing multiple tracks together).

That is all I will says about that.   Over and out.

Thanks for the update info on spark vdm at the moment iam running my daw on xp so I'll have to try the latest update  available for this operating system. If I can't get a result there I'll have to load my daw onto windows 7 and see if spark vdm works on there if not iam buggeredd anyway thanks for the info
Spark Technical Issues / Re: SPARKLE Factory Sounds Crashing Sonar X3 and Live 9
« Last post by tomek on April 17, 2014, 05:03:15 pm »
Sorry Ben, wish I'd taken note.

Now that it took my code (by running as Admin) it launches fine.

I'll un-install / re-install to try and re-create.  brb..

Below is the error I get after re-install (with and without controller connected),

trying to launch for the 1st time.  Again launches fine when running as admin for the 1st time.

Subsequent launches do not require "Admin".  Also, it did not ask for auth code on 2nd install.

OH!! FORGOT TO MENTION!!!  I am not installing into the default paths.

I was installing everything into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Shared VSTi\Spark".

Perhaps that has something to do with it...  Let me try default path to see if that

changes things.  I can imagine the OS does not like the library in Program Files directory.  brb

(Maybe we should move this thread to the Beta section?)

Thanks Team, 

 Problem Event Name:   BEX
  Application Name:   Spark.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:   5347c196
  Fault Module Name:   Spark.exe
  Fault Module Version:
  Fault Module Timestamp:   5347c196
  Exception Offset:   00469677
  Exception Code:   c0000409
  Exception Data:   00000005
  OS Version:   6.3.9600.
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Information 1:   06a1
  Additional Information 2:   06a16c391c49a214f9a049e25fbadbcf
  Additional Information 3:   eb7d
  Additional Information 4:   eb7da5fa600dcf000a43685c17a25ca2

Yep, that was it!  re-installed SPARK, and put the library into another folder (drive),

and problem on launch in gone.  Note to Self / ALL.  Do not put the library into "Program Files".

(probably says that during install doesn't it?  LOL)

Now lets see if that had anything to do with my crashes when flipping through the  Project library in DAW...

I would imagine it does, as you can't run a VSTi as Admin, unless I run Sonar as such, but still might barf.

Doh!  Still crashed (in stand alone) when clicking on Dub Lab 2.

Mind you, on quick inspection, overall it does appear more stable in and out of DAW.

 Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   Spark.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:   5347c196
  Fault Module Name:   Spark.exe
  Fault Module Version:
  Fault Module Timestamp:   5347c196
  Exception Code:   c0000005
  Exception Offset:   0017a62c
  OS Version:   6.3.9600.
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Information 1:   5861
  Additional Information 2:   5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
  Additional Information 3:   dba6
  Additional Information 4:   dba6f3f51243e7af8337f6bced10f1a2

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to try. 

More than happy to assist.


PS - UAC has been completely off the entire time.

Managed to get through 3/4 of the factory sets without a crash in Sonar X3,

so HUGE improvement, but still not quite there... 
General discussion on MicroBrute / Microbrute Pros / Cons . Verdict 5 out of 10.
« Last post by Mdal on April 17, 2014, 04:11:16 pm »

Filter is good and can be modulated internally and externally.
Usb midi for sync to sequencer.
Sounds are good ( after about an hour of fiddling ).
External input of sounds ( drums, voice etc ).


Sequencer doesnt seem to follow octave shift when entering notes ( is this normal ) !
No external CC data for any knobs ( just pitch, mod and note on/off )
No memory locations
I tested velocity via midi and usb, it didnt work
Knobs are too big and oddly shaped ( should be round )
Sliders are flat ( should have finger curve )
Keyboard is cheap and hard, like a childs toy keyboard.
Paper and pen what decade are we in ?


Filter is ok but not very clean, if you want pure sounds then forget it.
Without any form of memory or CC control this is useless in a studio situation.
External sound input is usable but not that usable.

If im sitting in a dark studio and i need to find a quick sound then i wont turn this on.
If im in a live situation how can i find the correct sound, i wont with this synth.

At best this could be used as a filter not a synth.

I was hoping for a reasonably good mono synth but my verdict is 5 out of 10.

Compared to my nord micro modular and novation nova this feels and looks like a toy.

Hi Byrdy60,
Spark 1.7.2 does not support Sonar X1.
But you can try v1.6.1.1 :

I've just had a thought - We're dealing with digital here, powered from 0-5V via USB. Somewhere along the line Arturia must have decided on a happy medium (literally) to decide where the central voltage is to allow the sequence to be programmed up or down, in the Beatstep's case, that's a +4V default encoder output.

Analogue sequencer pots generally have a centre position of 0V allowing for a -Ve and +Ve voltage swing... Beatstep obviously can't do this, although it would help a little if the lowest output voltage was 0V - Maybe they couldn't do that for some reason due to the design?

There you have itů problem explained. Arturia, can I have a job please ;D
Spark Technical Issues / Re: Spark master volume knob issue
« Last post by ben arturia on April 17, 2014, 03:40:36 pm »
Hmm, it's look like an hardware problem.
Support will contact you soon.
Spark Technical Issues / Re: Spark master volume knob issue
« Last post by Kevin on April 17, 2014, 03:16:55 pm »
Not at the moment.
I will add this to the bug database and try to fix it ASAP.
BeatStep - Technical Questions - FAQ / Re: Register my beatstep
« Last post by Dav1d on April 17, 2014, 02:42:45 pm »
mmm, at this step, PM me your email address, we will manage to figure it out.
BeatStep - Technical Questions - FAQ / Re: Knob encoder acceleration setting
« Last post by Dav1d on April 17, 2014, 02:36:56 pm »
We are aware of this issue and are working on a solution right now.
Next version is comming soon
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