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dancetech

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spark video tutorials online
« on: May 10, 2013, 11:08:21 pm »
hiya,

thanks to arturia - who loaned us a unit to review - we did these videos. hope they are useful.

First 3 chapters are review.

From chapter 4 (hardware controller tutorial) onwards each one is a tutorial showing how Spark works, inc' noob tips and tutorials along the way for stuff like doing parallel compression in the mixer, record-erase with the controller, sample layering & old-skool fitting loops to a song, choke-groups explanation & tips, using solo & mute as group masters, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr9cxz51sxbwjVy_cUswCrgGL9Uz6YHbB




still a few more to do to finish the set.


great product btw guys!


stevism

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 06:05:26 am »
sounds awesome! going to watch these...i think i know spark pretty well, but you never know when you might pick up a few tricks. thanks!

mixalis

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 09:59:55 am »
tutorials are always welcome... thanks

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 04:48:17 am »
Nice one

dancetech

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 03:00:59 pm »
thanks guys, more videos to come as i said.

been experimenting with it yesterday and i can use Spark to trigger and program beats/patterns on an external drum module 100%! and you can have external sounds and internal sounds in the same patterns playing together.

So i can program beats all day on Spark using my old Novation Drumstation or whatever; very happy about that.




Using Spark to play/program beats on a plugin drum s/w such as in logic has a bug though.

It plays any plugin drum instrument in logic fine & can record beats/notes into the logic drumtrack no problems using it like a master keyboard. That works 100%

it can also record patterns internally while playing logic's drums fine allowing you to build patterns in Spark without having to record in Logic, but then comes the problem when you want to export those patterns out of Spark.

If you then EXPORT the pattern from Spark (which is playing the drums 100% in logic) as a midifile, & open it on a logic track, the notes are all on the wrong note-numbers!!

I dont see why this happens, it is wierd. they have to fix that!




another thing is that if Spark is plugged in via USB & switched on, but Spark s/w is NOT running (so the hardware is sitting in standby mode) then it functions as a trad' MIDI in & out for your sequencer. Handy bonus.

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 05:48:02 pm »
Great review!

I found a load of great tidbits I had missed (or were undocumented) despite using the SparkCDM regularly for a good 6 months.

Thanks DanceTech!

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 10:24:41 am »
thank you a lot! this is very-very useful!! more please!!  :)

dancetech

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 12:50:55 pm »
thank you a lot! this is very-very useful!! more please!!  :)

yeah there is more coming. i'll post it here when added.

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 02:43:00 am »
Really incredible in-depth tutorials! Thank you @dancetech.

Any chance you will create one for setting up Spark with Logic Pro 9? 
« Last Edit: May 16, 2013, 04:40:01 am by dripline »

moley

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 03:27:44 pm »
Thank you so much for these.

Just watched them all, back-to-back, and have learnt so much.   :D

Despite this being based on the Spark, it's very relevant to us SparkLE users.

Thanks again!

moley

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 04:17:41 pm »
Despite this being based on the Spark, it's very relevant to us SparkLE users.

Given that the software is similar, and that the SparkLE hardware can do *almost* everything that the big one can, a big majority of the information should be relevant for both Spark and SparkLE users, indeed.

I haven't had a chance to watch these tutorials yet, hopefully this weekend!

dancetech

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 11:31:59 pm »
Really incredible in-depth tutorials! Thank you @dancetech.

Any chance you will create one for setting up Spark with Logic Pro 9?

yeah that's coming.


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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 04:18:45 am »
Amazing, thank you dancetech. I've watched through half of the tutorials you posted—thank you so much for taking the time to create and share these. I've definitely learned a lot. Looking forward to the Logic tutorial!

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2013, 10:31:49 pm »
These tutorials are fantastic. Very in depth. I've about 3/4 of them and they cover almost everything. I had some constructive critique, but I have probably forgotten it because most of the videos are well thought out and there isn't hardly anything to critique as basically everything is covered.

If I could only find a video of setting up other software drum maschines/softsynths to be controlled by SparkLE.  :P That's one thing I'm having trouble with.

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Re: spark video tutorials online
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 02:12:21 am »
Apart from the fact you totally panned it ;)
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