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JacksonP

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Some Spark Issues...
« on: June 03, 2011, 04:31:58 pm »
I have had Spark for few days and I think it's a great product.

At the moment Standalone seems to work fine but I have some issues in Logic. But I'm not sure how much it's about Spark and how much about Logic itself, so I need further exploration.

In basic use (in standalone as well), maybe this is worth mention here:
There're some problems with mouse arrow positioning. Go for example to "Song" window and check this pattern wheel. My arrow can be over pattern 2 for example and still take pattern 3 and this is very annoying. Another example about arrow positioning problem is in "pattern" window and specially Pitch if you try to give those pitch values to synth bass.

Anyone else having this?

Then there're quite many smaller bugs / strange behavior which I hope will be fixed in future.


And finally some feature suggestions:
Starting point: giving/editing note values for synth bass is painfully slow (and with this positioning bug as well!!!). Giving at least two new features would really help: chance give note values via midi and chance to edit-->transpose all (or some) the notes from some pattern with some interval. Suppose you wanna make some bass line in different keys: now you have to make it by hand and with mouse which doesn't work very well..?







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Re: Some Spark Issues...
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 04:40:45 pm »
Another example about arrow positioning problem is in "pattern" window and specially Pitch if you try to give those pitch values to synth bass.

Anyone else having this?

Yes.

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Re: Some Spark Issues...
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 05:54:07 pm »
Hi Jackson,
I fixed the two issues you mentioned.
About the feature requests, the first one is not an easy thing to do but the second one could be implemented without to much trouble. Probably not for the forthcoming update but maybe in the next one.

Best
Kevin
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Re: Some Spark Issues...
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 09:38:06 pm »
I fixed the two issues you mentioned.
About the feature requests, the first one is not an easy thing to do but the second one could be implemented without to much trouble. Probably not for the forthcoming update but maybe in the next one.

Best
Kevin

Nice to hear that Spark is getting better! I suppose that we'll get update soon.

BTW you guys from Arturia must be in quite a situation here: everybody want to have this and that new feature and still there're quite many obvious bugs to fix.

This been said, my personal preference would be improving this synth sequencing part. (Sorry, I've been talking about this also in this other thread...) Anyway my secret vision about Spark is, that someday this software might be sending midi to my Origin (or any other hardware synth) and synchronize to its sequencer. Or perhaps even more importantly, you could play (external midi) bass or synth lines with Sparks step Seq. Anyway it would be great that you could use it without any DAW. Spark has this MIDI out connection: why it could not send midi out stuff from Spark standalone step seq? I think sending midi would not take too much CPU power, am I right? So Kevin (or anybody in Arturia): please give me a hint that it could be possible or am I just dreaming about something that won't ever happen?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 09:44:18 pm by JacksonP »

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Re: Some Spark Issues...
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 09:47:31 am »
Hi Jackson,
it is possible and probably not so difficult to do but it is not something that can be done without a prior good specification round.
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