« Last post by terrym on October 19, 2016, 02:45:03 pm »
Hope you donated to the poor man.
Spark (the software!) is a virtual instrument that is a *modular* sample player + analog + physical drum emulator + effects. Being virtual, you can instantiate as many as you need with instant total recall of the needed sound-set for that song within a daw.
Now that you explained it better, I understand that you bought Spark CDM thinking you were buying a "standalone" drum machine, only for its analog samples? Spark (the software) is so much more than that.
Spark (the software) was cleverly presented as a complete solution, with its own custom controller, 1st the CDM controller, then the SparkLE controller, but those are just that, custom designed controllers to better enjoy Spark's (the software) capabilities.
I guess you look at and enjoy using the controller and forget the computer and software that are making it come alive whereas I look at Spark (the software) and use the controller as an easier more fun way to enjoy the software.
So, I now understand that for you, Spark CDM and DrumBrute may fit the same space but that might be just because of why you bought Spark CDM or how you view it and that specific use you have for it might be fully filled with a DrumBrute, but that won't be true for other Spark users.
Most would miss *a lot* of Spark features if given a DrumBrute instead of Spark (though they would have a lot of fun and enjoyment out of DrumBrute anyway )
why would you spend the money on an emulation? Brute is everything CDM was and moreNot really.
It uses regular 3.5mm (aka 1/8") mono cables though stereo work too of course (sometimes easier to find)
(same as those used on Euro-rack)
I don't have any special source to recommend, so Google is your friend, I guess
If you're going to use a regular mixer, you'll likely need some adaptors to 1/4 inch jack
or simply buying 3.5mm to 1/4" mono cables would be a good option too, if buying specifically for these outputs.
I have loaded up another one
Bough some 3.5 to 1.4 jacks from dv247 in london for testing . they wasn't cheap as they where patch cables for modulars synths and at 1.5meters a bit short to reach my sound card in my rack.
maybe Arturia will supply some as well as the other sync adaptors.