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BeatStep / Re: Is using a BeatStep with a Launchpad a good combination?
« Last post by djmental on May 24, 2015, 03:42:59 pm »
I was curious if using a BeatStep (or Pro) would be a good idea with a Launchpad? In my mind, I can see that I would program sequences on the BeatStep and then I'd arm a channel with the Launchpad and record the notes from BeatStep into a clip. Then I can move on to the next clip and record a new sequence from BeatStep. Is that possible? What I mean is will BeatStep send it's sequenced notes to Live and I can actually record those MIDI notes back into Live?

James, you read my mind. That's one of the uses I want the Beatstep for.
The clip recording idea is great for overcoming the Beatstep limitation of having just one sequence.
I would record different patterns of in different clips.

Im currently using mono sequencer and although it is great for my use I would like to have a more
hands on workflow when changing pitch. Doing it with the mouse is extremely tedious.

The only thing that's keeping me from buying the Beatstep is the responsiveness of knobs.
Arturia hasn't solved this problem yet.
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BeatStep / Legato Mode for CV/GATE
« Last post by smbenn on May 24, 2015, 01:43:37 pm »
Hi All.  Looking at getting one to control my SH101 (act as a sort of 16 step multi-pattern sequencer).  Question is: is legato mode supported in standalone when sending CV/GATE?  I love this feature on the SH101 and wouldn't want to lose this abaility!

Cheers
Si
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Hi Stuart,

Thanks for the info.

So it doesn't matter that the older standalone instruments were versions 1.7.x ? They'll still load up in Spark 2 after I move the folders...  I really hope so :)

Some stores are still listing crossgrade packs online, will have to find out if they still work, or if it's just old listings that haven't been taken down. I don't really need the controller, but I might as well if I'm buying Spark 2 software, even though I'm only buying it so I don't have to use a dongle on the MacBook... heh.

Thanks again for your response.
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http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=224436&songID=13129911
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General Discussion on BeatStep / Re: first day
« Last post by djmental on May 24, 2015, 07:16:04 am »
I wrote this MaxForLive-patch to speed up the encoders. Speedfactor 5 would be one turn for the whole 128 values. The ramp is interpolated so you dont hear any glitches.

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/2243/beatstep-speeddialer



Will this let me change to any of the 16 presets for changing knobs function ?

I don't want to control just 16 parameters.
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BeatStep / Re: LAYERS OF KNOB CONTROL IN CONTROL MODE, 16 PRESETS ?
« Last post by djmental on May 24, 2015, 06:17:34 am »
My experience with the knobs is that they can be jumpy.  This can make sequencing a bit frustrating at times.  ...- sometimes I rotate the knob by one "click" and the note jumps by 2 or 3 semitones. 

Yeah, that's exactly what I've read in other forums. But I didn't know that it also affected sequencer mode.
Most people seem happy with the knobs in sequencer mode, its as a controller for plugins that they find it unusable.

I suppose you have the fast setting for knob acceleration, right ? Apparently the Slow (Off) setting is unusable.
 Have you tried the medium setting ?
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Spark Technical Issues / Re: SPARK 2.1.0.426 Lag with Logic X
« Last post by jsmirk on May 24, 2015, 05:44:20 am »
While our motivations for complaining here are selfish in many ways, the biggest shame is how much missed opportunity there is by Arturia.  This product could be fiercely competing with Maschine as a no-brainer purchase for many prosumers and producers (Akai has also missed the mark with the new MPC). The market for a product like Spark would seem to be enormous if it's base of users were out raving about it and big time producers were showing it off in their studio tours. Sequencing solutions in general are very much on the rise and the hardware+software aspect of Spark gives it so much appeal (though I'm starting to feel like the bigger Creative controller is superior to the LE due to the knobs per track and the LCD display).

To syz-x's point, the only way for users to help Arturia make more money is to demand they make better products.
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BeatStep / Re: LAYERS OF KNOB CONTROL IN CONTROL MODE, 16 PRESETS ?
« Last post by jsmirk on May 24, 2015, 05:27:18 am »
My experience with the knobs is that they can be jumpy.  This can make sequencing a bit frustrating at times.  The knobs have a soft "click" as you turn them so that, in theory, you can adjust the note values by one semitone at a time.  However, this movement is not 100% reliable - sometimes I rotate the knob by one "click" and the note jumps by 2 or 3 semitones.  I've found that I have to watch my MIDI data in Logic to be sure I'm dialing in what I intended, unless I'm merely looking for a happy accident.
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BeatStep / Re: LAYERS OF KNOB CONTROL IN CONTROL MODE, 16 PRESETS ?
« Last post by djmental on May 24, 2015, 01:02:35 am »
You're comparing Apples and Oranges. Work out what you really want it for then see what's about, these are totally different products.

The sequencer is the proper USP for the beatstep, the knobs you can get on any midi control unit.

I described in detail what I want. I just dont want to spend more than $100 in just knobs and pads. Both the LaunchCONTROL and the Beatstep fit the bill. And both are capable of assigning knobs to more than one function. Beatstep seems better built and knobs are bigger and more separate. It also has a basic Step Sequencer which is a huge plus.

I dont know why you say its like comparing apples and oranges because Arturia has promoted this product both as a sequencer and as a controller.

What would stop me from buying it is the knob functionality. Apparently youre of the few that consider that the Beatstep has a good knob response as a midi controller. Everybody else seems to find something wrong with it.
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Hi all,

I'm having trouble mapping my Arturia MiniLab in Studio One. The "learn midi" function isn't working at all. I can see that it is registering my input (the small flashing arrow for all MIDI input) and I can use the keyboard to play with. But the buttons and knobs aren't working at all. It works fine within the included Arturia software "Analog Lab". There are no presets for any Arturia products within Studio One, so I need to configure the device manually. What settings are you guys using?

Please help me get all the knobs working with S1's learn midi function!

Thank you!
/Ed
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