I have now read the same "disable spark private ports" explanation about 200 times and it has become painfully obvious that the people offering that solution are not at all familiar with Cubase 6 LE AI Element, which, unfortunately, most people who are using SparkLE to play are attempting to record with. Simply stated; that is not an option in LE 6.
Disable the "view" option in devices for SparkLE. Open the VST instrument. If it doesnt connect; close Cubase, open SparkLE standalone, close it, open cubase, lather, rinse, repeat. Sadly, what works once does not work twice and NEVER works right.
Do not bother trying the "Group sends" method unless you want your Spark audio to also record everything else. Don't bother trying to send to Group and then use Group as input for audio, that is also not an option in LE 6. Don't listen to the moorons that tell you you need to set up SparkLE as a midi controller before recording, they are clueless. The controller does work flawlessly (when you can get it to connect within Cubase) and even the Host function is perfect. Your Spark beat will start with the song. You can modify the beats. All board functions work within Cubase.
I have spent the last two weeks trying to find a way to use SparkLE as a production tool. This will be my final try. I no longer expect to find a solution. Then I will return and get a refund of my money and never consider Arturia as a tool for the middle classes again. Yes, your high end tools are fantastic, but this product does not deliver as promised.
It just simply will not record...no matter what you do. I even tried sending the output to my Komplete, to my Venom, routing and rerouting to no avail. It plays within Cubase, audio connection is clearly indicated by lights and controlled by the channel strip, but it does not and will not record.
I did not buy the SparkLE to add to my workload. It is supposed to be a tool to aid my creativity and production. It is a fail. I will not bow to exporting midi and audio from the SparkLE and importing and rearranging within Cubase. I'd rather use Fruity Loops for such mundane actions. Truth be told; I'd rather smash my fingers repeatedly with a 5 lb sledge hammer.
The SparkLE, as both VST instrument and controller, should lighten the load.....NOT ADD TO IT! That is why I bought it.
So....anyone know how to Record the SparkLE in Cubase 6 LE AI Elements?