Hello you wonderful forum members and of course to Arturia team.
After all these years I'm finally coming back to this beautiful world of audio engineering. I've been quite active at European trance/chill-out scene back in 1994 - 2002. After losing literally everything during the civil war in my country, among other belongings, I've lost all my audio equipment too
After all these years and me moving to another country in NA, I finally got to the point where I can say: "...OK, I think it's time for me to bring back some good memories..." - After extensive research, I've come to conclusion that SPARKLE
is the unit I want to be productive with. It looked to me like an amazing controller that's much, much more than simple drum machine. This looks and sounds like ultimate audio production tool, crammed into super small but super sexy enclosure.
Anyway, didn't want to bug anyone with my story, just thought it would be polite if I introduced myself, and of course say "HI" to everybody.
I do however have a question. I just purchased SPARKLE
(didn't even open it yet, can't wait to get home) and I am not sure what is the software and the firmware inside. I've read some not so promising posts people complaining about a lot of problems with software v1.7.1, crashing, freezing and whatnot...
My question is - if I still have old software and old firmware, should I bother updating it, or would I be better off with old one and let it alone for a while? Just want an honest advice, so I can start with this machine as painlessly as possible
Thank you all so much in advance!