I've just sent this technical support request. Any assistance appreciated.
Description: Severity 1 - System unusable, no workaround. Priority: High.
<Environment> Windows7x64 8GbRAM. SW Spark v1.4.1, HW Controller v1.1.2, Driver v6.1.7601.17514. NEW PURCHASE.
<Problem> Controller will not connect. Software hangs displaying the Connection image (animation frozen). Switching off the Controller releases the software hang.
<History> Install from CD:Connection Hangs. Uninstall Spark and Spark driver Driver (leaving Generic USB Driver in place) and upgrade to v1.4.1 connection works ONCE. On software shutdown or reboot connection is not possible. Same symptons exist for Spark Midi Control Centre.
<Steps to reproduce>
0) Install Spark 1.4.1 and Driver. Make connection, enjoy music. Shutdown Spark SW. Reboot.
1) Connect Controller and switch on. Launch Spark.
2) Launch SPARK, switch on controller, Press connect button in SW.
3) Launch Midi Control Centre, Select Connect.