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Author Topic: Can i use Spark without USB and still connect to the software via midi  (Read 859 times)

stuart

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Hi all,

First post to the forum, although I am a long time user of the V collection, analog factory and laboratory and have been using them via a 3rd party controller but thought it time to get the laboratory 61 key model. I would usually map the controller via pro tools, but I have a question, which is also in the Spark forum (As also purchasing the Spark, and
would like to use Spark in the same way)

I am using the V collection with just midi, all connected via a Motu timepiece as I don't want to mix using USB midi and 5 pin cable midi so I only use midi cables.

Will Spark connect to the software by using standard midi? And would I need to use the IAC bus in the Audio/Midi set up in OSX?

Thanks in advance

Stuart
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Kevin

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Hi Stuart,
for Spark the answer is no. It needs to be connected on the USB.
For Analog Laboratory this should be possible but a little bit tricky to make it correctly working.
You would have to set your controller to relative.
Kevin
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stuart

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Thanks Kevin,

So there isn't any non midi USB info that is being sent down the USB apart from power?

Thanks
Stuart
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Kevin

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This is not totally true but this is possible to work without.
Kevin
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stuart

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So apart from power and midi, what else is sent down the USB ? Will I loose out on mapped CC and other software parameters ?

Stuart
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Arturia Analog Laboratory 61

Kevin

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What you will loose is the connected from software to controller so when you change a preset the knobs will still "have" the previous value.
A possible workaround is to set the knob to relative mode.
I am not in charge of the Laboratory so I don't know very well if it is working well. I think the best is to try.
Do you already have the controller or do you plan to have it?
Kevin
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stuart

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I plan to buy the 61 controller, I already have the software as well as the V collection, analog factory and brass.

I'm not adverse to using it USB but as I run other midi devices on 5 pin din cables, I don't want to mx USB midi and normal midi. In that I want all my midi clocked from my Motu midi device

Thanks Kevin

Stuart
Mac 10.8.5
2.93Ghz Quad Core
48 Gb 1333 RAM
Pro Tools 10.3.9

Lynx Aurora 8
Lynx AES16
UAD 2 Duo
Arturia Spark
Arturia Minibrute
Arturia Analog Laboratory 61

 

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