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mixalis

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #180 on: June 10, 2015, 11:43:44 am »
Well i hope i am not being to annoying here.. but i think it would be better when changing a project -kit - instrument, to automatically
 send you to the first page ..as it is now you have to press select and one after changing something...

No reason for that one i think :)

stuart

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2015, 12:25:46 pm »
Well i hope i am not being to annoying here.. but i think it would be better when changing a project -kit - instrument, to automatically
 send you to the first page ..as it is now you have to press select and one after changing something...

No reason for that one i think :)

Yep, it's been asked for many times. No reason to stay on the same page once you have made the required selections

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LaserDolphin

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #182 on: August 10, 2015, 10:24:38 am »
Hi there have a improvement list too. I will post here and check later what points are in TOPIC...hope u like

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SPARK-LE Hardware
Spark 2 on OSX 10.9.5
Standalone Mode
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I like the SPARK LE.  :D

What i found, think an maybe can be better in LE, tell me mistakes or understanding problems:

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„ # „ Questions/Issues/Explains



Hardware:

- Mini-USB Deconnection Protect, A Rubberband will work too ^^,
- TAP Tempo Option (Select+Play), for Liveperformance


AT ALL:

- Vectorgrafic alle the way (maybe)
- Window detaching or
- Window scaling, its better in all Tabs, more Room for a near complete DAW-potential SPARK-LE-Software
- GUI Part moving by drag to a place, for individual compact view, good for Liveperformance (maybe)
- Faster Sample/ Project Loading
- Project/Kit change by Playing (A/B Mode)
- Change Projects IN-TEMPO!!! Maybe with short Silence (but playing begins in Tempo) or with A/B Mode, means preloading Projects/ Kits
- Undo/Redo in the Window itselef not in Desktop-Bar
- MP3, FLAC Support (maybe)

Sequencer:

- Other Background to see steps better
- Automatic add Automations in Automatic-Editor (and Reset Automations on Param-Knobs in the Studio-Tab)
- chomatic pitch in Automation (like steps to the next chord note) ---< i know now to play notes...
- vertical keyboard in Automation (pitch per note)---< i know now to play notes...maybe ignore this

Mixer:

- Number of Pads 1-16
- Name of the Sound (if scale-abled more Room) like Laz, Bas, Pad, Inst…
- The Word „Master“ in the Bottom of Faders are useless, for me. There are Routing-options if i use other Audiodriver like ASIO or external Soundcards?

Studio

- Number of Pads 1-16 or Name
- Layer Sample choose from Library, not primary anywhere on the PC
- Reverb FX in Dropdown „Select Effect“
- Choke 1-16
- Layer Mode basic on „Stacked“, its better to hear added sounds when hit Pad
- VOL and PAN for each Sound added by the Knobs for P1,P2,P3, for easy tweaking the Sound and prelistening in the Sound-Editing Workflow, not in Main-Tab
- De-click Sounds or Zerocrossing Envelope, i hear clicks too much, Samples always should de-clicked, or its bad Sound Quality
- Empty Plate over the 2 Effect Sections? Why? Pls add a FX Section more or similar Parts for Edit
- Editing Parameters for each Layer in the Sampler
# Sometimes the Arrows to change a Instrument will not work, after editing the Instrument with Layers, add a Layer instrument, tweaking and then change the Basic Sound with the Arrow-Buttons (upper left rigt for first Instrument, not in the Sampler), the Sound don´t change, after open the menue to choose a Sound will work and change the Sound
# Why some Instruments have the Sampler in this Place and some have not? Its Confusing to Categorizing Sound this Way…If i want to Layering some Sounds, i dont have a Sampler, and can´t add one, because Sounds can always layered
# Save a Sound/Instrument easy or Copy Sound if tweaked, or is it done with rename the name?


- Sampler, better zoom handling, scrolling to zoom, click&hold
- Sampler-Wavform-Window need Grafik ADSR/AD/ADR or the Knobs
- Sampler-Waveform-Window need a Slicer Tools, like REX-Player
- Sampler-Waveform-Window should show the full waveforms without scrolling, actually full out-zoomed waveforms can scroll up/down and left/right a bit…not fit to the limit windows
# Sampler somtimes shows not a loaded samples when layered


- REX-Player needs better optical feedback, see when play a Slice, wavform reversed
- REX-Player, Layering REX-Files and Audiofiles
- REX-Player, editing every Slice with pan, vol, cutoff, vol, rev, dec, att…with optical feedback
- Finding REX-Files without change to the Library Tab


Modular:

- better readable Font and smooth or/and individual Colour
- UNDO/ REDO for Erase Modules, Knob tweaks, Connections (100 Steps)
- ADD routing to P1,P2,P3
- All Sounds are named in „Instrument 1-16“, this is confusing, when the Sound have a name like „Pop Drums_MT“ in Studio.
- A Save Button near the blinking ICON to save fast a New Sound for the Instrument. And loading only Modular Sounds


Library:

- Easier Bank Renaming, like Double-Click or RightClick Option
- Drag and Drop around the Instruments, Kits and Projects
- Preview listening in KIT-Tab by Click on ICON in the „KIT-Details“
- Categorized Projects by TEMPO too or make own Categories
- Category „Modular“

# Instruments are also ALL Sounds, i think Sound made with modular, should be found under Modular
# What are the Basic Instrument Categories? Instrument and Samples schould be separat. Most Samples are made with Instruments.
# Analog under Engine have same Modular Options like a/some Soundfile, but when i select „Analog“ and „Ride“…the Ride Sound is not listed but i can tweak it in Modular Section, so its for me Modular maked and found under Modular. Explain: choose Library, INSTR., Choose „Ride“, find „Grime Step_Ride“, load, tweaking in Modular-Section. Go Back choose now Analog or/and physical model, „Grime Step_Ride“ not available.
# Easy Way to change a own created Sound in some Projects. Explain: If i build a Kick or FX in Modular, and i want this Sounds in 3 Projects, i want easy Drag and Drop the Sound/Instrument on a Empty Place in any Kit or Project i want, after easy saving (a Point in „Studio“ above)


Prefs:

- Some Spark LE Skins
- Skin who make alle very clear, no Screws, Shadows, Textures
- FILE: Save a copy of audio always when a Sound is tweaked, if only Sequenced this is not needed
- FILE: add Filepath for own Soundfolders and list it in Library -> INSTR.


Best wishes and nice Update to SPARK 3!!!

Edit: Some Points i found like Scaleable the Window and CPU usage, okay...
« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 10:39:34 am by LaserDolphin »

mixalis

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #183 on: August 10, 2015, 02:42:04 pm »
xaxaxax! nice ideas there....       

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #184 on: August 10, 2015, 07:10:50 pm »
xaxaxax! nice ideas there....       

Ay, Thanks man...i hope this will realy improve SPARK next Gen...User Feedback is the real and necessary Feedback. Arturia need us too not only for buying Stuff... ;D

Greetz from Germany

LaserDolphin

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #185 on: August 12, 2015, 08:00:14 am »
Hardware or Sequencer:

The Tune-Button should have a chromatic musical scale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_scale). Or play a chromatic Chord per Button/per Push, if possible. That means one Button (maybe A/1 in Seq. Section) play one of these Chords -> (http://www.tomanja.de/images/music/Akkorde.gif)

dustmoses

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #186 on: August 22, 2015, 03:01:21 am »
I'd love it if the drag and drop midi contained pitch and pan information; it's close to being useless for trap music without these or pattern change automation instead.

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #187 on: August 23, 2015, 11:29:36 am »
I would like some feedback from the arturia-bosses and programmer...
pro/ contra or a
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"YES, we will do that in the next update, comming up around mid September"


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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #188 on: August 24, 2015, 10:33:16 am »
On sparkLE HW using SELECT & TEMPO to control Shuffle.  ;)

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2015, 01:12:03 am »
On sparkLE HW using SELECT & TEMPO to control Shuffle.  ;)

That would be a great addition.

mixalis

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #190 on: August 27, 2015, 11:13:41 am »
I would like some feedback from the arturia-bosses and programmer...
pro/ contra or a
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"YES, we will do that in the next update, comming up around mid September"


what was the question again?? what did they confirm doing in the next update?

LaserDolphin

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Re: Spark Improvements!
« Reply #191 on: August 30, 2015, 11:43:48 pm »
I would like some feedback from the arturia-bosses and programmer...
pro/ contra or a
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"YES, we will do that in the next update, comming up around mid September"

what was the question again?? what did they confirm doing in the next update?

They confirm nothing, i think nobody read my post, so i don´t know. Had i good Ideas, bad Ideas? Nobody out there...  ???
The last update was 5/2014, one year ago and Spark is not by a long shot a well-engineered and flexibel Tool.
But there ist potential. Maybe alle the focus is on BeatStepPro.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 11:48:32 pm by LaserDolphin »

 

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