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loboloco

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2018, 04:15:03 pm »
Hi Spark is going to get an update soon but it will only deal with bug fixes and there will be no new features.  I don't know why arturia are not going to give us a Spark 3 ?

So this will be the end of this great idea, of an easy to use Soft/Hardware Drummaschine!  :'(
Terrym you are a Beta user for Arturia right?

There is currently an update happening. I am a beta tester for it.
HOWEVER!!
It is only a bug fix/update to Spark 2. GREATLY needed, for sure.
HOWEVER!
In my communications with Arturia, it sounds like there's very little chance of a Spark 3.
That said, I know from personal experience (to wit: getting this fucking bug fix update going, for which I'm personally in no small part responsible for) that user-noise can make Arturia do stuff.
They've been SO focused on making hardware recently that I think they've somewhat forgotten about their software.
I think if they took a good look at Spark, they'd re-invest some time to make a Spark 3.
And I, for one, would pay for it. (as long as it included CDM support.)

Unfortunately, I don't think user-noise has any influence whatsoever on Arturia's developers, not as Spark 2 is concerned, anyway. As you know, two years have passed since the last update and although both SparkLE and Spark 2 are still being sold, it seems that Arturia has really moved  on and focused, as you say, on hardware (Drumbrute being one of them). These forums have been rarely visited by Arturia staff and rarely one of them replies or addresses an issue posted here. This is why I was quite surprised to hear about an update, be it only a bug fix one.

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 01:21:06 pm »
Well, user noise -- in no small part by me -- lead directly to this Spark 2 update happening.
And there are improvements in the update beta, for sure.
When will it be done? Who knows. When it's done. But it IS being worked on.

Still, there is pretty much no hope for a Spark 3. I just want to make that clear.
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Mathieu Pe

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 05:45:55 pm »
Let's hope that they will at least keep Spark 2 compatible with the Operating systems to come...
Cos having a buggy but highly usable Spark 2 is one thing, but having a perfectly working hardware and an unusable software is much more frustrating.

             

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2018, 10:09:26 pm »
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Your turn! What do you want for Spark 3?
A stand alone hardware unit. Take the best from the current and/or old controller, stuff it with some powerful ARMs, put a nice big touch screen on it and port an enhanced version of the current Spark software to it. Instabuy!

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2018, 01:40:48 pm »
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Your turn! What do you want for Spark 3?

I want customizable note mapping. Or at least proper GM mapping if there's just one kick it should fall on C2, not B1!

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 03:46:07 am »

You're right tho. It'd be nice if Spark itself would record performances into the Song mode sequence. I'd not expect that to be put in there. No new features, pretty much just bux fixes.

Do not expect a Spark 3. I have communicated directly with them. It is more than unlikely, sadly.
I mean HELL! I would freakin LOVE IT

There's plenty of other "I wish" for a Spark 3, but like I said .... As far as I can tell, it's pretty much a no.
  Yeah it's really too bad, I have Spark, Live with Push 2, Maschine Studio, and Beatstep Pro.
In the future it's probably going to be some combination of Beatstep and Push 2 as my main drum writing tools.
Spark besides the bugs we've mentioned here is more than capable in a DAW of being a great tool for drum programming.
Maschine is utterly crippled when it comes to any song with multiple time signatures in it, this is really pretty freaking sad as NI did a great job with the user interface, but it's been years and Maschine still has bugs changing time signatures, it's really about time for me to sell it before it's worth nothing at all. I do far too many songs in odd time signatures, and it's a huge WTF? moment when a dedicated drum machine can't do anything out of straight 4/4 without glitches.
  Ableton Live make a good drum machine if you're using their DAW and their hardware, but I only sometimes write in Live so... Time to delve into integrating Beatstep Pro and Battery 4, before NI pull the plug on Battery 4.  ::) I really like the drum sounds in Spark... blegh!

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 11:39:59 pm »
I am just happy that my Spark le drum connects and works like it should. I know NI would have killed it off a long time ago and not bothered

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2019, 11:54:18 am »
Gonna pull a Jesus and Lazarus this thread.

Somebody in the Spark 2 Owners group on Facebook asked about whether it can do probability-based sequencing. To be honest I almost bought Geist2 to get my hands on some of that, but I'd rather give the money to Arturia if they would properly develop a product currently bordering on abandonware

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Re: We want Spark 3
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 01:08:14 pm »
...it seems that Arturia has really moved  on and focused, as you say, on hardware (Drumbrute being one of them).
Ironic then that the long-running MatrixBrute thread has a user complaining that Arturia spends too much of its resources developing and upgrading its "shitty software" (their words not mine) instead of its hardware.

And here ladies and gentlemen lays the problem: Arturia have fingers in too many pies, with the result that both the hardware camp and the software camp both feel Arturia are not devoting enough time to debug or enhance their particular products. But that issue is entirely of Arturia's own making.

It could be worse: you could be using Arturia Brass, which truly is abandonware...
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