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eclewlow

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Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:39:59 pm »
I use Logic Pro X.

I just started using Spark 2.

I like the sequencing system.

I'm good at programming midi notes through the midi editor in Logic, but I'd like to use the Spark 2 sequencer instead.

The hurdle I'm having is, I don't like 99.9% of the Spark drum kit sounds.  I'd prefer acoustic kits and not electronic kits.
On the other hand, I love NI's DrumLab kit sounds and the ease and ability to tweak between Room/OH mics, decay, sustain, add reverb.

But, NI's DrumLab doesn't have a sequencer.

eclewlow

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Re: Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 11:19:43 pm »
Alright.  Well I guess I could just use Logic Pro's built-in Hyper Editor (now Step Editor [?]), or other built-in tools.

Another thing I like about Spark 2, though, is the ability to create "Songs".

So I can create a variety of beat sequences, and organize the sequences into a higher order sequence, and possibly order multiple higher order sequences into an even higher order sequence.

So far I've only used Logic very linearly.
I'd like to move to a hierarchical flow of doing things.

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Re: Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 12:53:27 am »
You can drag and drop any sample onto the pads in Spark 2
Another thing that Spark 2 has that I'm not aware of any other drum software having is its modular section, where you can build your own drum sounds from scratch. However, that would be synthesized drums, and you said you like real world kits.
So you can just drag those samples onto the pads in Spark 2.
As to the sequencer, I honestly think it's one of the weakest parts of the software. Spark 2 is generally my go to for making drum grooves, but that's in part because I have the old original Spark CDM controller I got off eBay. Quite smooth workflow with that. I've personally not found the "songs" feature very useful. Seems cool, but it's limited. Of course, YMMV. Enjoy! :D
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eclewlow

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Re: Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 06:36:20 pm »
I like the "Export midi" option.

But, in "Song" mode.

Currently it only exports the currently selected "Bank/Pattern"

I'd really like it if it exported the entire Song sequence.

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Re: Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 10:02:41 pm »
Hi
This feature will not be added as development of spark is no more as far as i know.
you can always record the midi into your daw or an export of the song in the daw via audio export is possible too.
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Re: Spark 2 vs Native Instruments DrumLab
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 12:57:09 am »
I like the "Export midi" option.

But, in "Song" mode.

Currently it only exports the currently selected "Bank/Pattern"

I'd really like it if it exported the entire Song sequence.
As Terrym said, either drag and drop the MIDI of each pattern into your DAW, or simply record the MIDI out from Spark 2.
Doing so is far more flexible than Song Mode anyhow ;)
However, using the patterns and song mode within Spark for live use is the way to go. Again tho, I prefer just changing patterns using the hardware controller.
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