Copy Patterns / Banks on Arturia Spark Controller

Its a common misunderstanding that you cannot copy a Pattern directly on the Arturia Spark hardware controller. This used to be the case before v.1.1.3, but since then you can use the following (super intuitive) work flow to copy a pattern:

  1. Hold down [SELECT] and press [ERASE]
  2. The Pattern select wheel will light up
  3. Press the (Bank ->) Pattern button you wish to copy from
  4. Press the (Bank ->) Pattern button you wish to copy to
  5. The Controller LCD will say ‘Copying Pattern X to X’
  6. Done

You can also copy entire Banks using the same pattern, just skip pressing the Pattern button.

This has been tested on v.1.1.4 as well.

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2 thoughts on “Copy Patterns / Banks on Arturia Spark Controller

  1. That should have been ‘Hold down [SELECT] and press [COPY]’ i presume – otherwise you are actually erasing the pattern :-)

    Thanks anyhow – I was just trying to figure this out on my new Spark LE when I found your post.

    cheers

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  2. Actually the correct button combination, at least for the Spark controller is as described above.
    I don’t have my controller here right now but I dug up the following forum thread and Youtube video (around 3:00) which also explains this use case:

    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/618646-arturia-spark-questions-tips-2.html

    It might be different on the LE controller though…

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