TC Works has examined the work flow of audio professionals and experts from around the world, and used this feedback to further improve Spark’s editing, processing, and cursor handling to meet their demanding needs. The new cursor behavior ensures that the process of locating edit points and creating regions is faster and more precise than ever. Improved file handling allows direct access to MP3 and QuickTime files. The new visual scrub tool enables tape-style acoustic navigation through a file, and the waveform overview and zoom handling have been further streamlined for speed and efficiency.
Large projects will open up to 10 times faster in Spark 2.5, thanks to a greatly enhanced file handling. The Master View now includes instantly definable effect matrix resizing and a MONO Audition function for monitoring. Full Multi-Processing support allows users of Dual-CPU Macs to utilize the power of their computers without limitations.
What’s more, also SPARK’s QuickTime features have been greatly extended: Movies and files in QuickTime format can now be loaded directly into Spark’s main browser window, which adds to Spark’s flexibility for digital media production.
The Mac OS X version supports Apple’s Core Audio for extremely low latencies and Apple’s Core MIDI, so the modular synthesizer is playable directly from any connected MIDI device.
Pricing & Availability
SPARK and SPARK XL 2.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 are available in April 2002 at your local TC Works distributor.
Spark 2.5: MSRP $ 399 / 360 ex. VAT / £ 299 incl. VAT
Spark XL 2.5: MSRP $ 699 / 650 ex. VAT / £ 499 incl. VAT (includes TC Native Bundle)
To celebrate TC WORKS’ 5-year Anniversary, the update is free for all registered users of Spark and Spark XL Version 2.0. Users of previous versions can get details on update prices from their local distributors.