Spark Amp: Smart Jam, Chords 17+

The Smartest Practice Amp

Positive Grid Inc

    • 4.8 • 12.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

*THIS APP REQUIRES SPARK SMART AMP*

The smart amp and app that jam along with you using intelligent technology. Play and practice with millions of songs and access over 10,000 tones powered by our award-winning BIAS tone engine.

*Smart Jam*
The Spark amp and app work together to learn your style and feel, and then generate authentic bass and drums to accompany you. It’s a smart virtual band that goes wherever you go!

*Auto Chords*
Automatically display chords for millions of songs.
Choose any song, and Spark will auto display its chords in real-time as you play. Easy controls let you slow down the song’s tempo or loop a difficult section as you master playing it.

*Voice Command*
The Spark app responds to your voice commands. Tell it to stream a rock song or a blues backing track, or ask for a virtual band to follow your playing.

*Tone Engine*
Whether you play pristine melodies, crunchy chords or soaring leads, Spark gives you a full amp modeling and multi-effects engine, powered by Positive Grid’s state-of-the-art BIAS with the most realistic virtual tube amps and effects on the planet.

*10,000+ Tones*
The Spark app provides over 10,000 killer guitar and bass amp -and-FX presets from famous guitarists, professional session players, expert studio engineers and hit-making producers from around the world.

If you have any questions or feedback, contact us via https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

What’s New

Version 2.8.4

Hi-Z Mode has been implemented for the Spark MINI!

Toggle on Hi-Z Mode in your Spark MINI's device card settings if you have high output pickups to ensure the clearest possible signal. Turn it off if you have low output pickups to get the optimal output signal for your instrument.

Be sure to update your Spark MINI to the latest firmware to access this feature!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.8K Ratings

12.8K Ratings

Capkirk94 ,

Good but problems - updated

After waiting several months I received my spark amp today. The various amp models work fine and sound better than I expected. The smart jam feature also works quite well. However, I am having a serious issue with the auto chord feature. I synched the app with my Apple Music account and downloaded several songs, however when I tried to play along, none of the songs would play. For most of the songs the app created a chord chart that was fairly accurate ( I downloaded several songs I know well to see how it wold do) but none of the songs would play so that I could play along. Since auto chord was a primary reason I purchased the amp, I am not pleased. I updated the firmware, turned the amp on an off and deleted and reinstalled the app on my iPad and my iPhone. I also made sure the amp was not connected to both the phone and iPad at the same time. Nothing worked. I have emailed positive grid and I hope there is a solution, but I didn’t find anything in my online searches. - UPDATE - positive grid responded to my email within a day informing me they had updated the app to correct the problem. The auto chord feature now works great. Loving the amp

Firebird59 ,

Avoid this amp like the plague

If I could give this thing zero stars I would, but you have to give one star in order to post a review…so with that out of the way…where do I start with how useless this thing is…how about, some background. I’ve been playing guitar and have been in and out of bands and recording studios for the past forty years…So with that said…First, l’ll start this review by pointing out how overwhelmingly muddy and bass heavy the amp itself is, and that’s with plugging the bass port. Additionally, trying to use the bass controls (in the apps amps) to tame the bass is useless as well. Also, the treble controls either add harshness to the tone, or are useless. Plus, I tried a Strat, a Tele, a Les Paul, an ES335, a Firebird, an Explorer, a Gretch, and a Yamaha, and didn’t make a bit of difference in getting a passable tone. I also tried single coils, humbuckers, mini humbuckers, P90s, and soapbar pickups, and that didn’t help in dialing in a satisfactory tone. And trying to get a tone on the amp using the bridge, neck, or the two together was futile. Though, I will say this, if you play metal the Spark amp and app are passable. Look, I could go on, but I won’t, though I will offer this piece of advice…do yourself a favor and buy a Vox Valvetronix modeling amp, or a Yamaha THR series, or just buy Bias Amp 2, or Bias FX 2 and an iLoud, you’ll be better off. The only thing the Spark amp is good for is a door stop. Again, avoid this thing like the plague!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for bringing this to our attention, could you please send us a support ticket here for the follow up ? https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new , thank youHi, thank you for bringing this to our attention, could you please send us a support ticket here for the follow up ? https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new , thank you

Borncrazy1975 ,

Changed my mind about modeling practice amps

For the money this amp gets tones that blow me away. I have tried many modeling amps, and hybrids like my Vox ac120+ and I get as good of clean tones out of the spark. However the Vox does not and can not do metal. The spark far surpasses it. I have heard of people having problems with a hum. I have never had one. Perhaps it was the early versions. I play a strat, a les Paul, and a prs through this amp… and each one sound very different as it should on the cloud patches or direct. I love this amp. Also makes for a kickass Bluetooth speaker. If you keep the price in mind, you get a lot for your money. Smart jam is a lot of fun but obviously can’t do everything. I have seen complaints and don’t get it. Remember how affordable it is. You can make a battery pack to go anywhere with it. What more can you ask for in a practice amp? The cloud has limitless patches. If your on the fence, but it. You won’t be disappointed. I have been playing 34 years and have it on a shelf in my bedroom next to my bed always.

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