The amp and app learn your style of playing to generate bass and drums backing, and it displays the chords of Spotify and Apple Music songs in real-time

MusicRadar, By Rob Laing


© Positive Grid | Positive Grid launches the Spark guitar amp for jamming, learning songs and recording.


There's a host on innovative products battling for your playing time out there, but Positive Grid is trying to win your round with a compelling proposition with its new Spark amp and app – to make jamming easier and more fun.
 (Video Credited by Positive Grid via Youtube)

Not only can it jam along with you, but Spark can also work with Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube to allow players to choose any song for the Spark to display its chords in real-time as you play. 
If you get stuck you can slow a song's tempo or loop a section until you've got it down. It even responds to your voice commands.
The Spark's Tone Engine offers amp modelling and effects powered by Positive Grid's acclaimed BIAS so realistic tube amp sounds are a given.
The jamming functionality of providing bass and drum backing that's suited to the style of playing is especially intriguing. On paper, it seems like a similar concept to the DigiTech Trio, but combined with the other functionality here (you can use the Spark as a USB recording interface) it sounds like a very comprehensive package.
The hardware itself is a 40-watt combo amp with onboard controls for bass, mid and treble tone plus mod, delay (with tap tempo) and reverb effects. You can also store your tones from the app's 10,000+ tone library and access the built-in tuner.
Pretty impressive specs all round from a company with a great reputation for tone, and the Spark could see Positive Grid break into a whole new market for beginners.
The US company has adopted a Kickstarter-style approach to preorders too here with a special 'super early bird' price for the first 100 Spark and app ($179) packs, and packages including a carry bag or headphones too. 
The estimated delivery is early December 2019. Check out Positive Grid for more.

This article was originally published in MusicRadar.
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