How to Use Spark Amp as an Audio Interface: A Beginner’s Guide

By Richard •  Updated: 05/11/23 •  4 min read

In this simple guide we’ll show you how to unlock the FULL potential of your Spark Amp by using it as an Audio Interface, so you can connect it to whatever DAW you’re currently using…

Positive Grid’s Spark Amp blew the roof off of NAMM when it first launched. Innovative features are one thing. But what Positive Grid did with the Spark Amp was beyond impressive by combining modern tech – your smartphone – with its true-to-life-sounding effects, amps, and modulation technologies. 

There’s an endless amount of potential guitar tones you can generate with the Spark Amp from beautiful clean tones, a la the Fender Reverb Deluxe, to crushingly heavy high-gain tones that’ll melt the face of even most discerning gear head. 

But the best way to unlock the Spark Amp’s true potential, as well as do away with the requirement for cabinets and microphones, is to use it as an audio interface. This way, you can use everything the Spark Amp has to offer, with respect to tones, amps and effects, inside your DAW of choice. 

Basically, if you have a Spark Amp and you’re not using it as an audio interface YOU’RE MISSING OUT. BIG TIME… 

Let’s now set about fixing that. Here’s everything you need to know about using your Spark Amp as an audio interface…

What You Will Need

  1. Spark Amp
  2. A computer (PC/Mac)
  3. A USB cable (usually provided with your Spark Amp)
  4. Spark Amp App (available for download from the official Positive Grid website)
  5. A Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) such as GarageBand, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, etc.

How to Use Spark Amp as an Audio Interface

How to Use Spark Amp as an Audio Interface

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Richard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.

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