Positive Grid has announced the release of Spark, a guitar amp/app combination designed to help guitarists practice.
The Spark amplifier itself packs 40 watts of power, two custom-designed speakers and features a number of selectable tube amp models. A three-band EQ (bass, mid, treble), mod, delay and reverb effects, tone starter preset programs, a built-in tuner and tap tempo also come standard.
This, however, is where things start to get interesting.
The Spark app enables guitarists to stream from Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and other streaming platforms, with a display that scrolls chords alongside audio playback with controls to slow down or loop specific passages.
When playing through the Spark amp, the app's technology will also sense chords, tempo and feel to create a drum and bass accompaniment behind the user's guitar part. The amp can also act as a computer recording interface, while users can use the app to access more than 10,000 additional guitar tones on the amp.
The Positive Grid Spark amplifier and app combination will be available in early December for $299, though the company is currently offering a "super early bird special" that lowers the price to $179.
For more info, head over to positivegrid.com.