How to Update Spark Firmware (Video Tutorial)

 

Step-by-Step Guide

*For Windows users: Please install the ASIO driver here before updating the firmware.

*Please try to update the firmware with a different computer if attempts to update the firmware keep failing.

 

1. Backup your custom presets to the ToneCloud, Spark App or your Dropbox account before you proceed with the firmware update

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2Download and launch firmware update tool:

*The updater software should be started BEFORE plugging the Spark into the USB port

 

3. Unzip and launch the firmware update tool.

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4. Turn on and connect your Spark amp to a computer using a USB-to-USB type B cable (we recommend using the one that comes in the box with the Spark amp). Keep in mind that the updater software should be started BEFORE plugging the Spark into the USB port.

 

5. Click “Connect Hardware” in the firmware update tool 

*If the firmware updater does not detect your Spark amp, please try reconnecting the USB cable on the Spark amp or try a different USB port on your computer. If that doesn’t work, please try restarting your computer and try again.

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Once the hardware is detected, click “Check to update”

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The app will start updating the firmware. Once the update is completed the message below will appear. Check if the new firmware version number matches the number on the download page.

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6. Make sure to update your Spark app to the latest version as well to get access to all the latest features.
 
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Video Tutorial

 

Spark Gear Drop Update

July 26. 2021 - Spark firmware 1.4.3.174

  • Amps:
    • ODS 50 - Inspired by the Dumble ODS 50
    • Blues Boy - Inspired by the Fender® Blues Junior™
    • Insane 6508 - Inspired by the Peavey 6505®
  • Effects:
    • Clone Drive - Inspired by the Klon Centaur
    • Guitar EQ
    • Bass EQ
  • Other Fixes and Improvements:
    • Spark Tone Control connection speed has been optimized
    • Additional minor bug fixes and improvements
  • Known Issues
    • Downgrading your firmware to an older version while Spark has a hardware preset slot with the newly released amp and effects in firmware 1.4.3.174 will cause Spark’s firmware to crash. Please do not downgrade your firmware if you’ve update to the latest version!

*Other product names mentioned in this page are trademarks of their respective companies that are not endorsed, associated, or affiliated with Positive Grid. Dumble, Fender, Peavey, and Klon are trademarks or trade names of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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