Weird noises when recording via USB. Playback is not smooth either.

  • Been trying to record from Spark Amp via USB and I've been experiencing weird noises on my recordings like alien sounding noises. The playback is not so good as well. It seems that the sampling rate is not good. I've tried a lot of things such as re-installing drivers etc but to no avail. I also have a focusrite scarlett solo and it works like a charm on my laptop when I use it to record my guitar tracks.

    I am using a laptop with the following specs:
    Intel Core i5 8th Gen
    8GB RAM
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Anyone here experiencing the same thing?
    Btw, the amp has the latest firmware as well.


  • @vzarate I don't have my amp yet so I can't say what I will experience when it finally comes, but a thought popped into my mind. Do you get the same weird noises if your laptop is plugged in? You could try using a cable with 1/8" stereo mini plug on one end and two 1/4" phone plugs on the other end running it through your Scarlett Solo interface. Keep the volume low on the Spark when you first experiment with that.

  • The Spark ASIO driver has a set sample rate at 48khz. Does that match the projects settings in your DAW?