Connect a Mic to the Spark
cadiehl last edited by
I'm a newbie at this. Love the Spark Amp, it's the first amp I've ever owned. My question - Is it possible to connect a mic to the Spark to use for singing while I am playing? I have a mic that I connected to the amp via the USB cord but that does not seem to work. I just want to make sure I am not doing something wrong. I had to get adapters to connect it, but it's a no go right now. If it is possible, what is the procedure? Or must I buy a separate vocal amp?
Thank You! Love this amp.
dhbailey last edited by
@cadiehl There is only one input into the main part of the amp, so you can attach either a guitar or a mic, but not both. However, if you use a small mixer and run your guitar and mic into the mixer you can then get the sound of both from the amp. But with only one channel running through the amp, whatever input goes into the Spark will be run through whatever effects and amp model you have enabled, so your vocal will be as distorted or as pure as your guitar sound, depending on how you have the effects and amp model set. To do what you are asking about you need a two-channel amp (at least) or a separate amp for the vocals. What you could get would be a powered speaker like the JBL Eon One rechargeable speaker, which has 4 input channels. You could run the audio output (headphone jack) from the Spark into one of the input channels on the JBL and run your mic into another channel on the JBL and then be all set to perform. The only downside is that the JBL Eon One costs around $500. If you don't need rechargeable (i.e. you'll always perform near an electrical outlet) there are less expensive amp options you could choose -- check out Sweetwater.com to see what they have to offer.
cadiehl last edited by
Thank you so much. Very thorough and informative. Appreciate it!!!!
drfisterroboto last edited by
Excellent question and great response. To take this a step further, do you know if the amp can handle a mic plugged into the 1/4" Input on the top and a phone into the AUX on the back so you can talk over the music you are playing? Similar to a mini PA system?
Jim Clark last edited by Jim Clark
Excellent feedback on here. I was just going to share my workaround. I purchased a Maono interface bundle from Amazon. I run my mic into this unit, and then the unit into the aux input on the back of my Spark. The key to connecting the audio interface to the Spark is the connection. It needs to be a 3.5mm output from the interface into that 3.5mm aux jack on the Spark. You can’t run an RCA 1/4” cable into a 3.5mm cable adapter. I tried it and just got feedback. This setup allows for vocals through the Spark, and it provides some cool vocal features as well.