Updated Spark Amp Nerfs Spark Control w/out App
Nathan Drawdy last edited by Nathan Drawdy
I just received a Spark Amp running firmware 1.4, the Spark Control pedal required to Spark App to connect but would work with the App closed. However, the Spark Control would not Auto Re-connect with the amp once either was powered off. I updated the Spark Amp's firmware to 1.7, now not only does the pedal NOT re-connect but the Spark Control will ONLY work with the Spark App open AND active.
Positive Grid this is a blatant and intentional attempt to get your users to be completely tied to your App to garner more funds.
Bluetooth technology is completely capable of connecting the pedal to the amp without the app. I bought this amp because I COULD use the app if I would like to change tones, however, I do NOT want to be tied to my phone every time I want to use this amp. This device is meant to be freeing and should not force its users to have an App open at all times. Much more, the pedal should Auto Reconnect to the amp as soon as they're both powered on.
Thus, this is NOT an amp nor an accompanying pedal, this is an App with an expensive Amp and Pedal augmentation.