MIA Laboratories 980 Spark

Compressor & Saturator Plugin

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980 Spark is a handy tool for sound design, as well as a sophisticated saturation unit, featuring:
  • Compressor based on the analog envelope detection circuit
  • 6 carefully developed EQ curves
  • 6 HQ saturation algorithms, with 8x oversampling
  • Combination of the three modules creates a unique spectrum of saturation effects

980 Spark is a unit that consists of three modules: Compressor, Colour and Saturator.

This plugin was specially designed to help enrich and thicken audio content with minimum of effort, without compromising quality and usability. It is a handy tool for sound design, as well as a sophisticated saturation unit.

All the controls are carefully selected with workflow in mind, enabling the user to quickly achieve the desired result, while retaining the versatility of the plugin and allowing space for experimentation.

980 Spark is mostly suited for use during the production process, especially in electronic music but also acoustic or live applications. Combining Compression, EQ and Saturation, allows control of the dynamic range and harmonic content of the sound.

The signal first runs through the "Compressor" module, then through the "Colour" module and finally into the "Saturator".

This way, the first two stages ("Compressor" and "Colour") essentially define the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the sound that will excite the Saturator, creating a unique spectrum of capabilities on the saturation effect.

During saturation the signal is oversampled 8 times, to ensure processing.

System Requirements
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.7 - 10.14 (64 bit)
  • Supported Formats: AAX Native (64-bit), AudioUnit, VST2, VST3
  • iLok License Manager and iLok account required
  • Activation on iLok Cloud or iLok 2nd generation or higher

Supported Plug-In Hosts

Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X, Cubase 5+, REAPER 5+, Ableton Live 9+, Studio One, FL Studio


System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.12 Sierra and above
  • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel or AMD CPU
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, VST2, and VST3

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