The 980 Spark plugin promises a thicker sound with minimal effort

MIA Laboratories 980 Spark
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Comprising three modules - Compressor, Colour and Saturator - the 980 Spark plugin is designed to let you thicken your sound with the minimum of effort.

As such, there are just a few simple controls, though developer MIA Laboratories says that  you still have plenty of scope for sound design, with the aim being to let you adjust the dynamic range and harmonic content of your sound.

The signal flows from the Compressor to the Colour module and then, finally, to the Saturator; the first two processors define the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the sound, and these ‘excite’ the saturator, giving you what’s described as a “unique” spectrum of saturation effects. 

980 Spark runs on PC and Mac as a VST/AU/AAX plugin. It’s available now for the discounted price of €49 from the MIA Laboratories website. 

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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