Earlier this year, Universal Audio launched a new subscription service called Spark, which gave Mac users affordable access to several plugins. Now the company has announced that Spark is finally available for Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Similar to the service for Mac, it doesn’t require Universal Audio hardware or even the company’s Apollo or Volt audio interfaces to function. The subscription plug-ins, which include compressors, reverbs and delays as well as preamps and multiple instruments, run natively on a Windows computer.
For now, Spark subscribers get access to 17 plugins from UA, Neve, Moog, API, Lexicon, and Teletronix, among others, and more are expected to be added over time. Members who already have a perpetual license for a plugin included in the Service will have access to a corresponding native version for Spark without paying any subscription fees.
One thing to note is that the plugins included with Spark cost hundreds of dollars each, while a subscription costs $20 a month or $150 a year. It could be a great affordable option for those who don’t need more plugins than the service offers. Those who want to try it out can sign up for a 14-day free trial before committing to a subscription, while Volt audio interface owners can use it for a full month for free.
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