NAMM 2024: “Hands-free control for the entire Spark family of smart amps” – Positive Grid’s colorful new Control X footswitch gives us expression pedal inputs – and serious Helix vibes. Could a Spark floor unit be in the offing?

Positive Grid Spark Control X
(Image credit: Positive Grid)

NAMM 2024: Positive Grid has made some serious waves already at NAMM 2024, announcing a Spark LINK wireless guitar system and the all-in-one backline/PA/smart amp the Spark LIVE. Its third and final announcement appears to be an updated take on its wireless footswitch, named the Control X.

The original Spark Control launched in November 2021 and offered four assignable footswitches, enabling you to control patches, effects and smart practice features (like audio playback), according to your preference. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.