Blue Microphones now offers Spark Digital, touted as “the world’s first studio-grade condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity.” As an extension of Blue’s analog Spark microphone, Blue considers Spark Digital “the first professional recording option for the iPad mobile platform.”
Spark Digital features the same studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-tuned components as the original analog Spark. In addition, Spark Digital features capabilities including a zero-latency headphone out for direct monitoring, volume and gain control as well as instant mute. Spark Digital also employs a feature found only on the original Spark: the Focus control, providing two different sonic options in one mic. ‘Focus Off’ captures crisp, powerful audio with enhanced low frequency sensitivity for recordings with greater impact and definition, and the ‘Focus On’ captures greater clarity and detail for a tighter, more focused sound.
Spark Digital comes with a proprietary angle-adjustable desk stand with built-in shockmount that allows users to quickly position Spark Digital without any additional mic stands or hardware. For each platform connection (USB and iPad), Spark Digital includes a y-cable with an attached, extended female headphone jack for direct monitoring. Spark Digital is plug-and-play with driverless installation on iPad, iPad 2 and both PC and Mac.
For storing and sharing, Spark Digital also includes an exclusive Cloud Production Bundle with free access to production tools for easy organizing, storing and streaming of audio content across the web. Spark Digital includes a 25 GB storage and transfer account for six months from Gobbler, a leader in music backup and organization, along with a six month Pro Account from SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the Web = a $125 total value.
Price: $199 list
Contact: Blue Microphones | bluemic.com/SparkDigital