[NAMM] Blue Microphones Spark Digital
Blue Microphones announces Spark Digital, a condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity.
As an extension of Blue’s analog Spark microphone, Spark Digital is a recording option for the iPad mobile platform. Spark Digital also offers USB connectivity, delivering audio to computers, laptops or tablets with USB input.
Spark Digital features the same condenser capsule and hand-tuned components as the original, analog Spark. Spark Digital is suited for a range of situations: vocals, drums, guitars, piano, speech, location recording and more. In addition, Spark Digital features capabilities including a zero-latency headphone out for direct monitoring, volume and gain control and instant mute.
Following the professional footprint of its analog predecessor, 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’ is designed to capture "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," the company says.
Spark Digital comes with an angle-adjustable desk stand with built-in shockmount that allows users to 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 a Cloud Production Bundle with free access to production tools for 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, along with a six month Pro Account from SoundCloud, the social sound platform designed to let anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the Web, a $125 total value.
Price: €199 SSP
For more information about Spark Digital, visit www.bluemic.com/SparkDigital.
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