(Westlake Village, CA—October 19, 2010) - Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces Spark (www.bluemic.com/spark), a cardioid, solid-state condenser microphone, with high-quality, fully discrete components and an innovative Focus control offering two sonic signatures. Along with its striking design and ability to capture a wide range of recording situations, Spark also comes with a custom shockmount and pop filter in a professional wooden case for $199.
“With Spark, we are excited to offer our proprietary capsule technology to a wider audience in an exceptionally versatile microphone,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Spark is a high-quality recording tool that comes with everything needed for a truly professional recording experience at an affordable price. Even our new Focus control technology is designed to make it easy to record and get professional results right out of the box without requiring processing.”
Spark features Blue’s premium condenser capsule, delivering low noise, high efficiency, and rapid response in any recording situation. Out of the box, the sonic signature of Spark is crisp and powerful with an enhanced low end. To achieve a more present sound, Blue introduces the Focus control, which when selected results in a tighter, more direct and focused sound. Spark utilizes custom-matchedcircuitry with the same professional-quality, Class-A discrete components found in Blue’s extensive line of professional microphones. The circuit design also pairs Spark’s condenser capsule with a phantom-powered outboard amplifier to drive the capsule with linear control and accuracy.
To complete the experience, Spark comes inside a high-quality wooden box, with a custom shockmount and metal pop filter. This all-inclusive professional microphone package also provides a detailed recording guide showing complete setup and recording tips for a variety of instruments and vocal sounds. Spark comes with a three year manufacturer’s warranty.
Spark, MSRP $199, will be available in November at authorized Blue Microphones dealers. For more information, visit www.bluemic.com/spark.