Trying to figure out which Blue mic you should put on your wish list? Or maybe which mic you should get for the musician, podcaster or Skyper on your list? Check out our holiday mic guide, all under $250!
Spark Digital, $199.99
The new Spark Digital turns your iPad into a true mobile studio! The digital version of Blue’s renowned analog Spark microphone, Spark Digital delivers professional-quality audio to any iPad or any computer, laptop or tablet with USB input. Like its predecessor, Spark Digital features includes the Focus Control, providing two different sonic options in one mic at the push of a button.
Perfect for: The iPad rockstar who wants to take their digital recording to the next level
Whether you’re regularly talking on Skype for work or chatting with faraway family and friends, you want to make sure that your voice is being heard, and not your surroundings. It is the world’s first USB microphone to focus on desired sounds and reduce background noise to dramatically improve the clarity of Skype calls or Google Hangouts. Tiki brings your voice to the forefront, while its patent-pending technology reduces computer fans, keyboard typing and other unwanted sounds. Tiki allows users to switch between two modes: Intelligent Speech Mode for communication and Natural Recording Mode for CD-quality recording of podcasts or even music. This holiday, give any Skype user, podcaster or musician the versatility to quickly choose the best option in any situation.
Perfect for: The Skype user, frequent traveler, business person, faraway family, podcasters, or even internet daters
Yeti Pro, $249.99
The Yeti Pro is both a USB and XLR microphone! Combining 24 bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution—the highest digital resolution on the market—with analog XLR output. Future proof your studio – Yeti Pro’s dual output allows you to go from USB to XLR at any time. Take your recordings to the pro level!
Spark (XLR), $199.99
If you are looking to jump into analog recording on a budget, look no further! Spark is our entry-level, studio condenser microphone that comes with everything needed (included pop filter and shockmount!)for a truly professional recording experience at an affordable price. Spark also features 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 ‘Focus On’ captures greater clarity and detail for a tighter, more focused sound. For the recording novice, the Focus control provides the freedom to experiment with different sonic signatures in one mic, while providing the experienced recordist with versatile options.
Perfect for: Starting your studio microphone collection
Yeti USB mic is the ultimate in studio-quality home recording. Yeti features three of Blue’s custom-tuned microphone capsules, giving you recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones. Yeti gives any musician, guitarist, bassist, pianist, aspiring rapper or garage band the incredible versatility to produce professional-grade recordings at home.
Perfect for: At-home musician, podcaster, voiceover artist
Mikey Digital, $99.99
Using your iPhone or iPad to record music or videos on-the-go? Mikey Digital is portable, plug-and-play stereo microphone that directly connects to your device and is instantly recognized for use with any audio or video application. Mikey’s three gain settings allow for a versatile recording experience for everything from a loud concert to a whisper (you know, when you’re spying on someone). Mikey turns your iPhone into the coolest mobile recording setup around!
Perfect for: Recording live music, iPhone videos, on-the-go podcasts, interviews, quick demos, your girlfriend’s horrible American Idol impression…
Snowball is a USB mic that’s not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. The Snowball is a direct plug n’ play mic, no additional software is needed.. Whether you’re recording a guitar at your kitchen table or starting your own podcast, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic.
Perfect for: At-home musician, podcaster, game commentator, YouTube Star, voiceover, video narration
Want to use your favorite XLR microphone through your computer? Check out the Icicle, our stylish USB converter and mic preamp combo that allows you to connect any XLR microphone directly into your computer via USB! The Icicle features a studio quality microphone preamp, 48V phantom power, fully balanced low noise front end, analog gain control, and driverless operation.
Perfect for: The pro who wants to connect high-end mics to a computer for quick and simple setup