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Blue's newest professional mic, Spark, is a cardioid, solid-state condenser microphone designed to help you achieve professional quality recordings in any creative environment. Spark features a custom-designed condenser capsule with Class-A discrete electronics resulting in superbly detailed and uncolored output, making it the ideal microphone for recording vocals, drums, guitars, pianos, brass, woodwinds, and just about anything else you can light a fire under.

A new feature found only on the Spark microphone is the unique Focus Control, providing two different usage modes at the push of a button: the Normal mode (out position) providing increased low frequency sensitivity for recordings with great impact and definition, along with the Focus mode, (in position) for even greater clarity and detail.

The Spark microphone ships with a custom-designed pop-filter and shockmount as well as a convenient and stylish wood case for transport. With Spark, you've got everything you need to make professional recordings, all in one package.

  • Wood box
  • Custom shockmount
  • Custom pop filter


The Focus Control functions differently than a standard high-pass or low-pass filter– it changes the input driver of the capsule rather than the signal output of the microphone circuit. This avoids coloring or degrading the signal quality coming out of the Spark microphone like low or high pass filters can. Specifically, the Focus Control alters the voltage loading of the capsule, which alters the capsule's dynamic frequency response, changing the capsule's behavior in a way that's more nuanced than a standard filter acting on a microphone's output. The result is a change to Spark's frequency response curve as well as the dynamic properties of the capsule (response to transients), providing two different mic characteristics.


The Spark has ignited plenty of attention...

 

"If someone said they could only afford one condenser mic, I'd recommend Spark not just for the versatility, but the quality." Go
 
"For those of you out there who are working with smaller budgets and need a microphone that absolutely sounds like it's in a price range five times more than its actual cost, Spark should be at the top of your list." Go
 
"I've been asked many times by musician friends to recommend a really good-sound inexpensive vocal mic they can use on a variety of instruments. Without plagiarizing the manual, the Spark is it." Go
 
"Spark is a genuine 'jack of all trades' working for males vocals, steel- and gut-string guitars and in front of a guitar amp." Go
 
"Suena como un mícrofono mucho más costoso, tiene el nombre de un fabricante muy respetado.. y el botón Focus realmente le suma funcionalidad ya que es como tener dos mícrofonos en uno." Go
 
"This mic is a huge game changer for the entry-level field." Go
 
"Blue has succeeded in producing a mic that performs beyond its price range." Go
 
"In tracking guitars and vocals, we got the feeling that this cardioid condenser mic would sound great no matter what we put in front of it." Go
 
"... Pros: Inexpensive. Good sound quality. Focus Control switch. Useful accessories. Cons: None." Go
 
"From drum overhead to guitar to hand claps, the Spark is an entry-level all-rounder that really does not play favorites." Go
 
"There was certainly nothing about the sound quality that gave away the fact that this is a low-cost microphone." Go
 
"I've used it for several national voiceovers. The key is that it's a small/medium condenser. Not too sensitive, but very articulate." Go
 

 

 


All manuals are downloadable in Acrobat PDF format.

 

Spark Manual   ::   English



Male Vocal

 

Male Vocal

 



 

The Pop is a universal windscreen for use with any microphone. Simply clamp it to the mic stand and position where desired. The sturdy wire mesh and frame ensure years of durability.

 

 

Spider shockmount for use with Blue's Bottle Rocket Stage 1, Bottle Rocket Stage 2, Kiwi, Baby Bottle, Bluebird, and Spark mics. Isolates mic from stand vibration and protects mic capsule from shock, while built-in thumbscrew assembly allows easy positioning.

 

 

The Icicle is Blue's stylish USB converter and mic preamp combo that allows you to connect any XLR microphone directly to your computer via USB.