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Blue Microphones Spark Digital Studio-Grade Condenser Microphone for Apple iPad and USB 2.0

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  • Features Blue's legendary studio condenser capsule and electronic components
  • iOS compatible with iPod touch (4th Gen), iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad2/iPad (3rd Gen)
  • Use the Apple Lightning Adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), and iPad Mini
  • Work with Garage Band and other recording applications
  • Focus Control switch offers two sonic signatures in one mic, plus onboard control for volume, gain and instant mute
  • Headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.7 x 1.7 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B007SZJEJ8
  • Item model number: SPARK DIGITAL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,312 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 10, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Spark Digital Studio-Grade Microphone for both iPad and USB

Your Pad, or Mine?

Spark Digital is the world's first studio condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity. Expanding on the professional and sound of Blue's Spark XLR studio microphone, Spark Digital features the same studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-tuned components for high-fidelity recording and consistence performance in any situation– vocals, drums, piano, speech, location recording and more.

Spark Digital microphone from Blue Microphones
Studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-tuned components offer high-fidelity recording.
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Spark Digital microphone from Blue Microphones
Turn your iPad into a true mobile studio with a full range of recording capabilities. View larger

Spark Digital also includes the Focus Control, providing two different sonic options in one mic at the push of a button. Complete with an adjustable desk stand and built-in shockmount, Spark Digital also includes y-cables for each platform with a headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring. With a full range of recording capabilities, Spark Digital turns your iPad into a true mobile studio.

Spark Digital microphone from Blue Microphones

Spark Digital microphone from Blue Microphones
Adjust the mic's characteristics with Focus Control. View larger
Built-In Controls and Zero-Latency Monitoring

Built into the Spark Digital is a separate headphone jack, allowing you zero-latency monitoring while recording. There are also controls for volume, gain, and instant mute.

Plug and Play

The Spark Digital is completely plug-and-play, with no drivers to install. Simply plug it into your iOS device running a recording app and you're ready to go.

Works with Most Popular iOS Recording Apps

Spark Digital is instantly recognized for use with virtually any audio or video application, including all of the most popular iOS recording apps. To fully benefit from the quality Spark Digital offers, it's recommended to use a high-quality recording app such as GarageBand, Jammit, FiRe 2.0, Music Studio Lite, or StudioMini Recording Studio, since Apple's built-in Voice Memos app records at a lower bit rate.

iOS compatible with iPod touch (4th Gen), iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad2/iPad (3rd Gen). Use the Apple Lightning Adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), and iPad Mini.

Focus Control

The Focus Control provides two different usage modes: the Normal mode (off position) providing increased low frequency sensitivity for recordings with great impact and definition, along with the Focus mode (on position) for even greater clarity and detail.

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.

Share Your Recordings Online

Spark Digital includes Blue's Cloud Production Bundle for audio back-up and sharing online. Storing and sharing are key components of the mobile studio. Spark Digital answers the call with the Blue Cloud Production Bundle, an exclusive offer included with each microphone that provides free access to production tools for easy organizing, storing and streaming of audio content across the web.

The Blue Cloud Production Bundle 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.

From recording high-quality audio with Spark Digital to easily storing and sharing in seconds, free access to SoundCloud and Gobbler gives you the valuable tools you need to create and promote, wherever you go.

Product Description

Spark Digital is the world's first studio-grade condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity. Expanding on the professional and sound of Blue's Spark XLR studio microphone, Spark Digital features the same studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-tuned components for high-fi delity recording and consistence performance in any situation- vocals, drums, piano, speech, location recording and more. Spark Digital also includes the Focus Control, providing two different sonic options in one mic at the push of a button. Complete with an adjustable desk stand and built-in shockmount, Spark Digital also includes y-cables for each platform with a headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring. With a full range of recording capabilities, Spark Digital turns your iPad into a true mobile studio. Technical Specifications: Interface using either Apple 30-pin interface or USB 2.0+. 26Hz-20kHz frequency response, 28 mV/Pa Sensitivity, 65-128 dBA SPL handling range, 84dB S/N Ratio, 10 dB (A weighted) noise level.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is a plug and play that is so easy to use.
The carpenter
It is explained in the owner's manual, but I missed that topic on the first read.
DF23
The recorded volume was extremely low even at full microphone gain.
Dubinvero

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By The carpenter on November 18, 2012
This is the best mic. on the market for the money. It is truly a studio quality product that produces studio quality results. If I worked for a competitor, I would give it a bad review. It is a plug and play that is so easy to use. The results are far beyond what any other mic. under $500.00 will achieve. You will not regret this purchase.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeena Frego on April 5, 2013
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The sound quality I get from this mic is the best I've had so far in a usb mic. The best mic you can get at this price. For people who are having trouble with the low input levels, you need to hold down the microphone button for three seconds to switch over to the mic input level. I was surprised at the average of three stars this mic got in reviews and reading over them, I must shake my head at these silly people. It does come with an adapter to use with an iPad, but the sound quality you get with an actual computer doesn't compare and the high quality mic just goes to waste.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Jaster on April 17, 2013
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I bought the Blue Spark Digital as a way to quickly lay down rough tracks & demo quality recordings for an upcoming record I wanted to have professionally done. The Blue Spark met and exceeded my expectations so much, that I'm considering making my album using this microphone and my iPad!

Sounds great for acoustic guitar and vocals (no other instruments attempted).

For less than $200 and $10 purchase of Garageband or another premium multi-track recording app on your iPad, it's tough to recommend a product other than this one for on-the-go or quick recording.

(Used with iPad Mini and the 30-pin to lightening adapter worked just fine.)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul D Margraff on March 9, 2013
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I love Apogee and I love my MiC but when I saw that Amazon had this Blue Spark for a mere $155 I jumped all over it (even added the mere $3.99 for next day shipping cuz gear lust has a way with me).

I am in my third decade of project studio singer/songwriting and God only knows how much has been siphoned off the family budget for "tools". Along the way I have sang through expensive microphones and also through telephone receivers. One lesson learned is that it takes a good tune to grab an audience. Another lesson is that we live in an incredible time period.

What used to cost hundreds, thousands to record and produce can now be (somewhat clunk-illy) recorded on the go with a "smart phone". I realize it's not for everyone, but if you wish a fairly portable, nearly high-dollar sound...then order the Blue Spark Digital.

Combined with a USB OTG cable, this puppy makes me SO glad I returned my iPhone and got the Galaxy Note 2. That said, it comes with the 30-pin if you still am an iPerson. I have also connected to an i7 Windoze laptop via USB and it works great with Mountain Lion as well.

Now, for brass tacks...the Apogee MiC isn't a Neuman. I know. I'm not stupid. Neither are you, though. So, if you like Apogee and want portability--buy both! You'll find good use for them. I am sure of it. The "focus" button you will either love or loathe. I personally am afraid of how much I love it. It is best for voice podcasting but I've recorded vocals on a song just to see which camp I am in.

All serious musicians are bleeding cash. Bleed some toward Blue this time around. You'll never miss it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stan Thomas on September 15, 2013
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It is wonderful. The recordings are crystal clear. Sounds like we are in an expensive studio but really we just in a converted bedroom.
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Admittedly, I did have a problem with my first mic. The connector was bad (presumably). But they took it back, and sent me a new one. All is right with the world.
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By Kona on February 15, 2014
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This mike hears everything so clearly and reproduces it so well, almost sounds better than the original sound. What a pleasure to work with. Excellent quality.
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By Zhenxi Lu on October 30, 2013
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Good recoding quality.My girlfriend and I love it.Cool look, easy to use, no matter on iphone,ipad,PC, mac. You will like it.
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