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.
Studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-tuned components offer high-fidelity recording. View larger
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.
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.
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.