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The award-winning Spark Digital is the first studio microphone for your iPad, iPhone and laptop. Featuring the same hand-tuned cardioid condenser capsule found on our heralded Spark studio mic, Spark Digital is perfect for vocals, podcasts, guitars, pianos, brass, woodwinds, drums, and just about anything else that you can throw onto the fire.
Spark Digital features handy onboard headphone output and volume control—making it a complete rig for on-the-go recording. And with Focus Control, Spark Digital gives you the sound of two different mics at the push of a button.
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Get your hands on the only studio microphone that lets you record truly amazing tracks anywhere your music leads you. With USB and iOS connectivity, Spark Digital effortlessly integrates with Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad so you can record wherever you are. It’s one small step for Blue, and one giant leap for mic-kind.
Spark Digital’s analog electronics are Class A and fully discrete with a transformerless output. Simply put, this means that the sound which arrives at the diaphragm (mic capsule) is converted to electrical energy (transduced) is then amplified as accurately as possible, with minimal coloration and absolutely no integrated circuits (also known as “IC’s”) in the signal path. Integrated circuits, by the way, are smaller and inexpensive versions of large ‘discrete’ components that talk a big game but really don’t perform quite as well.
The engineers at Blue take your sound seriously, so we designed Spark Digital’s signal path exclusively with those high quality discrete analog components. This analog signal is then passed off to the microphone’s digital conversion circuitry, which converts the analog signal to digital data that can be understood by computers or iPads/iPhones. This allows complete control of the sound quality and conversion process before entering your computer. The individual differences may be subtle, but when added up it’s a difference you can appreciate. As a result, we think you’ll find Spark Digital’s overall sonic character is superbly detailed and pleasing to the ear, a microphone with truly professional sound.
Why settle for one mic when you can have two with Spark Digital? Focus Control changes the capsule voltage and completely alters the sonic character of the mic—giving you the sound of two mics in one. Normal mode heightens low-frequency sensitivity for robust, defined bottom end, while Focused mode accentuates mids and highs for ultra clear, detailed recordings. Switch between them to suit the vibe of your recording and create intricately layered tracks.
Spark Digital comes packed with convenient workflow features that keep your mind on the tunes, not the tech. Completely eliminate distracting delays with zero latency monitoring. Adjust and monitor recording levels—such as input gain, headphone volume, and instant mute—with an all-in-one control and multi-colored LED meter.
Spark Digital turns your iOS device into a true mobile recording studio. Set up in seconds with the included adjustable desk stand. Prevent unwanted bumps vibrations, and other noises with the built-in shockmount. Accurately record and playback tracks in real-time. Spark Digital even includes y-cables for easy connection to any device. See, we told you it’s everything you need.
When it comes to recording apps and software, we don’t play favorites. Spark Digital fully integrates with the industry’s finest audio recording apps and software, including GarageBand, Cubasis and Auria. And with the included USB and lightning connections, you’re ready to plug-and-play on any iOS device, mac or PC—no drivers required.