Blue Microphones Spark Condenser Microphone, Cardioid Overviews
The versatile Blue Microphones Spark Cardioid Solid-State Condenser Microphone is designed to achieve professional quality recordings in any creative environment. Focus Control provides two recording modes--one with low-frequency sensitivity--that allow you to record a wide range of instruments. The included pop filter and shockmount reduce plosives and distortion while providing isolation during recording. The microphone includes a stylish wood carrying case and a recording guide offering professional recording tips.
Two Modes for Versatile, High-Quality Recording
The Spark offers two usage modes--Normal Mode and Focus Mode--that are easily selected with the Focus Control switch. Normal Mode--with the Focus Control switch out--delivers a robust timbre that creates a large audio landscape. Focus Mode--with the Focus Control switch in--allows the microphone to capture greater clarity and detail, resulting in a recorded signal that will easily sit in a track or final mix. Focus Mode is ideal for lead vocals intended to sit well in the mix of a rock-and-roll or pop track.
Clear and Present Recording
When using the Spark microphone to record a single sound source, the Spark's cardioid pattern will help eliminate the unwanted ambient room sound often captured with omnidirectional or wider pattern microphones that can make your recordings sound unprofessional. With the Spark, the end result is a clear and present recording, just like a professional studio.
Pop-Filter and Shockmount Eliminate Unwanted Noise
The Spark package includes a custom-designed, easy to install pop filter, which helps minimize disruptive popping noises and sibilance sounds (such as when a singer pronounces "p" and "b" consonants). The uniquely-designed shockmount isolates the microphone from vibrations, bumps, and low frequency noises resonating in the recording area.
Focus Your Sound
The Spark microphone is designed to help you achieve professional quality recordings in any creative environment. One of its coolest features is the Focus Control switch. Recessed in the lower groove of the body tube at the rear of the microphone you will find a small, two-position button. With this button in the "out" position (Normal mode), your Spark provides increased low-frequency sensitivity for recordings with great impact and definition. When the button is pressed to the "in" position (Focus mode), the Spark will provide even greater clarity and detail.
Extra Features Offer Convenience and Guidance
The Spark comes with a wooden storage case that will keep the microphone, shockmount, and pop filter safe during storage and transport. Blue Microphones also provides a guide with professional recording tips for using Spark on a variety of instruments and vocal sounds.
The Spark is backed by a three-year manufacturer's warranty.
What's in the Box
Spark microphone, wooden case, pop filter, shockmount, and recording guide.
What Critics Are Saying About the Blue Spark Microphone
"If someone said they could only afford one condenser mic, I'd recommend Spark not just for the versatility, but the quality."
"Spark is a genuine 'jack of all trades' working for males vocals, steel- and gut-string guitars and in front of a guitar amp."
"From drum overhead to guitar to hand claps, the Spark is an entry-level all-rounder that really does not play favorites."
Blue Microphones Spark Condenser Microphone, Cardioid Features
- Features Blue Microphones premium condenser capsule, delivering low noise, high efficiency, and rapid response in any recording situation
- Designed with Focus Control, which results in a tighter, more direct and focused sound when selected
- Utilizes custom-matched circuitry with professional-quality, Class-A discrete components
- Circuit design pairs Spark's condenser capsule with a phantom-powered outboard amplifier to drive the capsule with linear control and accuracy
- Ships in a high-quality wooden box with a custom shockmount and metal pop filter and detailed recording guide showing complete setup and recording tips for a variety of instruments and vocal sounds