Blue Microphones Spark Digital USB Microphone (Discontinued)

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Blue Microphones Spark Digital USB Microphone

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 bits
  • Maximum SPL: 128 dB
  • Power Requirements: 3.3V USB

Overview

A condenser mic with both USB and Lightning Connectivity, the Spark Digital is based on the design of Blue Microphone's Spark Studio Mic.

Applications

It is designed for recording singing, acoustic guitar, drums, piano, other acoustic instruments and podcasts.

Features

It has both USB and Lightning connectors and also comes with a shock mount and microphone pouch. It also has a headphone jack for zero latency monitoring.

One of its unique features is the Focus Control switch which changes the capsule voltage to emphasize the mids and highs essentially giving you two mics in one - look at the frequency response chart below to see the frequency changes.

Compatibility

Max OSX 10.4 or later.

iOS 6 or later on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini 1, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPod touch 4th generation, iPod touch 5th generation.

It is also Windows compatible but the official specifications only cover XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit, 7 32-bit, 7 64-bit, 8 and 8.1.

Update: Blue Microphones have confirmed this is Windows 10 compatible saying, "All of our USB microphones have been tested with Windows 10 and we have confirmed that they are all compatible with Windows 10."

Polar Pattern Chart

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Blue Microphones Spark Digital Polar Pattern

Frequency Response Chart

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Blue Microphones Spark Digital Frequency Response

Discontinued

Unfortunately this is no longer available, however you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best USB Microphones.