Blue Microphones Spark Digital USB Microphone (Discontinued)
- 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
A condenser mic with both USB and Lightning Connectivity, the Spark Digital is based on the design of Blue Microphone's Spark Studio Mic.
It is designed for recording singing, acoustic guitar, drums, piano, other acoustic instruments and podcasts.
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.
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."
Unfortunately this is no longer available, however you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best USB Microphones.