THE STUDIO MIC FOR iOS, MAC AND PC
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 controlâmaking 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.
YOUR PAD OR MINE?
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. Itâs one small step for Blue, and one giant leap for mic-kind.
If you wanna get technicalâŚ
Spark Digitalâs 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 âICâsâ) in the signal path. Integrated circuits, by the way, are smaller and inexpensive versions of large âdiscreteâ components that talk a big game but really donât perform quite as well.
The engineers at Blue take your sound seriously, so we designed Spark Digitalâs signal path exclusively with those high quality discrete analog components. This analog signal is then passed off to the microphoneâs 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 itâs a difference you can appreciate. As a result, we think youâll find Spark Digitalâs overall sonic character is superbly detailed and pleasing to the ear, a microphone with truly professional sound.
GET THE SOUND AND FLEXIBILITYÂ OF TWO MICS IN ONE
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 micâgiving 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.
FOCUS ON YOUR PERFORMANCE
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 levelsâsuch as input gain, headphone volume, and instant muteâwith an all-in-one control and multi-colored LED meter.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
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 itâs everything you need.
USE POPULAR AUDIO RECORDING APPS
When it comes to recording apps and software, we donât play favorites. Spark Digital fully integrates with the industryâs finest audio recording apps and software, including GarageBand, Cubasis and Auria. And with the included USB and lightning connections, youâre ready to plug-and-play on any iOS device, mac or PCâno drivers required.
Blue's legendary studio condenser capsule and electronic components
Plug 'n play for iPad, Mac and PC â no drivers needed
Works with GarageBandâ˘Â and other recording applications
Focus Control switch offers two sonic signatures in one mic
Headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring
Onboard control for volume, gain and instant mute
LED meter provides visual feedback
Interface:Â Apple Lightning + USB 2.0+
Frequency Response:Â 26Hzâ20 kHz
Sensitivity:Â 28 mV/Pa
SPL Handling Range:Â 65 - 128dBA
S/N Ratio:Â 84dB
Noise Level:Â 310 dB (A-weighted)
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional
64 MB RAM (minimum)
Mac OSX (10.4.11 or higher)
64 MB RAM (minimum)
all iPad minis
iPad (4th gen)
iPod Touch (5th gen)