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Blue Spark Studio Microphone  

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Overview
  • Custom-designed capsule with Class A discrete electronics
  • Unique Focus Control for a wider range of high-to-low end sonic signatures
Description & Specs
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    $199.99
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Professional cardioid condenser with Focus Control for a wide range of sonic signatures.

Blue Microphones newest professional mic, Spark, is a stylish, solid state cardioid condenser with finely detailed, uncolored sound that excels with virtually any instrument or vocal. The Blue Spark features a unique Focus Control switch for a wider range of high-to-low end sonic signatures.

Blue Microphones Spark First Take:
• Custom-designed capsule with Class A discrete electronics

• Unique Focus Control
• Custom pop filter and shockmount included


Custom-designed, Class A capsule
Designed to help you achieve professional quality recordings in any creative environment, Blue's Spark features a custom-designed condenser capsule with Class-A discrete electronics resulting in superbly detailed and uncolored output—making it the ideal microphone for recording vocals, drums, guitars, pianos, brass, woodwinds, and just about anything else you can light a fire under.

Focus Control
A new feature found only on the Spark microphone is the unique Focus Control, providing two different usage modes at the push of a button: the Normal mode (out position) providing increased low frequency sensitivity for recordings with great impact and definition, along with the Focus mode, (in position) for even greater clarity and detail.

Custom accessories
The Spark microphone ships with a custom-designed pop-filter and shockmount as well as a convenient and stylish wood case for transport. With Spark, you've got everything you need to make professional recordings, all in one package.

* Requires +48V phantom power to operate.

Features
  • Custom-designed capsule with Class A discrete electronics
  • Unique Focus Control for a wider range of high-to-low end sonic signatures

Ignite your recordings with a Blue Spark. Order today!

 

Spark Studio Microphone Specifications:

  • Transducer: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 28mV/Pa
  • Output impedance: 50 ohm
  • Rated load impedance: Not less than 1 ohm
  • Maximum SPL: 128dB
  • S/N ratio: 84dB
  • Noise level: 10dB
  • Power requirement: +48V phantom power
  • Weight: 1.25 lb.
  • Dimensions:
  • Length: 7-3/4"
  • Diameter: 1-3/4"
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BlueSpark Studio Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic Microphone

    I run Dual Mic Records Recording Studio. This Mic is unbeleivable. Could tell the diffrence right away. I have about 25 diffrent mics to include a few high end mic and this one...Read complete review

    I run Dual Mic Records Recording Studio. This Mic is unbeleivable. Could tell the diffrence right away. I have about 25 diffrent mics to include a few high end mic and this one is right on point with them. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality mic at a great price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    So-So

    I have used this mic for a couple years only because I haven't had the budget to get a better one. It picks up all the background noise you don't want (air conditioning,...Read complete review

    I have used this mic for a couple years only because I haven't had the budget to get a better one. It picks up all the background noise you don't want (air conditioning, etc) and none of the details of the sound source that you do want. I used it primarily for vocals and it worked so-so on female vocals but it's worthless on male vocals. I tried miking an acoustic guitar with it but I could hear myself breathing over the strumming of the guitar...ridiculous.

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    4.0

    Secret weapon

    By Fossil Man

    from USA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

      This mic came as quite a shock to me: It's Great!
      I had low expectations of a mic at this price.
      But I was impressed. It's quiet, clean, with a strong output level with low noise.
      What's not to like? (The looks, I guess, which are kind of tacky, IMO)
      On vocals it has plenty of detailed high end. Maybe a little crisp - but that can be controlled with EQ in the preamp or DAW.
      I did some A/B recordings agains the Reactor and Blueberry, and could not tell which was which.
      You may not get the low end you need for other sounds, so this is not a "do-it-all" mic. But that's OK. We all need more than one mic...
      Save your money toward a good preamp and get this mic, instead of spending a bundle on more high end products.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An amazing mic for voice over work

      By clothoBuerocracy

      from South Jordan, Utah

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear
      • Clear highs
      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Low-end

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Audioplays
      • Instrument recording
      • Voice acting
      • Voice Over

      Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

      I've been using this mic for more than a year now and I can say that I've never been disappointed by how it sounded. It captures the natural resonance of my low-mid range male voice and can accurately reproduce exactly what I'm going for when I'm doing a voice for a character. I've knocked the thing around a little bit but it's still as shiny and perfect as the day I got it. There's nothing I would change about this mic.

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      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      So-So

      By Conner Steele

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

      I have used this mic for a couple years only because I haven't had the budget to get a better one. It picks up all the background noise you don't want (air conditioning, etc) and none of the details of the sound source that you do want. I used it primarily for vocals and it worked so-so on female vocals but it's worthless on male vocals. I tried miking an acoustic guitar with it but I could hear myself breathing over the strumming of the guitar...ridiculous.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Condition 4 - needs repair

      By Self Described Mic Addict

      from San Franciso Bay Area

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

      I bought this as a broken microphone, but all that was wrong was the headbasket mesh came off. It looks like their superglue failed, I can easily apply my own. Other that that it works perfectly.

      Did a quick test recording (with the headbasket taped back on), and was pleasantly surprised with how it recorded my Gibson Songwriter Studio acoustic guitar. I usually use either a JZ/Violet VIN26 or a Neumann TLM102 depending on the song. The Spark was in the ballpark, and if I didn't have those other two (and more expensive) mics I'd probably go to the Spark every time. It's missing some of the detail of those other mics.

      It's a great deal at retail price, my "broken" one was even less. Glad I took the chance.

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      (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Box Was Cracked!

      By MicMaster

      from Canada, BC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

            The box was damaged quite a bit, cracked and it was dirty all on the inside the manual was also ripped a bit, its almost as if it was used but it seems to be in tact so far

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Warmth and Clarity

            By Spike

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Vibes
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

              The Blue Spark is an excellent microphone that is a welcome addition to one's studio. This mic captures sound in an accurate and clear manner while adding unique warmth typical of Blue microphones. The Spark generates results that are particularly pleasing allowing either vocals or instrument ttracks to blend wonderfully in the mix. Be sure to add this mic to your studio collection.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Mic, Great Price

              By curtiswaynejr

              from gurnee, il

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

                This mic is a great value. I used to own an AT mic and loved it. I sold it and ended up needing another mic. I chose the Blue Spark because I know Blue is a trusted name for the microphone industry. Rather than go with a brand that's main line is affordable, I went with a company who creates high-end mic's, and chose their affordable line. They know how to make quality, and they wouldn't skip out on that while making a more home-studio friendly mic. I've enjoyed it since I've had it, and I'm sure I will enjoy it for a long time. Its a great little mic with a big sound!

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BETTER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE

                By Doc

                from Big D

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • none
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Great price superlative

                Best Uses

                • All vocalinstrument
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

                I have used a number of great mics, and check out the you-tube video.. this mic is perfect.. compares with mics costing thousands more..

                Comment on this review

                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic Microphone

                By Dual Mic Records

                from Clarksville, TN

                About Me Experienced

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

                  I run Dual Mic Records Recording Studio. This Mic is unbeleivable. Could tell the diffrence right away. I have about 25 diffrent mics to include a few high end mic and this one is right on point with them. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality mic at a great price.

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                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  amazing

                  By Vincent Olson

                  from chicago il

                  Comments about Blue Spark Studio Microphone:

                  this mic is sterdy stylish and shit hot everything i would look for in a mic... the pop filter was garbage but i have another one so i didnt worry to much about it i still leave it on as a secondary pop filter and i hang my mic upside down which makes the shock mount work without flaw....i would recomend this mic to anyone who is looking for a go to mic who is on a budget....
                  i really wasnt very impressed by the focus button the difference is very sutle but it was unnecesary for my use of it any way
                  BUY THIS MIC. its amazing for the price this is as good as ur going to get
                  i cant speek enough about how well this mic has served the perpose i need'd it for. i record hiphop music and this mic is crisp and clear and the only eq work i have to do it a high and low pass filter to sharpen it alittle

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