BLUE Spark Studio Condenser Microphone

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Get BLUE sound for a great price! With a Focus control for boosted mids and highs, this large-diaphragm condenser shines on vocals, acoustic guitar and more.

If you want a mic that's equally comfortable recording vocals, guitars, or virtually any other instrument, then get your hands on the Blue Spark cardioid condenser microphone. This large-diaphragm condenser offers two settings to capture your source: Regular mode for a wider and flatter frequency sound, and Focus mode for grabbing a tighter, more up-front character. A wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz lets you pick up every nuance, and Blue's famous condenser capsule design will give you clear, articulate, and well-balanced capture with every take.

The Blue Spark brilliantly captures the intricacies of classical guitar playing:

Default Mode and Focus Mode: Pick Your Poison

Your Blue Spark Studio condenser microphone sports two different modes for getting the right sound for the instrument. The default mode works well for virtually any instrument, capturing a wider sound with a flatter frequency response. If you want a tighter, more up-front presence, then kick this baby into Focus mode. This is a solid mode to work with when you want to capture a main vocal track to keep it from getting buried in the mix -- without having to crank around on an EQ.

Solid Internal Design with Low Self-Noise

Everybody loves that Blue condenser microphone sound. That's because Blue's condenser capsule design delivers pristine, articulate, and warm sound that simply can't be ignored. A sweet proprietary preamp design keeps distortion and other unwanted sonic elements out of your read more mix, and a low self-noise of only 10 dB means you're capturing more of your instrument without any inner electrical competition.

Shock Mount and Pop Filter Included

This mic comes ready to get to work the moment it arrives at your recording space. A sturdy shockmount, a low-profile metal pop filter, and a wood case are all included, so you have pretty much all you need to plug this baby in and put it to work.

Works Well for Virtually Any Instrument

A frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz means you can grab pretty much any source. Guitar, vocals, voiceover, wind instruments, strings, brass, tambourine, claps, snaps, whistling -- the applications are virtually limitless. A high maximum SPL of 128 dB allows for capturing louder instruments, so this baddie can also work well as a drum overhead or an ambient room mic. Best of all, this do-it-all Blue mic is an unbeatable value.


- Large-diaphragm fixed-cardioid condenser microphone with serious versatility for a wide range of sources
- Regular mode offers wide and well-balanced capture
- Focus mode provides up-front sound and more tight, detailed presence
- Blue's famous condenser capsule design
- Maximum SPL of 128 dB
- Frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Proprietary preamp design keeps distortion and unwanted noise at bay
- XLR output
- Low self-noise of 10 dB
- Lightweight at 1.25 pounds
- Shockmount, metal pop filter, and wood case included
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- Transducer: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 28 mV/Pa
- Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
- Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1 Ohm
- Max SPL: 128 dB
- S/N Ratio: 84 dB
- Noise Level: 10 dB (A weighted)
- Power Requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power
- Weight: 1.25 lbs
- Dimensions: Length: 7.76 inches, Diameter: 1.77 inches

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-879-5200

BLUE Spark Studio Condenser Mic

Blue's professional mic, Spark, is a cardioid, solid-state condenser microphone designed to help you achieve professional quality recordings in any creative environment. 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.


- Blue's legendary condenser capsule design
- Focus Control switch for a wider range of recording styles
- Includes custom designed shock mount and pop filter
- Professional wooden carrying case
- Detailed manual with proven recording tips

A 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.

The Spark microphone ships with a custom-designed pop filter and shock mount 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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted August 8, 2011 by a customer from

"Great budget mic for the price!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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AS I became more proficient with my recordings I would explore more microphones from the Blue company
The Blue Spark was my first professional mic purchased and it has exceeded my expectations. It delivers a high quality sound for vocals or instruments.
Ease of Use
It's very easy to use It came with everything you need right out of the box the only thing you need to buy is the cable to connect it.
Excellent construction all metal (no cheap plastic) and beautiful design. Great package with a wood box. It's a Blue microphone at very affordable price I got mine at zZounds for a fantastic price!
Yes, this is a very professional microphone for the price, you can expend a lot more money for other brands that may no be much better than the Spark
Manufacturer Support
No problems so far
The Wow Factor
Great sex appeal! nice orange color beautiful box the look of the packaging is grand with a logo silk screened on the wooden box containing documentation plus the mic, a spider (shock) mount, and a pop screen with BLUE logo.

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