Blue Microphones Releases the Spark Digital, Its First Serious, Studio Microphone for The iPad

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Just like Blue Microphone’s non-digital Spark, the new, Digital Spark microphone has been put together with an armful of we’re-not-playing-around components and features. Things like a beefed-up condenser capsule, a Focus selector that toggles between a low-frequency bias and a detail bias, and an adjustable desk stand with shock mount. But this Spark is built for iPads (or iPhones); though its USB connector means it’ll work just fine with your MacBook Pro, iMac, Sony Vaio, Samsung Galaxy Tab or anything else with a USB input.

Blue also says the Spark Digital is “the only iPad microphone to offer a zero-latency headphone out for direct monitoring, critical for eliminating distracting delay or for creating professional multi-track recordings where new tracks need to be synced with existing tracks.”

To sweeten the deal, Blue tossed in a six month account (each) to Gobbler, a music organization and transfer service, and SoundCloud, a social platform for creating and sharing crafted sound — a deal which Blue says adds up to $125. Which should help defray the Spark Digital’s $199 pricetag.