Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blue Microphones At CES

I've been really hard on Blue in the past. I can't say I love the Snowball as a recording solution, but the company has made a lot of progress with the Yeti line of mics.

Meeting some of their company reps at their booth in CES, I was happy to find they were game to chat some audio, after they made fun of my "SomeAudioGuy" badge of course.

I was excited to see they had a Spark Digital on display. As we start relying on tablets and smartphones more and more for mobility work (I didn't bring a laptop this year to see if it could be done), hardware solutions are going to be vital.

The Spark Digital is the first portable solution I've found that can connect to a laptop via USB OR directly to an iPad via the Apple 30 pin dock connector. As we were on the show floor I obviously couldnt demo it, but it looks like it could be a fantastic mobile solution.

I'll be following up with Blue to see if i can demo the mic at their studio soon, and I'll make sure to give you guys the 411. More info on the Blue Spark Digital.

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1 comment:

  1. This is interesting stuff they're doing with mics, huh? Someone can now record from an iPad practically ANYWHERE, a concept I used to use to be able to record at my school on my iPod and such.

    It's really developing to the point where you can get better audio in more places. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.

    Oh yah, and don't dis Blue. I personally love my snowball for what I use it for. It may not be the most studio suited mic, but it does work for home recording and other non studio environments.