One Cool Customer: Blue Microphones Introduces Icicle
Westlake Village, Calif. — Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, today introduced Icicle, a powerful in-line USB converter and preamp. Designed with Blue’s unique sense of style and commitment to quality, Icicle makes connecting XLR microphones directly to your Mac or PC simple and effective. “Today’s musicians live in both the analog and digital worlds, and Icicle bridges those worlds in a way that only Blue can, with sophistication, an understanding of how musicians work, and a clean, simple style,” said Skipper Wise, President of Blue Microphones.
A key design goal of Blue is to keep technology out of the way of making music, so there are no complicated drivers, I/O boxes, or messy converters required. Icicle works with dynamic and condenser microphones, providing high quality and hassle free connectivity with Mac or PC for recording, podcasting, voiceovers and more.
â€¢ Studio quality microphone preamp
â€¢ 48V phantom power
â€¢ Fully balanced low noise front end
â€¢ Analog gain control
â€¢ Plug and Play driverless operation
â€¢ 44.1 kHz, 16-bit CD quality converter
â€¢ Mac or PC operation
Blue will introduce the Icicle and other new products at a launch event at the Gibson/Baldwin showroom in Beverly Hills on November 6, 2008. This exclusive event will feature performances from breakthrough artists The Daylights, Mateo, and Chris Pierce, who was the first artist to use the Icicle with Blue’s flagship Bottle Microphone to record directly into a computer.
Veteran recording engineer Tom McCauley has recorded tracks with all three artists for the November 6th launch event, incorporating the use of Blue’s newest microphones, the Bottle Rockets Stage One and Stage Two, as well as the Icicle. “Having been a long-time fan of Blue Microphones, I was not at all surprised to see how well these new products performed in the studio,” he said. “I was impressed by the fact that I could use any mic I like, and still have a simple direct line to my computer’s recording software using the Icicle.”
Pricing and Availability
Icicle will be available in December 2008 for a suggested retail price of $59.99 at flagship retail partners such as Guitar Center, The Apple Retail Store and Amazon.com as well as other fine pro-audio and consumer electronics retailers worldwide.
For complete details please visit your local authorized Blue Microphones retailer or visit http://www.bluemic.com.
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones creates and markets award-winning microphones and accessories for audio professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, with headquarters in Westlake Village, California and facilities in Latvia, Blue continues to lead the way with cutting-edge design and technological innovation. Our complete line of audio innovation ranges from our flagship recording tool, the Bottle, to our stylish Snowflake, the first professional quality portable USB mic. View our complete product line-up at http://www.bluemic.com.
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