Blue Microphones and PreSonus Partner Together for “Two to Tango”
A perfect pairing, Blue and PreSonus offer the renowned Kiwi microphone along with the new ADL 700 tube-driven channel strip in the “Two to Tango” promotion
(Westlake Village, CA – July 1, 2013) – Giving you all the right moves, Blue Microphones (www.bluemic.com) and PreSonus (www.presonus.com) have partnered to bring you the Two to Tango promotion, which combines Blue’s premium large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser Kiwi microphone with the ADL 700, PreSonus’ new, high-end tube-driven channel strip. Both top-of-the-line products are specifically paired to create a remarkable solution for the highest-quality tracking chain, from capture to processing. Together, the Kiwi and ADL 700 deliver superior sound, moving together in perfect harmony for only $3,499.99 at participating dealers during the Two to Tango promotion, which runs from July 1 September 30, 2013.
“The Kiwi and ADL 700 are a perfect match for premium recording, from capture through the entire processing chain. We are excited for the chance to offer customers such a high-end package at such a special price,” said Michael Huckler, VP of Sales for Blue Microphones. “With the incredibly rich sound of Kiwi’s B6 capsule, matched with the tube-driven sound of the ADL 700, it’s a great opportunity to come together with PreSonus to offer this pair to customers who want to achieve this premium sound.”
The Kiwi is a large diaphragm, solid-state, multi-pattern condenser microphone that features Blue’s renowned B6 capsule. Kiwi delivers the detail of its sonic signature all at once, with extended top end and accentuated mids and bottom end, without being too forward. Designed to set the standard for solid-state microphones, the Kiwi yields lush vocals, stunning acoustic guitar, gorgeous piano sounds, and more from nine different polar patterns (omni, cardioid, figure-8, and everything in between). It’s a perfect match for the ADL 700.
The ADL 700 channel strip combines a single-channel version of the two-channel, award-winning, high-end PreSonus ADL 600 Class A tube preamplifier with a fully variable, FET-based compressor and a four-band semi-parametric equalizer. This new channel strip provides separate balanced XLR mic, balanced XLR line, and a ¼” TS instrument inputs and a single, balanced XLR output. The dual-transformer design of the ADL 700 ensures low-noise operation, with maximum common-mode rejection. This results in an ultra-low-noise tube preamp with a big, warm, smooth, clear, distinctive sound. It’s the perfect partner for Kiwi.
The Two to Tango promotional bundle, MSRP $3,499.99, will be available at participating retailers from July 1 through September 30, 2013. For more information about Two to Tango, visit www.TwoToTango.us.
Blue Microphones, KRK, Monoprice, PreSonus and SoundCloud have teamed up for the chance to win a dream rig worth over $6,200
(Los Angeles CA – November 29, 2012) Here’s your big chance to win your dream recording system! Announcing the “Dream Rig for Your Dream Gig” by PreSonus®, Blue Microphones, SoundCloud™, KRK® Systems, and Monoprice. Enter to win at www.DreamRigSweepstakes.com by telling us what artist or band (past or present) that you would dream of recording (or maybe you have recorded them!).
One lucky winner will come away with over $6,200 worth of gear, including:
- PreSonus ADL 700 preamp ($1,999 MSRP)
- Blue Microphones Kiwi recording microphone ($1,999 MSRP)
- Pair of KRK VXT4 monitors with a 12S subwoofer ($1,397 total MSRP)
- SoundCloud premium account, ($250 MSRP)
- Monoprice guitar & accessories package ($700 value, Monoprice actual price $260):
- “California Classic” Solid Body Electric Guitar–Sunburst
- Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones
- Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar: Lead Overdrive
- Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar: Clean
- Microphone Stand with Boom
- Classic Guitar Stand
- Dual-Screen Pop-Filter
- All necessary cables to connect the entire prize package
The sweepstakes opens November 29, 2012, and runs through December 20, 2012. The winner, chosen at random, will be announced on December 21, 2012.
To enter, please visit www.dreamrigsweepstakes.com and fill out the entry form completely.
Spark Digital is the first true studio condenser microphone made for both iPad and USB, bringing professional recording capabilities to the iPad mobile platform
(Westlake Village, CA – November 8, 2012) – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces the availability of Spark Digital (www.bluemic.com/sparkdigital), the world’s first studio condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity. The digital version of Blue’s renowned analog Spark microphone, Spark Digital delivers professional-quality audio to any iPad or any computer, laptop or tablet with USB input. Spark Digital, MSRP $199.99, is now available in-store and online at Apple and Best Buy, and arriving soon at Guitar Center, Amazon and other authorized retailers.
“We are excited to release the first studio microphone for the iPad. With both USB and iPad connections and a wide range of available recording apps like GarageBand, Spark Digital is the missing link for achieving truly professional results on the mobile platform,” said Brian Biggott, CTO of Blue Microphones. “Bridging the gap between analog quality and digital portability, Spark Digital completes the true mobile studio.”
Taking mobile recording to the professional level, Spark Digital features the same studio-grade condenser capsule and hand-selected components as the original, analog Spark, for high-fidelity recording and consistent performance in any situation. Spark Digital also delivers the same detailed audio found in the original Spark, making it ideal for a wide range of situations: vocals, guitar, drums, podcasts, piano, location recording and more. Spark Digital also features studio controls directly on the microphone including volume and gain control, and instant mute. In addition, 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.
Spark Digital also employs a feature found only on the original Spark: the Focus control, providing two different sonic options in one mic. ‘Focus Off’ captures crisp, powerful audio with enhanced low frequency sensitivity for recordings with greater impact and definition, and ‘Focus On’ captures greater clarity and detail for a tighter, more focused sound. For the recording novice, the Focus control provides the freedom to experiment with different sonic signatures in one mic, while providing the experienced recordist with versatile options.
Spark Digital comes with a custom angle-adjustable desk stand with built-in shockmount that protects against disruptive rumblings and vibrations from a desktop surface and allows users to quickly position the microphone. For each platform connection (USB and iPad), Spark Digital includes a y-cable with an attached, extended female headphone jack for zero-latency direct monitoring. Spark Digital is compatible with iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and is instantly recognized for use with any recording app, in addition to driverless connection via USB on both PC and Mac.
For storing and sharing, Spark Digital also includes an exclusive Cloud Production Bundle with free access to production tools for easy organizing, storing and streaming of audio content across the web. Spark Digital includes a 25 GB storage and transfer account for six months from Gobbler, a leader in music backup and organization, along with a six month Pro Account from SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, a $125 total value. From recording high-quality audio with Spark Digital to easily storing and sharing in seconds, this free access to SoundCloud and Gobbler gives musicians, podcasters and more the valuable tools they need to create and promote, wherever they go.
Spark Digital, MSRP $199.99, is now available in-store and online at Apple and Best Buy, and arriving soon to Guitar Center, Amazon and additional consumer electronics and pro audio retailers worldwide. For more information visit www.bluemic.com/SparkDigital.
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones designs and produces an extensive line of award-winning microphones and recording tools for audio professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, and headquartered in Southern California, Blue continues a lengthy tradition of innovative, cutting-edge design and astounding performance. Named one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine in 2012, 2011 and 2010, Blue continues to offer a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship recording tool, the Bottle, to the enCORE line of professional live mics, to Mikey iPhone mic, Blue has just the tool to capture your creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at www.bluemic.com.
Blue announces a fall promotion with two great offers at participating retailers: “Buy a studio mic, Get an enCORE live mic” or “Buy a Cactus or Kiwi mic, Get Robbie mic pre”
(Westlake Village, CA – October 1, 2012) Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces “Free Fall 2012,” an in-store promotion at participating retailers through November 30, 2012. During Free Fall 2012, customers who purchase a Bluebird, Baby Bottle or Reactor microphone, instantly receive a free enCORE 100, 200 or 300 live mic. In addition, customers who purchase a Cactus or Kiwi microphone will instantly receive a free Robbie mic preamplifier.
Free Fall 2012 promotions are available from October 1 through November 30, 2012 at participating stores worldwide, while supplies last. For more information, visit: www.bluemic.com/promotions. To find a dealer near you, visit: www.bluemic.com/dealerlocator.
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