Cut Out the Middle Man!Why should you bother with a bulky interface, when all you want to do is plug a single microphone into your computer? With a Blue Icicle in your arsenal, you can turn any microphone into a totally streamlined, USB-ready recording device. Instead of lugging around some fancy rack and a bunch of outboard gear, just toss an Icicle and a mic in your laptop bag, and take your studio straight to the source to track vocal takes, guitar overlays, on-site interviews, sound effects, or whatever your little heart desires. It's even got 48V phantom power for those power-hungry condenser mics.
When it comes to cabling, less is most definitely more! That's one of the things that makes Blue's Icicle such an awesome tool. It's a sweet-sounding preamp and a USB interface rolled up into one. We're talking inches of cabling here, not feet, so noise isn't a factor. In fact, you can plug the Icicle right into your mic and go totally digital from there. It doesn't matter if you use a Mac or a PC, the Icicle gives you 100% pure plug-and-play goodness. No fiddling with flaky drivers or tripping over software. All you do it hook it up and you're good to go. That's a real bonus if you want to do some quick recording on a computer you can't install software on, like the ones in most school computer labs or offices.
Blue Icicle Mic Preamp/USB Interface Features at a Glance:
- USB Microphone Preamplifier
- Supplies 48V Phantom Power for condenser microphones
- Plug-and-play compatibility means no drivers are required
- Fully balanced, low-noise analog front end
- Analog gain control
- CD quality, 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution
- Completely USB powered