Blue Microphones

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Blue Microphones
Founded 1995
Headquarters Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Products Microphones and recording equipment for consumer and industry
Website http://www.bluemic.com
A Yeti USB microphone

Blue Microphones is an audio production company that designs and produces microphones, headphones, recording tools, signal processors, and music accessories for audio professionals, musicians and consumers.

History[edit]

Blue Microphones was founded in 1995 by an American session musician, Skipper Wise, and a Latvian recording engineer, Martins Saulespurens.[1] The company's name is an acronym for Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics. The company is headquartered in Westlake Village, California, United States.

In 2008, Skipper and Martins sold Blue Microphones to Transom Capital, a private Equity firm from Southern California.[2]

In 2013, The Riverside Company acquired Blue Microphones from Transom Capital. Intrepid Investment Bankers advised Blue Microphones in the transaction.[3]

Products[edit]

Blue Microphones designs and manufactures condenser microphones, ribbon microphones, dynamic microphones, USB microphones, and headphones.

Studio[edit]

The company makes the Bottle Rocket Stage One, Bottle Rocket Stage Two and The Application Specific Series each with a proprietary sonic signature.

Consumer[edit]

Blue Microphones designs and manufactures USB microphones, including Yeti, Snowball and Spark Digital. The Spark Digital was the first studio-grade condenser microphone to combine USB and iOS connectivity.[4] The Yeti was the first THX certified microphone.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • Electronic Musician 2000 Editor’s Choice Microphone of the Year - Blueberry condenser microphone
  • RetailVision 2009 Best Hardware peripheral - Mikey and Eyeball 2.0[6]
  • BeatWeek (formerly iProng) Best in Show 2009, 2010[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan Olivarez-Giles (2009-07-21). "Blue Microphones turns up the volume". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ Music Inc Magazine (2009-10-20). "Transom Capital Acquires Blue Microphones". Music Inc Magazine. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/transom-capital-group-completes-sale-of-blue-microphones-216603951.html
  4. ^ Lester, Ahren. "NAMM 2012: Blue Microphones unveils new Spark Digital mic". Audio Pro International. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blue Microphones Yeti USB Mic". Reviews.CNET.com. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  6. ^ "RetailVision Europe 2009". RetailVision. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Best of Show CES: Blue Mikey 2". BeatWeek. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 

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