Blue Microphones

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Blue Microphones
Private
GenreMusical Equipment
Founded1995
FoundersSkipper Wise, Martins Saulespurens
Headquarters,
U.S.
ProductsRecording equipment such as Microphones and Headphones.
ParentLogitech (pending)
Websitewww.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]

In July 2018, Logitech announced plans to acquire Blue Microphones for US$117 million.[4]

Products[edit]

BLUE Microphones designs and manufactures condenser microphones, ribbon microphones, dynamic microphones, USB microphones, microphone preamplifiers, microphone accessories 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.

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[5]
  • BeatWeek (formerly iProng) Best in Show 2009, 2010[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan Olivarez-Giles (July 21, 2009). "Blue Microphones turns up the volume". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "Transom Capital Acquires Blue Microphones". Music Inc Magazine. October 20, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Transom Capital Group Completes Sale of Blue Microphones". www.prnewswire.com.
  4. ^ Lawler, Richard (July 30, 2018). "Blue Microphones sells to Logitech for $117 million". Engadget. Oath Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "RetailVision Europe 2009". RetailVision. May 26, 2009. Archived from the original on January 23, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Best of Show CES: Blue Mikey 2". BeatWeek. January 9, 2009. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2010.

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