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Blue Microphones Icicle

Connect any mic to your PC!

Dolphin id:39634 Product SKU:987100051

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Connect any XLR microphone directly into your computer via USB!

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The Icicle is Blue’s new stylish USB converter and mic preamp combo that allows you to connect any XLR microphone directly into your computer via USB! The Icicle features a studio quality microphone preamp, 48V phantom power, fully balanced low noise front end, analog gain control, and driverless operation. Setup is a snap! The Icicle works with both dynamic and condenser microphones, providing high quality and hassle-free connectivity with Mac or PC. Whether you’re using a microphone for digital recording, podcasting, voice messaging, or voice recognition applications, the Icicle is the quick and easy way to get connected.

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Blue Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp Specifications:

  • Sample/Word: 44.1K/16 bit
  • Power Consumption: 200mA (from USB bus)

System Requirements:

  • Macintosh: Mac OSX with USB 1.0 or 2.0 and 64 MB RAM (minimum)
  • Windows: XP Home Edition, Professional or Vista with USB 1.0 or 2.0 and 64 MB RAM (minimum)

Blue Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp Features:

  • Works with Mac or PC computers
  • No Special Drivers Required
  • Studio Quality USB microphone preamp
  • Supplies 48V phantom power for . condenser microphones
  • Phantom power active light
  • Fully balanced low noise analog front end
  • Analog gain control
  • Blue Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp Includes:

Includes 6-ft USB cable

 

£ 50.00 Web price, inc VAT

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£41.67, VAT at 20.00%

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Blue Microphones Icicle Reviews

8/10

Got the Blues

The Icicle is a great little product that does a great job of upgrading XLR Mics for direct PC interfacing using USB. I use a Shure SM58 and an Audio-Technica AT2035 to record any and every sound I can find. Performance on both Dynamic and Condenser mic\\\'s is great but I have found some unwanted background noise while using a dynamic mic. Nothing some filtering won\\\'t cure and it\\\'s really not that bad. The Icicle is primarily designed for Phantom Powered mics, but this wasn\\\'t clear when I bought it. Sampling is at 44.1Khz and for most applications should be good enough. If you want the full 48Khz try the Shure X2u, but it is twice the price. My recording style is lo-fi samples and vocals and actually rough audio can be desirable, sometimes. I have two Icicles and have many times recorded guitar using both mics and a line 6 guitar port at the same time, talk about colour but the mix can be very full and open to some great alternative setups in a final mix.

The Icicle is a must for any Home studio or Mobile recording setup. It\\\'s simple to use and interfacing with recording software is a breeze. If you have several mics and want a versatile device that can be used with all your recording hardware, Blue\\\'s Icicle covers all bases but a sample rate 48Khz would be nice. Icicle Pro anyone?

Happy Audio

9/10

Icicle

Just want I needed for connecting my Rode NT2A to my laptop via USB. It works like a treat, just plug and play. Very happy and the customer service at Dolphin is excellent.

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6/10

ICICLE

This is a handy piece of equipment which is why I bought it. I have wanted a USB microphone for a while so I could quickly and easily record rough ideas but with this you get to choose which type of mike it is which helps and with t being 16bit a lot of that would be put down as demo can be used for the final piece. The only problems I have found is getting cubase to recognise this as an input and seems to have a high frequency in the background when the gain is turned up a lot. But this could be my proble to be honest.

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