Blue Raspberry USB mobile mic (announcement)

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Blue has released it’s Raspberry USB mobile microphone in Australia. It offers smartphone users near professional studio results for voice and instruments.

Blue Raspberry is a premium mobile USB and iOS microphone that delivers professional studio-quality audio.

It is ideal for podcasts, on-location interviews, live streams, voice-overs, YouTube, Skype and music. Raspberry enables users to create incredible recordings beyond the constraints of a desktop studio.

Building on Blue’s studio heritage, Raspberry features original microphone technology and new patent-pending internal acoustics. It provides clear, focused sound that’s like having a portable vocal studio in the palm of your hand.

The versatile condenser capsule sounds great up close or at a tabletop distance – no need to worry about mic placement.

“Raspberry is the ultimate microphone for modern creators looking to extend their recording capabilities beyond the desktop studio,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue.

Recording on-the-go means setting up at a host of different locations, including while travelling interstate or overseas for business or personal purposes. An integrated removable and collapsible stand makes transportation easy.

Raspberry provides several features to maintain pristine sound anywhere

  • Internal Acoustic Diffuser (IAD). New, patent pending, like the acoustical treatments found in professional studios and world-class concert halls. Focuses on the voice or instrument and minimises environmental sounds by diffusing noise and reflections.
  • 24-bit, 48kHz
  • Cardioid unidirectional (one direction) sound recording
  • ¼” screw mount hole and integrated Stand: Minimizes contact with the desktop and isolates the microphone from vibrations and noise that can ruin a recording as well as for extra protection and easy transport.
  • Plug-and-Play: Making it easy to set up and start creating with compatibility for any recording app, operation for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows.
  • Onboard Professional Controls: Includes a headphone jack and built-in volume control for effortless live monitoring, along with microphone gain (sensitivity) and mute.
  • Soft-suede carrying pouch for worry-free transport between recording locations and USB and lightning cables.

Price and availability

A$329.95 from JB Hi-Fi and online

GadgetGuy has reviewed the Blue Yeti here. It is an amazing USB desktop mic with four recording patterns.