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Blue Microphones - ICICLE

  • Studio quality preamp
  • USB converter
  • Mic preamp
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The Icicle is a USB converter and microphone 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.

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.

  • newegg XLR Microphone Converter With simple setup, the Icicle makes your XLR microphone a USB compliant one to get best sound quality and computer connectivity together.
  • newegg Built-in Microphone Preamplifier The Icicle features a studio quality microphone preamp to enhance your microphone.
  • newegg Condenser Microphone Compliant 48V phantom power supplied, the Icicle is ready for condenser microphones.

Learn more about the Blue Microphones Icicle

Model

Brand
Blue Microphones
Model
Icicle

SPEC

Connector
USB
Specification
System Requirements
Windows: Vista or XP; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)
Macintosh: Mac OSX; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)

Features

Features
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.

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.

Plug and Record - No Special Drivers Required

Built-in Studio Quality USB Microphone Preamp

Supplies 48V Phantom Power for Condenser Mics

Fully Balanced Low Noise Analog Front End

Analog Level Control

Phantom Power Active Light

Quick Info


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  • Edward S.
  • 1/23/2011 6:47:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Versatile

Pros: I bought this originally for quick digital recording. I had a single SM81 hooked in and recording some drum tracks, some acoustical guitar, etc, it worked exactly as advertised. I later ran a mixer to it for some live digital recording. To this day, it records every church service, over a year later.

Cons: Plastic construction, so be careful with placement.

Other Thoughts: This is for simple digital recording. If you already have a mixer, and want to simple record some audio for posting on the net, or even amateur live CDs, this is your interface.

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  • ted e.
  • 12/13/2009 11:41:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood but with limitations

Pros: The main reason why I bought this is because I wanted a convenient solid connection, with no fuss messing around with bad wires. At first, there was a little bit of "computer thinking" noise in the audio. It eventually disappeared with use. It's great for narrating videos, audio chats, or using Rosetta Stone.

Cons: I would give this unit a higher score if it was more flexible. You can only plug in a condenser microphone. The manufacture once said you can plug in a dynamic, but later they changed their minds. Before purchase, I thought I could hook up a pre-amp to it, so I could run an instrument cable through the device to record a few quick song ideas. That doesn't work. In fact I think it broke my pre-amp.

Other Thoughts: Use an xlr cable in between your condenser microphone and the Blue Icicle. The silver circle that says "blue" is a knob and it controls the volume. I only plug the unit in when I use it and I unplug it when it's not in use. I don't recommend this as a solution to record songs. I have a multi-track recorder for song recording.

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  • rico N.
  • 12/1/2009 5:37:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt was fun while it lasted...

Pros: It sounded great, sounded great with any of my microphones. I never had a problem until today.

Cons: It fried inside, it isn't recognized through any of my computers anymore. None of my windows based computer, my desktop, my laptops (I tried 2 different laptops, and MSi laptop, and a Dell laptop) OR my Mac Book pro...

it feels like its made out of the cheapest plastic in the world.

Other Thoughts: I wish it would have lasted longer.

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