Logitech announced that it has agreed to acquire Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones for the past 20 years. Logitech said they love Blue and their products from the moment they discovered them, and are convinced that Logitech and Blue can do great things together.
CEO of Logitech, Bracken Darrell said: “Logitech’s acquisition of Blue Microphones will accelerate our entry into a growing market, and offers another way for us to help bring people’s passions (from music to blogging) to life. Joining with Blue is an adjacent opportunity for us – a new way to grow – with additional synergies relating to our existing gaming, PC webcam and audio categories. It’s exciting!”
Blue Microphones announced that Logitech has plans to acquire Blue Microphones. CEO of Blue Microphones, John Maier, said: “With Logitech’s vast resources and incredible reach, Blue will be on a much bigger stage from the beginning. The end result is fulfilling our ultimate purpose – helping as many of our users find and amplify their voice as we can!”
The announcement from Blue Microphones has some information about the deal. It says that “all of us” at Blue will keep creating cool stuff for professional musicians, gamers, podcasters, YouTubers, and streamers. It also says Logitech will help Blue conquer the world.
The Verge reported that Logitech announced that it is acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million. It is an all-cash transaction. The result will be that Blue and its products will join Logitech’s existing portfolio of brands.
Blue Microphones has introduced Satellite, a premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones with audiophile AMP. Satellite is part of Blue’s family of headphones.
For 20 years, the world’s greatest artists have used Blue in the studio. Now we’ve created a wireless over-ear headphone that lets you hear more of your favorite music, everywhere you go. Satellite combines legendary Blue sound quality with all-new patent pending active noise cancelling (ANC) technology to ensure you music is never compromised. Together with premium wireless technology and a built-in audiophile amp, Satellite is a new benchmark for the modern listening experience.
Satellite is the only wireless, noise-cancelling headphone that eliminates unwanted noise without compromising your music. Where traditional noise cancellation removes some of your music, Blue has a patent pending design that keeps your music safe on one pair of drivers while dedicating a separate pair to the ANC.
Patent pending 4-driver system featuring 2 custom 44mm ultra-responsive Blue dynamic drivers for audio and 2 dedicated 30mm drivers for ANC
Built-in audiophile amplifies for rich, dynamic and detailed sound
Highest quality Bluetooth wireless technology
Onboard controls for intuitive operation
Sophisticated design for superior performance, sound isolation and comfort
Foldable construction for easy portability and storage
Battery life: up to 24 hours with Bluetooth only or 8 hours with Bluetooth, ANC and Amp
Satellite continues to play music with included 3-meter audio cable even with no battery charge
Blue Microphones creates award-winning microphones for audio professionals, musicians, and consumers. They have introduced Compass, a premium broadcast boom arm. It is available now for $99.99 on the Blue Microphones website.
Compass is a premium broadcast boom arm with internal springs and built in cable management, ideal for broadcast applications like game streaming, podcasting, voice-over and more. With smooth, quiet operation and sophisticated on-camera looks, Compass is the perfect microphone boom arm for mics weighing up to 2.4 pounds, including Yeti and Blackout Spark SL.
Compass is great for people who stream on Twitch. Compass lets you put your mic where you want it, when you want it. Whether you adjust the boom to disappear on camera or feature it front and center with the mic, Compass fits perfectly into your game streaming or podcasting setup and will impress your audience.
Compass features a broadcast quality studio-grade design with enclosed aluminum construction, internal springs, and hidden-channel cable management. All friction hinges are hand-tightening – no need for any tools. Compass stays in place after being adjusted, and the robust C-clamp creates a solid connection with your desktop.
Boom Type: Extruded aluminum
Desktop Mount: C-clamp
Rotation: 360 degrees
Max Horizontal Reach: 32”
Max Weight Hold: 2.4lbs (including mic and shockmount)
Cable Management: Hidden-channel cable management
Threading: standard 5/8” threading, adaptor for 3/8” threading
Blue Microphones, creators of award-winning microphones for audio professionals, musicians, and consumers, has Black Friday deals. Their sales started November 24, 2017, and will continue through Monday, November 27, 2017.
Information about Blue’s Black Friday sales can most easily be found on their Twitter account. To make a purchase, you must visit the Blue Microphone’s website.
Assassin’s Creed Yeti Streamer Bundle
Includes a custom Assassin’s Creed Yeti microphone and the Assassin’s Creed: Origins video game.
On sale now for $109.99
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Yeti Streamer Bundle
Includes a Blackout Yeti microphone and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands video game.
On sale now for $109.99
Ninja’s In Pajamas Pro Streamer Bundle
Includes a Blackout Yeti microphone and Lola headphones
On sale now for $249.99
Ninja’s In Pajamas Ultimate Pro Streamer Bundle
Includes a Blackout Yeti microphone and Mo-Fi headphones
On sale now for $299.99
The world’s #1 USB Microphone that helps you produce studio-quality recordings every time
On sale now for $99.99
Studio-grade headphone that lets you hear your recordings with unmatched depth, clarity and power.
On sale now for $199.99
A wireless over-ear headphone that lets you hear more of your favorite music wherever you go that has patent pending noise cancelling (ANC) technology.
On sale now for $299.99
Blue Microphones has been creating some of the world’s most unique microphones and headphones for the past 20 years. Their products are used by musicians, music lovers, podcasters, and gamers. Right now, Blue is having a Free For All sale.
Blue’s Free For All Sale is a “buy one, get one free” sale on specific styles of microphones. This offer is available “while supplies last.” Visit the Blue website to see a list of participating dealers that sell the Blue microphones that are part of the sale.
Save up to $299.99 on select Blue Mics. For a limited time, you can buy a Hummingbird, enCORE 100i, enCORE 100, or enCORE 200 and get a second microphone of the same model for FREE! No mail-in rebate to worry about. Offer only available at authorized, participating dealers.
The enCORE 100 is a studio-grade dynamic microphone that is perfect for vocals. The hand-tuned capsule delivers renowned Blue studio sound. It has reinforced construction with heavy-duty metal-plated finish.
The enCORE 100i is a studio-grade dynamic instrument mic that brings Blue heritage to a versatile stage solution. It has a specially designed and tuned capsule with custom diaphragm, venting design, and coil windings, and a custom-tuned acoustic circuit with transformer. Its rugged construction with reinforced grille and integrated guard ring protect against drumstick hits.
The enCORE 200 is the world’s first studio-grade phantom powered active dynamic microphone. Its proprietary active dynamic capsule delivers amazing detail and clarity, even on loud stages.
The Hummingbird is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. It has a 180° rotating head for precise mic placement. Its cardioid condenser is based on the B1 capsule. The Hummingbird offers ultra-fast transient response an high-SPL handling for studio and stage.
Blue Microphones has introduced Raspberry Studio. It is the ultimate mobile recording system for vocals and instruments. Informed by Blue’s illustrious studio heritage, the Raspberry microphone delivers dramatic, studio-quality sound directly to your laptop or mobile device. You can purchase Raspberry Studio now for $219.99.
With custom recording software from PreSonus, advanced mastering software from iZotope, and a collection of quick start templates, Raspberry Studio makes it easy to produce professional recordings on the go. It includes custom templates for music, voice-overs and podcasts, and features automatic track setup and dialed-in sound for rich vocals and instruments.
The integrated stand and plug-and-play operation help you start creating immediately. Pristine 24-bit audio lets you record and stream professional projects. And the included soft-suede carrying pouch and compact form factor make it easy to move effortlessly between recording locations.
Raspberry Studio includes PreSonus Studio One Artist Blue Microphones Edition recording software, which gives you professional tools and intuitive workflow and helps you start recording fast. Stack multiple tracks of vocals and instruments and create fully produced songs.
Capture your voice for podcasts, voice-over projects or audio for YouTube videos. Edit your tracks on screen with ease, and even piece together multiple takes to sculpt the perfect vocal performance.
Raspberry Studio also comes with iZotope. It features professionally designed presets and simple macro controls to shape your sound. Use the intuitive controls and sophisticated audio processing tools to quickly get your mixes ready for radio and streaming.
Raspberry mobile USB and iOS microphone for voice and instruments
Patented Blue capsule circuitry for large-diaphragm clarity in a portable format
Internal Acoustic Diffuser (IAD) focuses vocals for any application
PreSonus Studio One Artist multi-track recording software
iZotope Ozone Elements mastering software
Custom quick-start templates for creating music, podcasting, and voice-overs on the go
Plug-and-play 24-bit/48kHz resolution with PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad
Blue is a company that makes great microphones with funny names. You’ve probably heard of their Yeti, Hummingbird, Mouse, Baby Bottle, and other varieties of microphone. The newest one is called Raspberry.
Raspberry is a very small microphone that is designed to help you get your best sound, no matter where you are. It is a vocal studio that fits into the palm of your hand, and is the ultimate mobile condenser microphone for voice and instruments. It gives you professional results.
Raspberry delivers dramatic, 24-bit studio-quality sound directly to your PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Raspberry’s new patent-pending Internal Acoustic Diffuser (IAD) design resembles treatments found in studios and concert halls, focusing your voice or instrument while minimizing the sound of the room.
The integrated stand and plug-and-play operation help you start creating immediately. Pristine 24-bit audio lets you record and stream professional projects. Connect your headphones right into Raspberry for real-time, no latency monitoring of your recording. And the included soft-suede carrying pouch and compact form factor make it easy to move effortlessly between recording locations.
Raspberry works with popular audio and video recording apps like: Garageband, Opinion podcasts, Spire recorder, MoviePro, and BandLab.