The Blue Raspberry – A Capable Microphone On The Go

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Design

9.0 /10

Build Quality

9.0 /10

Performance

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Compact
  • Great for Podcasts
  • Works on multiple devices

Cons

  • Price

Podcasting is increasingly becoming popular among internet users and Blue has tapped into this market by introducing its Raspberry microphone just for desktops and compatible machines. The new Blue Raspberry is smaller than its elder brother Yeti, but is more powerful. This is a new microphone powered by USB designed just for podcasters, songwriters and voice-over actors who have to record while they are on the go. By far, Raspberry is the most compact microphone in a retro package but with new technology.

Blue Raspberry Offers Powerful Recording Capabilities On The Go

If you are in the market for a small but powerful microphone that can best record instruments and voice, the Blue Raspberry is your best option. It can deliver 24-bit sound with studio-quality directly to your iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC. This tiny but powerful microphone also comes with an IAD or Internal Acoustic Diffuser which is still patent-pending. That means no other microphone has the same capability.

This new feature gives the Raspberry the power of focusing the recording on the instrument or the voice and minimizes the ambient sound coming from the room. It is what you will find in concert halls and recording studio setups. You can consider the Blue Raspberry as a portable vocal and instrumental studio that can fit in your hands but can deliver professional results while you are on the go.

Important Specs of Blue Raspberry

Here are some of the most important specifications of Blue Raspberry.

Mic Transducer typeElectret Condenser, 14 mm
PowerUSB or lightning connector
Polar PatternCardioid (unidirectional)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL (THD: 0.5 % 1 kHz
Adjustable Gain0 to +40dB
Impedance3 ohms
Weight272.3g
Dimensions46.75mm (L) x 58.5mm (W) x 147.5mm (H)

What Can The Internal Acoustic Diffuser Do?

The patent-pending IAD technology of Blue Raspberry enables it to deliver the acoustic diffusion that is present in recording studios and in concert halls. Blue has this capability built into the Raspberry so that it can reduce the boxy or ringy sound that is usually associated with recording audio that is outside of the professional and well-controlled studio environment. With this feature, this tiny microphone enables more focused and present sound recording that is crystal clear no matter what the limitations of the room are.

The Blue Raspberry is supplied with a lightning cable and a USB cable that is suitable for Mac and PC. To get the best performance, you should plug the Raspberry directly into the USB port of your machine and not through a USB hub. If you want to use the Raspberry for iPhones and iPads, just use the lightning cable. This microphone is also compatible with all the popular Android gadgets but you have to use an OTG cable, an accessory which is not included in Raspberry’s package.

What Are The System Requirements?

The Blue Raspberry will run if your PC or Mac has the following system capabilities:

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • USB 2.0 or the latest version
  • 64 MB RAM or higher

Macintosh

  • Mac OSX 10.7 or upgrades
  • USB 2.0 or the latest version
  • 64 MB RAM or higher

What Comes With The Raspberry?

The Raspberry package comes with an aluminum stand which is strong and of good quality. If you won’t use the mike for days or weeks, you can just fold up this stand for easy storage. You can also fold this stand while on you’re on the go. This keeps the whole mike assembly compact and sleek while you are traveling. The stand is also equipped with rubber feet enabling it to securely sit in place. These rubber feet can also act as a shock absorber.

Overall, a great little microphone that’s portable to boot.

Blue Raspberry Premium Mobile USB Microphone for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad (incl. Lightning cable)


Features: 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

New From: $219.99 USD In Stock

Post Author: Noeneel Sharma

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