Blue's Icicle is a stylish microphone preamplifier and audio interface in one. With Icicle, you can connect any XLR microphone directly to your computer via USB - perfect for quickly recording a vocal take, using voice-recognition software applications, or for using as a complete podcasting solution. There's even phantom power onboard for your condensers. The Icicle boasts a fully balanced front end, analog gain control, and driverless operation for the ultimate in plug-and-play simplicity. Plus, it's so small, you can take Blue's Icicle anywhere for portable laptop recording.
The Blue Icicle is a handy tool to have around - not only is it a high-quality microphone preamplifier, but it's an audio interface as well. You can record any XLR microphone directly to your computer using Icicle - even condensers, thanks to its onboard 48V phantom power. A perfect solution for recording, podcasting, using aspeech-recognition software applications, and especially for mobile laptop recording, the Icicle connects to your computer via convenient USB and is small enough to bring anywhere.
Blue's Icicle requires no drivers to operate - just plug it in via USB and you're ready to go. It even works with both Mac and PC computers.
USB Microphone Preamplifier
Supplies 48V Phantom Power for condenser microphones
No special drivers required
Fully balanced low noise analog front end
Analog gain control
Phantom Power Active Light
Power Consumption: 200mA (from USB bus)
System Requirements Macintosh: Mac OSX; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)
System Requirements Windows: XP Home Edition, XP Professional, Vista; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)