Blue Microphones Icicle

Compact USB Audio Interface with 1 Microphone Preamplifier, 48V Phantom Power, 16-bit/44.1kHz Resolution, and Plug-and-play Compatibility - Mac/PC
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A No-fuss Solution for Computer Recording!

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.

Blue Icicle at a Glance:
  • Microphone preamplifier and audio interface in one
  • USB plug-and-play simplicity for Mac and PC

Microphone preamplifier and audio interface in one
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.

USB plug-and-play simplicity for Mac and PC
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.

Blue Icicle Features:
  • 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
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution
  • Power Consumption: 200mA (from USB bus)
Requirements for Mac OS X:
  • Mac OS X; USB 1.0 or 2.0
  • 64 MB RAM minimum
Requirements for Windows:
  • Windows XP Home Edition, XP Professional, Vista; USB 1.0 or 2.0
  • 64 MB RAM minimum
The Blue Icicle puts a high-quality microphone preamplifier and a USB interface into an ultra-small form factor!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Icicle User Manual
New In Stock at Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 2.0
Form Factor Inline
Simultaneous I/O 1 x 0
Number of Preamps 1
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR (Mic)
Bus Powered Yes
Manufacturer Part Number ICICLE

Customer Reviews

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This product is very very good. Well wirth it.

This product rocks. I used to for a live remote when all of my equipment died. I also used to to record something in my home studio just to test it out. The noise is clean sounding to my ear and the product is well worth the price.
Music background: student, sound ingineer, singer, arranger

Excellent Interface - I highly recommend it

I have used an Apogee Duet exclusively before trying this Icicle. Obviously the Duet is in another class, but coming from that experience, I was blown away by the quality and functionality of this little interface. At the price they are definitely a steal.
Music background: Producer

Works Perfectly, Adjustibility is Great

The attractive in-line design and variable gain make this a keeper. The gain adjustment stays put despite dragging around the floor. Suits my miced amp requirement perfectly.
Music background: Gigging Hobbyist


Does exactly what I need it to do. Compact and easy to use. I wasn't blown away because the only draw-back is the plastic construction. But to have everything I need in a small package this really works for me.
Music background: Pro Musicain - Sound Guy


Sorry about my english, but i try, well i received my icicle yesterday, and i tried with my mac recording with audacity, and with my laptop recording with sound forge8 any problems with my other ldc mics (blue bluebird, akg perception 220, akg c3000, behringer c1 and my lovely neumann u87) but with the rode nt1-a i have a lot of noise and clicks and pops, the blue lights in the icicle turns white, i suposed that the icicle dont have enough power for that mic, if you have a rode nt1-a the icicle is not for you, but with another mics the icicle works really good, no noises,hums or things like that and the gain knob works really really great with a extraordinary quality, i wiil use my icicle for interviews for broadcast, i recomend this item obviously not with the rode nt1-a. peace
Music background: radio announcer, radio post production engineer
See also: USB Interfaces, Blue Microphones, Blue Microphones USB Audio Interfaces