Blue Microphones (Blue) today announces its collaboration with UK-based Online Music Awards 2012 (www.onlinemusicawards.org), which provide unsigned artists with the opportunity to showcase their talents to a global audience and win some prizes in the process. Blue is sponsoring the Best Urban Act category and will be providing a Yeti - professional-quality USB microphone - to each category winner.
The Online Music Awards launched in 2010 and are the world's first and only online-based awards. Seeking out the best, unsigned artists, the Awards attract a global audience of musicians, fans and industry leaders from a wide range of musical genres.
A panel of industry experts will spend hours listening to each and every nomination and choose the top five acts in each category (Best Rock Act, Best Pop Act, Best Dance Act, Best International Unsigned Act, Best Music Video and Best Urban Act) based on originality, presentation, lyrics, arrangement, musicality and vocals. Once the judges have chosen the top five, the general public gets to vote. The acts with the most votes win.
As part of the sponsorship, Blue is giving each category winner the prize of a Yeti - an advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone. The ultimate tool for recording professional-quality audio directly to a computer, Yeti can capture any sound with the ease and clarity unheard of in a USB microphone. Yeti combines three capsules and four different pattern settings (stereo, omni, cardioid, and bi-directional) giving artists incredible versatility to produce studio-quality recordings in a wide range of situations - i.e. vocals, live or event recording, instruments, groups, duets and more. Additional features include a zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring, adjustable microphone gain control, and a mute button.
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones designs and produces an extensive line of award-winning microphones and recording tools for audio professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, and headquartered in Southern California, Blue continues a lengthy tradition of innovative, cutting-edge design and astounding performance. Named one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine in both 2011 and 2010, Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue's flagship recording tool, the Bottle, to the enCORE line of professional live mics, to Mikey iPhone mic, Blue has just the tool to capture creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at www.bluemic.com.