Blue Microphones

Blue Microphones ...

picture of product Welcome to the world of Blue Microphones. Founded in 1995 by Skipper Wise and Martins Saulespurens, Blue has grown from a desire to create a few hand-built mics for fellow musicians into a unique, multi-faceted audio company with a prestigious line of award-winning microphones and accessories. Headquartered in Westlake Village, California and with engineering and manufacturing facilities in Latvia, Blue Microphones continues to grow and lead the way with cutting-edge design and technological innovation in the field of recording. Current projects include the building of a state-of-the-art recording and training facility and capsule testing area located at company headquarters in Southern California.

The People Behind The Mic
Skipper Wise, President

Los Angeles native Skipper Wise was directly involved in over twenty-five major label releases as an internationally recognized recording artist, studio owner, and producer. He enjoys the distinction of having three number one albums on the American contemporary jazz charts along with two top-ten singles on the European pop charts. As a studio owner, Skipper oversaw the making of over one hundred albums from every conceivable genre. Known for his audiophile-quality recordings, it was only a logical progression that he founded and is now President of Blue Microphones, an internationally recognized industry leader in microphone design, manufacturing, and technology.
Martins Saulespurins, Director of Research and Development

For thirty years, Martins Saulespurens worked as Chief Sound and Technical Engineer at Music Academy in Riga, Latvia. During that time, he was well known for his excellent technical work, particularly in repairing and restoring vintage microphones. He met Skipper Wise in Amsterdam when Skipper was performing on the Dutch television show Countdown! The pair quickly recognized their mutual love for jazz and audiophile recordings. Martins traveled to Los Angeles to observe the recording process in the US and Blue was born when both he and Skipper recognized the need for affordable, high quality, user-friendly microphones. Martins holds a degree in electrical engineering from Rigas Politehniskais Instituts.