Blue Microphones (Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, LLC) can be an American audio tracks production company owned by Logitech that designs and produces microphones, headphones, recording tools, signal processors, and music accessories for music professionals, musicians and consumers.
BLUE Microphones was founded in 1995 by American session musician Skipper Wise and Latvian recording engineer Mārtiņš Saulespurēns. The business’s name means for Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics. The business is headquartered in Westlake Village, California, USA.
With a nudge from Apple Inc., the Westlake Village company created a low-cost condenser microphone called the Snowball for use with music recording software. That microphone became favored by aspiring pro musicians and dedicated hobbyists instead of renting amount of time in a recording studio.
In 2008, Skipper and Martins sold BLUE Microphones to Transom Capital, an exclusive Equity firm from Southern California.
In 2013, The Riverside Company acquired BLUE Microphones from Transom Capital. Intrepid Investment Bankers advised BLUE Microphones in the transaction.
In July 2018, Logitech announced plans to obtain Blue Microphones for $117 million USD.