SOURCE: Liquipel


March 09, 2012 07:00 ET

Germ-Free Mics: Liquipel, Blue Microphones Road Test Antibacterial Sound Equipment at SXSW

Liquipel Recommended by Blue Microphones at SXSW 2012's Startup Debut

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 9, 2012) - Liquipel, the breakthrough company of CES 2012 and an Edison Awards 2012 top finalist for its patent-pending process that waterproofs smartphones and other electronic devices, is excited to have the full recommendation of Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, as a solution for artists to create waterproof and bacteria-free microphones. This recommendation from Blue Microphones is backed by over 20 years of experience in creating high-end studio microphones, live microphones and USB mics for musical talents ranging from Janelle Monae to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. For SXSW 2012's Startup Debut on Saturday, March 10, 6-10 p.m. at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 320 E. 2nd St., Liquipel will treat several of Blue Microphones' enCORE series of performance microphones for safe use on multiple stages by hundreds of artists.

"Our essentially invisible treatment is super-hydrophobic, so once treated, it's impossible for bacteria to stay on the microphone," said Danny McPhail, founder and co-president, describing the non-toxic process that coats devices' interiors and exteriors while not affecting the look, feel or performance.

Artists understand that microphones are subject to moisture from breathing, shouting, proximity, sneezes and saliva. Not knowing who performed on the mic before you, along with being handled by dirty hands, makes them a prime breeding ground for bacteria that creates potential health problems for performers in the form of colds, coughs and sore throats. As well, the bacterial growth can even accumulate to the point it affects the microphone's performance.

"This protective process is a fantastic antibacterial solution, not only for the mics in our own studio, but for our customers and the hundreds of artists with whom we work, who tour and record across the country," said Tyler Barth, vice president of business development and entertainment relations for Blue Microphones. "Artists no longer need to worry about accidental spills during concerts or at nightclubs, and studios can now offer their clients an extra degree of reassurance with germ-free mics. Additionally, and most importantly, there has been zero loss in quality reported by our engineers after numerous tests."

Using the latest advancements in nano-coating, Liquipel's patented equipment and patent-pending process creates a liquid-repellent coating that is 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but will last the life of the device. As opposed to other similar companies, Liquipel's process is virtually invisible and undetectable.

About Liquipel
Liquipel has developed a unique process to waterproof everything electronic, as reported by more than 300 outlets around the world, including: ABC, the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, CNET, Forbes, Fox News, Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, the New York Daily News, Scientific American and Yahoo, just to name a few. For more information and videos, please visit Liquipel's website at To contact Liquipel World Licensing, LLC, email Sam Winkler at or Marvin Winker at For marketing and entertainment, email Jason Winkler at

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 your creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at