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Blue Baby Bottle Studio Condenser Microphone with Case

With a detailed midrange presence and smooth top end, the Baby Bottle condenser shines on vocals, guitar cabinets, and hard-to-mic instruments like violins. (39) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Modeled after Blue's famous Bottle microphone, but at a much more palatable price, the Blue Baby Bottle takes the quality and style that Blue is known for and boils it down into one truly versatile large-diaphragm cardioid condenser.

"Versatile" means this Baby is a "do-it-all" microphone. Yes, the Baby Bottle delivers a killer up-front character that's fantastic on lead vocals. But thanks to its neutral, accurate top end, the Baby Bottle is also your secret weapon for miking up hard-to-capture instruments like violins, flutes, and even 12-string guitars. As you'd expect from a name like Blue, the Baby Bottle comes in a gorgeous wooden box with its own custom shock mount and pop filter.

Enhance the Vocal Midrange

Condenser mics with an overly-bright, hyped high end can make vocals and voiceover sound too strident -- and they can make violins and flutes sound downright harsh. Have you ever found yourself leaning on a de-esser to round the edge off a hissy vocal? Go for a more natural sound with the smoother, softer, slightly darker top end of the Baby Bottle condenser. Thanks to a gentle high-frequency roll-off that starts around 5-6 kHz, the Baby captures less air, allowing the midrange -- where the "real" sound of the source lives -- to come to the forefront. The Baby Bottle delivers an up-front, present sound that enhances the "meat" of vocals without hyping the highs.

This Baby Shines on Guitar Amps and More

Natural, neutral sound is the name of the game with the Baby Bottle microphone. If your source sounds nice in real life, then the Blue Baby Bottle can "bottle" that sound, taking a very accurate snapshot of midrange-heavy sources like electric guitar amps, strings, and saxophones. The Baby Bottle's detailed midrange makes it a great choice for miking up guitar cabinets: just angle the capsule toward the center of the cone to pick up more highs, or toward the edge of the speaker to capture more low end. Truly a "do-everything" microphone, the Baby Bottle is a useful tool for capturing the midrange intricacies of sources like acoustic bass, 12-string guitar, or delicate vocals. If you record a lot of different sources, you'll want to try this mic on all of them.

Blue's the Name, Transparent is the Game

The Baby Bottle may say "Blue," but its sound is uncolored. From the gold-sputtered single-membrane large-diaphragm capsule, to the class A discrete electronics and transformerless output, Blue Microphones selected each and every part of this solid-state condenser microphone to deliver minimal coloration. In the real world, all this means you get a microphone with remarkably low self-noise and remarkably high output. If you find that the preamps on your audio interface get noticeably noisy as you crank them up, try this microphone on for size -- you'll love how the Baby Bottle's hot signal lets you capture a clean sound without driving your preamp gain as hard.

Features:

- Solid-state large-diaphragm condenser
- Fixed cardioid pickup pattern
- Detailed midrange and smooth, neutral top end
- Very accurate, uncolored sound with low self-noise
- 20 Hz - 20 kHz frequency response
- Discrete Class-A circuitry with transformerless output
- Excellent multi-purpose mic on vocals and midrange-heavy instruments
- Includes wooden box, custom shock mount, and pop filter

With its neutral, accurate top end and rich midrange presence, the Baby Bottle is truly a "go-to" microphone for vocals and guitar amps -- not to mention tough-to-record sources like violins, flutes and saxophone. And with its stunning Blue styling, this Baby looks like it costs twice as much as it does. Add some versatility to your mic collection with this remarkably accurate microphone.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of BLUE products.
- Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure gradient
- Directional pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity at 1kHz into 2.5 kohms: 33.5mV/Pa
- Rated Impedance: 50 ohms
- Rated Load Impedance: Not more than 5.5dB
- Max. Output (1% THD) into 2.5 kohms: 12dBV - 3.1V
- Max. SPL (0.5% THD) into 2.5 kohms: 133dB
- Dynamic range (2.5 kohm load): 128dB
- Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): 48V phantom (35V min.)
- Current Drain (Typical ai 48V): 1.8mA
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-879-5200

Product Description

The Blue Baby Bottle is a unique, affordable, discrete Class A condenser microphone featuring a gold-sputtered capsule with a cardioid pattern.
The Baby Bottle is ideal for recording vocals, percussion, or any acoustic instruments.

Each and every part of this solid-state, class A discrete condenser has been hand selected to ensure nothing short of a stellar performance. In the tradition of our award-winning microphones, the Baby Bottle employs the styling, attention to detail, and hand-crafted quality for which BLUE has become famous. The Baby Bottle comes nestled inside a velvet pouch protected by a beautiful cherry wood box, and includes a custom shockmount and pop filter. The Baby requires 48V phantom power to operate.
Customer Reviews
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Sound: First off, as another review stated, this mic is hot. It is also remarkably quiet. Crank the gain up and you won't know it's there until you breathe. It's sound is a "what goes in is what comes out" so if you are looking for color, this isn't it. I find that to be quite helpful in that I use this mic for male vocals in many different singing styles. The sound plays nice with whatever chain I need to use to fit the genre. It can be driven VERY hard without any complaints allowing for a wide range of applications this can mic. I also personally find I don't have to be constantly aware of my recording proximity when recording vocals that swing from subdued to belting. All in all there are plenty of mics that sound better for certain applications, but none that give you a decent sound on everything you put it in front of. Feature: Did not fit some of my shock mounts. Also, the pop filter, although interesting looking seeing as its not much bigger than the capsule, could have been a tad bigger as its not effective against extreme plosives. I have purchased Blue's rectangular pop filter which works as expected and quite frankly looks wicked. Is it worth the extra money? It's a pretty mic so why not? Ease of Use: Plug and play. Although due to how hot it is, not having to drive equipment as hard down the chain keeps the signal very clean. If your pre groans at you when you ask it do some work with other mics, this will take some of the load off. Quality: Although it looks like the capsule might just roll off on its own, it's a very solid mic. I don't feel the need to be ginger with it. Heavy, thick walls, nice machining and finish. No blemishes noted from the factory. I have been using it for about 8 months now and I have had no issues at all with it. Value: It's worth more. Period. For the sound, it would be an "average mic" if they had slapped an $800 tag on it but nobody would for a second say the mic didn't hang with others in that range. Manufacturer Support: I have not personally but the gentleman that I ordered it through called them while I was there to get some more detail on the frequency response. He got through on the first call, and in that time they transferred him to an engineer on the floor who answered my question thoroughly. The Wow Factor: I mean look at it. It's fun to look at. Overall: Excellent mic for the money.
Style of Music: Rock, alternative, folk, S/S, soft rock, country, pop
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Sound: Update: Not only have I used it on vocals, but violin and mandolin as well. It sounded great on all of these. The singer I had in here commented that he really liked the way this mic sounds. I gotta agree, this mic does many things well. Feature: Came with shock mount and pop filter. Quality: It is really well made. Value: Can't go wrong for the money. Manufacturer Support: Dunno, haven't needed it. Overall: For what this costs, you can't beat it. I am overjoyed at this mics versatility. www.flamethrowerstudios.com
Style of Music: PunkRock
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