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Cardioid Condenser Studio Mic at only $299

Posted by RadioJinglesVIP on July 6, 2011 at 7:29 AM

You'd be really amazed to see this wonderful cardioid condenser studio mic land in your studio.

This according to an expert in microphones, Karl Winkler.

This large-diaphragm cardioid microphone condenser can do a wide range of uses from vocals to electric and acoustic guitars, close recording of drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns, strings, and anything where clear and crisp sound recording is a necessary.

It is packaged with a uniquely designed shock-mount  called the "BirdCage" and metal mesh pop filter called the "BirdNest"  for an all-in-one recording package.


• Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient

• Directional Pattern: Cardioid

• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz

• Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5 kohms): 27mV/Pa

• Rated Impedance: 50 ohms

• Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1 kohm

• Noise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 7.5dB

• Max Output (1% THD into 2.5 kohms): 12dBV = 3.1V

• Max SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5 kohms): 138dB

• Dynamic Range (2.5 kohm load): 130dB

• Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)

• Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 1.8mA


Blue Bluebird expert review by Karl Winkler


I’ve long had a great respect for Blue because they did something that no one else seemed to want to do: they made a unique-looking collection of microphones. Sure, many of their mics, including the Bluebird, are reminiscent of very old Neumann designs, but not even Neumann has made mics that look like these things for many decades. So while everyone else is copying the U87 look, Blue stands out. And they do it with style – their mics are powder-coated in interesting colors and finishes, and chrome abounds. In other words, they are eye candy in a category where most are lost in the conservative and traditional.


OK, so how does the bluebird sound? To me, it is a very “exciting” microphone with somewhat hyped highs and lows. In other words, certain things work with this mic and certain things don’t. But when they work, they really work. Voices sound huge, whether they be male or female. Drums sound powerful, and, well, huge. Acoustic guitars have a shimmer and depth that I’ve not heard from most other microphones. Sure, it’s not necessarily a neutral sound but it’s a very pleasing sound that tends to add a bit of spice to the mix. Considering the price of the Bluebird and that it comes complete with a shock mount and a pop screen, this package is hard to beat for the burgeoning studio.

Watch a video of Bluebird Microphone here -->

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