Blue Microphones Debuts Sexy ‘Reactor’ Mic

Jan 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

From the 2011 NAMM Show: Blue Microphones has given a sneak peek at its new Reactor mic, which is coming to market this spring. A multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser microphone, the Reactor “pushes the envelope” of microphone design in its functional versatility, sound and aesthetics.

Reactor combines Blue’s large-format capsule technology with an innovative approach to professional multi-pattern flexibility in this microphone. Reactor unites an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Featuring Blue’s premium condenser capsule and proprietary pre-amp circuit, Reactor allows for noiseless live switching between the three distinct patterns (cardioid, omni or bi-directional).

The noiseless, live pattern switching capabilities allow the Reactor microphone’s sound to be tuned to specific uses such as full and present vocals, warm guitar acoustics, even capturing the room frequencies of drums.

Featuring an innovative swiveling design, Reactor’s capsule head rotates fluidly across a 90 degree range. Facilitating ease-of-use in multiple mic setups such as Mid/Side or X-Y recording, Reactor’s swivel head allows for accuracy and fine-tuning of setup geometry and microphone tone. Reactor’s recording pattern selection features a LED-backlit pattern indicators and a unique magnifying optic.

Reactor comes with a coordinated carrying case for protection and storage, along with a custom-tailored shock mount. A custom pop filter will complete the recording experience. The suggested retail price for Reactor is $499, which is expected in stores Spring 2011.

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