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Blue Baby Bottle SL Studio Condenser Microphone

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Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Highpass Filter and -20dB Pad
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The Blue Baby Bottle SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone imbues richly present midrange, smooth top end, and neutral bottom into whatever you put it in front of. Capture warm vocals, lend presence to electric guitars, and add richness to acoustic guitars. Reproduce every punchy detail of a drum. The Baby Bottle SL also performs admirably on string, brass, and reed instruments. A highpass filter reduces mud and rumble, while a -20dB pad tackles loud sources with ease. An excellent workhorse mic for any studio, the Blue Baby Bottle SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone furnishes you with classic sound and unbelievable versatility.

Handcrafted diaphragm ensures incredible performance

Featuring a pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone, the Baby Bottle SL employs an edge-terminated, single-membrane large diaphragm capsule. For this handcrafted diaphragm, Blue selected a 6-micron mylar film, sputtered with a mixture of pure gold and aluminum. Enclosed within a spherical grill, the side-address capsule can be positioned in the smallest of spaces.

    Discrete components furnish crystal-clear sound

    The Blue Baby Bottle SL's electronics are Class A discrete, with a transformerless output. There are no integrated circuits in its signal path. In plain English, this means that the sound that arrives at the diaphragm is transduced (converted to electrical energy) as accurately as possible, with minimal coloration.

    Imbue your recordings with vintage warmth and clarity

    The Baby Bottle SL's overall sonic character is neutral and especially rich in midrange response. This makes it an ideal microphone for recording vocals, drums, electric guitar and most acoustic instruments, including "difficult" sources like saxophones, flutes, and stringed instruments. In addition, the Baby Bottle has extremely low self-noise specs, coupled with an exceptionally high output level.

    Highpass filter and -20dB pad offer amazing versatility

    Air conditioner rumble, low-frequency vibrations, and wind noise are detrimental to your recordings. The Blue Baby Bottle SL's highpass filter takes care of these issues, resulting in clean-sounding tracks. And if you're recording a loud source like a drum or guitar cabinet, switch on the -20dB pad and enjoy a clear, distortion-free recording. At Music Experience, we've found that the Baby Bottle SL is versatile enough to capture anything with excellent results. It's a true workhorse.

    What's it for?

    • Vocals: Vocalists LOVE singing into unique and impressive microphones like the Baby Bottle SL! Put it in front of any singer and you're guaranteed an inspirational performance.
    • Electric Guitar: Because of its full midrange response, the Baby Bottle SL is an excellent mic for clean or distorted amps. Orient the capsule toward the center of the speaker to capture more highs, or toward the edge of the cone for a fuller sound.
    • Acoustic Guitar: Large-diaphragm mics require careful placement when used on acoustic guitar, but the Baby Bottle SL's rich tone and hot output are well-suited to the job.
    • Strings: Because of its high output, natural highs, and abundant mids, the Baby Bottle SL is an excellent choice for miking all members of the bowed string family.
    • Drums: The Baby Bottle SL's slim profile and fast transient response offer numerous advantages when recording drums.
    • Saxophones, Flutes, and Reeds: The smooth, natural high-end response of the Baby Bottle SL makes it an ideal choice for miking saxophones and other wind instruments.

    What Blue Says...

    Baby Bottle SL is a cardioid condenser microphone that delivers classic sound and incredible versatility. With a richly present midrange, smooth top end, and neutral bottom, Baby Bottle SL is reminiscent of the world’s finest vintage microphones. Featuring a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Baby Bottle SL excels at adding a rich, classic vibe to nearly any sound source.

    Behind The Mic

    Building on the success of the original Baby Bottle, the SL model features refined sonics, a new streamlined build and versatile switches to capture the true character of your voice and bring classic mojo to acoustic guitars and other instruments. Baby Bottle SL is designed from top to bottom to inspire unforgettable performances.

    Inside The Sound

    The soul and swagger of Baby Bottle SL all starts with Blue’s proprietary, hand-tuned capsule. The robust, gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm features a machined brass backplate design that creates the signature warmth and presence Baby Bottle SL is known for. And custom Class-A discreet circuitry makes it the quietest mic in its class.

    Flip The Switch

    Baby Bottle SL features a new switchable 100 Hz high-pass filter and -20dB pad to keep your sound pure regardless of vocal type, instrument or environment. Whether recording belting vocalists, loud guitar amps, drums and brass or capturing delicate vocals, strings or piano, Baby Bottle SL has the versatility to capture timeless tracks.

    Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

    • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone with classic sonic signature
    • Up-front sound with richly present midrange, smooth top end, and neutral bottom
    • Hand-tuned diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate and transparent sound
    • High output and detailed frequency response captures delicate sources beautifully
    • Highpass filter reduces mud and rumble and -20dB pad tackles loud sources
    • Includes shockmount and protective wood box

              Microphone Type Condenser
              Polar Pattern Cardioid
              Diaphragm Size Large
              Frequency Range 20Hz-20kHz
              Max SPL 134 dB SPL (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
              Output Impedance 50 ohms
              Sensitivity 39.8mV/Pa
              Signal to Noise Ratio 83.2dB A weighted
              Low Cut Filter 100Hz
              Pads -20dB
              Color Black body
              Connector XLR
              Power Source 48V phantom power
              Dimensions 8.75" x 2"
              Weight 0.9 lbs.
              Included Accessories Shockmount, Wooden Case
              Manufacturer Part Number BABYBOTTLESL