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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Max SPL||134 dB SPL (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)|
|Output Impedance||50 ohms|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||83.2dB A weighted|
|Low Cut Filter||100Hz|
|Power Source||48V phantom power|
|Dimensions||8.75" x 2"|
|Included Accessories||Shockmount, Wooden Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BABYBOTTLESL|