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Blue Bluebird 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 Bluebird SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone captures every nuance of your sound. With high-frequency clarity, smooth mid frequencies, and rich lows, your tracks will sound better than ever. Record electric guitars with presence and acoustic guitars with incredible detail. Throw up a pair and capture the full power of a drum kit. The Bluebird SL offers excellent off-axis rejection, thanks to its unusually tight cardioid polar pattern. A highpass filter minimizes mud and rumble, while a -20dB pad effectively handles loud sources. An excellent workhorse mic for any studio, the Blue Bluebird SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone delivers accurate presence and transparency for any voice or instrument.

Hand-tuned and tested to Blue Microphones extreme standards

Music Experience Sales Engineers love selling Blue Bluebird SL microphones to their customers because of the extremely high testing standards Blue Microphones puts these remarkable mics through. So, you'll get a microphone that an actual human being has certified to meet a high quality standard — not some straight-off-the-factory-line mic that might not measure up. If you don't want to gamble on quality, then the Blue Bluebird SL is an excellent choice for you.

    Discrete Class A circuitry provides balanced sound for any source

    By using discrete Class A circuitry, the Blue Bluebird SL offers you high output and a frequency response that flatters most sound sources, from vocals to acoustic and electric instruments. Its detailed midrange makes most vocals stand out in the mix and accentuates the warmer qualities in brass and higher stringed instruments. Its rich low end and clear presence is excellent for acoustic guitars, close-miked percussion, and amplifiers. And with its affordable price, you can easily pick up a pair of Bluebirds to capture drum overheads and acoustic pianos in their full splendor.

    Highpass filter and -20dB pad offer amazing versatility

    Air conditioner rumble, low-frequency vibrations, and wind noise are detrimental to your recordings. The Blue Bluebird 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. The Bluebird 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 Bluebird SL. Put it in front of any singer and you're guaranteed an inspirational performance.
    • Electric Guitar: Because of its clear presence, the Bluebird 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 warmer sound.
    • Acoustic Guitar: Large-diaphragm mics require careful placement when used on acoustic guitar, but the Bluebird SL's rich tone and hot output are well-suited to the job.
    • Strings: Because of its high output, upper clarity, and smooth yet detailed mids, the Bluebird SL is an excellent choice for miking all members of the bowed string family.
    • Drums: The Bluebird SL's tight polar pattern and fast transient response offer numerous advantages when recording drums.
    • Saxophones, Flutes, and Reeds: The extended high-end response of the Bluebird SL makes it an ideal choice for obtaining nice crisp results from saxophones and other wind instruments.

    What Blue Says...

    Bluebird SL delivers pristine, highly versatile sound that makes every detail of your performance come to life. With a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Bluebird SL is ideal for capturing standout vocal performances, expressing the true tone of guitars, piano and more with extended upper clarity, smooth mids and rich lows. Next stop, top-flight sound.

    Behind The Mic

    With the original Bluebird microphone, Blue set a new standard for modern recording mics. Bluebird SL advances that legacy with refined sonics and versatile switches to capture exceptionally clear and powerful sound that makes ears perk up and listen. Add in an updated design to inspire your best performances, and what you get is a best-selling Essential Series condenser mic.

    Inside The Sound

    Every component of Bluebird SL is specially designed to deliver modern, crystal-clear tone. The hand-built capsule utilizes a fine, gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm that delivers superior resonance at higher frequencies to help vocals cut through the mix. The sculpted rear backplate ensures balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum. And discreet Class-A circuitry maximizes the accuracy of your sound.

    Make The Switch

    Bluebird SL is a one-of-a-kind mic for every kind of performance. The new onboard switchable 100Hz high-pass filter and -20dB pad give you the flexibility to track a wide variety of sound sources with nuance and power. Use Bluebird SL to capture a singer’s unique vocal character in stunning detail, achieve full-frequency guitar recordings and more.

    Blue Bluebird SL Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

    • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone with modern sonic signature
    • Sweet sound with extended upper clarity, smooth mid frequencies, and rich lows
    • Hand-tuned diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate and transparent sound
    • High output and detailed frequency response captures delicate sources beautifully
    • Unusually tight cardioid polar pattern offers excellent off-axis rejection
    • 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 138 dB SPL (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
                Output Impedance 50 ohms
                Sensitivity 28.5mV/Pa
                Signal to Noise Ratio 82.3dB A weighted
                Low Cut Filter 100Hz
                Pads -20dB
                Color Blue body
                Connector XLR
                Power Source 48V phantom power
                Included Accessories Shockmount, Wooden Case
                Manufacturer Part Number BLUEBIRDSL