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Blue Microphones - B5 Bottle Cap (Capsule Series)

Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm

THE PRESENCE OMNI

  • Sonic Character

    Unique compressed quality with accentuated low- and high-frequency response

  • Suggested Applications

    Perfect for instruments that need close miking or presence boosting to cut through the mix, such as acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, or other acoustic sources.

  • Inspiration

    B5 produces the massive sound of widely celebrated Eastern Block pressure omni tube mics. It features a contoured sound with an 8-9dB depression at 400hz.

The Big Omni.

The B4 represents our finest craftsmanship, evoking an ethereal quality sought after by producers and engineers alike. The Perspex sphere which houses our small diaphragm capsule, hand-built by BLUE engineers, is a unique design made popular in the 1950’s on the RCA Red Seal series recordings. For room sounds and ambient drum recording, nothing parallels the sound of this capsule.

The B4’s sweet highs are never harsh or strident, and the bass response below 120 Hz is unusually robust for an omnidirectional microphone. This capsule’s smooth presence lift conveys an extra measure of high end detail and focus, preventing distant sounds from becoming overly diffuse or “washed out”.

I call this the audiophile capsule; traditionally Perspex sphere microphones are highly regarded for distant miking of classical instruments and ensembles. And, along with the B0 and B2 capsules, the B4 offers maximum low-end pickup, ranking as a particularly useful and unique tool for studio recording.

Expect some ambient pickup of low end noise (air conditioning, rumble etc.), and 4 to 8 dB lower output relative to other capsules.

About Blue's Bottle Cap Capsules: The Bottle Caps are Blue's innovative system of nine interchangeable capsules, each offering the recordist a different tonal characteristic and pickup pattern. From airy highs to larger-than-life lows, the Bottle Caps capture anything from vocals to bass, wind instruments to horns — and everything in between with a level of detail and clarity found in only the most expensive and rare vintage classics.

The Bottle Caps work with Blue's Bottle, Bottle Rocket Stage Two, and Bottle Rocket Stage One mics, or any microphone with a foundation for interchangable capsules. Each capsule in the series is numbered from B0 to B8, and each has their own unique sound.

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