Countdown to NAMM 2011: Blue Microphones Reactor Multipattern Mic

Jan 12, 2011 3:22 PM

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As the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim approaches, we’re offering Mix readers exclusive sneak peaks of some of the new products debuting at the show.

Blue Microphones announces Reactor ($499 MSRP), a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that combines large-format capsule technology with an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Featuring Blue’s premium condenser capsule and proprietary preamp circuit, Reactor allows for noiseless live switching between the three distinct patterns (cardioid, omni or bi-directional).

“Reactor takes microphone technology and design to the next level, combining Blue’s high-quality sound capture with intuitive pattern switching and physical microphone design,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “With Reactor, we are excited to offer multiple patterns and high-end audio capture to a wider audience, along with making multiple mic setups more accessible.”

Drawing from the design of Blue’s renowned B6 capsule, Reactor’s capsule technology delivers a full sonic signature with a detailed top end, a textured midrange and a full bottom end. With noiseless, live pattern switching, Reactor’s sound can be tuned to specific uses such as full and present vocals, warm guitar acoustics, even capturing the room frequencies of drums. Like all of Blue’s studio mics, Reactor employs fully discrete, Class-A solid-state components for high-quality, professional recording performance.

Featuring an innovative swiveling design, Reactor’s capsule head rotates fluidly across a 90-degree range, with resistance to hold the head in a precise position. 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.

Available this spring, Reactor comes with a coordinated carrying case for protection and storage, along with a shock-mount and custom pop filter.

Visit Blue Microphones during NAMM at booth #6428.

Find out more about Blue Microphones' Reactor.






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