At NAMM 2011, Blue Microphones announced Reactor, a multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser microphone that pushes the envelope of modern microphone design. Featuring Blue’s premium condenser capsule and proprietary pre-amp, Reactor allows for noiseless live switching between three distinct patterns (cardioid, omni or bi-directional).
Reactor unites an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for perfect positioning. Like all of Blue’s professional studio microphones, Reactor employs fully discrete, Class-A solid state components for high-quality professional recording. A custom designed shockmount and pop filter will complete the recording experience of Reactor. Availability and price TBD. Full press release available upon request.
Blue Microphones also showcased Yeti Pro, the world’s first USB microphone combining 24 bit/192 kHz recording resolution, the highest digital resolution on the market, with analog XLR output. Yeti Pro features Blue’s custom condenser capsules set in a proprietary triple array, providing the flexibility of four recording patterns (cardioid, omni, stereo, bi-directional) for studio or desktop recording.
Like the No.1-selling Yeti, Yeti Pro maintains the zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring, adjustable microphone gain control and a mute button. For analog recording, Yeti Pro also includes an XLR stereo breakout cable for analog equipment. Yeti Pro, MSRP $249, is available now.