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NAMM 2011: Blue Microphones Announces Reactor

January 12, 2011
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Blue Microphones announces Reactor, a multipattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone.

Drawing from the design of Blue's B6 capsule, Reactor's capsule technology delivers a full sonic signature with a detailed top end, texture mids, and a full bottom end. Reactor is built upon Blue's premium large-diaphragm, condenser capsule design, along with a custom pre-amp platform that provides low noise and distortion and silent switching between the cardioid, bidirectional, and omnidirectional patterns. 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 microphones, Reactor employs fully discrete Class-A solid-state components.

Featuring a 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, the mic's swivel head allows for accuracy and fine-tuning of setup geometry and microphone tone. The mic features LED backlit pattern indicators and a magnifying optic. Reactor comes with a coordinated carrying case for protection and storage, along with a custom-tailored shockmount. A custom pop filter will complete the recording experience.

Reactor, $499, will be available spring 2011 at authorized Blue Microphones dealers. For more information, visit the Reactor product page.

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