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Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone

The Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone proprietary hand-tuned capsule and transformerless design delivers extended upper clarity, smooth mid frequencies, and rich lows that make every detail of your sound come to life. Featuring a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Bluebird SL helps you capture standout vocal performances, express the true tone of guitars, piano and percussion, and enhance the warmth of stringed instruments and brass.

MODERN CRYSTAL-CLEAR SOUND
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 Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone Features

  • Extended upper clarity with smooth mid frequencies for any voice or instrument
  • Blue’s proprietary hand-built, large-diaphragm cardioid capsule for full, open sound
  • High-pass filter and -20dB pad for ultimate versatility
  • Works great with home studio USB audio interfaces

Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone Specifications

  • Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 28.5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz (1 pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Rate Load Impedance: not less than 1k ohm
  • Maximum SPL: 138 dB SPL (1k, THD 0.5%)
  • S/N Ratio: 82.3 dB-A
  • Noise Level: 11.7
  • Dynamic Range: 126.3 dB
  • Power Requirements: +48V DC Phantom Power
  • Weight: 455g
  • Dimensions: 222.5mm x 47.5mm
  • HPF: 100Hz, 12db per octave
  • PAD: -20db

Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone Includes

  • Bluebird SL Microphone
  • Wooden storage box
  • Custom shockmount

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Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7

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A bit too sensitive March 30, 2017
Reviewer: Troy King from Dickinson, ND United States  
It shines in a treated room but even the you have to walk on pins and needles since it picks up everything I do not recommend it if you have a modest recording space.

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Fast Service Great Product December 1, 2016
Reviewer: Coralee L. from Vineyard Haven, MA United States  
Ordered my mic on a Wednesday night, and even though the website says fast shipping I could hardly believe it when it came just TWO DAYS later! As for the product, although am having a little trouble with my setup, the tone is bright and clear and wonderfully suits my needs. I also snatched this mic up for a bargain, as it was listed on Amazon for upwards of $250. Would definitely purchase from Front End Audio again, the handwritten thank you was a nice touch :)

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Solid mic for the money! October 11, 2011
Reviewer: Trevor from Los Angeles, CA  
Great mic for a mic locker of any caliber. Sounds good, has a little "sparkle" in the highs and a pretty smooth mid range. I only ever had one problem with the mic which was a screw that had come loose on the inside and rattled around.

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Can't beat it for a first condenser March 26, 2011
Reviewer: Nathan Rabiroff from Belmont, CA United States  
My first LDC was a Bluebird matched with a UA Solo/610 preamp.  The sound has been amazing.  Very crisp and clean and although its response has some color to it (not your definitive transparent mic), it tends to sound good on everything you mic with it.  Personally it has excelled with acoustic instruments (just used it to track Ukulele in a professional studio along side many mics of much higher cost and it was fantastic) as well as light/airy vocals usually from females.  
The only downside is relatively cheap components included.  The shock mount works fine, but is difficult to adjust and seems like it will wear down over the years, especially since there is no case for it, only the mic.  The pop filter is useless and may as well be thrown away.

Overall if you're looking for a budget mic that sounds on par with many mics worth much more, the Bluebird is the way to go (I say this now after working with many of the big hitters (U87, Tele ELAM 250, etc).

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Great mic November 11, 2010
Reviewer: Jose E Vargas from Miami, FL United States  
This mic is so clean, is just accurate for any vocal purposes, and even an acoustic guitar. Sounds amazing and it has become my favorite mic when recording vocals.

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