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Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone

The BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1 is a transformerless Class A microphone with a sound all its own. It ships complete with a B8 capsule as well as the custom shockmount and an ATA-style flight case.

With the Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1, you'll find that it is great for recording vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, strings, drums, woodwinds, and more. You get impressive versatility and, of course, impeccable BLUE quality. Fully compatible with Bottle Caps, BLUE's interchangable capsule system, you can add an array of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns to your BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1!

Great for recording a variety of sources
With the BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1 in your mic closet, you can rest assured - you've got an incredibly versatile mic, ready to tackle nearly any source. On vocals, you can get a "big" vocal sound, without worrying about overloading the mic, an incredible clean guitar sound on your electric amp, and a well-suited shimmering high-end on acoustics! With its natural highs and soft midrange characteristics, your Stage One/Type B can handle nearly any member of the bowed string family, and its extended high end delivers a modern tonality when miking saxophones and other wind instruments!

Compatible with BLUE Bottle Caps
Expanding the possibilities of your BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1, this mic is fully compatible with BLUE's acclaimed Bottle Caps, letting you interchange your capsules. Enjoy a new tonal range as you try out larger or smaller diaphragm capsules with varying pickups patterns on different sources.

Low self-noise
The Bottle Rocket Stage 1 has a very low self noise specification - less than 7.5dB - and a very high output level at +12dBV, making it a great choice for the high sample rate/deep word length digital platforms of today. Instead of using integrated circuits or chips, the Stage 1 uses a transformerless Class A discrete amplifier circuit, giving it the most accurate, nose-free signal possible.

If you're interested in the Stage One, be sure to check out the BLUE Bottle Rocket Mic Locker. It consists of the Bottle Rocket Stage One together with an essential variety of 4 x Bottle Caps together in a special SKB case, all at a special price.

Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone Features

  • Compatible with BLUE Bottle Caps
  • Excellent on a variety of sources, including vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, strings, drums, and woodwinds

Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone Capsule Options

  • B0 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Capsule - Provides a bright, silky presence that's perfect for lead and background vocals, guitar, percussion, or any other source with an extended top end.
  • B1 Cardioid Small Diaphragm Capsule - Great for capturing nylon- or steel-string guitars, small-pitched percussion, and orchestral string instruments. The B1's extended high-frequency response also makes it perfect for drum overheads, ambient/room miking, even Foley and sound-effect recording.
  • B2 Figure of Eight Large Diaphragm - The "vintage capsule" of the Bottle Cap Kit, providing the richness of a well-aged ribbon mic. Use this capsule to get vintage character from brass, guitar, woodwinds, and vocals, or to take the edge off of overly-bright instruments. This capsule is also great for acoustic and electric bass, cello, and even whistling.
  • B3 Cardioid Mid-Sized Diaphragm - Very transparent, with a neutral sound that's optimum for female vocals, distant miking of orchestral groups and instruments, distorted electric guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, and resonator guitars. The capsule also lends a "folky" tone to acoustic guitars.
  • B4 Perspex Sphere Omni Small Diaphragm - Captures lush lows and sweet highs; it's perfect for the ambient recording of classical and orchestral instrumentation, as well as background vocals, organ, accordion, and drums.
  • B5 Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm - The "presence omni." Possessing a unique compressed quality, the B5 features a highly accentuated low and high frequency response that's well suited to capturing high-transient sources like acoustic guitars and percussion. The capsule's extra presence boost also helps tracks cut through a dense mix.
  • B6 Standard Cardioid Capsule - designed for the Bottle, and features a frequency response suitable for vocal and general instrument capturing. Blue describes it's sound characteristics as "larger than life", and the cardioid polar pattern is sure to effectively reduce off-axis ambient noise and feedback.
  • B7 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Single Backplate - Provides detailed mids and an airy presence, perfect for that "vintage vibe" on vocals, saxophone, flute and all types of guitars. It's also optimum for conventional jazz recording.
  • B8 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser - The best choice if only using one capsule - crystal clear sound quality and excellent detail for a wide range of recording applications. Suggested applications: Male & female lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns and strings.
  • Blue Bottle Cap Capsule Kit - Contains every capsule available in the series, in a durable flight case

Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Large diaphragm microphone
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, or figure-8 or pure pressure patterns, depending on Bottle Cap capsule selected
  • Power: Requires 48v phantom power
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1kHz into 2.5k1/2: 50mV/Pa (+- 10mV depending on capsule)
  • Max output: +12dBV
  • Max SPL: 138dB
  • Dynamic Range: 130dB
  • Current draw: 1.8mA

Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone Reviews

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Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Solid-State Microphone Includes

  • Stage One microphone body
  • Wood box
  • S3 Shock
  • B8 capsule

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Clean, versatile May 18, 2012
Reviewer: Leo Wolfe from Cape Coral, FL United States  
I purchased this mic (under the Red Mic brand) several years ago. Originally I had the B8 capsule then added a B6. I've recently added a second (with the same capsules). For a clean signal with some presence the B8 on this solid state body is great on just about anything. Extremely low-noise and high SPL too! There's other great mics in this price-range for a jack-of-all-trades. But once you factor in the quick-change capsule options these are my favorite way to work.

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Very quiet, flexible mic amp November 14, 2011
Reviewer: dhmaya from Washington, DC United States  
This mic system is a very good, flexible mic system when paired with other "lollipop" style capsule heads made by Blue along with other manufactures, including the classics from Neumann.  The mic amp itself is very quiet, low distortion, high-output.  It stays out of the way of the capsule.  Not crazy about the capsule that comes with the mic – the B8.  It has a rough, sizzly upper-mid that I never find a use for. My main use is with a Violet vin-89, which is a flat-response, medium-diaphragm cap.  With the Bottle Rocket, it gives a nice, open straightforward sound that's great for clean recordings of acoustic instruments or vocals in good rooms.

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good all-rounder June 10, 2010
Reviewer: KL from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
This is a pretty little mic which does the job well. Interchangeable capsules make it very versatile as well. It excels in close mic'ing scenarios and where more focus is called for. In the unit I received however, something's amiss at the contact point between capsule and mic body. A soft but noticeable crackling is heard each time I attach it during setup, which goes away after I wiggle it a little. Minor annoyance, but considering the price paid and Blue's claim to exceptional quality, I flinch a little each time I hear that crackle and hiss.

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A Tight Microphone! January 10, 2010
Reviewer: Kyle Sky from United States  
I knew what I was looking for, but couldn't find it until now. I wanted a tight mic.  The Blue Stage 1 is tight. It has a focused response. The transformer less design makes this mic sensitive, precise and have low distortion.  This allows for the exchange of different capsules. For this reason each capsule can perform to it's own standard of high performance without distorting it's purpose.  In general, as I can describe it for any capsule, the sound represents great from the mid to the top and focused and tight on the bottom.  I can not have asked for a better solution with the great sound quality and versatility this Blue Stage 1 mic provides.  I like it allot!

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