Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone
The Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone is a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone designed to deliver modern crystal clear sound. With a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, the 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.
The Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Microphone delivers pristine, highly versatile sound that makes every detail of your performance come to life. The Blue Microphones Bluebird SL flatters any sound source. Its proprietary hand-tuned capsule and transformerless design delivers extended upper clarity, smooth mid frequencies, 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. The Blue Microphones 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 the Blue Microphones 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
The Blue Microphones 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 the Blue Microphones Bluebird SL to capture a singers 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
- Hand-built proprietary 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 Patterns: 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 omh
- Maximum SPL: 138dB SPL (0.5%)
- S/N Ratio: 82.3 dB-A
- Noise Level: 11.7
- Dynamic Range: 126.3 dB
- Power Requirement: +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
- Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Mic
- Wooden Storage Box
- Custom Shockmount
- 2 Year Warranty
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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.
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 :)
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.
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).
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.
It's hard to put the finger on how it does it, but this mic sounds true-to-the-source, yet warms it up. I used it on classical guitar and it brought up the "body" of sound without getting boomy or loosing top end. I also used it on a cajon very successfully. It is colored sound, for sure, but in a way that's very musical and gives an "acoustic" feel to it, a bit like putting your source in a wooden room, I guess.
This mic is great! I have been through alot of mics throughout my studio career and this is by far one of the best buys I have made. It has a very clear crisp sound, and is very good for rapping or singing. I highly recommend it.