B0

CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM

THE ULTIMATE BIG VOCAL SOUND

SONIC CHARACTER

Superior bright, silky, and intimate presence.

Suggested Applications

Ideally suited for lead and background vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion—any source where extended top end is featured.

INSPIRATION

Inspired by the vintage tube microphones that became pro audio milestones, B0 delivers an updated version of the warm, smoky vocal sound that defined a generation of legendary singers.

B1

CARDIOID SMALL DIAPHRAGM

THE ACCURACY CAPSULE

SONIC CHARACTER

Sonic accuracy with extended high-frequency response

Suggested Applications

Perfect for nylon or steel-string acoustic guitar, accordion, drum overheads, metal percussion, hi-hat, small pitched percussion such as toy piano or marimba, room or ambient miking, foley and sound effect recording, strings and orchestral recording.

INSPIRATION

B1 was fashioned after ultra-responsive classic tube mics that flattered high-frequency and extended-frequency instruments. By adding in proprietary Blue design elements, B1 produces crystalline accuracy and precision highs while maintaining a smooth signal for tracking instruments with fast transients and rich overtones.

B2

FIGURE EIGHT LARGE DIAPHRAGM

THE VINTAGE CAPSULE

SONIC CHARACTER

Big, warm, and full sound reminiscent of vintage ribbon mics

Suggested Applications

For bringing out the warmth of vintage brass and woodwinds, jazz and horn ensembles, all extended-range strings and bowed instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitar, vocals and organ.

INSPIRATION

B2 pays homage to the full sound of classic ribbon mics in a whole new way. Outfitted with a condenser capsule, B2 is able to replicate the sound of vintage ribbon mics while bearing up to higher SPL for an exquisitely present timbre.

B3

CARDIOID MID-SIZE DIAPHRAGM

THE NEUTRAL CAPSULE

SONIC CHARACTER

Ultimate transparent, neutral sound

Suggested Applications

Perfectly suited for female vocals, distant miking orchestral groups and instruments, banjo, mandolin, resonator guitar, jazz guitar, distorted electric guitar, electric bass, a natural or “folky” acoustic guitar tone, double reeds and organ.

INSPIRATION

With B3, we set out to deliver the sonic precision of classic cardioid settings. B3 brings a proprietary dual backplate capsule design that yields accurate recording tones when used with vocals and instruments—and it smooths out the top end with an added 2dB at 12kHz.

B4

PERSPEX SPHERE PRESSURE OMNI SMALL DIAPHRAGM

THE BIG OMNI

SONIC CHARACTER

Sweet highs and robust lows with a unique design and sound perfect for ambient recording.

Suggested Applications

Captures the atmosphere of orchestral sounds, classical instrumentation, background vocals, organ, accordion, distant miking of any source, particularly bowed strings, and drums.

INSPIRATION

Based on the most sought-after omni tube mics, B4 delivers a very smooth sonic character with a slight boost in the bottom end around 80Hz. But unlike its predecessors that were inaccurate when miked in stereo, each B4 is sonically matched together.

B5

PRESSURE OMNI LARGE DIAPHRAGM

THE PRESENCE OMNI

SONIC CHARACTER

Unique compressed quality with accentuated low- and high-frequency response

Suggested Applications

Perfect for instruments that need close miking or presence boosting to cut through the mix, such as acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, or other acoustic sources.

INSPIRATION

B5 produces the massive sound of widely celebrated Eastern Block pressure omni tube mics. It features a contoured sound with an 8-9dB depression at 400hz.

B6

CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM DUAL BACKPLATE

THE “MODERN PRESENCE” VOCAL SOUND A.K.A. THE BLUE STANDARD

SONIC CHARACTER

“Larger than life” sound with enhanced lows and high frequency presence

Suggested Applications

Yields robust lead and background vocals, voiceovers, percussion, piano, vibraphone, accordion, clean electric guitar, jazz guitar, and distant miking of acoustic or resonator guitar.

INSPIRATION

Influenced by elite vintage tube mics, B6 was developed to deliver powerfully rich tones without any of the drawbacks of its predecessors. B6 eschews high- and low-pass filters to yield an even smoother, more robust tone. It’s further enhanced by custom ceramic tensioning rings that eliminate the dreaded dropout of those earlier designs. The capsule also features a gold sputtered film for increased punch in the higher and lower frequencies—giving the B6 its very modern sound.

B7

CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM SINGLE BACKPLATE

THE CLASSIC VOCAL SOUND

SONIC CHARACTER

Classic vintage detailed mids with airy presence

Suggested Applications

Complements the details of classic lead and background vocals, saxophone, flugelhorn, clean or distorted electric guitar, pedal steel and slide guitar, organ, conventional jazz recording.

INSPIRATION

The B7 capsule was born from our history of repairing and modding the classic mics owned by artists like Paul McCartney and John Lennon. B7 provides a tone reminiscent of the greatest recording mics of the 1940’s and 50’s, while adding in enhanced highs for a slight contemporary kick. It’s the ultimate in vintage detail and modern presence.

B8

LARGE DIAPHRAGM CARDIOID CONDENSER

THE VERSATILE CAPSULE

SONIC CHARACTER

Crystal clear sound quality and excellent detail for a wide range of recording applications. If you choose only one capsule, B8 is known for being the most flexible.

Suggested Applications

For tracking a variety of male and female lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns and strings.

INSPIRATION

B8 is a hot-rod version of one of the world’s most famous condenser capsules. But unlike the capsules that inspired it, which were lacking in mids, B8 offers added midrange for fuller tone and a proprietary backplate design that makes it perfect for recording just about anything.