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New Blue Microphones REACTOR Multi-Pattern Recording Mic

Blue Microphones, renowned for their innovative microphone technology & design, has released thie latest Reactor, a multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser that pushes the envelope of microphone design in functional versatility, sound & aesthetics.

Reactor combines large-format capsule technology from Blue’s flagship mic line-up with an innovative approach to professional multi-pattern flexibility in one custom-designed microphone.  Reactor unites an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Featuring Blue’s premium condenser capsule and proprietary pre-amp circuit, Reactor allows for noiseless live switching between the three distinct patterns (cardioid, omni or bi-directional).

“Reactor takes microphone technology and design to the next level, combining Blue’s high-quality sound capture with intuitive pattern switching and physical microphone design,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “With Reactor, we are excited to offer multiple patterns and high-end audio capture to a wider audience, along with making mulitple mic setups more accessible.”

Drawing from the design of Blue’s renowned 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, bi-directional and omnidirectional patterns.

With noiseless, live pattern switching, Reactor’s sound can be tuned to specific uses such as full & present vocals, warm guitar acoustics or even capturing the room frequencies of drums. Like all of Blue’s studio microphones, Reactor employs fully-discrete, Class-A solid state components for high-quality, professional recording performance.

Featuring an innovative 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, Reactor’s swivel head allows for accuracy and fine-tuning of setup geometry and microphone tone.

Reactor’s recording pattern selection is both intuitive and stylish, featuring LED backlit pattern indicators and a unique magnifying optic that compliments the contemporary design.

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.

The Reactor is expected to be priced at around $649 RRP and be available in March/April from authorised Blue Microphones dealers.

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