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Post by ged84 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:08 pm

Any one like these?

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Post by A-Barr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:17 pm

Yes.


I'd suggest using the Search function and looking them up by specific model.

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Re: Blue Mics

Post by joel hamilton » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:17 pm

ged84 wrote:Any one like these?
yes.

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Post by A-Barr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:20 pm

Beat ya to it!

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Post by weatherbox » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:48 pm

uh-huh. The old Baby Bottle was a really good guitar and electric piano mic. Sounded sorta like a nice ribbon with a touch more top end. I think there have been three versions of it based on the few I've owned and others I've seen/heard. Can't vouch for the new ones.

Blueberry is pretty cool on some vocalists, people who need a little upper air added into their voices. Had one in for a week as a loaner and it was great for the singer I was recording, bright but very smooth at the same time.

Really want a Mouse. Really want to try a Dragonfly.

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Post by i am monster face » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:21 pm

You mean the company or just the color?

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Post by tweedclassic » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:45 pm

oh i would have to say if i ever had the money i would love to have a blue bottle or mouse. cant say much for there other mics as i have not worked with them but the blue bottle on vocals melts my cold heart.

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Post by mjau » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:14 pm

The baby bottle definitely has a sound, and the only thing I've ever really thought it killed on was lower (male) vocals. The dragonfly, on the other hand, rocks. Sort of aggressive in the upper mids, but in a really cool way, and I love it on guitar amps.

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Post by i am monster face » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:17 pm

The mouse is crazy on snare.

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Post by kojdogg » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:44 pm

i like the blueberry, mouse and kiwi on vocals. unfortunately, i could only keep one of those so i kept the kiwi.

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Post by joel hamilton » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:02 pm

The mouse.
If that was the only microphone BLUE made I would still say they are an amazing company. they make other stuff that is good, but the mouse is a classic. really.
I truly believe that.

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Post by drumsound » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:20 pm

mjau wrote: The dragonfly, on the other hand, rocks.
Especially if you put it at the top of a staircase in a cool old house while recording drums in the Library on the ground floor...

Yea Baby!

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Post by The Garage » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:09 am

I've had great success with 2 Kiwis on a grand piano.

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Post by cgarges » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:05 am

joel hamilton wrote:The mouse.
If that was the only microphone BLUE made I would still say they are an amazing company. they make other stuff that is good, but the mouse is a classic. really.
I truly believe that.
Agreed. The Mouse is a terrific microphone. I use it on snare, guitar amps, bass amps, and acoustic string instruments frequently. I imagine that a pair would be pretty great on a grand piano.

I also think that the Bottle can be a really great mic at times. It's astoundingly neutral-sounding, which makes it really nice as an ambient mic in a nice-sounding room, and it's great for things like percussion and certain vocalists. Sometimes it's nice to have something a little less neutral and more flattering, but on the right sources, it's outrageous.

The Baby Bottle is less-exciting to me, but occasionally has a use. There's a guy who I record occasionally and there are only two mics I've ever used on him (out of maybe twenty that we've tried) that actually sound like him. One is a Telefunken 47, then other is the Baby Bottle. When it works, it works.

I've never used a Dragonfly or a Kiwi, but I've heard them both in context and they sounded terrific.

Also, as far as my experience goes, they're an excellent company to deal with.

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Post by mjau » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:06 am

drumsound wrote:
mjau wrote: The dragonfly, on the other hand, rocks.
Especially if you put it at the top of a staircase in a cool old house while recording drums in the Library on the ground floor...

Yea Baby!
Yeah man, I should've had a dragonfly permanently installed in that location in my old house.

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