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Post by suppositron » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:46 pm

ok never mind. it's a usb mic.

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Post by mattwhritenour » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:12 pm

suppositron wrote:ok never mind. it's a usb mic.
well there is these options as well

Blue Kick Ball $50
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i- ... KBALL-LIST

Blue Ball $50
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-BLU-BALL

Blue 8 Ball $100
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-BLU-8BALL

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Post by AK Audio » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:39 am

joelkriske wrote:so what is the best vocal application for the mouse?
In general I would say Baritone or tenor in the lower registers. It's really more of a tonal issue though.

One well known example of a Mouse user is Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. If you watch the "I am Trying to Break Your Heart" DVD you can see him using it quite a bit. He tracks virtually all of his vocals through it.

You can also see the band using this mic on all kinds of instruments, including but not limited to: piano, drums, guitars, bass, and noise makers of all kinds.

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Post by AK Audio » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:25 pm

Just thought I'd share that I just got my hands on a BLUE Robbie pre this weekend. It's really a great sounding preamp and I've been pleased so far. I've only tried the Mouse on vocals and a Fender Jazz Bass direct. Really big and crisp in the low end.

Anyway, just thought it could be relevant to the post.

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Post by BOWIE » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:18 pm

AK Audio wrote:Just thought I'd share that I just got my hands on a BLUE Robbie pre this weekend. It's really a great sounding preamp and I've been pleased so far. I've only tried the Mouse on vocals and a Fender Jazz Bass direct. Really big and crisp in the low end.

Anyway, just thought it could be relevant to the post.
Those are awesome and versatile preamps! I used to have one for auditioning tubes and it became a "go-to" mic preamp for quite a while. I sold it to get a Germanium which I am seriously regretting as the Germanium broke after two months and Chandler's trying to tell me nothing's wrong w/ it. :x
Blue used to have great customer service, back when Skipper answered the emails himself but my last couple experiences w/ their supporrt were downright insulting.

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Post by Brian » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:00 pm

and THAT is why I had to learn to fix my own broke stuff,,, Lousy customer service.
Harumph!

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Post by pflip » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:58 am

I would second the BLUE Robbie, I've had one for about a year and 1/2, great preamp.
I've had a baby bottle for a few years, I think it's a great mic for the money, I just picked up the Woodpecker (active ribbon), Excellent!! very hot output for a ribbon very clean and smooth response. So far, haven't found anything it doesn't like, especially ac. guit. and female vocals

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Post by @?,*???&? » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:26 pm

joel hamilton wrote:
ged84 wrote:Any one like these?
yes.
And yes.

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Post by skiltrip » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:47 am

I kinda have my eye on a Bluebird Mic
. But have yet been able to convince
myself that I really need one.

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Post by AK Audio » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:59 pm

skiltrip wrote:I kinda have my eye on a Bluebird Mic
. But have yet been able to convince
myself that I really need one.
*ahem* If you convince yourself I have one available in the FS postings.

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Post by Zoltar » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:39 pm

I think I read that the Mouse was intended as a broadcast mic, it is interesting to hear how much people like this mic

Thought to Canadians, I was just at steve's, all the blue mics are nicely priced. You can bet the next batch is going to be exoensive since the Canadian dollar has dropped. I picked up the baby bottle for 400. very nice little mic.

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Post by DryCounty » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:13 am

I got a Kickball from AMS and while it's definitely a 'color' mic I just don't know if I like it yet. On the plus setting, you can really get a ton of oomph from a kick drum and on the neutral setting bass guitar sounds great through larger cabs.

Haven't tried vocals on it yet but I'm thinking it would be ideal for any kid into the "cookie monster" school.
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Post by losthighway » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:23 am

My babybottle has suddenly gained this annoying low frequency hum noise when the gain is set somewhat high. I definitely don't want to pay them to service it. I wonder how much it costs....... Latvians.

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