AES: True Blue Microphones

10 Years in the making      07/10/05

AES: True Blue Microphones
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Blue Microphones are celebrating their 10th Anniversary, starting with a single microphone in 1995, Blue has grown into a family of precision recording tools, each with their own unique sound signature, for virtually any application. The founding principal behind the establishment of Blue was simple: raise the bar for excellence and innovation in the field of microphone design and technology. And to mark this prestigious year, they've announced a new mic in the form of the OmniMouse Microphone. Based on the unique and versatile design of the popular Mouse Microphone, the OmniMouse is a pressure-gradient condenser microphone featuring a rotating omni-directional capsule enclosed within a spherical grille. This is the same B4 capsule used in Blue’s world-renowned Bottle microphone system. This precision recording tool combines the low noise and superb transient response of top-grade modern electronics with the crisp, open high end frequency response. The smooth frequency response and increased focus in the high end of the OmniMouse make it ideally suited to classical ensemble and larger orchestral recording. Its ability to capture direct sound as well as the ambient environment are perfect for recording sources where the room sound is desired; anything from live drums and percussion, to vocal groups and horn sections. The OmniMouse works well in a single mic set up, as a stereo pair, or in a Decca Tree formation. Specifications
  • Acoustical operating principal: Pressure Gradient
  • Directional pattern: Omni
  • Freq range: 20-20000Hz
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm : 8mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 150 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: not less than 1kohms
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 74dB-A
  • Noise level DIN/IEC 651: 20dB-A
  • Maximum SPL: 145dB (THD 0.5%)
  • Dynamic range: 96dB The OmniMouse will be available in January, 2006 for $1699 MSRP.
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