The new Snowball
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 Blueâ€™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.
The OmniMouse will be available in January, 2006 for $1699 MSRP.