Blue Microphones has announced its newest addition to the Blue family microphones, the Woodpecker, an active ribbon microphone which they say is made the old-fashioned way - without compromise.
Hereâ€™s the rest of what they have to say in their own words:
A stunning exotic wood finish and unique active circuitry make the Woodpecker one of the most interesting and beautiful ribbon microphones youâ€™ll ever lay eyes or ears on. Beneath the luxurious exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool, combining the low noise and superb detail of Blueâ€™s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a handmade aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer. The Woodpecker was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most sought-after (and expensive) vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with the most intimate detail â€“ whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals â€“ any application where some natural space in the recording is desired. The Woodpecker package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.
Pricing and Availability:
Availability: Q1, 2007