Blue Microphones Announces Bottle Mic Locker

Blue Microphones tell us that the world’s most versatile tube mic system, Blue’s flagship Bottle microphone features in the Bottle Mic Locker , along with four of Blue’s interchangeable capsules.  

(Westlake Village, CA – June 2, 2016) Blue Microphones announces the Bottle Mic Locker, the world’s most versatile tube mic system in one package. Combining Blue’s flagship Bottle microphone with a variable sensitivity power supply and four of Blue’s interchangeable classic capsules, the Bottle Mic Locker gives you access to the highest caliber blend of modern and vintage textures for your recordings. The Bottle Mic Locker allows fast access to the paramount palette of recording possibilities for any vocal or instrument type and comes housed in a custom laser cut SKB® hard shell case for portability and protection.

What's inside the Blue Bottle Mic Locker?

What's inside the Blue Bottle Mic Locker?

The foundation of the Bottle Mic Locker is Blue’s venerable Bottle, a fully discrete Class A tube circuit powered by a hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode for distinctive warmth, saturation and headroom. The hand-wound transformer—made of silver wire around nickel plates—delivers precision and accuracy due to the high conductivity that silver offers. The Bottle utilizes electronic components of the highest quality with absolutely zero pad or low-cut filter switches in the microphone circuit. In short, this is a signal path of the highest possible quality, allowing you to get the maximum benefit out of the unprecedented capsule selection we’ve created.

Bottle Mic Locker includes four Bottle Caps, each delivering its own sonic inspiration:

  • B0 Bottle Cap – silky, extended presence
  • B6 Bottle Cap – classic warmth, larger than life sound
  • B7 Bottle Cap – vintage detailed mids with airy presence
  • B8 Bottle Cap – crystal-clear sound with incredible detail

Each of the four capsules are hot-swappable, making the process of auditioning mics faster and easier. The Bottle Mic Locker capsules deliver the ultimate power to choose the right mic sounds to inspire your recording sessions.

The Blue Bottle Mic Locker in all its glory.

The Blue Bottle Mic Locker in all its glory.

The Bottle Mic Locker ships with the Power Stream, which is more than a precision-engineered power supply for delivering clean, extremely consistent power to the Bottle. It’s also an innovative and creative tool that allows the user to vary the polarization voltage, thereby fine-tuning the sound of the Bottle to perfectly capture the unique sonics and character of the vocalist or instrument. The complete locker including the Bottle, Power Stream and capsules comes housed in a custom hard shell case for protection and convenient portability. 

The Bottle Mic Locker (MSRP $5,999) is available June 2016 at Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, Vintage Friend, Full Compass, Front End Audio, Atlas Pro Audio, Pro Audio Toys, Pixel Pro Audio, Casio Interstate Music, Summit Consultation and Custom Sales, and other authorized retailers. For more information visit: http://www.bluemic.com/products/bottle-mic-locker/.

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