Blue Microphones has announced the availability of Reactor (www.bluemic.com/reactor), a multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone that unites the company’s proprietary pre-amp circuit and pattern selection method (cardioid, omni or bi-directional) with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning.
Drawing from the design of Blue’s renowned B6 capsule, Reactor’s capsule technology delivers a full sonic signature with a detailed top end, texture mids and a full bottom end.
Reactor is built upon Blue’s premium large diaphragm, condenser capsule design, along with a custom pre-amp platform that provides low noise and distortion.
With the versatility of choosing between the cardioid, bi-directional and omnidirectional patterns, Reactor’s sound can be tuned to specific uses such as full and present vocals, warm guitar acoustics, even capturing the room frequencies of drums.
Like all of Blue’s studio microphones, Reactor employs fully-discrete, Class-A solid state components for high-quality, professional recording performance.
Reactor’s capsule head rotates fluidly across a 90-degree range, with resistance to hold the head in a precise position. Facilitating ease-of-use in multiple mic setups such as mid/side or X-Y recording, Reactor’s swivel head allows for accuracy and fine-tuning of setup geometry and microphone tone.
The recording pattern selection is both intuitive and stylish, featuring LED backlit pattern indicators and a unique magnifying optic that compliments the contemporary design.
Reactor comes with a high-quality metal carrying case for protection and storage, along with a custom-designed shockmount and a custom magnetic pop filter.
“Reactor takes microphone technology and design to the next level, combining Blue’s high-quality sound capture with intuitive pattern switching and physical microphone design,” states John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “With Reactor, we are excited to offer multiple patterns and high-end audio capture to a wider audience, along with making multiple mic setups more accessible.”
U.S. MSRP for Reactor is $499.