Blue Microphones announces the availability of Hummingbird, a versatile Class A small-diaphragm microphone.
With a diaphragm based on Blue’s B1 capsule, Hummingbird delivers extended frequency response for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, strings, harp, or any other instrument with fast transients and rich overtones. Hummingbird features an adjustable pivoting head that allows for 180 degrees of rotation so users can set the mic at any angle.
Featuring a pressure gradient cardioid capsule based on Blue’s “B1” capsule—from the “interchangeable” Bottle Caps —and a proprietary Class A, fully discrete circuit with no ICs in the signal path. The sonically versatile Hummingbird can capture a wide range of instruments.
Inspired by the Dragonfly and Mouse microphones, Hummingbird’s 180-degree pivoting head enables free range of motion for precise positioning. When using two Hummingbirds as stereo overheads, the 180-degree rotating head allows an engineer to precisely dial in the stereo field.
Hummingbird comes with a protective carrying case, along with a mic clip and foam wind screen.
Hummingbird (MSRP $299.99) is now available at authorized retailers including Sweetwater, Guitar Center, B&H, Musician’s Friend and other authorized Blue retailers.