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Blue Bottle Mic Locker

Valve Microphone & Capsule Set
Published April 2017
By Hugh Robjohns

Blue Bottle Mic Locker

Blue’s classy — and enormous! — valve mic kit lets you swap between four different capsules for a range of modern and vintage sounds.

Blue Microphones have been around for long enough now that they probably need little by way of introduction from me, and I’m sure the company’s extensive range of aesthetically distinctive microphones will be familiar at some level to most readers. Suffice to say that the company have Latvian origins but the mics are built in the USA using parts sourced in both America and Latvia.

Unusually, the subject of this review is not an entirely new product, since the Blue Bottle microphone was in the company’s opening product portfolio. However, this flagship microphone has recently been relaunched in the form of the Bottle Mic Locker, a complete vocal mic set comprising a dedicated power supply, the Bottle microphone body, and four interchangeable capsules (drawn from a range of nine), and all neatly protected within an SKB hard-shell case.

The Bottle Mic Locker is intended to provide the ultimate hardware vocal mic, since the four tonally and technically distinct cardioid capsules can be swapped while the mic is powered, making it very quick and easy to find the capsule...

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Published April 2017