San Francisco, CA (October 7, 2008)--At the recent 125th AES Convention, Blue Microphones announced the latest additions to its line of products: the BottleRocket Stage One Solid-State Microphone System and the Bottle Rocket Stage Two Tube Microphone System.
The Stage One BottleRocket is a transformerless solid-state microphone system. Fully compatible with the Bottle Caps, the same interchangeable capsule system used with Blue's Bottle mic, users can add an array of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns on the fly. It comes with Blue's versatile B8 capsule as well as a custom shockmount and wood storage box.
Stage One Features include: Class A discrete solid-state amplifier circuit; Blue's B8 capsule and shockmount; hand-tuned and tested; and a mic system allowing for different capsules to be swapped "on the fly."
The Stage Two BottleRocket is a transformerless tube microphone. Like the Stage One, the Stage Two is also fully compatible with the Bottle Caps. Stage Two comes with Blue's B8 capsule as well as a custom shockmount; high-definition 5-conductor tube mic cable, Blue's Powerstream power supply and an ATA-style flight case. The manufacturer states that the Stage Two BottleRocket is great for recording vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, strings, drums, woodwinds, and more.
Stage Two Features include Class A discrete amplifier circuit with hand-selected ECC88 vacuum tube; Blue's B8 capsule and shockmount; hand-tuned and tested; a mic system allowing for different capsules to be swapped "on the fly"; custom flight case, Powerstream power supply and high-definition tube mic cable
The BottleRockets will be available at Blue pro audio retailers on October 31, 2008.