Westlake Village, CA (August 18, 2011)–Blue Microphones’ Reactor, a multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser mic, has shipped.
Reactor unites Blue’s proprietary pre-amp circuit and pattern selection method (cardioid, omni or bi-directional) with a swiveling capsule head for positioning.
“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,” said 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.”
Drawing from the design of Blue’s B6 capsule, Reactor is built upon Blue’s premium large diaphragm, condenser capsule design, along with a custom pre-amp platform. Allowing users to choose between the cardioid, bi-directional and omnidirectional patterns, Reactor’s sound can be tuned to specific uses such as vocals, guitar acoustics, or capturing the room frequencies of drums. Like all of Blue’s studio microphones, Reactor employs fully-discrete, Class-A solid state components.
Featuring a swiveling design, Reactor’s capsule head rotates fluidly across a 90 degree range, with resistance to hold the head in a precise position. Facilitating use in multiple mic setups such as Mid/Side or X-Y recording, Reactor’s swivel head allows for fine-tuning of setup geometry and microphone tone. Reactor’s recording pattern selection features LED backlit pattern indicators and a magnifying optic that compliments the design. Reactor comes with a metal carrying case for protection and storage, along with a custom-designed shockmount and a custom magnetic pop filter.