Blue Debuts Woodpecker Ribbon Mic

Blue Microphones has premiered the Woodpecker, an active ribbon microphone with a stunning exotic wood finish. Beneath the luxurious exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool, combining the low noise and superb detail of Blue’s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a handmade aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer.


The Woodpecker was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most spendy and sought-after vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with the most intimate detail – whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals – any application where some natural space in the recording is desired. The Woodpecker package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.

Specifications:
• Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
• Directional Pattern: figure 8, bidirectional
• Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
• Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k ohm): 26mV/Pa
• Rated Impedance: 50 ohm
• Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
• Noise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 22dB
• Max Output (1% THD into 2.5k ohm): 10dBU = 2.5V
• Max SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k ohm): 136dB
• Dynamic Range (2.5k ohm load): 114dB
• Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)
• Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 2.4mA
• Weight: 1.6lbs

The Blue Woodpecker will be available this Spring for a mere $1299. Blue Microphones also announced that they are dropped the price of all the Ball Series microphones: the Snowball, the 8-Ball, the Kickball, and the original Ball microphone to just $99 bucks. More information on the Blue Microphones Woodpecker.

Author: FutureMusic

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