Blue Introduces Ember XLR Condenser Microphone for Professional Recording

January 11 2019, 01:15
The second product to be introduced by Blue Microphones since the company's acquisition by Logitech, Ember is a new XLR microphone in a streamlined form factor that delivers clear, detailed sound with a tight cardioid pickup pattern that reduces background noise. Unveiled at CES 2019, the new condenser microphone was designed for vocals and instruments and Blue promotes it an ideal solution for music recording applications, capturing professional sound for video production, on-camera applications or live-streaming.

Now a part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands, Blue Microphones continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge microphone design, offering a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. Together with its unique headphone designs, the brand's range includes a range of sound capture solutions for all applications, from its flagship studio Bottle microphone to an extended range of popular USB microphones. Anticipating its presentation at the NAMM 2019 show, Blue decided to unveil its latest microphone at CES 2019.

"Ember is designed to help video creators, podcasters, and musicians deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” says Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ability to handle loud sound sources delivers clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”

Featuring a proprietary, tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember is a versatile microphone for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. The tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source directionally in front of the mic and minimizes room noise for a clean, up-front sound with excellent isolation. Ember’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design is ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate.

Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.

Ember will be available in February 2019 at authorized Blue Microphones dealers for the suggested retail price of $99.99.
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