Blue Microphones announced the Bottle Mic Locker, combining Blue’s flagship Bottle microphone with a variable sensitivity power supply and four of Blue’s interchangeable classic capsules. The Bottle Mic Locker allows fast access to the paramount palette of recording possibilities for any vocal or instrument type and comes housed in a custom laser cut SKB hard shell case for portability and protection.
The foundation of the Bottle Mic Locker is Blue’s venerable Bottle, a fully discrete Class A tube circuit powered by a hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode for distinctive warmth, saturation and headroom. The hand-wound transformer — made of silver wire around nickel plates, delivers precision and accuracy due to the high conductivity that silver offers. The Bottle utilizes electronic components of the highest quality with absolutely zero pad or low-cut filter switches in the microphone circuit.
The Bottle Mic Locker includes four Bottle Caps, each delivering its own sonic signature:
B0 Bottle Cap – silky, extended presence
B6 Bottle Cap – classic warmth, larger than life sound
B7 Bottle Cap – vintage detailed mids with airy presence
B8 Bottle Cap – crystal-clear sound with incredible detail
Each of the four capsules are hot-swappable, making the process of auditioning mics faster and easier. The Bottle Mic Locker also ships with the Power Stream, which is more than a precision-engineered power supply for delivering clean, extremely consistent power to the Bottle. It’s also an innovative and creative tool that allows the user to vary the polarization voltage, thereby fine-tuning the sound of the Bottle to perfectly capture the unique sonics and character of the vocalist or instrument.
The complete locker including the Bottle, Power Stream and capsules comes housed in a custom hard shell case for protection and convenient portability. The Bottle Mic Locker is now available for $5,999 (MSRP).