Reasons to buy the Bluebird SL Mic:
- Impressive quality. The Bluebird SL from Blue Microphones is unquestionably a luxury and beautiful microphone. Most users agree that the quality of this microphone is excellent.
- Exceptionally clear sound. The Bluebird SL emphasizes the high end while still providing rich lows and excellent mids. Most reviewers loved that their recordings sounded considerably more genuine to their actual voice. Reviews also mentioned that this microphone has a wonderful proximity effect when near to the microphone.
- Great for vocals. Most of the reviews complimented the sound quality that the Bluebird SL gives. A user who is a dubber and a voice talent was amazed at how his records sound so clear and professional. Another review said that it made her voice smooth and crystal clear.
- Sleek and classy microphone. Bluebird SL takes pride in its sleek all-metal and streamlined body, as well as its visually attractive all-metal mesh grill. All users liked the taste level on the designs that Blue provides on all of its products, especially with Bluebird SL.
- A must have for recording instruments. The majority of users find this microphone to be quite flexible. The Bluebird SL offers crisp, full-bodied, clear, and melodic sound from acoustic guitars to electric guitars and saxophones.
- High-pass and pad feature. All reviews are gearing on how easy it is to initialize the high-pass filter by using its front switch. In addition, the Bluebird SL microphone has a -20db pad hardwired that will prevent users from overdriving the microphone.
- Perfect for streaming. Most reviews tagged the Bluebird SL perfect for use in streaming voice over. The natural and warm sound makes the sound pleasing and ideal for streaming.
- Slight boost. Bluebird appears to have a tiny boost on the high mids and high end, which some reviewers find appropriate for their voice and needs. One reviewer liked this response for backing vocals.
- Premium yet affordable. At this price point, most users find the Bluebird SL worth every buck. One user said that this microphone has an optimal price-performance ratio. From the microphones design, build and sound quality, Most users are extremely satisfied.
Reasons not to buy the Bluebird SL Mic:
- A user recommended purchasing a pop filter.
- One user mentioned that the included shockmount is difficult to use.
- One user find the microphone heavy so he suggested to pair this mic to a sturdy arm.
- A review said that the microphone is much suited on louder instruments.
Bluebird SL Product overview:
Every aspect of your voice is captured by the Blue Bluebird SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. Your tracks will sound better than ever before, with high-frequency clarity, smooth mid-frequency smoothness, and deep lows. The Blue Bluebird features a beautiful vintage-sounding capsule, with less high end than many similar-priced condenser microphones. Record electric guitars with presence and acoustic guitars with excellent detail. Throw a set together and you'll have the full force of a drum set.
The Bluebird SL has a 138 dB maximum SPL and a bumpy/sculpted frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, allowing it to handle a wide spectrum of acoustic and electric sound sources. Melody instruments, whether voices, guitars, woodwinds, or acoustic strings, seemed to benefit from the Bluebird SL's upper-mid accent, albeit tastefully and never unpleasant.
A high-pass filter to minimize hiss and a -20db pad for recording extremely loud sounds are available through two front-panel switches. It's also useful for reducing background noise, despite the fact that it isolates sound rather effectively.
The Blue Bluebird's body is exquisitely crafted, with a sleek silver neck and bottom leading to both the XLR connections and microphone capsule, and the main body of the microphone colored blue with a rough surface.
The microphone also has a custom-built shock mount. Unlike many microphones with cheap plastic pack-ins, the Bluebird's mount is heavy-duty metal and built to last.
- Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 28.5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz (1 pa = 94 dB SPL)
- Maximum SPL: 138dB SPL (0.5%)
- S/N Ratio: 82.3 dB-A
- Noise Level: 11.7
- Dynamic Range: 126.3 dB
- Power Requirement: +48V DC Phantom Power
- HPF: 100Hz, 12db per octave
- PAD: -20dB
- Dimensions: 222.5mm x 47.5mm
- Weight: 455g
Guitars, Drums, Piano, Strings, Saxophones, Flutes, Reeds
- Output Impedance: 50 ohm
- Rate Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
Bluebird SL Microphone FAQ’s:
What is a nice mixing board that works well with the blue bluebird sl?
ProSoundUniverse sells analog and digital mixers from the industry's leading brands. What is appropriate for you is determined by your needs, personal preferences, and financial constraints.
Would this mic work well with an acoustic guitar?
Yes, this mic is incredibly sensitive and picks up a lot. Clear and clean.
What is the difference between this and the spark? Is the extra $100 worth it?
Bluebird has a more current, punchy sound character than the Spark, which is a more transparent mic.
Can it be linked to a voice effect like boss ve-5? And, assuming everything is in order, how do I connect the power supply?
The Bluebird SL requires +48V DC phantom power to function. It works with any interface that supports XLR input and delivers the necessary power.
What is the distinction between the Bluebird and the Bluebird SL? Is there a change in sound, for example?
Aside from the fact that the previous version has been discontinued for almost a year? The SL includes upgraded circuitry, a hi-pass filter, and an input pad to protect the capsule from overloading in front of loud sources (drums, guitar amps, etc). Apart from a cosmetic color paint modification, the capsule and sound nature of the microphone should stay unchanged from the popular original model.
Is it necessary to buy an xlr cable for this?
Is there a shock mount included with this microphone?
Famous artists, producers, records that used this microphone:
- Shawn Mendes
- Dylan Brady