Blue Microphones ReactorItem ID: Reactor
Large-diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone with Swiveling Head
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The Does-it-all MicrophoneThe Blue Microphones Reactor is a versatile studio workhorse that you can use to record anything. Even if your current mic locker is an empty drawer, the Reactor is the perfect mic to start off with. First off, its design makes the Reactor one of the simplest multipattern mics you'll ever use. Large polar-pattern icons give you instant feedback, so you'll know at a glance which pattern you've selected. Its head swivels 90 degrees, making it perfect for positioning in tight spaces or for use in multiple mic setups. What's more, the Blue Reactor includes a complete accessories package!
Blue Reactor Multipattern Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
Pickup patterns for all occasions
Despite its incredibly affordable price tag, the Blue Reactor features the multipattern condenser design more common on mics that cost twice as much. The Reactor lets you select between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 configurations, making it perfect for a wide range of applications. Whether you need tight off-axis rejection of a cardioid pattern or want to capture every sound in the room with an omni setup, the Reactor is the go-to mic for you!
Innovative design that's perfect for multi-mic setups and tight spaces
More than just a versatile multipattern mic, the Blue Reactor's innovative design makes it incredibly flexible. Its head swivels 90 degrees, making it perfect for positioning in tight spaces or for use in multiple mic setups. In fact, you can easily take two Reactor microphones and place them together in a cardioid/figure-8 setup for Mid-Side stereo recording.
Complete accessories kit included
Known both for their amazing microphones and their unique and stylish accessories, Blue went the extra mile, with the Reactor. The Reactor microphone includes a complete accessories kit, giving you both a custom pop filter and a low-profile shockmount, so you have everything you need - right out of the box! Speaking of the box, you also get a stylish, metal Reactor carrying case, perfect for storage or for taking your Reactor mic wherever your music demands.
Blue Reactor Features at a Glance:
The Blue Reactor is an innovative microphone that's perfect for a range of applications!
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Rick, Gloucester, MA
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
A condenser that does it all!
by Chris Kokesh from San Diego, CA USAI needed a studio utility mic that does it all. I have been blown away by this mic! It really is great on everything, especially with the different polar patterns. This mic honestly stands up to conde... read more [+]nsers costing much, much more! I love it! If there was any complaint at all it would be the shock mount, I wish the connecting arm joint was a little more workable. Sometimes on a boom stand it can be a little tricky, but when it comes to sound, it's five stars for sure! close [-]
March 6, 2013
Music Background: Independent Producer/Musician
Unbelievably GREAT !!!!
by Joshua from Detroit,MichiganThis mics capsule is sad to be based on the B6 Capsule that is in Blue's Kiwi....I suppose that where are the HIGH END QUALITY comes from.This is the best mic ive ever used on a acoustic/vocals sessio... read more [+]n !!!!!
May 15, 2011
Music Background: Student/Recording Engineer/Producer
The LED Polar Pattern Switch is Modernized & yet Futuristic....The Swiveling mic head is also SUPER HANDY for tight sitiuations....OVERALL !!!!....THIS MIC IS A STUDIO WORKHORSE !!!!......I cant go a day with out using it on EVERYTHING !!!!! close [-]
Top End Blue Sound In Affordable Package
by Brandon fromThis microphone is an addition to blue's multi-pattern condenser series (Flagship= Blue Kiwi), and what an addition! The microphone is based largely off of the blue kiwi featuring the re-engineered b... read more [+]6 capsule and I am blown away! The microphone is very transparent, natural, and clean sounding. Vocals sound superb, and acoustic guitars and pianos sound like a dream. For a $500 microphone i say look out Neumann TLM 102 this one took the crown. Not only is this more versatile than the baby Neumann due to the selectable polar patterns. As far as i can tell, there has been no compromise in sound quality or build quality, UNTIL you see the shock mount. This is a heavy microphone, and I'll just say that the futuristic, modern (and cool looking) reactor based shock mount just doesn't cut it. Sorry blue, but that has to go. Other than that, this is an excellent microphone for anyone with a studio, no matter what setting or environment. close [-]
February 6, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Independent Artist, Singer/Songwriter
Great Sound & Look - Unusable mounting!
by Rodger from Grand Rapids, MII enjoyed the sound of this pair of mics. Although I had to return the first mic since it had a short in the swivel (dropout/scratchy) When it was replaced, I could use the pair for standard XY & blu... read more [+]mlein configurations, and with one set with a cardioid pattern and the other one as bi-hemispherical, a sweet MS stereo was available.
September 10, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer/Producer
The shock mount is a nightmare! Very Atomic Age looking, but to set up for those mentioned configurations requires a pair of channel-locks! By the way, the screw that "holds" the mic in place is white steel and snapped off within a couple of days while I was just trying to get the mic to stand up.
Until they fix the mounting configuration - Don't buy it!
When they do, get it. close [-]
Great Mic. Unstable shock mount.
by Marlon from ChicagoSo far I have not been able to fully enjoy this mic due to the quality of the shock mount. The microphone is extremely heavy and needs a shock mount redesign. I spoke with someone from BLUE and they t... read more [+]old me a new shock mount was being worked on.
October 12, 2011
Music Background: Recording
The mic does sound very good and feels extremely solid in your hands.
Looking forward to a new shock mount and a better recording experience with this one. close [-]
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