Blue Microphones WoodpeckerItem ID: Woodpecker
Active Ribbon Microphone with Wood Finish and Figure-8 Polar Pattern
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A Unique Ribbon Mic from BlueThe newest addition to the Blue family of microphones, the Woodpecker is an active ribbon microphone with a stunning exotic wood finish. The low noise and superb detail of Blue's renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics combines 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 sought-after (and expensive) vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused midrange 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.
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Johlene, Richmond, KY
Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
by Adrian J Rosas from TexasPerfect with my sm57. I was really looking more towards the R-121 but i fell in love with this mic. sounds amazing. every single one is unique. Give it a chance.
October 27, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer, Solo Artist,
This is a sweet sounding microphone
by Don Laws from Toronto, OntarioI finally tried blue microphones after getting over the fact that they looked too "cute" to be serious. This woodpecker microphone is wonderfully sounding and engineered. I have owned recently two rib... read more [+]bon microphones,a Crowley and Tripp Studio vocalist and a Royer R121 (which I traded in for this microphone).
August 4, 2009
Music Background: Pro Musician : Vocalist/Trombonist...years..
The main use for these microphones were for male jazz vocals and brass instruments (mainly trombone).
The best sounding trombone recording I have done were done on the Royer R121..but I found the woodpecker to be as good as or better. The woodpecker has a wider frequency response which make it oh so sweet for vocals as well. The sound is smooth and very realistic with excellent mid-range detail.
I did not expect much of this microphone but i would think that it would sound great in front of any acoustic source where you want to capture the true sound. The advantage of the ribbon is that it can handle high SPL levels from sources like a trumpet of trombone and not distort.
BTW This microphone replaces both my Crowley and Tripp and the Royer..it is that versatile. If you are looking for a ribbon microphone this is the one in my opinion...everyone has to listen for themselves.. close [-]
Nice and smooth
by Joshua Lovvorn from Decatur, ALI was working on a session and needed an acoustic guitar part tracked. In the middle of setting up the standard condensor mic I changed my mind and reached for the Woodpecker instead. On playback, t... read more [+]he guitarist was blown away with the sound we had captured. If you want to hear a smooth, natural tone from whatever instrument you're tracking, the Woodpecker is a great choice. Just be sure to invest in a good pad if your preamp doesn't have one onboard, as this is a pretty hot mic. Well worth the price! close [-]
September 22, 2008
Music Background: Home hobbyist
by Bart from Moscow, IdahoThis mic sounds incredible. It makes whatever source you put it on sound smooth and warm. I have had great results on every source I have put it on.
October 15, 2007
Music Background: Recording Engineer
I recently attended a ribbon mic shoot-out in a room full of industry veterans. The Woodpecker was the unanimous winner. It doesn't hurt that it looks as classy as it sounds. Try a pair as drum overheads.
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