Blue Microphones Blueberry Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Hand-built Capsule and Shockmount
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Winner of Electronic Musician's Editors' Choice Award for Best Microphone!

One of BLUE's most affordable microphones, Blueberry emulates the intimate response of vintage tube vocal mics found in some of the world's top studios. Your vocals really stand out in the mix! But the Blueberry's ability to handle loud volume means it's a great choice for a wide variety of horns, percussion, and more. Technically, the Blueberry is a transformer output solid state cardioid condenser microphone. All you have to know is that it's a wonderfully-constructed, sweet-sounding studio mic at a price that won't break you!

Blue Blueberry Features:
  • Multi-purpose mic-ideal for lead vocal, acoustic guitar, and backing vocal
  • Cardioid condensor Class A discrete circuitry
  • Blue's famous hand-built large diaphragm capsule
  • Intimate sound - tight lows and mids, countoured top end for superior, airy presence in the highs
  • Hand-tuned and tested
  • Includes Series 2 shockmount
  • Includes cherry wood storage box
  • Requires +48V phantom power

Additional Media

Blueberry User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide
BLUE Blueberry Review
BLUE Blueberry Review

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 0.94" (24mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 140dB
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 86dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 9dB (A weighted)
Color Blue
Connector XLR
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Wood Box
Manufacturer Part Number BLUEBERRY

Customer Reviews

4/5
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5/5

super silky and smooth

i don't normally review a product but i just picked up one of these for hip hop and its prob the best mic ive ever used for my vocals. silky and smooth top end with a nice bass rolloff. sits really well in the mix but also stands out (wierd and hard to explain). Ive prob went through 7 different mics and i finally found the one that best suits me. I would definetly suggest giving one of these blueberrys a try before purchasing anything else. This product is an apsolute gem. i couldnt be more happy, if i had to buy a second microphone it would be another blueberry because my studio peeps love this mic just as much as myself.
Music background: hip hop artist/engineer
5/5

best mic for my voice

I'm a songwriter, not a singer. My baritone voice is marginal. I went through a slew of < $500 then < $1000 mics trying to find one that took out the "wince factor." I thought it could be done because when I heard singers on the radio going sharp or flat, it did not make me wince. So I tried multiple ATs, AKGs, Oktavas, CADs, Rhodes, Mikteks, some ribbons and tube mics. I don't know about other voices, but I sound best on this mic, it is so smooth and forgiving. I'm running it through all Class A gear: a BAE (Neve 1073 clone) preamp, into a Valley People compressor. The wince factor is gone.
Music background: hobbyist
5/5

Sonically Sweet

No exaggeration, this microphone is the best sounding option for my vocals. I have a very unique tenor voice so great mics have been difficult to come by. After comparing this mic with several other big name brands, paired up with the Robbie Mic Pre, this mic was the solution hands down.
Music background: Recording Artist
4.5/5

Warm and up front

I've had one since about 2008, and for female vocals, we keep going back to it. We have a CV4 and have tried a TLM103. The tone is thicker than the CV4 running through a Neve 1073LB. It's a great combination that puts the vocal up front with no EQ.
Music background: Musician, Recording Engineer.
4.5/5

Great for most things!

After using an Audix dynamic and a Sp C1 to record my voice for 2 years, I decided to step up to decent mic that suited my voice. And that's just what this is. I have a thicker huskier tenor voice and any mic showing signs of darkness or with an extended proximity effect makes my voice muffled and almost impossible to mix without tons of eq. The first time I recorded with this I was only 2 inches away, but that fake bass was gone and there was a nice presence to my voice that I have never heard before. The reason why I don't give it 5 stars is because I used it on a female belter with a very pronounced voice and it just made her sound tinny. So this mic is not for everything, but if you have a boomy instrument and you want to tame it, this may be the best option out there under 1k
Music background: Studio Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Studio Tech.

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

The Blue Blueberry is the perfect mic for modern recording. It cuts through the mix like no other mic and it can be used for multiple purposes. Today's pro engineers as well as home recording artists need a mic that will consistantly work well for different vocalists, instruments, and styles of music. That's why I suggest using the Blueberry.

Jonathan Parsons

I recently had the privilege of reviewing this microphone on vocals and acoustic guitar. I was very impressed with the results. The signal chain, in my home studio, consisted of the Blueberry mic ---> Focusrite TrakMaster w/digital I/O card ---> S/PDIF into my audio interface. I own a few other condenser microphones, both tube and solid-state. However the Blueberry mic was beyond comparison with the other microphones in my arsenal. I recorded the acoustic guitar about 6" to 8" away from the 12th fret area. It provided a very clean punchy tone, while the presence in the highs was absolutely perfect. I couldn't ask for a better sound on acoustic guitar. I also tried it out on some vocal tracks, with the mic about 6" away as well. All the words were intelligible and clearly defined. The guys at BLUE have dialed in the exact amount of presence to make the vocals stand out without having to touch the EQ. Clean, functional, and versatile.
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Brian VanDeKeere

The Blueberry microphone is a great multipurpose microphone that is a great to add to your microphone collection. The Blueberry is sort of an entry-level microphone from BLUE (Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics). BLUE microphones are being used by many of the top artist from: Pearl Jam to Travis Tritt to Outkast. The Blueberry is a condenser with a cardioid pattern with a handcrafted large diaphragm capsule. In just looking at the microphone, you see that they are built in a different form than any other microphone, as you will see in the entire line of BLUE products. In testing the microphone, I connected it up to Digidesign Pro Tools System and using the built-in preamps on the Control 24. I converted the signal with the Digidesigns 192 I/O at 192 kHz with 24 bits. The guitar that I used was the Martin D-28, which has been used by many artists such as Paul Simon and Dave Matthews. In testing out the Blueberry, I found that it has a very open ended high end. This gives you the bright high end that allows the Martin to cut through the mix very easily. In addition, the mid-range gives it the warmth and body that you is needed if you wanted to use it for simple acoustic guitar with a vocal. I would highly recommend that you purchase the shockmount or shockmount with pop filter to give you the ability to tilt the microphone around when the Blueberry is connected to a microphone stand. BLUE states that you can also use the Blueberry for vocals, electric guitar, percussion, and drums. However, from people that I have talked to, the Blueberry is ideal for acoustic guitars.
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