Blue Microphones Cactus No Longer Available

Multi-pattern Condenser Tube Microphone with Hand-built Large-diaphragm Capsule
Item ID: Cactus

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Blue Microphones Cactus
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Intimate Sound & Larger-Than-Life Detail!

Audio professionals in every style of music rave about the Cactus, and the second you hear this sweet mic in action, so will you! The Cactus delivers detailed, inviting, totally professional sound reproduction in the tradition of the world's most-loved vintage microphones. This multi-pattern, large-diaphragm microphone sounds fantastic in a wide range of recording applications. Vocals, in particular, sound awesome - clearer, more up-front and more intimate than many of the mics you've heard before. The amplifier design of the Cactus is based on a single vacuum tube sub-miniature for a signal path of the highest quality.

  • Multi-purpose mic - ideal for vintage pop vocal, brass, and electric guitar
  • Multipattern condenser - cardioid, omni, figure 8
  • Vintage Tube and Class A discrete circuitry
  • Blue's famous hand-built large diaphragm capsule
  • Vintage sound - rich lows, detailed mid-range, silky presence in the highs
  • Integrated capsule shockmounting; mic hand-tuned and tested
  • Includes the premium quality Cactus tube power supply, Champagne tube mic cable, and ATA style storage case

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Manufacturer Part Number CACTUS

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Sweetwater Advice

Katie Stockman

I have anticipated using this microphone ever sense the suggestion crossed my mind and when I went to open it, I thought to myself, "What on earth? This can't be a mic... it's in a huge box!" Well, what an impression it made on me to begin with, and it only continued to make more impressions as I began to record with it. The Cactus comes equipped with a flight case, power supply, Blue's Champagne cable, and a Series I shock mount. It looked so beautiful nestled into its safe environment that I couldn't wait to get it all out and hook it up! Minutes later, I had the power supply set to omni and began to lay down my vocal track. The musical response I heard was like no other. It was an intimate experience, up-front and clear sounding. Allowing the warm and rich tones of my voice to shine through. I finished the song I was tracking in only two takes, because I was so pleased with the sound quality that I was able to achieve with the Cactus. It brought out the mid-range details and smoothed out my high ends to a silky top presence. I couldn't have asked for a better blend of fine quality while recording vocals.
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