Blue Microphones Hummingbird

Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with 180-degree Swiveling Head
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Stick This Session-saving Mic on Any Source!

If you need a highly-detailed condenser microphone you can squeeze into the tightest spaces to capture full-size sound, then the Blue Hummingbird belongs in your mic collection. The Hummingbird features Blue's B1 cardioid capsule - a capsule Sweetwater engineers have long trusted for capturing the nuances of acoustic guitars, the rich overtones of pianos, and the fine details of percussion instruments. What's more, its pivoting head lets you freely angle this capsule across 180 degrees of rotation, allowing you to aim your Hummingbird, without touching the stand. Next time you're struggling to mic up a hi-hat or to wedge a pair of pencil condensers into an upright piano, you'll be glad you picked up a Blue Hummingbird.

Blue Microphones Hummingbird Condenser Microphone Features:
  • A unique microphone that makes capturing hard-to-reach sources easier
  • Ideal for acoustic instruments such as upright pianos and tight drum kits
  • Pivoting head allows for 180 degrees of rotation for recording at any angle
  • Acclaimed B1 cardioid capsule blocks out off-axis noise and captures fine details
  • Includes mic clip, foam wind-screen, and rigid carry case with foam lining
  • Requires +48V phantom power
From tight kits to cramped pianos, the Blue Hummingbird will get the job done!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
Blue Microphones Hummingbird Microphone Review by Sweetwater Sound

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 130dB
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 85.5dB
Self Noise 8.5dB
Connector XLR
Weight 0.47 lbs.
Included Accessories Case, Mic Clip, Windscreen
Manufacturer Part Number Hummingbird

Customer Reviews

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exactly what it needs to be

I've used this on my Martin D35 as well as my own voice - both for slightly quicker demo purposes. As I continued the arrangement on the song however, I was really just blown away by the sound straight out of the box without any mixing. There's a lift that starts around 3khz that really does add a fine presence to the sound. It still captures the low end of your instrument, but the focus is exactly where you expect an SDC to sit. On the upper mid, treble, and air frequencies. Which can be easily EQ'd out, or accentuated through HPF's. I'd still stick with LDC's for most lead vocals - but this would work quite well if needed. I have yet to try this in combination with my Bluebird, but I expect great things. This is shiny in all the places my Bluebird seems to be warm. The swivel head is really just an added bonus - it doesn't make or break the microphone for me, but it has come in handy twice now. A close friend of mine who's a life time drummer and has been working as a studio drummer for years claims these as his current favorite for overheads in the studio. So take that for what it's worth.
Music background: Studio musician, studio engineer, mixing engineer, live musician

Impressive for their price

So I just bought a pair of these and decided to try them out against my Miktek C5's. I was actually just hoping they would hold their own, maybe get close. Turns out... they sound better. Now I'm keeping the C5's because I use the omni capsules a lot, but if it weren't for that I'd already have thrown them on ebay or reverb. If Blue comes out with an omni version of this mic, game over. These sound MUCH better than their price.
Music background: Engineer


i bought two of these to mic things stereo. I'm using them on everything you could think of. piano, guitar, random objects to clink and clang on for interesting percussion sounds. these mics are super versatile and sound spectacular, crystal clear and vibrant. i also just tracked some vocal through one of them today and got a killer signal. super grateful for a product at an insanely reasonable price point that exceeds my hopes.
Music background: Composer / Producer
See also: Condenser Mics, Blue Microphones, Blue Microphones Condenser Microphones