Blue Microphones The Mouse Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Hand-built Capsule
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$1,249.99
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Blue Microphones The Mouse Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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Mad about the Mouse

If you record soul, country, rock, rap, blues, or any of the several styles that make up the multifarious world of popular music, you really need to check out the Mouse! The Mouse delivers the bright, forward sound typical of the classic large diaphragm mics like the Neumann U47 and AKG C-12, mics that have been staples of some of the most memorable pop records for decades. Your recordings not only sound great, but they have that special quality that listeners respond to immediately. This cardioid condenser microphone pushes vocals and instruments right up to the front of a mix! It features a swiveling capsule and solid-state transformer-coupled electronics.

Features:
  • Multi-purpose mic - ideal for broadcast vocal, lead vocal, voice-over, bass amp, and kick drum
  • Cardioid Condenser with Class A discrete circuitry
  • Blue's famous hand-built large diaphragm capsule
  • Big sound - robust lows, contoured mid-range, and an airy presence in the highs
  • Integrated suspension shockmount and rotating head for optimal placement
  • Hand-tuned and tested
  • Includes cherry wood storage box
  • Requires +48V phantom power

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1.34" (34mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 138dB
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 85dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 8dB (A weighted)
Color Matte Black
Connector XLR
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Wood Box
Manufacturer Part Number MOUSE

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 6 reviews
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5/5

Must Have

This is a swiss army knife in the studio. Of coarse it works great on Vocals and Guitars, but it has a great effect on Kicks, Bass, and Snares. I no longer need to use a SM57 as the only go to mic for snares. Throw this on top of the snare, and pair it with a 441 or 421 and enjoy drum heaven.
Music background: Engineer/Pro Musician
4.5/5

Great mic

This is a super cool mic. It's great on acoustics for a very rich sound. It can worl well on vocals with the right vocalist. My favorite use for this mic is to place a pair about 2 feet off the ground out in front of a kit and use them for close room mics when I have a brighter pair of distant room mics. Unless you're going for a darker sound on the kit. Awesome mic
4.5/5

Vox delight!

I go through a lot of mics for my voice. I have a deep tenorish side to my vocals with a resonant when I hit the high notes that desn't translate well into most mics or preamps for that matter. Harsh! My last 3 mics were a Pearlman TM1. The stock capsule was too bright so I put in a real K67 and it was better but still too bright. Then a real M7 and that did the trick! I won't even go into what the mic cost me in the long run. I bought a blue mouse (transformer version) at the time I still owned the TM1 and compared the two mics and found that they had a very similar sound. In fact with a tad less eq in the mids, the mouse sounded better to me. I wound up selling both mics during a $$ woes and bought a Advanced audio CM47 with stock capsule. I know the reviews this mic gets but this mic was the worst I have heard for my voice. Very forward to the point of hurting my ears. I spoke with Dave the builder of this mic about it (nice guy by the way) and he said that's how it was designed to sound. Well, that may work for some folks but it's not my cup of tea. I finally bought another Mouse and it's nice to have it back. I sounds beautiful on my voice with even a cheap meek VC1Q channel strip. nough said! It has tuns of it's own color but that color is pure vintage. You just can't go wrong with this mic. Build quality is as solid as they come. I reccomend the shock with this mic.
Music background: 35+ yrs recording
4/5

Transformer version sounds different

I've gone through a lot of mics trying to sound acceptable since I'm not a great vocalist. I had a royal bluee transformer version, which I sold for some reason, then rediscovered the track and needed to get that mic again. Alas, they only make the transformer-less (black-colored) version now. I bought one of those, then later scored a transformer version, and bought that, so now I have both versions. On vocals, there's a deadness to the black one that the royal blue one does not have, although on drum and bass, the black one is much better. Shannon Rhoades (MicRehab) tuned the royal blue one's capsule to my voice and now it's even better! I love this mic! It has a center-terminated capsule, even though I usually sound better on edge-terminated mics like the Blueberry. Odd, but I'll go with the sound!
Music background: Songwriter
4/5

great sounding mic

great mic with a 'different' flavor and very smooth sound. great mic for male vocals of any kind- rap, pop, rock, etc. also works great on acoustic guitar, low toms, bass and kick. very up front, great proximity effect that lends itself to the sound, and needs very little e.q. to sound great. female vocals are not its strong point, though certainly usable. clean guitar sounds good, distorted guitar also not its strong point. overall, a great mic with many uses that will compliment most anyones mic cabinet.
Music background: recording engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Mike Harris

The Blue Mouse is quickly becoming one of my favorite microphones! It puts the vocals where they need to be (up front and present) with almost no effort. I almost feel like I am cheating when I use this mic. Be sure to add a Blue Quad cable to get the most out of any mic!
See also: Condenser Mics, Blue Microphones, Blue Microphones Condenser Microphones