The Blue Bottle Cap Kit 5 takes the acclaimed Blue Bottle and Bottle Rocket Stage One microphones to even greater sonic heights. This innovative collection of 5 interchangeable capsules adds an amazing array of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns to your Blue Bottle or Bottle Rocket Stage One mic. The Bottle Cap Kit 5 delivers a level of performance and versatility that is simply not achievable with any other microphone system, anywhere. Get the most out of the already incredible Bottle and Bottle Rocket microphones with the Blue Bottle Cap Kit 5.
THERE’S A CAP FOR THAT
The Bottle Cap Series offers an unprecedented creative palette for Bottle and Bottle Rocket Stage One mics. Inspired by the most coveted mics in recording history and forged for modern applications, the Bottle Caps embrace the past to define the future. The series delivers an extraordinary variety of timbres and polar patterns—with options ranging from vintage to modern—forming a world-class collection that would cost tens of thousands of dollars to obtain with individual mics. With the Bottle Caps, you can capture the unique character, dimension, and nuances of timeless performances from any vocalist or instrument.
B1 - THE ACCURACY CAPSULE
The B1 small diaphragm interchangeable capsule was fashioned after ultra-responsive classic tube mics that flattered high-frequency and extended-frequency instruments. By adding in proprietary Blue design elements, B1 produces crystalline accuracy and precision highs while maintaining a smooth signal for tracking instruments with fast transients and rich overtones. With a cardioid polar pattern, B1 is perfect for nylon or steel-string acoustic guitar, accordion, drum overheads, metal percussion, hi-hat, small pitched percussion such as toy piano or marimba, room or ambient miking, foley and sound effect recording, strings and orchestral recording.
B2 - THE VINTAGE CAPSULE
The B2 large diaphragm interchangeable capsule pays homage to the full sound of classic ribbon mics in a whole new way. Outfitted with a condenser capsule and figure eight polar pattern, the B2 is able to replicate the sound of vintage ribbon mics while smoothly handling higher SPL levels for an exquisitely present timbre. This capsule brings out the warmth of brass, woodwinds, and horn instruments while also flattering extended-range strings and bowed instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitar, vocals and organ.
B3 - THE NEUTRAL CAPSULE
The B3 mid-size diaphragm interchangeable capsule delivers sonic precision and transparency for vocals and instruments while smoothing out the top end with an added 2dB at 12kHz. The proprietary dual-backplate design and cardioid polar pattern is perfect for female vocals, orchestral instruments, banjo, mandolin, resonator guitar, jazz guitar, distorted electric guitar, electric bass, a natural or “folky” acoustic guitar tone, double reeds and organ.
B4 - THE BIG OMNI
Based on the most sought-after omni tube mics, B4 is a perspex sphere pressure omni small diaphragm capsule that delivers smooth sonic character with a slight boost in the bottom end around 80Hz. With a precision tuned omni polar pattern, B4 features sweet highs and robust lows and shines in stereo room or distant miking applications.
B5 - THE PRESENCE OMNI
The B5 pressure omni large diaphragm interchangeable capsule produces the massive sound of widely celebrated Eastern Block omni tube mics. Featuring a contoured sound with an 8-9dB depression at 400hz, the B5 is perfect for instruments that need close miking or presence boosting to cut through the mix, such as acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, or other acoustic sources.