At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Blue Microphones has unveiled the Ember, a cardioid XLR condenser microphone aimed at musicians, podcasters, YouTube producers, and other people needing high-quality audio.
The mic sports a custom condenser capsule, and does directional recording to minimize ambient noise. The tall form-factor is intended to cope with small spaces or tight video shots.
“Its precise cardioid pattern and ability to handle loud sound sources delivers clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions,” said Blue’s director of product management Tommy Edwards. “Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.
Blue further claims that the Ember can handle loud sound sources, and provide “clean,” high-output gain “for even the most dynamic speech and instruments.” It will come with a mount for standard microphone stands, but buyers will need to provide stands and/or booms on their own.
The Ember will ship in February for $99.99. Some online retailers may already be offering preorders.
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