Blue Microphones Baby Bottle by mattqualls
The Blue Baby Bottle is a very aggressive microphone suited mainly for vocals and tailored for a "classic rock" sound. While this holds true and has held up to the reputation Blue has given the Baby Bottle, I find myself using this mic in situations that often have me jaw-dropped in pleasure. Upon buying this mic, I first tracked some vocals, a hardcore metal band with a very loud voiced singer. He wanted his voice to sound hot and heavy, this mic plus some light distortion achieved this for him with ease. After a few sessions using it on guitar cabs and vocals and as a drum room mic, I began to get comfortable with the mic. Then one evening I was asking a friend of mine about how he got such a fantastic bass tone on an album he tracked a few years back. He mentioned he used an LDC about 8 inches back a little off the cone of the bass players 2x15 cab. So when it came time to record my own band, I tried the same approach with the Baby Bottle and wow was I shocked, now let me clarify that this bass was fuzzy and aggressive, cutting through the mix not filling out the bass of the mix with the guitars riding on top. My bass player and I were both very pleased, it is now my go-to mic for bass, usually paired with a dynamic mic. This mic has also worked wonders for hip-hop vocals. My main client (Cities Aviv - citiesaviv.bandcamp.com) loves this mic. I also find this mic to be a standard for any vocalist that screams. I'd say for the price of $400 this mic is a true gem. Whether your using it for vocals, bass or drum rooms, it never fails. It has a smoky, dark yet cutting punchy sound that I find to be attractive on every record, one way or another.