Blue Bottle Cap Capsule Kit for Blue Bottle
THE BOTTLE CAPS
A SYSTEM OF 9 INTERCHANGEABLE MIC CAPSULES WITH ICONIC TONAL CHARACTERISTICS
TOP OFF YOUR TONE
The Bottle Caps are Blue's innovative system of nine interchangeable capsules, each offering the recordist a different tonal characteristic and pickup pattern. From airy highs to larger-than-life lows, the Bottle Caps capture anything from vocals to bass, wind instruments to horns ‐ and everything in between with a level of detail and clarity found in only the most expensive and rare vintage classics. The Bottle Caps work with Blue's Bottle, Bottle Rocket Stage Two, and Bottle Rocket Stage One mics, or any microphone with a foundation for interchangeable capsules. Each capsule in the series is numbered from B0 to B8, and each has their own unique sound. You can explore any of them by clicking on the numbered capsule links above.
THIS KIT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BOTTLE CAPSULES:
Blue Bottle Cap B0 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B0 - CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM - THE ULTIMATE BIG VOCAL SOUND
SONIC CHARACTER - Superior bright, silky, and intimate presence. SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - Ideally suited for lead and background vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion—any source where extended top end is featured. INSPIRATION -Inspired by the vintage tube microphones that became pro audio milestones, B0 delivers an updated version of the warm, smoky vocal sound that defined a generation of legendary singers.
Blue Bottle Cap B1 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B1 - CARDIOID SMALL DIAPHRAGM
THE ACCURACY CAPSULE - SONIC CHARACTER - Sonic accuracy with extended high-frequency response
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - 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. INSPIRATION - B1 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.
Blue Bottle Cap B2 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B2 - FIGURE EIGHT LARGE DIAPHRAGM
THE VINTAGE CAPSULE - SONIC CHARACTER - Big, warm, and full sound reminiscent of vintage ribbon mics
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - For bringing out the warmth of vintage brass and woodwinds, jazz and horn ensembles, all extended-range strings and bowed instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitar, vocals and organ. INSPIRATION - B2 pays homage to the full sound of classic ribbon mics in a whole new way. Outfitted with a condenser capsule, B2 is able to replicate the sound of vintage ribbon mics while bearing up to higher SPL for an exquisitely present timbre.
Blue Bottle Cap B3 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B3 CARDIOID MID-SIZE DIAPHRAGM - THE NEUTRAL CAPSULE
SONIC CHARACTER - Ultimate transparent, neutral sound
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - Perfectly suited for female vocals, distant miking orchestral groups and instruments, banjo, mandolin, resonator guitar, jazz guitar, distorted electric guitar, electric bass, a natural or “folky” acoustic guitar tone, double reeds and organ. INSPIRATION - With B3, we set out to deliver the sonic precision of classic cardioid settings. B3 brings a proprietary dual backplate capsule design that yields accurate recording tones when used with vocals and instruments—and it smooths out the top end with an added 2dB at 12kHz.
Blue Bottle Cap B4 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B4 - PERSPEX SPHERE PRESSURE OMNI SMALL DIAPHRAGM
THE BIG OMNI - SONIC CHARACTER - Sweet highs and robust lows with a unique design and sound perfect for ambient recording.
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - Captures the atmosphere of orchestral sounds, classical instrumentation, background vocals, organ, accordion, distant miking of any source, particularly bowed strings, and drums. INSPIRATION - Based on the most sought-after omni tube mics, B4 delivers a very smooth sonic character with a slight boost in the bottom end around 80Hz. But unlike its predecessors that were inaccurate when miked in stereo, each B4 is sonically matched together.
Blue Bottle Cap B5 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B5 - PRESSURE OMNI LARGE DIAPHRAGM
THE PRESENCE OMNI - SONIC CHARACTER - Unique compressed quality with accentuated low- and high-frequency response
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - 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. INSPIRATION - B5 produces the massive sound of widely celebrated Eastern Block pressure omni tube mics. It features a contoured sound with an 8-9dB depression at 400hz.
Blue Bottle Cap B6 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B6 -CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM DUAL BACKPLATE
THE “MODERN PRESENCE” VOCAL SOUND A.K.A. THE BLUE STANDARD
SONIC CHARACTER - “Larger than life” sound with enhanced lows and high frequency presence
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - Yields robust lead and background vocals, voiceovers, percussion, piano, vibraphone, accordion, clean electric guitar, jazz guitar, and distant miking of acoustic or resonator guitar. INSPIRATION - Influenced by elite vintage tube mics, B6 was developed to deliver powerfully rich tones without any of the drawbacks of its predecessors. B6 eschews high- and low-pass filters to yield an even smoother, more robust tone. It’s further enhanced by custom ceramic tensioning rings that eliminate the dreaded dropout of those earlier designs. The capsule also features a gold sputtered film for increased punch in the higher and lower frequencies—giving the B6 its very modern sound.
Blue Bottle Cap B7 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B7 - CARDIOID LARGE DIAPHRAGM SINGLE BACKPLATE
THE CLASSIC VOCAL SOUND - SONIC CHARACTER - Classic vintage detailed mids with airy presence
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - Complements the details of classic lead and background vocals, saxophone, flugelhorn, clean or distorted electric guitar, pedal steel and slide guitar, organ, conventional jazz recording. INSPIRATION - The B7 capsule was born from our history of repairing and modding the classic mics owned by artists like Paul McCartney and John Lennon. B7 provides a tone reminiscent of the greatest recording mics of the 1940’s and 50’s, while adding in enhanced highs for a slight contemporary kick. It’s the ultimate in vintage detail and modern presence.
Blue Bottle Cap B8 Capsule for Blue Bottle
B8 - LARGE DIAPHRAGM CARDIOID CONDENSER
THE VERSATILE CAPSULE - SONIC CHARACTER - Crystal clear sound quality and excellent detail for a wide range of recording applications. If you choose only one capsule, B8 is known for being the most flexible.
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - For tracking a variety of male and female lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns and strings. INSPIRATION - B8 is a hot-rod version of one of the world’s most famous condenser capsules. But unlike the capsules that inspired it, which were lacking in mids, B8 offers added midrange for fuller tone and a proprietary backplate design that makes it perfect for recording just about anything.