The Blue Bottle Cap Kit takes the acclaimed Blue Bottle and Bottle Rocket Stage One microphones to even greater sonic heights. This innovative collection of eight interchangable capsules adds an amazing array of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns to your Blue Bottle or Bottle Rocket Stage Once mic. The Bottle Cap Kit delivers a level of performance and versatility that is simply not acheivable with any other microphone, anywhere. Get the most out of an already incredible microphone with the Blue Bottle Cap Kit.
Cardioid Large Diaphragm
THE ULTIMATE BIG VOCAL SOUND
Superior bright, silky, and intimate presence.
Ideally suited for lead and background vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion—any source where extended top end is featured.
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.
Cardioid Small Diaphragm
THE ACCURACY CAPSULE
Sonic accuracy with extended high-frequency response
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.
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.
Figure Eight Large Diaphragm
THE VINTAGE CAPSULE
Big, warm, and full sound reminiscent of vintage ribbon mics
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.
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.
Cardioid Mid-Size Diaphragm
THE NEUTRAL CAPSULE
Ultimate transparent, neutral sound
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.
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.
Perspex Sphere Pressure Omni Small Diaphragm
THE BIG OMNI
Sweet highs and robust lows with a unique design and sound perfect for ambient recording.
Captures the atmosphere of orchestral sounds, classical instrumentation, background vocals, organ, accordion, distant miking of any source, particularly bowed strings, and drums.
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.
Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm
THE PRESENCE OMNI
Unique compressed quality with accentuated low- and high-frequency response
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.
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.
Cardioid Large Diaphragm Single Backplate
THE CLASSIC VOCAL SOUND
Classic vintage detailed mids with airy presence
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.
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.
Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser
THE VERSATILE CAPSULE
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.
For tracking a variety of male and female lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns and strings.
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.