Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Featuring a proprietary, hand-crafted capsule, the Blue Bluebird SL is a studio condenser microphone which builds upon its predecessor to provide a precise and clear sound as well as switchable filter and pad settings, ensuring great versatility for varied studio recording applications. It utilizes a large, gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm, replete with a sculpted rear backplate to emphasize resonances at higher frequencies; this creates the clarity of treble, smoothness of midrange, and richness of lows, characteristic of Bluebird microphones, all while allowing sound sources to cut through a mix. Further elevating its professional nature is the shockmount, which absorbs vibrations to inhibit handling and stand noise.

Classic Warmth and Presense

Every component of Bluebird SL is specially designed to deliver crystal-clear tone. The hand-built capsule utilizes a fine, gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm that delivers superior resonance at higher frequencies to help vocals cut through the mix. The sculpted rear backplate ensures balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum. Plus, discreet Class-A circuitry maximizes the accuracy of your sound.

Behind the Mic

With the original Bluebird microphone, Blue set a new standard for modern recording mics. Bluebird SL advances that legacy with refined sonics and versatile switches to capture exceptionally clear and powerful sound that makes ears perk up and listen. Add in an updated design to inspire your best performances, and what you get is a best-selling Essential Series condenser mic.

Make the Switch

Bluebird SL is a special mic for every kind of performance. The onboard switchable 100 Hz high-pass filter and -20 dB pad give you the flexibility to track a wide variety of sound sources with nuance and power. Use Bluebird SL to capture a singer's unique vocal character in stunning detail, achieve full-frequency guitar recordings, and more.


  • MPN - 988-000004
  • GTIN - 836213005019
Primary Applications Studio Recording
Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Strings
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad -20 dB
High-Pass Filter 100 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment None
Indicators None
On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter, Pad
Windscreen None
  • Clear Tone for Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Ambience
  • -20 dB Pad Eliminates Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Reduces Bass Buildup
  • Shockmount Inhibits Vibration Noise
  • Hand-Built Large-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Class-A Circuitry
  • Includes Wooden Storage Box
  • XLR Output for Hookup to XLR Mic Input
  • Operates on 48V Phantom Power