Warm Holiday Wishes and The Very Best for 2012

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As the year 2011 turns into a fond mix of gratitude and wonderful memories, I am incredibly fortunate to have you as part of our audience.

Laura and I wish everyone, both near and far, Merry times until we shortly ring in the year new.

@markjensen

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Blue Microphone reactor

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Blue Microphones – the reactor, shown with Studio1A ‘alternate reality’ gear …not included

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The team at Blue Microphone still know how to get a reaction. The ‘reactor’ is a radical, albeit functional offering, bringing to mind visions of a Fringe alternate reality episode.

This mic is hefty. Arriving in a handsome, padded flight case, a nicely crafted ‘orbital’ shock mount and rare earth magnetically affixed blast filter are on-board.

Unconventional as it appears, I found the lighted, large and magnified rotary pattern switch to be a treat! Just by a glance, you’ll know which pattern is selected and how to reach the others. The blast filters magnets attach it to the capsule, but a quick twist below the filter allows you to alter it’s position; left/right, near/far.

Being an externally charged, large diaphragm condenser; the reactor requires 48 volts phantom power. After lighting it up, the reactor treated me to a full, crisp sound. This one, indeed, would make a fine voiceover microphone. The omni pattern was very pleasing, as it didn’t pull up the noise floor.

Reasonably priced and a great performer (not to mention a head turner), I found this one from Blue to be a sonic gem.

At publish date, street prices are $499.xx.

Listen in and let me know what you think?

@markjensen

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The Code, The Code

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You’ve likely noticed that the BSW/NewMediaGear coupon code …and page is missing [gasp!]

Not to worry. Our friends at BSW are simply constructing, from the ground up, an even more enjoyable way to acquire that great professional audio gear. As you read this, a new BSW podcasting area is being constructed. The banner link will be restored shortly, so stay tuned!

@markjensen

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