Very transparent, neutral sound with midrange presence.
The Bottle Caps are Blue's innovative system of eight interchangeable capsules that fit into the Blue Bottle microphone. Each capsule offers the recordist a different tonal characteristic and pickup pattern. From airy highs to larger-than-life lows, the Bottle Caps capture anything from vocal 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.
B3: Cardioid Mid-Sized Diaphragm: "The neutral capsule "
This is the most accurate, and, in a purely technical sense, "best" Capsule of the Bottle capsules. The B3 has a soft midrange boost to detail the center frequencies in a program source.
•Very transparent, neutral sound
•Suggested Applications: Female vocals, distant miking of orchestral groups and instruments, banjo, mandolin, resonator guitar, jazz guitar, distorted electric guitar, electric bass, a natural or "folky" tone on nylon and steel-string acoustic guitar, oboe, bassoon and other double reeds, organ.