Red Microphones, sister company to Blue Microphones, has begun shipping the new Type B Microphone.
Type B is an affordable Class A discrete solid state mic designed exclusively for Red by Blue Microphones as a foundation for interchangeable capsules. Included with the Type B microphone body is the Red Lollipop Capsule, an all-around capsule designed to be as versatile as possible, with applications ranging from vocals to electric and acoustic guitars, close-miking of drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns, and strings. In addition to the microphone, and capsule, the Type B also includes the Type B Accessory Pak, with Blue's high-definition 22-AWG Cranberry mic cable and Type B Shockmount.
Precision-designed and hand-assembled, the Type B is crafted for a lifetime of use. But what really makes the Type B special is that it's unique bayonet top can accommodate a variety of new and vintage lollipop-style capsules, including classic Neumann-Gefell capsules and Blue's renowned line of Bottle microphone capsules, The Bottle Caps. In short, the Type B offers the user a wide variety of recording applications right at their fingertips.
The Type B will is now available through Red, The Vintage Microphone Online Store, as well as authorized dealers for $699 MSRP.