uncompromising and revolutionary microphones
Blue has a long reputation for making attractive microphones with uncompromising sound quality. Most Blue microphones are specifically engineered to perform exceptionally well for specific applications, so it is no surprise they are used by professional artists like Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Coldplay.
From the uncompromising and revolutionary Bottle to the desktop/studio flexibility of the Yeti Pro, every product reflects Blue's rare expertise and inimitable design sense. We encourage you to audition each Blue microphone to discover the ideal sonic character for your audio needs.
Blue Microphones was founded in 1995 by an American session musician, Skipper Wise, and a Latvian recording engineer, Martins Saulespurens. The company's name is an acronym for Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics. The company is headquartered in Westlake, California, United States.
Blue's first mic, the Bottle, was released in 1996 and based upon the 1928 Neumann CMV3, also nicknamed "The Bottle". Aside from its large imposing size, what made the original unique was its system of removable M-series capsules that could be swapped out for different applications, a system used on Blue's Bottle as well. Note that both Blue's line of Bottle Caps and the original Neumann capsules can be used on either mic.
In 2005, Blue introduced the first professional USB microphone, which was adopted by many consumers for home recording, podcasting and chat. Blue has since developed consumer audio products such as the first THX-certified microphone and a portable microphone for iOS devices.