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Blue Microphones Hummingbird Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Hummingbird is a versatile, precision-engineered Class A small-diaphragm microphone that unlocks the tonal nuances of your instruments so you can capture the best recordings possible...

HUMMINGBIRD

SMALL-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE

PREMIUM SOUND. HEAD-TURNING PERFORMANCE.

Hummingbird is a versatile, precision-engineered Class A small-diaphragm microphone that unlocks the tonal nuances of your instruments so you can capture the best recordings possible. With a 180-degree rotating head, Hummingbird fits into tight spaces and can nimbly change positions where others can’t.

Featuring a precisely tuned diaphragm and extended frequency response, Hummingbird is the perfect solution for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, percussion, or other instruments with fast transients and rich overtones.

 

“a complete range of overtones from the cymbals.”

—Modern Drummer

“sounds fantastic and feels expensive.”

—Pro Sound News

“I absolutely love them.”

—Pro Sound News

“These mics are the real deal.”

—AskAudio

“It captured a more natural sound from the entire kit…”

—Modern Drummer

“a complete range of overtones from the cymbals.”

—Modern Drummer

“sounds fantastic and feels expensive.”

—Pro Sound News

 

 

MIC PLACEMENT IS EVERYTHING

Simply rotate Hummingbird’s unique 180° head to place the mic at any angle and discover the tonal nuances of your instrument most mics would leave behind—all without touching the mic stand.

 

Try this:

Sweep the capsule between the 12th fret and sound hole of acoustic guitars for unmatched guitar tone.
Rotate the capsule between the edge of the snare drum and the center of the drumhead for perfect snare sounds.
Use two Hummingbird overheads to dial in perfect stereo images for drums and piano.

 

PREMIUM BLUE CAPSULE

Hummingbird’s precisely tuned cardioid capsule is based on the acclaimed Blue B1 from our interchangeable capsule series—making it perfect for any instrument with fast transients and rich tonal characteristics.

 
 

 

TAKE YOUR SOUND TO NEW HEIGHTS

Hummingbird’s unique sonic signature is perfect for reproducing the sharp attacks and tonal characteristics of nearly any instrument, including drums, acoustic guitars, strings and more. And with no IC’s in the signal path and excellent off-axis rejection, Hummingbird delivers maximum sonic clarity.

 
 
 

 

DRUMS—FROM A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

Hummingbird’s agility, sonic precision, and ability to handle high sound pressure levels make it ideal for recording drums. And its 180° pivoting head makes it easier to fit into drum rack spaces and get the perfect angle for overheads.

 

“In comparison to an Audio-Technica 4050, not only did the Hummingbird exhibit a more rounded and natural tone with slightly more bottom end, but it was also faster on the transients.”

—Mix Magazine

“These are quite simply some of the best sounding small diaphragm condenser microphones you'll find anywhere for under $500 each”

—SOS

“Compared with my standard stereo large-diaphragm condenser overhead mic, the Hummingbird excelled in every category.”

—Modern Drummer

“In comparison to an Audio-Technica 4050, not only did the Hummingbird exhibit a more rounded and natural tone with slightly more bottom end, but it was also faster on the transients.”

—Mix Magazine

“These are quite simply some of the best sounding small diaphragm condenser microphones you'll find anywhere for under $500 each”

—SOS

 

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

In studio and on stage for drum overheads, close-miking of hi-hat, snare, or toms, acoustic guitar, strings, harp and any other instrument with fast transients and rich overtones.

 


 

FULL FEATURES

180° rotating head for precise mic placement
Cardioid condenser based on the B1 capsule
Exceptional sonic accuracy and extended frequency response
Ultra-fast transient response and high-SPL handling for studio and stage

 


 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20hz - 20khz
Sensitivity: 15mv/pa @ 1khz (1 Pa = 94db Spl)
Output Impedance: 50Ω
Rated Load Impedance: Not Less Than 1kΩ
Maximum SPL: 130 db SPL
S/N Ratio: 85.5 db-a (Iec 651)
Noise Level A-weighted: 8.5 db-a (Iec 651)
Dynamic Range: 129.5 db (2.5kΩ)
Power Requirement: +48v DC Phantom Power (Iec 268-15)
Weight: 212g (7.5oz)
Dimensions: 170mm X 27mm X 27mm (6.7” X 1.1” X 1.1”)

 

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Rigid Carry Case With Foam Lining
Mic Clip
Foam Wind-screen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“After the session, his real compliment was that he kept turning the overhead mix up in his ears because he liked the Hummingbirds’ sound so much!”

—Recording

“Drums sounded bigger and fatter, the attack was cleaner and punchier, and cymbals sounded crisper and fuller.”

—Modern Drummer

“It won’t be long before the Hummingbird becomes a staple in every recording drummer’s arsenal.”

—Modern Drummer

“After the session, his real compliment was that he kept turning the overhead mix up in his ears because he liked the Hummingbirds’ sound so much!”

—Recording

“Drums sounded bigger and fatter, the attack was cleaner and punchier, and cymbals sounded crisper and fuller.”

—Modern Drummer

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