Radical Selection

Product Overview

The new multi-pattern Reactor pushes the envelope of modern microphone design and performance while making multiple mic setups more accessible. Reactor fuses an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for perfect positioning, and features Blue's premium condenser capsule, fully discreet Class A solid state components, and proprietary preamp for simple live switching between patterns (Cardioid, Omni or Figure-8). To facilitate use in multiple mic setups (like Mid/Side, X-Y), Reactor's capsule head rotates a range of 90 degrees for perfect positioning in tight spaces and easy pattern adjustability. Reactor's recording pattern selection is both intuitive and stylish, featuring LED backlighting on the pattern indicators and a magnifying element that compliments its forward-looking design.

Includes:

  • Metal case
  • Custom shockmount
  • Custom pop filter

Product Features

  • Large-diaphragm premium condenser capsule
  • Three recording patterns: Omni, Cardioid, Bi-directional
  • Swivel head allows for flexible placement and multi mic positioning (like Mid/Side, X-Y)
  • Unique selection method with magnifier for easy toggle
  • Fully discreet, Class A solid state components
  • LED backlit pattern selection
  • Simple pop filter installation
  • Includes custom designed storage case and shockmount

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Review Snippets

Reactor provides precise detail in a package that can take a sonic beating, and works equally well with soft vocals and screaming guitar amps—it's a great choice for a versatile, large-diaphragm condenser, especially for studios on a budget.
Electronic Musician
Blue seems to recommend the mic for just about any application, and they're not far off the mark, as it delivered perfectly usable results on everything I tried it with… Acoustic guitar came over as full-sounding and lively, and my hand percussion test demonstrated that the mic is very happy dealing with transients… The Reactor is a capable all-rounder, and very attractively priced for a multi-pattern mic, especially when you consider that it comes with a shockmount, pop-screen and customised aluminium case.
Sound On Sound