The only ribbon mic with true top end! Over five years in development, the Blue Microphones Woodpecker Ribbon Microphone is the only choice when searching for the smoky, warm, classic sound of a ribbon, but without sacrificing the bright presence of top-end. The Woodpecker ribbon mic is designed to deliver the wide frequency response needed in today’s modern recording environment.
Blue Microphones Woodpecker Ribbon Mic Features
- Focused mid-range with ultra-smooth top end and outstanding bass response
- Captures the essence of any recorded sound from vocals, piano, electric guitars and more
- Excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with the most intimate detail
- High quality components, solid construction and distinct clean looks Blue is known for
- Comes with a wood box and shockmount
Behind every hit record is a great song. Like a song is to music, the capsule is the foundation of every great microphone. The core belief at Blue Microphones is that great sound originates in the design and manufacturing of the capsule; this is the reason why each of their professional microphones utilizes its own proprietary design.
Blue’s unique tunable backplate enables you to dial in each capsule to precisely capture a specific sonic signature, resulting in great recordings every time that require little, if any, post production assistance.
Blue’s focus on capsule design extends all the way to the materials and manufacturing standards necessary to achieve the results required by Blue’s engineers. To create a capsule capable of capturing the emotion and intensity of any recording, Blue’s engineers have developed a proprietary mylar formulation, which is sputtered with a custom specified alloy coating. This unique capsule film is then mated to precision milled backplates that are produced to Blue’s exacting quality specifications. The result is outstanding musicality and utterly consistent performance.
Discrete Electronic Components
Blue’s professional microphones receive the highest quality electrical components that can be sourced from around the world. Many are specially constructed for Blue, oftentimes at an expense exponentially higher than that of components used in other mics.
These selections are the result of more than 20 years of engineering and experimentation and represent an investment in quality that increases mic speed, decreases distortion, reduces product variance, and creates lasting reliability. When the sum of these components is coupled with their remarkable capsules, they create a sound that is years ahead of the competition, and a sound that will last for years to come.
Cleanest Path Possible
The key to attaining audio perfection is to create the purest signal path possible. To deliver the cleanest audio path, there are no pads or filters between the capsule and mic circuit in any Blue mic. Manufacturers and mic designs of the past were bound by the constraints of the analog and vinyl recording process, requiring filters and pads to compensate for the poor dynamic range inherent to the equipment of the time.
Blue Microphones are instead designed to harness the full bandwidth of digital audio technology, combining the presence and feel of the finest vintage mics without suppressing the most emotive aspects of the audible spectrum or detail of modern recordings.