Blue introduces Ember XLR microphone

Blue Microphones has unveiled Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for capture of vocals and instruments.

Ember is ideal for music applications like SoundCloud, capturing professional sound for YouTube video production, and live-streaming. Its tight pickup pattern helps reduce room and background noise.

Featuring a hand-tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember is said to deliver clear, open, and detailed performance for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. A tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source directionally in front of the mic and minimises room noise for a clean, up-front sound and improved isolation. The mic’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design make it ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate.

Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound while clean, high-output gain ensures enough headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.

“Ember is designed to help video creators, podcasters, and musicians deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” said Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ability to handle loud sound sources delivers clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”

Ember – which is currently available for pre-order – will be available in February for the suggested retail price of $99.99.