Blue Bottle Capsule B5
Frequency response peaks at 3-5kHz and 12-15kHz give this capsule a distinctively bright and incisive timbre. The B5 is particularly use- ful for close-miking acoustic guitar, yielding an characteristic classic rock/pop sound with a proximity-induced “thump” at 125 Hz. The B5 is distinguished by super-detailed highs and attenuated lower midrange to bass response. Along with the B0 this is the brightest of the BLUE capsules, and can supply significant presence boosting on dull, quiet, or indistinct sources. Low end pickup and proximity effect are minimal compared to other capsules, making this an ideal candidate for close-miking many acoustic instruments.