Blue Microphones Dragonfly
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Blue Microphones Dragonfly
James... 12/20/2011

Blue Microphones Dragonfly : James...'s user review

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The design on the Dragonfly is really unique and I believe it won a number of awards for its innovative spec. The physical design as well as the circuitry is very different than most cardioid condensers. Blue claims it's meant to be used as a pop vocals mic and for electric guitar. Well obviously it does work well for vocals. I found that the Dragonfly works particularly well for young girls and guys with higher voices. If you have a 20 something year old with a Taylor Swift or Adam Levine type of range then this is an incredible mic to have at hand. I feel it adds the thump that those vocals need.

While it does also work nicely for drum overhead (who would have thought?) I also found it works great on my Taylor Jumbo and a couple other acoustics. I never would've found this out until one day I needed to record an acoustic part and the Dragonfly happened to be turned on. I was surprised how much it complimented my acoustic. It's since become a staple for that purpose.

It is okay for electric guitars but not like I was led to believe. Maybe as a room mic? I would rather use another more specially designed cab mic but I suppose this would work in a pinch.

OVERALL OPINION

You can use this thing for a surprising amount. It will do almost any drum duty their is. Toms, snare, overhead, or bass kick. Whatever. Also it doesn't seem to be fussy with placement like a lot of Blue mics are. For the price it's a no brainer. This is a building block mic for any small studio considering the versatility. It has the high Blue build quality and finely tuned performance they are known for in spades. I can't complain about it in any way. It's worth twice what the asking price is. Highly recommended.