The guys from Blue Microphones has announced Nessie, another great addition to their USB Mics collection. As they said, Nessie is the first adaptive USB Mic for fearless recording.
Designed to combat the most common pitfalls of recording, Nessie automatically adapts to whatever you’re recording, applying professional studio processing combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shock mount, to produce expertly finished sound, without the need for additional mixing or editing. Just as the latest point-and-shoot cameras will reduce red eye and automatically adjust focus and exposure for improved photos, Nessie professionally enhances audio so that you get polished music demos, podcasts, interviews, YouTube broadcasts and more, instantly!
The built-in, studio-grade pop filter and shock mount reduce harsh plosives and disruptive rumbling and vibrations, while the adaptive processing, including EQ, de-esser and level control, automatically smoothes and refines your audio in real time. Nessie’s three flexible recording modes are optimized for richer vocals, more detailed instruments or an option for raw audio.
No matter what you want to record, Nessie takes the guesswork out of great recording!
Nessie’s three flexible recording modes are optimized for richer vocals, more detailed instruments or an option for raw audio for manual post-production editing. Nessie employs a single custom-tuned condenser capsule with a cardioid pattern.
Nessie also features a zero-latency headphone output for direct monitoring, which is critical for eliminating distracting delay, while headphone volume and instant mute are located directly on the microphone. For optimal positioning, Nessie’s head adjusts with serpentine flexibility. Nessie is plug-and-play compatible via USB with both PC and Mac with driverless installation. For mobile recording, you can connect to iPad using Apple’s camera adapters (30-pin to USB or Lighting to USB), sold separately.
Nessie Technical Specifications
Microphone and Performance
Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16bit
Capsules: 1 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsule
Polar Patterns: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Max SPL: 110dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Power Output (RMS): 100 mW
Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
Signal to Noise: 100dB
Dimensions (in stand, home position): 3.75”x 3.75” x 10”
Dimensions (max extension): 3.75”x 3.75” x 11.25”
Weight (microphone in stand): 1.4 lbs (.64 kg)
PC: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional
USB 1.1/2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)
Macintosh: Mac OSX ( 10.4.11 or higher )
64 MB RAM (minimum)
Source: Blue Microphones