Within a short amount of time the California audio company Blue Microphones has built a large following of consumer level and professional recording loyalists.
The Skinny: During the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company debuted the new Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone, which it says allows a variety of users to make quality recordings instantly.
The Specs: Blue says the microphone supports users of all skill levels and their ability to create studio-quality recordings for desktop recordings of vocals, instruments, voice overs, podcasts and other applications. The microphone incorporates internal processing technologies, including equalization (EQ), “de-esser” and level controls designed to minimize the common problems associated with recording. The microphone features a studio-grade pop filter and shockmount designed to reduce rumbling and vibrations. The microphone also includes a custom-tuned condenser capsule that utilizes a cardioid pattern.
Solutions: The Nessie condenser microphone is plug-and-play with Macs and PCs. Blue says it can also be used with Apple’s iPad Camera Kit to support mobile recording applications.