Las Vegas, NV (January 8, 2013)—Blue Microphones has introduced Nessie, a mic designed for desktop recording of vocals, instruments, voiceovers and more. Nessie adapts in real time, applying processing, combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount.
“In professional recording, there are common practices and fundamental processing used to edit and improve sound quality, but we understand that not everyone has the tools, time or engineering know-how to get the best results. So we built adaptive studio processing into Nessie,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones.
Nessie’s key features and internal processing aim to combat the most common pitfalls of recording. The built-in pop filter and shockmount reportedly reduce harsh plosives, rumbling and vibrations, while the adaptive processing, including EQ, de-esser and level control, automatically smoothes and refines audio in real time.
Nessie employs a single custom-tuned condenser capsule with a cardioid pattern. Nessie’s three recording modes are optimized for vocals, instruments or an option for raw audio for manual post-production editing. Nessie features a zero-latency headphone output for direct monitoring, while headphone volume and instant mute are located directly on the microphone. For 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, connect to iPad using Apple’s camera adapters (30-pin to USB or Lighting to USB), sold separately.