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Elgato and Lewitt Team for Wave Podcasting Mics

Aimed at podcasters, recordists, YouTubers and other content creators, Elgato’s new Wave 1 and Wave 3 USB mics were created in collaboration with Lewitt.

Elgato's Wave 1 (seen here) and Wave 3 USB microphones are intended for podcasting, streaming and other content creator uses.
Elgato’s Wave 1 (seen here) and Wave 3 USB microphones are intended for podcasting, streaming and other content creator uses.

New York, NY (June 18, 2020)—Content creator hardware specialist Elgato has launched its first microphones, Wave 1 and Wave 3, aimed at podcasters, recordists, YouTubers and streamers, developed in partnership with Austrian microphone manufacturer Lewitt.

Elgato Wave 3 Microphone
Elgato Wave 3 Microphone

Both mics feature a cardioid condenser capsule and an onboard A/D converter (24-bit/48 kHz for Wave 1 and 96 kHz for Wave 3). They also sport a proprietary Clipguard “anti-distortion” technology that Lewitt developed for the mics. This reportedly analyzes input in real time and automatically provides the additional headroom that is needed before sending signal on to the computer.

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The mics each sport a steel grille for protecting the capsule, as well as a centralized control dial/button for adjusting headphone volume. On the Wave 1, a push of the dial will mute the mic, while the dial on Wave 3 allows users to also adjust input gain a mic/PC monitor crossfade. The mics connect via a USB Type-C port on the back, located right next to a standard ¼-inch headphone jack. Accessories sold separately for the mics include a dual-layer metal mesh pop filter, and a specialized shock mount with multi-adaptor to fit most boom arms.

Both microphones ship with Elgato’s Wave Link app, a basic mixer for tackling multiple channels going into a project, whether a podcast, game audio streaming, or something else. The software handles up to nine channels and can output two separate mixes simultaneously

The Wave 1 microphone runs $120, while Wave 3 runs $160.

Lewitt • www.lewitt-audio.com

Elgato • www.elgato.com

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