CES 2013: Blue Microphones makes recording effortless with Nessie

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Blue Microphones has announced Nessie, another USB microphone with a unique design. It’s an adaptive USB microphone that’s aimed at making recording effortless by combatting the most common pitfalls. That means you can take the guesswork out of making great recordings and just focus on the audio itself. Nessie is plug-and-play compatible via USB with both Mac and PC and can be used with iPad’s with an Apple USB adapter. No word yet on availability, but Nessie will retail at $99.99.

Nessie is meant to make recording easy, and it does it with a few really great features plus a pretty sweet stylish design. There’s a built-in, studio grade pop filter and shock mount along with adaptive processing, including EQ, de-esser and level control. All of this works together to makes sure you don’t have unwanted vibrations, harsh plosives or unwanted volume jumps.

Nessie uses a single custom-tuned condenser capsule with a carded pattern. It has three recording modes: one optimized for richer vocals, another for more detailed instrument recordings and a raw audio option if you don’t need all of Nessie’s help.

Additionally, Nessie has a zero-latency headphone output for delay free direct monitoring with headphone volume and instant mute  controls right on the microphone itself. The head of the microphone even adjusts for optimal positioning.

Blue hasn’t announced an availability date, but when it does hit the market, Nessie will set you back $99.99.

For more information about Nessie and to hear some sample recordings, check out Blue’s website.

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