We are excited to announce Nessie, an adaptive USB microphone!
Nessie takes the guesswork out of great recording by applying fundamental recording techniques in real time for instantly polished results
Now available in-store at Apple and online at Apple.com, coming soon to Best Buy, Guitar Center, Amazon and other authorized Blue retailers worldwide.
Nessie is the solution for fearless recording that instantly delivers studio-enhanced sound for desktop recording of vocals, instruments, voiceovers and more! Nessie adapts in real time, applying professional studio processing, combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount to produce expertly finished sound, without the need for additional mixing or editing.
Takes the guesswork out of great recording
Nessie’s key features and internal processing are specifically designed to combat the most common pitfalls of recording. The built-in, studio-grade pop filter and shockmount 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 takes the audio guesswork out of great recording.
Just as your point-and-shoot camera will reduce redeye 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!
“With Nessie, we are excited to introduce fearless recording with a brand new category of digital microphones. 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 was designed to expertly apply the most common techniques instantly, allowing you to concentrate on your performance, not how to record it.”
Adaptive and Flexible
Nessie employs a single custom-tuned condenser capsule with a cardioid pattern. 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 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, connect to iPad using Apple’s camera adapters (30-pin to USB or Lighting to USB), sold separately.
Hear it now:
Nessie adaptive USB microphone compared to generic USB microphone tracked in Apple’s GarageBand on MacBook Pro
Sample recorded using Apple’s GarageBand on a MacBook Pro with a custom-built Santa Cruz Model H acoustic guitar