Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

Jan 8, 2013
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Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

If you have experience issues with audio editing from time to time (as most of us almost certainly do), then you might want to give this new product from Blue Microphones a look. Dubbed Nessie, this new microphone aims to take the hassle out of audio editing and recording, offering a number of features that clean up your recording in real time. That sounds great as far as we're concerned, especially considering how much of a headache audio editing can be.

Specifically speaking, the Nessie utilizes what Blue is called “adaptive processing,” which combines an equalizer, de-esser, and level control. Through using this adaptive processing, the microphone can clean up your audio as you're recording it, which could mean that you spend less time editing your track after you've finished recording all of your audio. Provided this feature works as good as Blue claims, then it should prove to be a very handy feature indeed.

Of course, implementing real time processing isn't going to solve all of your editing woes, which is why Blue is also including a “studio-grade” pop filter and a shockmount to help cut back on rumbling and vibrations while you're recording. You'll also be getting three recording modes with Nessie, with one tuned to give you richer vocals and another designed to deliver more detailed sounds from instruments. If you'd rather do without those two modes, the third lets you record raw audio, which you can then manually edit after the fact. This way, if you've already got audio editing down to a science, you can have complete control over your recordings.

Nessie features a zero-latency headphone jack, and is USB plug-and-play compatible with both Mac and Windows. If you want to record on the go, you can use one of Apple's 30-pin to USB or Lightning to USB camera adapters to hook up Nessie to your iPad. If you want a Nessie for yourself, it'll set you back $99.99, but at the moment, it's unclear when Blue is planning to make it available. We'll have that information for you once Blue makes it available, but in the meantime, keep it tuned here to SlashGear for more straight from CES 2013!


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