Blue Microphones Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone

  • Overview

    The Nessie adaptive USB mic from Blue Microphones dramatically simplifies recording. Just plug Nessie into the USB port of your Mac and it automatically adapts to whatever you’re recording, whether it's vocals, instruments, or voiceovers. The mic applies professional studio processing and includes a built-in pop filter and shockmount, so you can capture beautifully finished sound—without the need for additional mixing or editing.

    Highlights

    Professionally enhances audio for polished music demos, podcasts, interviews, YouTube broadcasts and more

    Adaptive processing automatically smoothes and refines audio in real time

    Built-in studio-grade pop filter and shockmount reduce harsh plosives and disruptive rumblings and vibrations

    Three flexible modes optimized for richer vocals, more detailed instruments, or an option for raw audio for manual post-production

    Zero-latency headphone monitoring to eliminate distracting delay

    Headphone volume and instant mute located on the mic

    Single custom-tuned cardioid condenser capsule

    Serpentine adjustable head for flexible positioning

    Easy plug-and-play via USB with both Mac and PC

    Did you notice?

    Compatible with iPad when you use the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).

    Apple Recommends For

    Instantly create polished music demos, podcasts, interviews, and much more on your Mac.

    What’s in the Box?

    Blue Microphones Nessie adaptive USB mic

    Tech Specs

    Frequency Response: 15 Hz to 22 kHz

    Impedance: 16 ohms

    THD: 0.009%

    Input Type: USB

    Power: 100 mW

    Height: 10 in./25.4 cm (In stand, home position)

    Length: 3.75 in./9.52 cm (In stand, home position)

    Width: 3.75 in./9.52 cm (In stand, home position)

    Weight: 1.4 lb./0.64 kg (In stand)

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS v10.4.11 or later, Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

    RAM: 64 MB of RAM, 64 MB of RAM

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 836213002025

    UPC or EAN No.: 836213002025

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two-year limited

  • 4.0 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

      Just wanted to clarify something I was not aware of before purchasing. The headphone-out on the back is the best feature since it allows zero-latency monitorin Just wanted to clarify something I was not aware of before purchasing. The headphone-out on the back is the best feature since it allows zero-latency monitoring. Furthermore, if you switch the audio output on your mac to the mic, you'll get the monitor plus any audio output from your computer. This lets you video chat while hearing yourself. I'm not sure why this is so fantastic but it somehow is. The negatives would be the size (hard to avoid since it needs to be elevated) and also the materials. I'd love this to be aluminum or another metal even if were 2x the price. That said, it still looks solid and will probably last a long while. Another negative is its ability to pick up voice from afar - this might be inherent in the way sound works but when you are right up close to the mic the detail is about 5x as opposed to 6" away. The shock mount is also not all it is cracked up to be. Take these negatives with a grain of salt since there are many more positives than negatives. Overall it is solid and I'd not hesitate to purchase it again. Making a mic with professional-grade construction with the same consumer-driven features would be the icing on the cake. Still the best desktop mic I've used and I'd highly recommend.

      • Written by Dave W from Vancouver

      92 of 103 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Microphone that will Improve the Quality of Home Recordings!

      The audio this microphone produces in voice mode is at least as good, if not better, than anything I could create through hours of post-production editing. Ness The audio this microphone produces in voice mode is at least as good, if not better, than anything I could create through hours of post-production editing. Nessie is going to be a real time saver. The mute button is a little sensitive. It’s a capacitive button which means you simply have to touch it for it to respond. A very light brush across its surface can cause Nessie to mute. The button is very sensitive and it became a little annoying when I tried moving the mic into a different position. Several times I inadvertently turned mute on when I held the base to move the mic. I didn’t realize that one of my fingers had brushed against the button. When mute is turned on the LED in the base slowly blinks. I wish the mute button was a little higher up on the neck. There’s not much to mention about the adjustable serpentine neck. The head’s range of motion is limited. Nessie works well with Dragon Dictation. With the mic set in voice mode, I ran through Dragon Dictation’s voice training. It didn’t miss a word. Even when I dictated some real text later on, the word recognition was perfect. There wasn't one mistake. This microphone will improve the quality of any home recording.

      • Written by Victor F from Raleigh

      81 of 85 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Microphone that will Improve the Quality of Home Recordings!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great for Voice overs

      I like this mike. For voice overs it is much better than all others that I have tried. The only fault is that the design of the mike lets it flop down from the I like this mike. For voice overs it is much better than all others that I have tried. The only fault is that the design of the mike lets it flop down from the upright holder. Poor design there. [Same thing on both Nessies that I have used.] But it works and works very well.

      • Written by Don F from Gastonia

      52 of 57 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great for Voice overs

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Microphone

      I can't compare this to the other mics in the Apple Store. I haven't bought them. However, I can say without a doubt that I love this microphone for voice. I ha I can't compare this to the other mics in the Apple Store. I haven't bought them. However, I can say without a doubt that I love this microphone for voice. I haven't tried it with music yet. I love the heavy feel. This is a solid piece. It looks very stylish. After making a few voice recordings I am really quite surprised the difference that a very high qualify microphone makes. I actually like my voice on the recordings. I have tried headsets before. I never cared for the feel and I didn't like the quality. This is much different.

      • Written by Wesley W from Stafford

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Microphone

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      planned malfunction

      the warranty on the product is 2 years and i bought this microphone 2 years and 6 weeks ago. today, i wanted to video-record a presentation in camtasia and it j the warranty on the product is 2 years and i bought this microphone 2 years and 6 weeks ago. today, i wanted to video-record a presentation in camtasia and it just went off an on. like it's pulsating. i first thought that it's a connection problem but i tried other usb peripherals and they work perfectly with the ports. the light around the base stays lit, but when i plug headphones into the mic i can hear that it stops recording every 2-3 seconds. it's a nightmare. worked for 2 years with gentle use, but it's just junk now.

      • Written by kristof k from iqaluit

      3 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?planned malfunction

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Product.

      I have had one for quite some time now and it really is a fantastic microphone. It's perfect for the home user, whether recording podcasts, music tracks, or jus I have had one for quite some time now and it really is a fantastic microphone. It's perfect for the home user, whether recording podcasts, music tracks, or just chatting with friends, it does the job and does it very well. This is the second time I have owned a Blue Microphone (My first was a Snowball) and it certainly won't be the last. I highly recommend it.

      • Written by Gerald B from St. John's

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic Product.

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