NAMM 2019: Apogee HypeMiC USB microphone

24-bit/96kHz microphone with studio quality analogue compression      24/01/19

NAMM 2019: Apogee HypeMiC USB microphone


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Apogee Electronics has announced HypeMiC, which they describe as a premium USB microphone featuring studio-quality analogue compression. They tell us that HypeMiC offers three settings of compression to use on vocals, voice-overs, instruments, percussion, and podcasts - in fact, anything you record.

A spokesperson said, “With HypeMiC and your iPhone or computer, you can make amazing recordings on the go.”

Here’s more details direct from Apogee...

HypeMiC Highlights

  • Studio-quality  analogue compressor
  • PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Premium cardioid condenser microphone capsule
  • Headphone output with Blend feature offers zero latency recording
  • Premium accessories kit includes tripod, pop filter and carrying case
  • No configuration required, just plug in and record with any audio app
  • Works with iOS, Mac and PC

 

Music - Singing
HypeMiC’s unique  analogue compression enhances vocals like no other microphone. The three compression settings available in HypeMiC give you a truly balanced and “mixed” recording, reducing the need for extensive processing and mixing. Capturing your perfect take has never been easier.

Acoustic Instruments
HypeMiC brings a new level of smoothness and warmth to acoustic instrument recording. Varying compression levels allow you to capture the fullest tone of your instrument without compromise. Built for high SPL levels, HypeMiC provides greater clarity and detail when recording loud acoustic instruments from drums to horns to choirs.

Voice/Audio for Video - Podcasts, Voiceovers, Interviews, YouTube performances, Live streaming & Conference calls
Ideal for livestreaming, podcasts and broadcasts, HypeMiC balances audio dynamics for greater clarity resulting in better ‘broadcast ready’ recordings. HypeMiC is compatible with any Mac/PC and iOS app that allows you to select an audio device so you’re never without a pro studio when you are on the go.

HypeMiC  analogue output
HypeMiC is an awesome way to introduce new sounds into your recordings and mixes. You can send audio out of the HypeMiC stereo output into a mixer, audio interface and stand-alone recorder to capture the unique and bold sound of HypeMiC’s compression settings.

Compression Settings
HypeMiC offers 3 analogue compression settings, all accessible from the front panel control knob:

  • Shape it (Low) - The minimal amount of compression, great for shaping the vocals and instruments in your music recordings
  • Squeeze it (Medium) - Great for podcasts, interviews and streaming when you want to squeeze a little more pop out of your voice
  • Smash it (High) Great for voice recording when you really want to smash it for that big broadcast sound

 

Sing Without Delay
Like its cousins, the Jam+ and MiC+, HypeMiC also features a stereo headphone output and Blend function for zero latency monitoring. The Blend button allows you to easily adjust how much direct signal input (sound going into the microphone) you hear mixed with software playback (sound coming out of your computer), enabling you to dial in the perfect mix.

Listen with More Level
Whether you’re monitoring as you play and record with your favorite app, or streaming audio, the stereo output on HypeMiC dramatically improves the playback quality of your audio. With high resolution sample rates up to 96k and ample headroom, HypeMiC delivers incredible clarity and plenty of volume to your headphones or powered speakers.

Four products in one small package
HypeMiC combines a microphone,  analogue compressor, microphone preamp and A/D and D/A converters into one compact device. Apogee has carefully designed each part of HypeMiC to deliver the highest quality signal possible with the lowest noise.

Premium Accessories
With a carry case, custom pop filter and premium desktop tripod, HypeMiC comes with everything you need to make amazing recordings on the go.

Pricing and Availability:
The Apogee HypeMiC will be available from January 2019 at an expected price of £349 RRP inc VAT.

More information:

 


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