Blue Microphones Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone

Blue Microphones Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone

$99.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Available to ship:
Within 24 hours

Free Shipping

Product Information

  • 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)
    • Width: 3.75 in./9.52 cm (In stand, home position)
    • Weight: 1.4 lb./0.64 kg (In stand)
    • Length: 3.75 in./9.52 cm (In stand, home position)
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS v10.4.11 or later
    • 64 MB of RAM

    Windows

    • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
    • 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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just wanted to clarify something I was not aware of before purchasing. The headphone-out on the back is the best feature since it 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 from Vancouver

    68 of 75 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!
  • Great Microphone that will Improve the Quality of Home Recordings!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The audio this microphone produces in voice mode is at least as good, if not better, than anything I could create through hours of 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 from Raleigh

    54 of 58 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Microphone that will Improve the Quality of Home Recordings!
  • Great for Voice overs

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 mi 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 from Gastonia

    34 of 36 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great for Voice overs
  • Didn't work with my ipad

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Based upon the information here, I purchased the Nessie mic to use with my ipad. When I tried to use it, the ipad indicated that Based upon the information here, I purchased the Nessie mic to use with my ipad. When I tried to use it, the ipad indicated that it did not have adequate power to run this device. I contacted the Blue Mic company and they confirmed that the Nessie mic needs a powered USP to work with the ipad and the "camera connector" mentioned on this site is not powered. I was forced to return the item. The product was fine, but did not work with my ipad 3, even with the camera connector.

    • Written by from Orange City

    11 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Didn't work with my ipad
  • Great for Voice overs

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 mi 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 from Gastonia

    34 of 36 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great for Voice overs
  • Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just wanted to clarify something I was not aware of before purchasing. The headphone-out on the back is the best feature since it 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 from Vancouver

    68 of 75 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community