At NAMM 2019 Apogee have announced the HypeMiC, which they describe as their ‘next-generation’ studio-quality USB condenser microphone with built-in analog compressor. Now that is not something we have heard before.
HypeMiC features the same sound quality and headphone output features found in Apogee’s MiC+ and with HypeMiC you get accessory upgrades like a premium desktop stand, custom pop filter and carrying case as well as all the cables you need to connect HypeMiC to your iOS device, Mac or PC.
Back in 2011, the Apogee MiC was introduced in Apple stores across the world pitched as the first studio quality digital USB microphone made for GarageBand on iOS devices and Logic Pro on Mac computers.
Apogee have chosen to build on that legacy with the HypeMiC by integrating an all-new analog compression circuit with Apogee’s enhanced ‘PureDIGITAL’ circuitry for what they describe as “the greatest true-tone audio resolution and portable recording experience”.
Apogee are presenting the HypeMiC as great for vocals, acoustic Instruments like guitar, strings, horns, upright bass, drums and piano, as well as being ideal for podcasts, voiceovers, interviews, YouTube performances and live streaming.
You can record through HypeMiC’s analog output into a mixer, audio interface and stand-alone recorder to capture the analog sound of HypeMiC’s compression settings.
There are 3 HypeMiC Compression Settings
Shape It - The minimal amount of compression, great for shaping the vocals and instruments in your music recordings
Squeeze It - The middle setting, great for podcasts, interviews and streaming when you want to squeeze a little more pop out of your voice
Smash It (High) - Maximum compression, great for voice recording when you really want to smash it for that big broadcast sound
Studio-quality analog 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
HypeMiC Price And Availability
The HypeMiC will be available from January, 2019 from Apogee dealers worldwide and Apple retail stores April, 2019 priced at $349 USD.