Apogee Hype Mic - USB Microphone

Apogee

Sale price $554.00 Regular price $559.00

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The Only USB Microphone with Built-in Analog Compression

Make Recording Magic Happen with HypeMiC
Ever wonder how your favourite recordings seem to leap from the speaker, with vocals that magically float above even a dense background track? That’s compression. HypeMiC’s patented studio-quality analog compression that’s easy to use and brings the magic to your vocals, voice-overs, instruments, percussion, and podcasts – anything you record! With HypeMiC and your iPhone or computer, you can make amazing recordings on the go.

Features:
- The only USB microphone with a built-in 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 a tripod, pop filter and carrying case
- No configuration required; plug in and record with any audio app
- Compatible with iOS, macOS and Windows 10
- Optimized for GarageBand, Logic, and Core Audio compatible apps on Mac
*U.S. Patent 10,838,683

Hear the Difference
We recorded the same vocal performance with two HypeMiCs, one with compression, one without, so you can hear the amazing difference HypeMiC’s built-in analog compressor makes in a mix. All instruments and vocals in this example were recorded with HypeMiC.

Singing
HypeMiC’s unique analog 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.

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 & Streaming
Podcasts, Voiceovers, Interviews, YouTube performances, Live streaming & Conference calls
Ideal for live streaming, 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 analog 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
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

Try all settings with any source and adjust to your taste. Set your level before you select your compression setting, and remember that compression will accentuate any noise around you while recording.

Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.

I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.

I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.

Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?

Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service.  Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.

 


But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.

Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.

 Home Recording Support


Important note
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...