Want to make legendary recordings? Why not try Blue Microphone’s new Nessie, a desktop recording mic that’s designed for home studio recordings of vocals, instruments, voiceovers, podcasting and all that good stuff. Blue make some incredible high-end microphones and this know-how trickles down into their desktop offerings. Blue already make one of my favourite iOS microphones for portable recordings.

Nessie reflects these years of experience and is designed to pre-empt common errors that lead to terrible sound. There’s an internal shockmount and built-in pop filter, coupled with adaptive processing (EQ, levels, de-essing) so even if you have nothing to say, you’ll be saying it in a crisp, plosive free manner.

adapts in real time, applying professional studio processing, combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount to produce expertly finished sound, without the need for additional mixing or editing. Have a listen to some samples.

“We understand that not everyone has the tools, time or engineering know-how to get the best results. So we built adaptive studio processing into Nessie.”

Inside Nessie is a single custom-tuned cardioid-pattern condenser capsule and a zero-latency headphone output for direct monitoring. There’s also headphone volume and instant mute located directly on the microphone – something I loved from the Yeti.Nessie is PC and Mac USB plug-and-play compatible and even works with iOS devices via the handy USB adaptor. Out now MSRP $99.99 from Blue.