Blue Microphones Tiki Ultra Compact USB

Tiki sets a new standard for crystal clear audio for wherever you go.

  • Compatibility - PC and Mac with USB 2.0+

  • Set Up - Plug n Play with no drivers needed

  • Audio - CD-quality, 16 bit 44.1 k, 40Hz-20kHz

  • Inner Workings - Two custom condenser capsules with advanced DSP

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£71.90
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The new Tiki is the world's first USB microphone that mimics the intelligence of human hearing by focusing on desired sounds, minimizing background noise and knowing when to mute altogether. Tiki's two modes give any Skype user, podcaster or musician the versatility to quickly choose the best option in any situation. First, Intelligent Speech Mode brings your voice to the forefront of a conference call or chat while noise-canceling technology simultaneously minimizes unwanted, competing background noise. Natural Recording Mode captures a wide range of sources from vocals to acoustic guitar, recording high-fidelity audio with exceptional clarity. Tiki sets a new standard for crystal clear audio for wherever you go.TechnologyIntelligent ultra-compact USB microphoneBrings your voice to the forefront using voice isolation and noise-cancelling technologyImproves vocal clarity for online communication like Skype and iChat, and voice recognition softwareReduces computer fan and typing noise by intelligently auto-mutingRecording mode optimized for podcasts and music recordingMulti-colored LED indicates muting status and moreHow does Tiki work exactly?It has two ears and a brain-- actually, two capsules and one very powerful (400MHz) DSP chip which constantly listen and compare the signal from the two opposite-facing cardioid capsules. The DSP decides which signals to pass through and compares the signals to help remove background noise. In addition, it applies noise-reduction algorithms co-developed with iZotope and then applies intelligent muting, which soft mutes whenever you aren't speaking.Who is iZotope?iZotope engineering is the leader in audio processing technologies-- they've developed many of the most popular audio processing algorithms as used in professional studio software, live/broadcast, video games and played an integral role in developing the noise-reduction modes used in Tiki's intelligent listening mode.Is Tiki good for recording?Yes. With the push of a button, Tiki's natural recording mode behaves like a traditional microphone, and applies only minor processing to add presence and proximity to the signal from the mic-- everything is done in real time, in hardware.Does Tiki require any software?No. All processing is done completely inside the Tiki hardware and requires no drivers or system resources to operate. Just plug it in and go!As the Tiki is a compact USB model, which is the recommended microphone conference applications if you had multiple people at a table for a "skype" style or "go to meeting style" in-office conference call?The Omni mode on Yeti or Snowball will be a better choice for a larger group conference calls with more than two people. While Tiki would work, it is inherently well-suited for picking up what is in front and behind-not all around-making it best for one-on-one or two-on-one conversations.System RequirementsPC: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional USB 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum) Macintosh: Mac OSX (10.4.11 or higher) USB 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)Why Tiki?FeatureUltra Intelligent USB MicBuilt-in Computer MicSound QualityTwo high-quality microphones for crystal clear online conversations or CD-quality recordingLet's be honest, have you heard them? Lowest quality capture availableNoise-CancellingTiki's main feature! The other person will think you're in the same room.Other person will think you're in the same room with your air conditioner, keyboard, giant fan...MuteMutes when you aren't talking, un-mutes when you are. How simple is that?Turn on the [mute]. Remember turn it off. Or not.Sound CaptureWith mics facing front and back, Tiki can pick up sound on all sidesFixed position. Don't move or lean too far left.FlexibilitySnaps right into your USB port and includes docking cable for placing right in front of your guitar.Hope you can hold your guitar up to the top of your screen. Don't lean too far right.Optimized ModesTwo selectable modes for speech and recording. All sound not created equal.Same tiny mic for recording absolutely everything.Audio ConversionHi-tech audio voodoo inside Tiki converts sound waves to HD digital audio.Generic converters create generic audio.ResourcesReviewsPerformanceAudio

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Type Accessories
Manufacturer Blue Microphones
MPN 8.36E+11

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