Blue Microphones Tiki USB Microphone
• Intelligent ultra-compact USB microphone
• Brings your voice to the forefront using voice isolation and noise-cancelling technology
• Improves vocal clarity for online communication like Skype and iChat, and voice recognition software
• Reduces computer fan and typing noise by intelligently auto-muting
• Recording mode optimized for podcasts and music recording
• Multi-colored LED indicates muting status and more
How 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. Features • 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
• Size - Less than three inches
• PC: 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)
|Polar Pattern (Direction)||Dual Cardioid|
|Wired / Wireless||Wireless|
|Connectors||1 x USB|
|Including Shock Mount||No|
|Including Pop Shield||No|
|Including Mic Clip||No|
|Powered By||Ios Device|
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For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions
- 24 months
- Return to base
- DOA Period:
- 30 days
- RTB Period:
- 12 months
- Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones warrants its hardware product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of TWO (2) YEARS from the date of original
retail purchase, provided the purchase was made from an authorized Blue Microphones dealer. This warranty is void if the equipment is altered, misused,
mishandled, maladjusted, suffers excessive wear, or is serviced by any parties not authorized by Blue Microphones. The warranty does not include transportation
costs incurred because of the need for service unless arranged for in advance. Blue Microphones reserves the right to make changes in design
and improve upon its products without obligation to install these improvements in any of its products previously manufactured. For warranty service or for
a copy of Blue’s Warranty Policy including a complete list of exclusions and limitations, contact Blue at 818-879-5200
Date Issued: 20th Oct 2008
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