Professional podcasters, singers, and voiceover artists take notice: the Apogee Hype Mic USB Microphone with Headphone Output, Tripod, and Stand Adapter is a studio-quality microphone in a USB form factor, one that provides professional sound thanks to its studio-quality analog and digital components. It's also exceedingly easy to use. Its cardioid polar pattern helps you sound great even in an untreated room, and the mic itself requires no external drivers to operate. Simply plug it into your Mac, Windows, or iOS device, open up your favorite recording software, and you'll be ready to record.
This microphone provides a thoroughly professional sound on both analog and digital fronts. To do this, the HypeMiC utilizes both a built-in preamp and an analog compressor to ensure a record-ready sound for the live-streaming age. The HypeMiC can handle sample rates and resolutions up to 96 kHz / 24-bit with A/D conversion handled by Apogee, one of the foremost companies in the digital-audio world. The HypeMiC ships with a pop filter, tabletop tripod stand, mic-stand adapter, carrying case, USB cables, and a Lightning cable.
Make Recording Magic Happen with HypeMiC
Ever wonder how your favorite 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 is 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.
Hear the HypeMiC Difference
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 that’s around you while you are recording.
Shape it (low)
The minimal amount of compression, is 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
Built-In Studio-Quality FeaturesThe mic offers an integrated microphone preamp and a built-in analog compressor with three selectable presets, each optimized for applications such as music production, live streaming, and broadcast. These features are a boon for live-streaming, so you can sound polished as you create content on the spot.
Fits Your SetupGeared towards podcasters, singers, musicians, or anyone else seeking a stellar sound with minimal setup, the HypeMiC works with Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, giving you a consistently great sound every time.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated RoomThe microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. Depending on your particular room, you may still need a little room treatment or some noise-reduction software, to address issues such as your computer's hum or your air conditioner; but the chances of that are markedly lower with a cardioid polar pattern.
Built-In Zero-Latency MonitoringMonitor your levels with headphones plugged directly into the mic's 3.5mm connection, and use the Blend function for zero-latency monitoring with your processed tracks.
Simple ControlsOn the control side, it offers a prominent gain knob for easy adjustments, and a handy push-to-mute button as well. The mic also offers multicolor LEDs to indicate status, input level, compression, and Blend mode.
Professional Audio CaptureThis USB mic boasts a 96 kHz / 24-bit converter, one made by one of the best hardware DSP companies in the business. You'll be able to record audio with the same specifications as a professional recording studio.
No Configuration RequiredClass compliant design means all you have to do is plug the mic into your computer or iOS device—no pesky driver downloads are required. The mic is bus powered from your computer or iOS device.
Included HardwareThe HypeMiC includes a pop filter, tabletop tripod stand, mic-stand adapter, carrying case, USB cables, and a Lightning cable, so you can get it up and running out of the box with any computer or iOS setup.
Apogee Hype Mic USB Microphone with Headphone Output, Tripod, Stand AdapterKey Features:
- Podcasting, Music, Voiceovers, and More
- For Mac, Windows, and iOS Devices
- Built-In Analog Compressor and Preamp
- 3.5mm Headphone Output for Monitoring
- Cardioid Pattern Minimizes Room Tone
- Gain, Mute, and 3 Compression Settings
- Professional 96 kHz / 24-Bit Audio
- Powered from Mac, PC, or iOS Devices
- Includes Pop Filter, Tripod, and Case
- Includes USB and Lightning Cables
What's In the Box
- Apogee Electronics HypeMiC USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Built-In Analog Compressor
- USB Micro-B to Lightning Cable
- USB Micro-B to USB Type-A Cable
- USB Micro-B to USB Type-C Cable
- Tabletop Tripod
- Mic Stand Adapter
- Pop Filter
- Carrying Case
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
Brand Apogee Manufacture SKU HYPE MIC UPC 805676302171 Primary Applications Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing Form Factor Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument Sound Field Mono Operating Principle Pressure Gradient Capsule Condenser Polar Pattern Cardioid Orientation Side Address Circuitry Solid-State Pad None High-Pass Filter None Gain Adjustment 46 dB Indicators Multi-Segment LED (Clip, Compression, Signal Level, Status) On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL Sensitivity -36 dBFS at 1 kHz Equivalent Noise Level -108 dBFS A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) None Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x Micro-USB Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Wireless Connectivity None Bluetooth None
A/D Conversion 24-Bit Sample Rate 96 kHz Operating System Support Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X OS Compatibility Windows
*As of November 2019: check with the manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
RAM Requirement 2 GB Minimum
4 GB Minimum
Available Port USB (Interface Unspecified), Lightning
Bus Power USB / Lightning Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mounting Desktop Stand (Included) Mounting Thread Size 3/8"-16 Female Dimensions ø: 1.5 x L: 4.88" / ø: 3.8 x L: 12.4 cm Weight 0.45 lb / 0.2 kg