Blue Microphones Tiki
Blue Mics announces Tiki, a USB mic that "focuses on desired sounds, minimizing background noise and knowing when to mute."
Combining noise-cancelling technology, Voice Isolation and Intelligent Mute, Tiki is designed to improve the intelligibility of communication. Tiki offers two modes that allow users to switch between Intelligent Speech Mode for communication and Natural Recording Mode for CD-quality recording of vocals, instruments or podcasts. Similar in size to a standard USB flash drive, Tiki’s portable, cable-free design allows it to plug directly into your laptop’s USB port.
For conference calls and chats, Tiki’s Speech Mode uses Voice Isolation to bring your voice to the forefront while noise-canceling technology is simultaneously designed to minimize unwanted, competing background noise such as computer fans, keyboard typing and ambient sounds. Tiki uses front-and-back facing microphones to capture audio based on your orientation to the mic. Tiki’s Intelligent Speech Mode also includes Intelligent Mute which automatically soft-mutes the mic when you are not speaking. By muting your mic, Intelligent Mute eliminates any contribution of background and computer noises during conversation, allowing you to perform other tasks, such as typing, in perceived silence. When you resume speaking, Tiki instantly detects your voice and automatically un-mutes to bring you back into the conversation.
Not limited to speech and VOIP, Tiki’s Natural Recording Mode captures a range of sources from vocals to acoustic guitar to location recordings. It uses custom condenser capsules and preamp circuitry. Natural Recording Mode delivers sound directly from the microphone.
Tiki’s cable-free design allows for direct connection to a USB port, while an included docking cable provides extended connection where necessary. For portable protection, Tiki’s packaging doubles as a compact carrying case. Tiki requires no drivers and is plug-and-play with both PC and Mac.
For more information about Tiki, visit www.bluemic.com/Tiki
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