CES 2019 Blue Ember is a 100 XLR microphone for serious podcasters

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Tags CES Products Post a comment CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 0 85 Photos Audio The Blue Ember (tall mic in center). Sarah Tew/CNET Blue has long been a favored microphone among podcasters and YouTubers, thanks to affordable models like the Yeti. But the company also produces XLR models intended for professional and prosumer customers priced at $1,000 and higher. Now, it’s meeting in the middle with the Blue Ember, an XLR mic that will cost only $100 when it debuts in February.The Ember, on display here at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, is a directional mic with what the company calls a “tight cardioid pickup pattern.” In other words, it’s specifically designed to pick up only the voice of the performer, while reducing background noise such as clacking keyboards or other in-studio distractions. And the balanced XLR connector, of course, means that this is for home studios with a more professional bent — anyone with RCA connectors or USB inputs need not apply.The Ember includes the stand mount, too.Check out Blue’s website for complete specs and preorder info. Share your voicelast_img

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