Recording clear audio used to involve a suite of hardware and intimate knowledge of Pro Tools. No more. Along with its anti-vibration housing, the Blue Mic Nessie boasts complex internal processors that polish audio to a high shine as they capture it, resulting in ready-to-upload, studio-quality podcasts or pop hits. [$100; apple.com]
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