Elgato is launching their first microphones, Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3. Elgato are referring to these as premium microphones. Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 combine with the Wave Link app for Windows and MacOS to become complete digital mixing solutions. They provide content creators the professional audio control they need. Developed in partnership with world-renowned microphone manufacturer LEWITT, Wave:1 and Wave:3 are born from rigorous calibration in both ultra-modern acoustic testing chambers and real-world streaming scenarios.
Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 feature broadcast-quality audio capture powered by a cardioid condenser capsule and 24-bit Analog-to-Digital converter. Proprietary Clipguard anti-distortion technology – developed with LEWITT specifically for Elgato Wave microphones – analyzes input in real-time. When peaking occurs, sound is rerouted through a secondary signal path that runs at a lower volume. The entire process is autonomous, allowing content creators to produce clear audio that never clips, without having to constantly watch and adjust input levels.
Enabling the microphones to be more versatile in various environments and vocal applications, Wave:1 and Wave:3 also feature a switchable low-cut filter that helps remove low-frequency interference. They also have internal pop filter that reduces distracting pops from breath noise for a clear, professional stream. A 3.5mm headphone jack with 24-bit output enables high-resolution, zero-latency audio monitoring, while the adjustable desktop stand can be mounted to most boom arms using the included adapter.
Wave:1 features a headphone volume dial that doubles as a press-to-mute button, with an LED ring to indicate mute status at a glance. By contrast, Wave:3 sports a capacitive sensor that mutes the mic feed when lightly touched. It also has multifunction dial that controls volume, input gain and crossfade between microphone and PC audio. Wave:1 offers the industry-standard sample rate of 48 kHz, while Wave:3 delivers up to 96kHz for extremely detailed sound capture.
On top of the state-of-the-art hardware, the accompanying Wave Link app helps Wave:1 and Wave:3 push the limits of what’s possible for content creators. A multi-channel digital mixer for Windows and Mac, Wave Link turns Wave microphones into an audio hub that enables control of the microphone and up to eight other audio sources. All are routed through the microphone driver for mixing with virtually zero latency. It's never been easier to blend your voice with music, sound effects, game audio, web calls and more. Separate outputs in the app let you create two independent mixes – one for yourself and one for your audience – essential for managing audio during live streams YouTube videos, podcasts and more. The Wave Link app is also fully compatible with Elgato Stream Deck for tactile one-touch control over your entire A/V setup.
Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 are available immediately from the Elgato and CORSAIR worldwide network of authorised retailers and distributors.
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