$ 349.00

The Apogee HypeMiC is a studio-quality, 24-bit/96kHz, large-diaphragm USB condenser microphone with built-in compressor and Apogee's world-class conversion.

USB microphones initially offered the convenience of recording direct into your computer without expensive preamps and outboard, but their sound quality left a little to be desired. Those days have passed. Not only does the Apogee HypeMiC feature Apogee's world-class conversion and preamp technology (what more do you actually need?), it also has a built-in compressor to make vocals jump out of a dense mix. HypeMiC features studio-quality analog compression that's 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 - and that's no hype, just fact.

Apogee HypeMiC - Just the Facts.

  • Studio-quality analog compressor 
  • PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Premium cardioid condenser microphone capsule
  • Headphone output with Blend feature offers zero latency recording
  • Premium accessories kit includes tripod, pop filter, carrying case, Micro B-to-Lightning cable, Micro-USB to USB-A cable, and Micro-USB to USB-C cable
  • No configuration required, just plug in and record with any audio app
  • Compatible with iOS, Mac and PC 
  • Optimized for GarageBand, Logic, and Core Audio compatible apps on Mac

Apogee HypeMiC - Behind the Grille

The Apogee HypeMiC has a professional-quality cardioid condenser capsule. On the front-facing side of the mic housing are three multicolor LEDs that display status, input level, compression, and Blend mode. Beneath the LEDs is a headphone output blend control that enables zero-latency recording, and a flush-mounted dual function rotary knob/push button that sets input gain (rotary) and compression settings (push). On the bottom of the mic is USB port and an 1/8" headphone output jack.

Cardiod Polar Pattern

A cardiod pattern is directional, capturing sound from the front of the microphone, which is ideal for voice and acoustic instruments.

HypeMiC analog output

HypeMiC is an excellent way to introduce new sounds into your recordings and mixes. You can send audio out of the HypeMiC stereo output into a mixer, audio interface and stand-alone recorder to capture the unique and bold sound of HypeMiC's compression settings.

HypeMiC applications


HypeMiC's unique analog compression enhances vocals like no other microphone. The three compression settings available in HypeMiC give you a truly balanced and “mixed” recording, reducing the need for extensive processing and mixing. Capturing your perfect take has never been easier.


HypeMiC brings a new level of smoothness and warmth to acoustic instrument recording. Varying compression levels allow you to capture the fullest tone of your instrument without compromise. Built for high SPL levels, HypeMiC provides greater clarity and detail when recording loud acoustic instruments from drums to horns to choirs.

Voice and streaming

The HypeMiC is ideal for podcasts, voiceovers, interviews, YouTube performances, live streaming, and conference calls. Thanks to its built-in compression, HypeMiC balances audio dynamics for greater clarity resulting in better “broadcast ready” recordings. HypeMiC is compatible with any Mac/PC and iOS app that allows you to select an audio device so you're never without a pro studio when you are on the go.

Compression Settings

Apogee HypeMiC's built-in compressor improves signal-to-noise ratio, making placement less critical. Tracking with compression not only saves time, but also enables you to judge how vocals will sit in a mix more accurately.

Shape it (low)

The minimal amount of compression, 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

Compare the MiCs

Apogee has two USB microphones on its roster, MiC Plus and HypeMiC. Both are studio-grade, USB microphones that deliver simple, high-quality recordings on the go. Both offer the same outstanding sonic performance, ideal for capturing singing, acoustic instruments, voice-overs, podcasting, interviews and more. HypeMiC takes your recordings to the next level with adjustable, built-in analog compression and includes premium accessories like a pop filter, carry case and desktop tripod.

About Apogee

Since 1985, Apogee has been developing award-winning audio recording technology that powers many of the world's most respected studios. Products, such as Symphony I/O, Duet, ONE, JAM and MiC have been instrumental in capturing countless Grammy- and Oscar-winning performances by today's biggest artists.

The HypeMiC lets you record high-quality vocals with Apogee's world-class conversion and preamp technology, anytime, anywhere, with nothing more than a laptop and your talent. Order yours today. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant today.


Mac OS 10.9 or later

  • Computer: Mac, with an Intel processor
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM minimum
  • Connection/power: USB port on computer

Windows 10

  • Computer: Windows PC with Intel/AMD x86-64 processor
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM minimum
  • Connection/power: USB port on computer

iOS 9 or later

  • Connection: Lightning
  • Power: From iOS device

Compatible with:

iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (6th generation), iPod touch (5th generation


  • Studio-quality analog compressor
  • PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Premium cardioid condenser microphone capsule
  • Headphone output with Blend feature offers zero latency recording
  • Premium accessories kit includes tripod, pop filter and carrying case
  • No configuration required, just plug in and record with any audio app
  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • A/D Conversion and Mic Preamp
  • Max SPL: 130dB (1% THD at 1kHz)
  • Sensitivity: -36dBfs (94dB SPL. 1kHz)
  • Noise level: -108dBfs (A) at 0dB gain
  • Max gain of preamp: 46dB
  • Input type: Micro USB
  • Connections: Lightning, USB (Type-C), USB (Type-A)
  • Length: 4-7/8" (124 mm)
  • Width: 1-1/2" (38 mm)
  • Depth: 1-1/2" (38 mm)
  • Weight: 0.45 lb. (0.20 kg)


  • Apogee HypeMiC
  • Desktop tripod
  • Microphone stand adapter
  • Pop filter
  • Carry case
  • Micro-USB to USB-C cable
  • Micro-USB to USB-A cable
  • Micro B-to-Lightning cable
  • Quick start guide