Roccat Announces Torch USB Microphone
The USB microphone market is crowded, but Roccat is looking to stand out with their first big entry into the space. The Roccat Torch will launch August 15th at a price of just $99.99, which is lower than average for a fully-featured USB microphone targeting gamers, streamers, and creators.
Right away, it’s easy to see that the Torch carries on Roccat’s legacy of industrial design, with bold lines and integrated AIMO RGB lighting. I also love the mixer-style base that’s included, which has physical controls for all of the mic’s functions and a headphone jack on the back for real-time monitoring. Roccat promises that you can still control the mic functions if you decide to use your own boom arm or mount, but I love the idea of this little integrated mixer control base as it’s something I’ve never really seen before.
Like other USB condenser mics, the Torch has a few different pickup patterns to choose from, including an exclusive “whisper mode” that promises enhanced sensitivity.
ROCCAT REVEALS THE TORCH MICROPHONE — STUDIO-QUALITY SOUND FOR GAMERS, STREAMERS, AND ASPIRING CREATORS
Feature-Packed and AIMO Compatible, ROCCAT’s First Studio-Grade USB Microphone Delivers Broadcast-Quality Sound and Completes ROCCAT’S Desktop Ecosystem
White Plains, NY — July 12, 2021 — ROCCAT, Turtle Beach’s (Nasdaq: HEAR) award-winning, Hamburg, Germany-based PC peripheral brand, today revealed the Torch, its first studio-grade USB microphone. Designed for gamers, streamers, and aspiring content creators, the Torch is packed full of professional-grade features, including 24-bit audio quality, a dual condenser design, latency-free Mic Monitoring, and a built-in pop filter. ROCCAT’s Torch will ensure creators always sound flawless, and its stylish and intelligent design is compatible with a wide range of shock mounts, boom arms, and other accessories. The Torch microphone features ROCCAT’s intelligent AIMO RGB lighting, and special lighting zones change color depending on the mic’s settings. Additionally, driver-free setup makes the Torch simple to use right out of the box. ROCCAT’s Torch launches August 15, 2021 for a MSRP of $99.99, and is available for pre-order today from participating retailers worldwide and from www.roccat.com.
“The Torch’s distinct look, pro-level performance, and attractive price make it perfect to grow with you as you chase your streaming and content creation passions,” said René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and General Manager for PC peripherals at Turtle Beach. “Gamers watch their favorite streamers and are inspired to create content themselves, and a studio-grade microphone is no longer a luxury, it’s a must-have accessory. We’re excited to enter a new PC peripheral category with the Torch, and to deliver another high-performance accessory that adds to our desktop ecosystem.”
ROCCAT’s Torch USB microphone features a dual condenser design, offering 24-bit audio with up to 48kHz sampling, ensuring a wide range of voices can be captured and perfectly broadcast. From simple whispers to loud and heated in-game reactions, the Torch delivers broadcast-quality sound for any content creator. Designed for streamers and aspiring content creators, the Torch comes with three pre-selected pick-up patterns for an effortless out-of-the-box experience. Users will be able to choose between Cardioid pattern — perfect for gaming and streaming; Stereo — great for vocals and instruments; and the Torch’s exclusive Whisper pattern — to capture the quietest voices and whispers.
The Torch also features a myriad of quick and easy controls to deliver the best experience. Gesture-activated mute functionality provides a convenient way to instantly mute without disturbing the quality of the recorded content. For on the fly adjustments, the Torch’s mixer-style controls allow gamers to fine-tune settings, control volume, and cycle through the different patterns with ease without having to install a single driver. The Torch also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack for latency-free Mic Monitoring.
Torch also includes ROCCAT’s acclaimed AIMO RGB lighting, and distinct lighting zones that change color depending on the recording pattern selected or microphone mode. Fully compatible with a wide array of boom arms, the Torch can be reconfigured and adjusted while still allowing the mic module to sit on the arm — maintaining the full functionality of the mixer-style base.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (www.turtlebeachcorp.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.com) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, and professionals that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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