NZXT Capsule Mini - FAQ

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What is the sample rate/resolution of the Capsule Mini?

The NZXT Capsule Mini operates at 24-bit resolution with a 48000 Hz (48kHz) sample rate.

Can I remove the integrated stand from the NZXT Capsule Mini?

The integrated stand on the Capsule Mini can be easily removed by loosening the two nuts located on the sides of the microphone.  Once removed, the Capsule Mini can be attached to most boom arms or mic stands using either the built in 1/4" thread or a 3/8" thread using the included adapter found in the Capsule Mini's box.

Is the Capsule Mini compatible with the NZXT Boom Arm?

Due to its lighter weight, the Capsule Mini is not compatible with the original NZXT Boom Arm.  Instead, we recommend using the Capsule Mini paired with the NZXT Boom Arm Mini.

What pickup pattern does the Capsule Mini use?

The Capsule Mini uses a non-switchable Cardioid pattern.  This pattern makes it ideal for gaming and streaming use as it will be able to easily pick up your voice direct to the microphone while minimizing background noise such as your keyboard or mouse clicks.

What angle does the Capsule Mini pick up audio from?

Being a Cardioid pattern microphone, the Capsule Mini will record audio from the front face of the microphone where the volume dial is located.

Can I use any USB Type-C cable with the Capsule Mini?  The included Black cable does not fit my setup.

The Capsule Mini should be compatible with most USB Type-C cables without issue, however please be sure that the cable you are using supports data transfer and is not designed strictly for charging.  Some lower cost USB Type-C cables do not include the necessary data lines used by the Capsule Mini.

Does the Capsule Mini have audio passthrough?

The NZXT Capsule Mini features audio passthrough to connected headphones.  Additionally, when using the NZXT CAM software you can adjust the passthrough audio through the Sidetone adjustment.  This can be very useful in cases where you're trying to get a grasp of how you sound while streaming.

How do I adjust the gain on the Capsule Mini?


The gain and input volume for the NZXT Capsule Mini can be adjusted through your Windows Audio settings or through the NZXT CAM software as shown above.

Microphone will allow you to adjust the input volume from the microphone, Audio will control the volume of the audio coming through the included 3.5mm audio jack, while Sidetone will control the volume of the audio passthrough for monitoring the microphone itself.

Can the light on the Capsule Mini be turned off?

At this time, there is no way to turn off the light on the Capsule Mini while the device is on.  This light however is important, as it allows you to monitor the mic's status at a glance.

A White light indicates that the microphone is live and actively recording your voice, while Orange indicates that the microphone has been muted.

How do I mute the Capsule Mini?

To mute the Capsule Mini, simply press the volume dial and the light will turn from White to Orange to indicate that the microphone has been muted.  Once you're ready to record again, press the dial and it will turn back to White.

Can the Capsule Mini be used with a mixing board?

The Capsule Mini is a standalone USB mic that includes its own internal DAC and AMP.  Because of this, it is not compatible with external mixing boards.

Does the Capsule Mini support XLR, RCA, or any alternative connection other than USB?

The Capsule Mini is strictly a USB microphone and does not include support for alternative connections such as XLR, RCA, 3.5mm, etc.


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