Blue Microphones Snowball (Gloss Black)Item ID: SnowballBK
Condenser USB Microphone with Cardioid and Omnidirectional Pickup Patterns, 10dB Pad, and Included Stand and Cable - Black
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A USB Microphone for Vocals and Instruments!The Blue Snowball makes computer recording easier than ever. Ideal for podcasting, video conferencing, and all-around recording, the Snowball is a USB direct-recording microphone — and it's the next of kin to Blue's unusually hip lineup of spherical microphones. The Snowball is designed for mobile laptop use and for desktop studio use, with its universal drivers for Mac and Windows and its built-in plug-and-play USB connectivity. A stand and USB cable are included, so all you need to start recording is Blue's Snowball and your computer!
Blue Snowball USB Microphone at a Glance:
Plug into your USB computer and record!
Designed for desktop recording applications, the Snowball incorporates Blue's styling with versatility and ease of use. The mic's universal driver and plug and play USB compatibility make recording into your laptop or DAW quick and easy, while its dual capsule design and three-position switch dial in the desired sound for many applications.
Three distinct tones from dual capsules
The Snowball's versatility is achieved by its unique dual-capsule design, with one capsule tailored for vocals and the other for instruments. A 3-position switch on the back of the microphone lets you change between the capsules. The first position activates the cardioid capsule, best suited for a robust vocal sound. The second position engages a -10dB pad that's good for recording electric guitars. The third position activates both Snowball capsules to create an omnidirectional pattern, best for choirs and other widely dispersed sources.
Outstanding vocal performance
Vocalists love singing into unique and impressive microphones like the Snowball. Put it in front of any singer and you're sure to get an inspired performance. For a "big" vocal sound, position the vocalist within one to four inches of the diaphragm. With the input volume properly adjusted in your computer's settings, there's no need to worry about overloading the Snowball, but be sure to use a high-quality sonically neutral pop filter, such as the optional Blue Pop, to control plosives and to protect the diaphragm.
Great for guitars and other instruments
Because of its neutral response and solid bottom end, the Snowball is an excellent mic for any clean or distorted guitar amp. Position the diaphragm toward the center of the speaker or dust cap to capture more highs, or toward the edge of the speaker cone for a fuller sound with more low end. For overdriven or distorted tones, move the Snowball towards the outer edge of the speaker cone, or back it away from the amp a foot or more to blend room tone with direct pickup and soften high frequencies. Give the Snowball a try on electric bass, blues harmonica, and organ, too!
Includes stylish stand and USB cable
Now the Snowball is an even greater value! The Snowball microphone package now includes the Blue Snowball Kit, with a stylish tripod desk stand and a USB cable, so setting up your Snowball will be fast and easy anywhere.
Blue Snowball USB Microphone Features:
The Blue Snowball microphone is ready to record anywhere, anytime!
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Rick, Gloucester, MA
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by David in Virginia from Springfield, VAGreat product and great help from Sweetwater in choosing the right mic for my project (voice into a computer for PowerPoints, Podcasting, etc.) After sending in my online order, a sales guy called to... read more [+] double check my order, and he knew all about the products and had good advice based on what I needed. He suggested this product as a better choice than the one I had ordered. Saved a couple of bucks as well. As some others have said, I wonder if the mic stand shouldn't be redesigned to extend up a little higher, since sitting at a desk with a normal desk / chair height the mic is well below my head. (BTW, the angle on the head is not adjustable - it screws onto the stand - although you can get a slight adjustment by moving one of the legs.) close [-]
August 14, 2012
by George from Staten Island, NYI love the mic and it work great. I only complaint is that I really didn't know that is was really sharped like a baseball and takes up more space.
March 19, 2012
Music Background: Drummer and studio engineer and website designer
Great Kid Mic For YouTube
by fromI'd highly recommend this snowball mic and a point and shoot hd camera for kids who want to get into youtube videos and commentary. The package would only cost around 200 bucks for great video quality... read more [+] and audio quality. I'm a 25 year old man and have used 500 dollar mics and equally expensive fancy DSLR cameras with results that could have been achieved at a much lower cost for youtube. the blue snowball is definitely not a studio mic and is borderline quality of expensive headset mics with how bright and harsh it is. It gets the job done and I know of a lot of serious grown men adults who use the setup I just recommended. No complaints from anyone. I should have done this. I've downgraded from a dslr to a point and shoot but I still use expensive mics. In all honesty for what I do the blue snowball would have saved me a lot of money. I had too much money and not enough brains. close [-]
January 11, 2013
Love the Snowball
by Debbie from United StatesI've been using a Snowball for about four years now. I was pretty bummed to find that the old plug and play Snowball doesn't work with Windows 7. However, they're pretty inexpensive and work well so... read more [+] I got another one. Still lovin' the Snowball. close [-]
November 1, 2012
Music Background: voice over - in studio with an engineer, and now on my own
Blue Microphones Snowball (Gloss Black)
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