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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!
  • Three distinct tones from dual capsules
  • Outstanding vocal mic
  • Great for guitars and other instruments
  • Includes stylish stand and USB cable

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:
  • Color: Black
  • Condenser microphone with dual capsules
  • Cardioid or omnidirectional pickup patterns
  • -10dB pad handles extra-loud sources
  • 40Hz-18kHz frequency response
  • Excellent vocal reproduction
  • Versatile instrument microphone
  • Includes a stand and USB cable
The Blue Snowball microphone is ready to record anywhere, anytime!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number SNOWBALL-GB

Customer Reviews

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See also: Condenser Mics, Blue Microphones, Blue Microphones Condenser Microphones, Blue Microphones USB Microphones