Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone Multi Mic PC MAC & Desktop Stand Black

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Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone

Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion.

The Snowball is a direct plug n' play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting.

Rebirth of the cool

Finally, a USB mic that's not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball; the world's first professional USB mic.
Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic.

From Video Games to VOIP

Snowball USB microphones are perfect for streaming live audio in stunning quality. Take your Twitch channel to the professional level with pristine audio. Host VoIP and conference calls without missing a single detail. Every Snowball mic delivers precisely what you need to get the most out of your projects.

Key Features

Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient w/USB Digital Output
Polar Patterns: Omnidirectional or Cardioid
Frequency Responce: Position 1-3: 40-18 kHz
Sample/Word Rate: 44.1 kHz/16bit
Weight: 460g

A unique pattern switch allows you to toggle between three different settings, giving you the flexibility to record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, interviews, and more. With a plug-and-play design that is both Mac and PC compatible, the Snowball requires no additional drivers and is ready to record straight out of the box.

Three Different Recording Pattern Modes for Versatile Recording

Using Blue Microphone's proprietary dual-capsule technology, the Snowball can record a wide range of situations. Its multiple pattern capability makes it an ideal choice for recording music, podcasts, Skype conversations, and live chat. Depending on what kind of sound you are recording, you can choose from three distinct pattern modes:

Cardioid mode:     Well-suited to podcasts, sung vocals, and other voice work, cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich, full-bodied sound.
Cardioid mode with -10 dB PAD:     The same as cardioid mode, except with a -10 dB attenuation that helps you capture louder sounds with higher fidelity.
Omnidirectional mode:     Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all directions. It is best used in situations when you want to capture the ambience of "being there"--like a live recording of a band's performance.

Innovative Design Makes Recording Easy

With a visual design inspired by classic recording equipment, the Snowball's stylish, retro aesthetic will complement any computer system. Its metal grille and frame recall the look of old-timey microphones.

The Snowball comes with an adjustable tripod that lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. It also features an LED indicator, which glows red when the microphone is powered.

Hassle-Free Setup

The Snowball requires no complicated drivers to operate; simply plug it into your computer's USB port with the included USB cable, calibrate the microphone with your operating system, and you're ready to record.

Use your Favourite Software

Whatever your favorite software is - Garageband, iMovie, Pro Tools, Audacity, you name it - Snowball will produce amazing results. Simply plug the mic into your Mac or PC and start down the path of your next project - no drivers required. See, we told you it was simple.

Snowball iscompatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista,Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), andrequire a minimum of 64 MB of RAM.

Blue Microphone Snowball that with the new iOS 4.3 update, Apple's camera connection kit now allows the Snowball USB mic to be used on iPad! Now you can get Blue's studio-quality audio on your iPad with any recording app, including FiRe, GarageBand, Blue FiRe and more!

What's in the Box?

Snowball USB Microphone
Adjustable stand
USB cable
User guide