Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone

  • Overview

    Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture sound with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. Plus, it's a direct plug and play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed.

    Record anything from vocals to a full band

    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.

    Capture every sound

    With three pattern adjustments, the Snowball is ideal for variety of settings. Cardoid is great for vocals, voice over, podcasting, and internet communications. Cardioid with -10dB pad is ideal for instruments. And Omni is best for interviews, live recording and jam sessions.

    Plug and play design

    You don't need any complicated drivers—Snowball works automatically with all Mac models. It can also connect to your iPad using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).

    Highlights

    Dual capsule CD-quality microphone for superior sound

    Professional quality Blue condenser capsules

    CD-quality audio

    Easy installation and use

    Rugged adjustable mic stand included

    Blue Microphones' renowned circuitry

    USB cable included

    Perfect for podcasting, internet communication, voice recognition software, movie narration, music, live recording, interviews

    Connects to iPad with 30-pin dock connector using Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

    Did you notice?

    The unique shape of the Snowball allows for the maximum passage of sound through the microphone—to achieve extremely detailed recordings.

    Apple Recommends For

    High-quality advanced multimedia applications such as voice recognition and podcasting and audio recording applications like GarageBand and Logic Audio.

    What’s in the Box?

    Blue Microphones Snowball USB microphone

    Rugged adjustable mic stand

    USB cable

    Tech Specs

    Frequency Response: 40Hz - 18kHz

    Width: 4.06 in./10.3 cm (diameter)

    Weight: 1.01 lb./460 g

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v.10.4.9 or later, Windows XP (SP2)/Vista/7

    RAM: 64 MB RAM

    Connection: USB 2.0

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: SNOWBALL-GB

    UPC or EAN No.: 836213001912

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two years

    Manufacturer Note

    Two year

  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Surprised!

      When I bought this for singing the guy at the apple store told I should save up money and buy something more expensive but I bought a lot of things that day and When I bought this for singing the guy at the apple store told I should save up money and buy something more expensive but I bought a lot of things that day and there was no money to save up to I bought this. I AM SO GLAD, it works great with garage band, my vocals sound perfectly fine, my friends listen to my song and they say it sounds like lady gaga so I think this mic really did the job for a good price too

      • Written by Daniella V from Dracut

      252 of 274 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Surprised!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      GREAT MIC

      This is a great microphone! I use it for my podcasts and anything else that uses a microphone! it is a nice GREAT Quality microphone!

      • Written by Dan L from Flemington

      206 of 225 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?GREAT MIC

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Microphone!

      I highly recommend this microphone to anyone who is starting off podcasts or any kind of voice overs, the quality is amazing and the set up is easy! Not sure wh I highly recommend this microphone to anyone who is starting off podcasts or any kind of voice overs, the quality is amazing and the set up is easy! Not sure why it's getting bad reviews.

      • Written by . . from .

      133 of 137 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Microphone!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Versatile mic

      This is the perfect mic for spoken-word uses such as podcasting, voice-overs, sit-down interviews, etc., but there's no reason to stop there. It may not be idea This is the perfect mic for spoken-word uses such as podcasting, voice-overs, sit-down interviews, etc., but there's no reason to stop there. It may not be ideal for live multi-instrumental recording, but there's really no reason it can't be used for discreet instrumental tracks if its specs meet your needs. It's accurate, quiet, and has an impressively even response from anywhere within its three selectable pickup patterns. Its kitschy retro look adds a fun element, but the mic should be taken no less seriously for it.

      • Written by Guy M from Mount Vernon

      Is this review useful?Versatile mic

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Phenominal!

      Absolutely amazing. Perfect quality. No better microphone that money could buy.

      • Written by Amy D from Unity

      34 of 38 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Phenominal!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Surprising

      I bought the Snowball with the intention of recording my band (vocals, 2 guitars, bass and drums). We wanted a microphone that could capture everything. The ver I bought the Snowball with the intention of recording my band (vocals, 2 guitars, bass and drums). We wanted a microphone that could capture everything. The very first position of the mic was perfect. Almost in the middle of the band, waist high. We are a band playing very loud rock and the Snowball just picks up everything! It is absolutely amazing! We would recommend it for bands, who wants to record their songs, for listening and reviewing, look for new opportunities, ideas and patterns in their songs. Hope this helps other rockers out there.

      • Written by Jens Olpindo K from København Ø

      43 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Surprising

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