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Blue Snowball Aluminium USB Microphone

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About this product

Overview

  • Condenser microphone
  • Plug and play
  • PC and Mac compatible

Product overview

  • Condenser microphone
  • Plug and play
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Dual capsule design
  • Three operating modes (standard cardioid pattern, cardioid and omnidirectional)
  • Includes 6-inch stand and USB cable in the box

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. 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job brilliantly While this has 3 settings for what it picks up, we use the one which picks up all sound, so whatever is said by the group (20 people in a circle) is recorded. Works great. You could use it with any software on the Mac, but Garage with voice input is what we use.
Date published: 2017-01-22
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Specification

Connectivity

Connector:

USB

Dimensions & Weight

Microphone Width:

103mm

Microphone Depth:

103mm

Microphone Weight:

460g

General

Type:

Vocal

Wireless Connectivity:

No

Ideal For:

Spoken Word

Power Specifications

Microphone Power Supply:

USB

Microphone Battery Type:

Warranty

Warranty:

0Year(s)

Product Specifications

Polar Pattern:

Cardioid
Omnidirectional

Is this essentially the same Microphone as the blackout model which is £10 more?

Asked by: Gethyn
The Blackout Mic is different , Cardioid microphones are sensitive from the front, meaning they pick up the clearest, quality audio from whatever is positioned in front of them. In contrast, omnidirectional microphones are sensitive to sound arriving from all angles. Mixing the two means that the microphone will pick up sounds from all angles but still isolate unwanted ambient sounds. Omnidirectional cardioid microphones are often used in recording podcasts, vocal audio and with Skype chats. They can also be used for recording musical instruments. The Blue Snowball Aluminium Microphone is a Condenser microphone.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2018-02-08

Can I record with no background noises on obs with this mic?

Asked by: Yellow43
Achieving zero background noise may be difficult but you can achieve very close to this with the correct settings in OBS.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-09

can I plug this in to an iPhone?

Asked by: JIlly
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-13

Hello, would this Microphone work on my HP Windows 10 laptop? Also, would it be a good microphone to record two people having a discussion if they're about 1 metre apart? Thanks.

Asked by: Stovesy25
Yes this product is suitable for windows 10 and I do believe this would be suitable for your recording environment.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-08

Hi my Mic was working but then it says unable to recognise on my pc when I plug it in can you possibly help?  

Asked by: Cali2222
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-12-29

Does this microphone produce any hiss when it has recorded voice?

Asked by: Tru88
this should not Hiss no .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-01

Is this microphone suitable to record audio for an audio visual show on DVD. If not can you recommend a suitable type withUSB connection

Asked by: fernrock
This is an excellent quality microphone. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee suitability for the use you suggest as this would be entirely objective based on the user.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-08-29

I want to get this mic so that i can record commentary for my youtube videos , would this mic work with my PS4 ?

Asked by: Eduard
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-04
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