If you do voice over work, are a musician or podcaster, the Blue Snowball mic is well suited for your home studio needs. With a look that is retro-styled, but sound quality that is extremely modern day, read on to find out more about this cool looking USB mic.
For a more advanced Blue mic that has superior sound and features (and is therefore a bit more expensive) check out our Blue Yeti review.
The Blue Snowball mic is a plug and play device that works easily with either a Mac or PC.
With it’s unique three-pattern switch and dual capsule design, it can handle anything from soft spoken word recordings to a loud rocking garage band and all without any additional software necessary.
This condenser style mic produces a smooth natural sound without requiring any additional extra power source such as batteries. All the power is provided directly through the USB connection.
(By the way you can usually get a 33% discount at Amazon here. They won’t show the price until you put it in your cart for contractual reasons but it’s under $70)
While older models (pre-2007) were not compatible with Windows Vista, newer models are compatible with current operating systems. The output from this mic is strictly digital so while this mic is not designed to work with a traditional analog mixer, it does very well for all digital recording needs.
What’s So Special About The Blue Snowball Mic?
This microphone is perfect for anyone with a laptop or home computer that wants to to create home recordings with clear high quality sound without spending $500 or more on a microphone that might also require an audio interface. It is particularly well suited for both podcasting and musicians that want professional digital recordings.
With competitive pricing, great sound quality and easy set up, this device is a natural fit for home digital recording. It’s sleek design reminiscent of the golden age of radio also makes it a very attractive accessory for your computer as well as a very useful plug and play device.
Check out this incredibly in-depth review of the Snowball:
- 3 mode pattern settings for different types of recording. For podcasting, vocals and live room recording
- Easy plug ‘n’ play set up – Mac or Windows
- Swivel mount so you can direct it easily
- Looks awesome
- No additional software needed which means no installation hassle
- Users have reported receiving faulty or older model units from online retailers
- Some reviewers have said the gain can be too low
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