Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone, Black: Computers & Accessories

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  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound – Two-capsule design gives your voice exceptional presence and detail for professional-level recording and streaming
  • Multiple pickup patterns – The cardioid pattern is ideal for recording and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls
  • Stylish, retro sesign – Record or stream in style with a classic design that looks elegant on your desktop and on camera
  • 10 dB Pad – Keeps Snowball sounding clean and distortion-free on louder voices and instruments
  • Adjustable desktop stand – Allows you to position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality

Product description

Product Description

Capture studio-quality audio for podcasting, YouTube videos, game streaming, Skype calls and music with the popular Snowball USB microphone. Snowball utilizes two custom mic capsules tuned for legendary Blue broadcast sound. The simple USB connection lets you plug right in and start recording and streaming in amazing quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

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. 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.

Sleek, modern design and adjustable tripod let you record in style 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.

The microphone is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM.

Weight: 0.1 g
Dimensions: 12.38 x 20 x 25.4 cm; 0.1 Grams
Brand: Blue Microphones
Model: 988-000069
Colour: Black
Batteries Included: No
Manufacture: Blue Microphones
Colour: Black

From the manufacturer

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    Custom Condenser Capsule

    Powered by Blue’s custom condenser capsule, Snowball iCE delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone.

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    Cardioid Pickup Pattern

    Captures your voice with clear, focused sound for streaming, podcasting and Skype calls.

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    Adjustable Desktop Stand

    Position the microphone in relation to the sound source with Snowball iCE’s adjustable metal tripod stand, improving sound quality while saving space on your desktop.

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    Skype and Discord Certified

    Whether you’re conducting interviews over Skype, streaming live gameplay on Twitch, or communicating across the globe, you’ll be heard loud and clear.

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    Stylish, Retro Design

    Record or stream in style with a retro design inspired by classic recording equipment that looks great on your desktop and on camera.

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    Plug 'n Play on Mac and PC

    Start recording quickly and easily with driver-free operation on Mac and PC.


Cardioid Pickup Pattern

Captures your voice with clear, focused sound for streaming, podcasting and Skype calls

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Adjustable Desktop Stand

Easy Position Snowball iCE in relation to the sound source with the integrated tripod stand

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    Accessorize Your Creative Space

    Transform your desktop into a broadcast studio with the Compass broadcast boom arm and Ringer shockmount.

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    Compass Premium Broadcast Boom Arm

    Compass features a broadcast studio-grade design with enclosed aluminum construction, internal springs and hidden-channel cable management.

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    Ringer Custom Shockmount

    Ringer is a vintage-style suspension designed to isolate microphones from noise, shock and ambient vibration.

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    Stunning Design

    Snowball iCE features a visual design inspired by classic audio gear—a stylish, retro vibe that will complement any desktop system.

Comparison Table


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1 Condenser 2 Condensers 2 Condensers 3 Condensers 3 Condensers
Cardioid Cardioid, Omni Cardioid, Omni Cardioid,Omni+Bidirectional Cardioid, Omni, Bi-directional
Bit Depth/Sample Rate
16-bit/44kHz 16-bit/48kHz 24-bit/48kHz 16-bit/48kHz 24-bit/192kHz
Gain Control
-10dB PAD Via desktop app Yes Yes
Headphone Output
Headphone Volume