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Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Brushed Aluminum)

BH #BLSBBAL • MFR #988-000068
Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Brushed Aluminum)
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming & VoIP
  • Clear & Present Sound
  • For Computers & iOS Devices
  • Cardioid Capsule Minimizes Room Pickup
Streamline your digital recording setup with the Blue Microphones Snowball, a USB microphone designed for podcasters, streamers, and online content creators. This USB mic is easy to use and sounds good out of the box, so you'll be up and running in no time at all. The microphone is presented here in a brushed aluminum finish.
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Blue Snowball Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2For Your Voice
  • 3Fits Your Needs
  • 4Multiple Pickup Patterns
  • 5Get Loud
  • 6Quality Digital Capture
  • 7Simple to Set Up
  • 8Included Blue Sherpa Companion App

Streamline your digital recording setup with the Blue Microphones Snowball, a USB microphone designed for podcasters, streamers, and online content creators. This USB mic is easy to use and sounds good out of the box, so you'll be up and running in no time at all. The microphone is presented here in a brushed aluminum finish.

The mic offers two polar patterns for different kinds of content. The cardioid polar pattern naturally minimizes room noise by focusing its audio capture on whatever is in front of the mic, keeping audio pickup of the back and sides of the capsule to a minimum. This is great for content creators who don't have fancy room treatment. Use the omnidirectional pattern, however, if you and a friend will be using the mic simultaneously. The Snowball comes with its own stand and USB cable, providing a driverless operation to ensure connectivity with your device right out of the gate—you won't need to download any additional software to have your computer recognize this microphone.

For Your Voice
Whether you're solo podcasting, streaming game-play, or just need to VoIP with people over Skype, Zoom, or Discord, the Snowball will offer a clear and present sound so that your voice will be heard.
Fits Your Needs
This mic is perfect for recording directly to computers, be they mac or windows systems. With the right, separately available adapters, you can also record with Android and iOS devices.
Multiple Pickup Patterns
The mic gives you the choice of cardioid or omnidirectional pickup patterns. Cardioid is great for untreated rooms, as it minimizes audio pickup behind and to the sides of the capsule. In omni, the mic will pick up sound from all sides, making it the better choice to pick up more than one person at a time.
Get Loud
If you're using the mic alone, and you're a loud person, you're in luck: there's a cardioid -10 dB pad mode, which attenuates the output of the mic by 10 dB. This means you can be louder without incurring horrible-sounding distortion.
Quality Digital Capture
The mic records audio at 16-bit / 44 kHz, giving you the CD-standard in digital quality for a great sound.
Simple to Set Up
Just mount the Snowball on the included metal stand, plug the mic into your computer's USB port with the included cable, select it as a device in your recording or VoIP software, and you're ready to get to work. The mic runs off your device's power, so no need to plug it into a wall. With driver-free operation, you won't have to download pesky software to get it up and running.
Included Blue Sherpa Companion App
Let the Sherpa Companion app be your guide, as it offers deep control of the mic. Manage mic gain and more right from your desktop.
UPC: 836213001936

Blue Snowball Specs

Microphone
Primary Applications
Podcast, Audio for Video, Corporate Presentation
Form Factor
Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
2 x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern Selection
Switched
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
-10 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
Polar Pattern
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 18 kHz
Connectivity
Digital Output Connector
1 x USB-B
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16-Bit
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Operating System Support
Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
OS Compatibility
Windows
iOS
macOS
*As of November, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Available Port
USB (Interface Unspecified)
Power
Bus Power
USB
Physical
Mounting
Mounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Dimensions
ø: 12.8" / ø: 325 mm
Weight
1.01 lb / 460 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.4 x 7.9 x 4.9"

Blue Snowball Reviews

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What is the diameter of the stand? I would like ...

What is the diameter of the stand? I would like to buy a pop filter with a clamp to fit the stand.
Asked by: Alyssa
A pop filter such as this, BH #AUPFSS55, should be able to clamp onto the stand of the mic, or onto a desktop for better stability.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-11-13

question

Why cant Blue make a blue microphone?
Asked by: Mark C.
Unfortunately the Blue Snowball is no longer available in blue.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2020-05-17

how big is the diaphragm?

how big is the diaphragm?
Asked by: Jason
At this time, the size of the diaphragm is not specified by the manufacturer.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-07-16

question

does it work on windows 10 PC ?
Asked by: Whitney M.
Yes - it will show up on your desktop as a USB device.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2020-05-17

question

Does this microphone amplify background sounds?
Asked by: Mark C.
The Snowball does not amplify background sound, however when used with the Omni pattern selection will pickup up equally on all sides of the mic covering a wide area. Cardioid pattern will offer the most directional pickup without capturing much surrounding ambience.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Just wondering how long the USB cable is.
Asked by: Anonymous
The 6- foot USB cable is included.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-12-10

Does this mic have a standard thread mic stand ...

Does this mic have a standard thread mic stand mount for use with other mic stands?
Asked by: John
Yes, the Snowball iCE has a standard 5/8″ thread.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-09-08

question

The product states with Accessory Pack. What is included in the Accessory Pack? I have seen other online that include a pop filter, does this product include that?
Asked by: Anonymous
Here's what's included:Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Ice)Tripod StandUSB Cable1-Year Limited Warranty
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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