Blue Microphones Snowball
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Blue Microphones Snowball Review
A great microphone is a pre-requisite in getting a good quality recording into your computer. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time, effort and money to adapt a professional microphone to your computer, often involving bulky pro-audio cables, outboard sound cards and cumbersome microphone mounts. “Snowball” offers a practical solution.
Blue Microphones have come out with a range that fills the much required gap between professional microphones and the cheap mics. They offer far superior quality than the average products in the market and are free from hassles involved with hi-end microphones. Blue Microphones Snowball is a plug and play USB microphone is an elegant and convenient solution to all your recording needs. The brand was originally known for its range of high end studio mics. Later on, the company entered the market of consumer level microphone and since then has become a staple of home recording enthusiasts and podcasters all over. Recognized for its retro design and dependable audio quality along with its value worth pricing, Blue continues to garner wider popularity in the worldwide market.
Blue has stood for the unique designs it incorporates for its models. As the name suggests, the microphone is shaped like a ball with a tripod stand to support it and measures 4 inches in diameter. The tripod base has an adjustable height of 5 - 6.5 inches. The company has its signature retro-inspired feel to it. When Snowball is connected with the computer, an LED on it indicates a proper connection. On the back of the Snowball there is a mic's single audio connection, which is a metal reinforced USB port. While we appreciate Blue's emphasis on simplicity and straightforwardness, those who require an additional output for line out or headphone monitoring would be disappointed.
Aside from being stylish, the Blue’s Snowball offers many big and small features. Compared with its rivals, the Snowball's greatest advantage lies in its sonic flexibility, offered by its two microphone capsules to achieve quality stereo recording. The Snowball, however, has a monophonic recording and dedicates the use of its one capsule for an omni-directional cardioid recording pattern and lets the second capsule to take in sound from the surroundings in an all-around pattern. This makes it well suited for a single instrument or voice recording, Users can try switching between the two capsules in order to find a setting that suits their recording needs.
But the most appealing feature of Snowball microphone would be its plug-and-play simplicity. There are no hassles of installing files or software drivers. Combining its practical functionality and style, Snowball is a solid package for a very reasonable price. It does an outstanding job in providing quality recording. It would perfectly suit the need of amateur musician and budding pod caster. But if you are looking for a more professional microphone, then it would be advisable to check out other models which provide more features such as direct monitoring, external inputs and recording software. All in all, Blue’s Snowball value for the quality it offers makes it a very worthwhile buy.
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- The Blue Microphones Snowball is manufactured by Blue Microphones and was added in December 2014 in the Computer Microphone section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
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