The aluminum Snowball from Blue incorporates Blue's revolutionary Ball microphone design with the added convenience of a USB output. The USB output allows an audio signal to be fed directly to software-based recording applications without unnecessary preamplifiers or hardware. The Snowball incorporates 2 separate capsules to give you a choice between cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns.
The cardioid polar pattern has a more focused pickup and generally "hears" whatever the mic is pointed at, while the omnidirectional pattern picks up sounds in all directions. The sensitivity and signal character of the Snowball result in outstanding clarity and detail while capturing vocals, guitars, drums, and more at CD-quality rates of 16-bit/44.1kHz. A -10 dB pad switch provides added headroom and minimizes distortion when capturing audio at excessive levels. The mic comes complete with a desktop stand and a USB cable so you can begin recording right away.
|Frequency Range (Hz)||40 - 18 000|
Founded in 1995 by an American session musician and a Latvian recording engineer (hence Blue - Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics), Blue microphones' technical innovation and modern design combine to create audio tools that not only look inspiring, but sound like nothing else on the planet. Building on years of improving classic Golden Age microphones and acknowledging advances in digital processing, Blue created a line of microphones with custom-designed sonic signatures that make each Blue microphone truly unique and perfectly situated to take advantage of today's increased digital bandwidths: the perfect analog devices for the digital age.More Blue products