Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture sound with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. Plus, it's a direct plug and play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed.
Record anything from vocals to a full band
With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch - cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad, and omni - the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting.
- Professional condenser microphone
- USB powered
- Plug-and-play functionality
- Unique three-pattern switch
- Dual-capsule design
- Acoustical operating principle: Position 1-3: Pressure gradient
- Polar pattern: Position 102: Cardioid; Position 3: Omnidirectional
Did you notice?The microphone is bus powered from USB, so no batteries are required.
Apple Recommends ForRecording everything from podcasts to your live band, easily and with professional quality.
What's in the Box?
- Snowball microphone
- 6-inch stand
- USB cable
- Frequency Response : 40Hz - 18kHz
- Connections : USB
- Weight : 2.25 lbs.
- OS X v.10.4.9 or later
- 64MB RAM
- USB 2.0
- Windows XP (SP2)/Vista/7
- UPC or EAN No. : 836213001851
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- Warranty : Two year
- Two year
Ratings & Reviews
Get The Firmware Update!
Before reading all the negative reviews written about this microphone, i just wanted to tell everyone who is looking to buy this m Before reading all the negative reviews written about this microphone, i just wanted to tell everyone who is looking to buy this microphone, that a firmware update patch was just released on 8/10/06, about volume level issues. You can download and install the new update at Blue's website.
Now as for me, even without this update, the microphone worked perfectly. Great sound, unique design, and just all around cool...so i have no idea why the heck everyone is complaining so much, seriously, maybe they don't know how to use it correctly.
I use Blue's Snowball for recording voice overs and radio commercials so i am usually close to the microphone. Though, i haven't recorded any instuments while using Blue, but hopefully it'll produce the same good outcome as for speaking up close.
So overall, with Blue's new firmware update, this microphone is great. If your a pro, of course there are way better mics out there, especially expensiver. Though, if you don't wanna pay to much and if ur a hobbisty, or close to a pro, this mic is great for you. Good luck!! …
- Written by Noel G from Fairfield
840 of 1044 people found this useful
Purchased after some humming and haaaing after reading the reviews here on apple. But asked questions and looked at some other mic Purchased after some humming and haaaing after reading the reviews here on apple. But asked questions and looked at some other mics. I decided to come back to this mic and figured I could return it if I faced problems. I have found this to be a fantastic mic. It eliminated the fan noise problems I was having with my other cheapo mic. I use it for voice in podcasting. Easier to use than easy. I use SnapX Pro, Quicktime Pro and works great. In short I could not have asked for more ... …
- Written by David W from Walnut Creek
539 of 716 people found this useful
Great mic - works as advertised
I hesitated big time on buying this mic because of all the negative reviews. Although I don't do "pro" audio work, I needed a mic I hesitated big time on buying this mic because of all the negative reviews. Although I don't do "pro" audio work, I needed a mic that didn't require an amp but also gave me excellent quality. I have only used this mic in Garage Band and I am very impressed with the quality.
I can't discount the other negative reviews because that is their experience. I will however share my positive experience with this mic and I recommend it. The only plug I'll make is, like with most things we buy, how about a lower price? …
- Written by Benjamin S from Bremen
501 of 704 people found this useful
Does not work with any iMac (2013)
We got an iMac in November 2013 and it doesn't work with this excellent microphone. Actually, it doesn't work with any USB microph We got an iMac in November 2013 and it doesn't work with this excellent microphone. Actually, it doesn't work with any USB microphone. Apple have a huge hardware and/or software flaw on their hands and don't seem to be doing anything about it.
Using a USB hub almost entirely aleviates the problem, but every once in a while it still reoccurs and as a result, completely removes all sense of security when using this microphone on the iMac.
The problem? Severe static, audio getting stuck in an infinite loop, skipping and popping.
Be aware when you have a late 2013 iMac, this awesome microphone might not work with it.
Also - it's great for isolating background noise but you really have to be super close for it to work in Mode 2. …
- Written by Dima R from London
1 of 3 people found this useful
A superb microphone . Fairly weak and feeble stand.
- Written by Andrew N from Alfreton
1 of 1 people found this useful
Just brilliant, purchased to record vocals and live concert performances as well as dictations and record interviews, it has manag Just brilliant, purchased to record vocals and live concert performances as well as dictations and record interviews, it has managed all requirements superbly. A simple comparison between the built in mac mic, a basic 35mm mic desk mic and this are incomparable. Zero background noise and able to confidently handle my wife's top notes (she is a soprano). Thoroughly recommended!
Be warned though, it is quite a bit larger than the pictures show. Think softball size on a stand. …
- Written by Andrew J from DUNSTABLE
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does this mic interface with garageband
- Asked by Roger S from Palm Harbor
- Jul 20, 2014
- Answered by Jasper W
- Aug 10, 2014
Can you have more than one (Maybe 5) of these mics conected to a mac at one time?
- Asked by Adam R
- Aug 6, 2014
Can you use this as a microphone to walk around with like a rock star? Would my nine year old be able to hear her voice amplified as she sings ?
- Asked by Michelle E from Lakewood
- Jul 21, 2014