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
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.
- Mac OS X v.10.4.9 or later
- 64 MB RAM
- USB 2.0
- Windows XP (SP2)/Vista/7
- UPC or EAN No.: 836213001851
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- Warranty: Two year
Ratings & Reviews
If you are looking for a great quality audio input for your computer without the hassle of pre-amps then this is the mic for you. If you are looking for a great quality audio input for your computer without the hassle of pre-amps then this is the mic for you. I bought it to use for podcasting and I have been very impressed by the sound quality. As regards set up, I'm using it with a MacBook Air, I plugged the Snowball into the USB port and GarageBand recognized it automatically, couldn't have been easier. Buy one today! …
- Written by Simon J from York
113 of 116 people found this useful
Excellent for home studio
I've been looking for a good microphone to use with my mac for a while. The Snowball is excellent. Earlier versions suffered from I've been looking for a good microphone to use with my mac for a while. The Snowball is excellent. Earlier versions suffered from being very quiet but this issue has now been solved. The mic plugs into any USB port and is immediately available to any application that requires voice input. I've used it with Skype, wiretap studio and garageband. It works flawlessly and produces crisp clear audio. It's pretty large and heavy and has very professional feel to it.
A great piece of kit for not a lot of money. …
- Written by Graham B from Nottingham
107 of 112 people found this useful
If you're looking to record vocals or a guitar then this is well worth the money. It's simple and easy to use. Simply plug in an If you're looking to record vocals or a guitar then this is well worth the money. It's simple and easy to use. Simply plug in and use. I used it for recording guitar and vocals together and it works perfectly. I especially like this as I want to play my guitar through my own amp and record without having to use the built in garageband amps. Quality microphone... …
- Written by Andrew S from Wakefield
92 of 98 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
1 of 1 people found this useful
Best mic I have used
This mic was perfect for mac pc and iPad
- Written by william C from Lochwinnoch
18 of 23 people found this useful
I bought mine from Apple over a year ago, and it has given unfaultable performance. I feel a sense of duty to recommend it because I bought mine from Apple over a year ago, and it has given unfaultable performance. I feel a sense of duty to recommend it because we have had so much fun with it. You get absolutely perfect crisp sound pickup- we record acoustic guitar and ukelele and vocals into garageband and the detail is amazing. You can hear the slightest intake of breath, and if you close mic it to the sound hole of the guitar, you pick up wonderful fingers-on-string action. When I opened it I was surprised at the size of the mic- From the pictures I imagined a golf ball sized globe. In fact it's at least a softball size 10cm diameter. If you like Apple's California-geek-meets-creative-type fusion thing you'll love the Blue microphone company- the manual and website are friendly unstuffy and helpful. Buy now! …
- Written by doobiedoobie D from Sherborne
43 of 44 people found this useful