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Blue Snowball Brushed Aluminum USB Microphone

Professional Brushed Aluminum USB Microphone

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The Blue Snowball USB Microphone (Brushed Aluminum):

Finally, a USB mic that's not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball; the world's first professional USB mic. Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic.

The Snowball is a direct plug n' play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed. 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.

Product Features:

  • Professional Brushed Aluminum USB Microphone
  • Omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns
  • -10 dB pad
  • Plug 'n' play functionality
  • For Mac & PC
  • Also found as: snow-ball, snowballusb
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

To find out more about these polar patterns and the condenser microphone design,
check out these blog posts:
Demystifying Microphones
Polar Patterns (Demystifying Microphones Part 2)


Specifications:

  • Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient w/ USB Digital Output
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid or Omnidirectional
  • Frequency Response: Position 1-3: 40Hz - 18kHz
  • Sample/Word Rate: 44.1kHz/16-bit
  • Weight: 1 lb. (460 g)
  • Circumference: 12-13/16" (325 mm)

Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Table Top
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Amps
Broadcasting
Conferencing
Guitar Amps
Harmonica
Podcasting
Vocals
Spoken Word
Instruments
Karaoke
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Cardioid & Omnidirectional
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Condenser
Address
The configuration of the capsule determining on which side the microphone is sung or spoken into.
Side
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
40 - 18000 Hz
Pad(s)
A pad is a term used for built in attenuation in a microphone or pro audio channel strip.
-10
Connection Type
This is the manner in which the microphone connects to the source unit. For wired microphones, this is the connector that directly connects the microphone to the mixer (or other input source unit). For wireless microphones, this is the connection that connects the microphones receiver to the mixer (or other input source unit).
USB
Diameter (inches)
A straight line running from one side of a circle or other rounded geometric figure through the center to the other side, or the length of this line
12-13/16"

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Snowball USB Microphone Brushed Aluminum

Weight

1.01lbs

Internal SKU

snowballbrushedaluminum

Internal Product ID

45182

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Blue Snowball Brushed Aluminum USB Microphone

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