Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone

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Written by Steven Barker

Recording software is increasingly becoming a standard feature on almost all new computers. Without a quality microphone the full potential of the software can not be taken advantage of.  The Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone is perfect for any singer-songwriter, podcaster or just someone who wants to record messages for family and friends. It’s CD-quality sound and reasonable price makes it an affordable addition to any home computer center.

The Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone is a simple plug and play microphone that connects to any PC or Mac with a USB cord. No additional software required. It features a three-channel design so it can handle anything from a soft-spoken message to a loud basemen band. It’s also perfect for podcasting.

When I first got into podcasting a few years ago I found that the built-in microphone to my laptop wasn’t very good. It sounded fuzzy and if the fan on the computer was running it over powered the vocals. I wasn’t looking to spend more than one hundred dollars and the Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone came highly recommended. I couldn’t have been happier with my purchase. It is easy to use, simply plug it in and start talking, and offers professional quality sound. The sleek design and adjustable stand make it an attractive piece of equipment that I’m happy to let it sit on my desk when it’s not in use. I do wish there was a little more flexibility with the stand, but it’s a small complaint for any otherwise perfect product.B.o.B using a Blue microphone

Blue Microphones are a respected company in the music business. Celebrity clients rang from Missy Elliot, to The Foo Fighters, to rapper B.o.B. The Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone is an affordable way to have professional sounding recordings at home for an affordable price. $99.99 at bluemic.com.

 

Pros:

No additional software required

Three-pattern switch

USB connectivity

Professional quality sound

User friendly

Three sleek designs

 

Cons:

Limited Microphone stand

For the money it is highly unlikely you will find a better microphone on the market than the Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone. I have owned my close to two years and have never had a complaint. I like it so much I recently bought a second. If you are looking for an affordable way to build a home studio or you are thinking about starting your own podcast this is the microphone for you.

Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone

 

 

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