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October 27, 2009

Throwback Digital Microphone


From the website:


USB Spherical Microphone

Evoking the microphones used by broadcasters in radio's golden age, this spherical USB condenser microphone transforms your home office into a recording studio.

It captures clean digital sound comparable to microphones used in professional studios, making it ideal for podcasts, voice or musical instrument recording, video conferencing, or voice-over-IP telephony.

It has two selectable polar patterns: cardioid, allowing it to pick up sounds directly in front at full volume (and sounds behind it at diminished volume) or omnidirectional, allowing it to pick up sounds at equal volumes over 360º.

A pivot mount on the bottom of the microphone allows you to position it 45º forward or backward and a removable shock ring mount isolates the microphone from structural noise that can muddy sound.

The aluminum tripod stand extends to 6-3/4" at full height.

15-3/4"H with microphone and mount attached.

For Windows XP/Vista or Mac.



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I have one of the Blue Snowball mics, and use it regularly to record voice work for radio and TV commercials. Other than the delay inherent with USB mics, I really like the sound this thing has.

Posted by: Alaska Joe | Oct 31, 2009 5:56:14 PM

Absolutely true clifyt!

My friend has the "naked" Snowball with the spartan tripod. It sounds impressive and I think he bought it new for $60 months ago.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Oct 27, 2009 5:39:38 PM

So it is pretty much Blue's Snowball USB mic with a decent isolation stand?

You can get the same mic and an unisolated stand for about $50 these days...I don't think a few pieces of bungie are worth another $130 (especially as you can buy a vibration free mount for MUCH cheaper and mount it on that!)

Posted by: clifyt | Oct 27, 2009 10:42:04 AM

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