The Blue Microphones Snowball iCE incorporates Blue's revolutionary Ball microphone design with the added convenience of a USB output. The USB output allows an audio signal to be fed directly to software-based recording applications without unnecessary preamplifiers or hardware. The Snowball incorporates 2 separate capsules to give you a choice between cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns.
The cardioid polar pattern has a more focused pickup and generally "hears" whatever the mic is pointed at, while the omnidirectional pattern picks up sounds in all directions. The sensitivity and signal character of the Snowball result in outstanding clarity and detail while capturing vocals, guitars, drums and more at CD-quality rates of 16-bit/44.1kHz. A -10dB pad switch provides added headroom and minimizes distortion when capturing audio at excessive levels. The mic comes complete with a desktop stand and a USB cable so you can begin recording right away.
|Dimensions:||12.8" / 325mm (Circumference)|
|Frequency Response:||40Hz to 18kHz|
|Low Frequency Roll-Off:||No|
|Output Connectors:||USB Output|
|Polar Pattern:||Cardioid and Omnidirectional, Selectable|
|Power Requirements:||USB Bus-Powered|
|Sample Rate:||44.1kHz / 16-Bit|
|System Requirements:||Mac Mac OSX USB 1.0 or 2.0 64MB RAM (minimum) Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional USB 1.0 or 2.0 64MB RAM (minimum)|
|Transducer:||Pressure-Gradient Condenser with USB Digital Output|
|Weight:||16.2 oz (460g)|