Blue Snowball USB Mic (Original) Omni Directional Cardiod - £49.08 @ Amazon
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Blue Snowball USB Mic (Original) Omni Directional Cardiod - £49.08 @ Amazon

£49.08£69.9930%Amazon Deals
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Found 12th Jan
Just seen this on Amazon the Black version is only £50. Seems to be the cheapest anywhere at the moment for the full fat version of this mic. (Not the ice version)

-Ideal for recording music, podcasts, live chat, and more
-Award winning dual capsule and circuit design
-Includes adjustable mic stand and USB cable
Mac and PC compatible
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Thanks for sharing @scottydd
Great mic,totally recommended
I bought the green one few month ago for £39.99
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I have the green one as well haha! I just happened to check the prices and noticed how expensive these were now but the black one was the cheapest anywhere at the moment at £50.
Just started to look for one so know nothing about them. Any difference between the green and the black? Which one would you recommend for a new beginners? Any special equipment / software do I need ?
Been podcasting for 7 years and I can fullly recommend this mic. For a beginner @HotDealAlert yoou won't need more than this mic, some headphones and Audacity. If there are more than just you, and you are not recording source audio for each person, then probably Skype Recorder. But quality is far better if you each record your own audio then add them together in Audacity.
Edited by: "thevulture" 13th Jan
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There are two versions the blue snowball (original) and the blue snowball ICE. The ICE is the cut down version that only has one setting which is Cardioid, The original has 3 settings Cardioid, cardioid -10db and omnidirectional for capturing sound 360 degrees.

There are no difference between the colours, only the model.

It is plug and play via USB, you don't need any software to use.

I would fully recommend this. The sound quality and performance is excellent.

The snowball is specified as a 44khz single channel mic. However, it works flawlessly if you set the settings at 48khz 2 channel in Windows recording devices. I would recommend changing all of your pc audio settings both recording and output to 48khz so you don't get any audio issues. Also do this in any recording software that you use.
How would this be for streaming voice on twitch etc, assuming it wouldn't be directly in front of your face, probably around 2 feet away on the desk or fixed to an arm mount?
I have this in white, It's amazing for streaming and general chat over discord.
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I have mine arm mounted around 1-2 foot away just in front and above my face and it pics up clearly.
mdentz30 m ago

How would this be for streaming voice on twitch etc, assuming it wouldn't …How would this be for streaming voice on twitch etc, assuming it wouldn't be directly in front of your face, probably around 2 feet away on the desk or fixed to an arm mount?


I have been using it for streaming for a year works great! 2 feet away would be fine but you would need maybe up the gain a little on your broadcast software to compensate - what I do is do a little local recording 10-20 seconds before the stream to ensure that levels are correct etc.
mdentz2 h, 23 m ago

How would this be for streaming voice on twitch etc, assuming it wouldn't …How would this be for streaming voice on twitch etc, assuming it wouldn't be directly in front of your face, probably around 2 feet away on the desk or fixed to an arm mount?


It's a really good clear microphone, would 100% recommend. I have mine set up around 2 foot from where I sit and it picks it up clear as anything still, none of that static noise or anything, hell I'd even say I wouldn't mind a pop filter on mine. I've heard playback of the microphone, it practically sounds like you're there in person.
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If you want to hear the microphone in action I created a video for a laptop deal earlier to help people, you could check it out to hear it's quality:

Edited by: "scottydd" 13th Jan
I've gone for a Blue Yeti at £79.99 from Amazon, comes with a free game code that I'll look into selling to reduce the price a bit.
If someone who has one could answer this it would be appreciated

Does it have an earphone socket?
Thanks
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julieallen2 m ago

If someone who has one could answer this it would be appreciated Does …If someone who has one could answer this it would be appreciated Does it have an earphone socket?Thanks


It does not unfortunately.
thevulture6 h, 55 m ago

Been podcasting for 7 years and I can fullly recommend this mic. For a …Been podcasting for 7 years and I can fullly recommend this mic. For a beginner @HotDealAlert yoou won't need more than this mic, some headphones and Audacity. If there are more than just you, and you are not recording source audio for each person, then probably Skype Recorder. But quality is far better if you each record your own audio then add them together in Audacity.


Great. My main usage is for video music tutorials (1 host), what video equipment (cheap and good) would you suggest? Camcorder, mobile or anything more special? Thanks.
Edited by: "HotDealAlert" 13th Jan
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IIIajhIII7 h, 19 m ago

cheaper on …cheaper on amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Snowball-iCE-USB-Microphone/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_267_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6FYDMTD6VY8C8GGHNXQ4


That is the ICE version, it's a different product. Still a good mic though.
Original black is now import only... is now £48.38 with 6.38 import deposit... cheapest is now aluminium at £60
toibs6 h, 8 m ago

Original black is now import only... is now £48.38 with 6.38 import …Original black is now import only... is now £48.38 with 6.38 import deposit... cheapest is now aluminium at £60


It is out of stock but you can order on amazon (in other sellers) at £50 for delivery when it is back in stock.
Great mic if you don't require output to headphones. Otherwise, you'll be looking at the Yeti, which is the "endgame" for many.

I went from Snowball to Yeti to Shure SM7B/DBX 286S/Scarlett 2i2. Yeti is a good stopping point!
mackashworth14th Jan

Great mic if you don't require output to headphones. Otherwise, you'll be …Great mic if you don't require output to headphones. Otherwise, you'll be looking at the Yeti, which is the "endgame" for many. I went from Snowball to Yeti to Shure SM7B/DBX 286S/Scarlett 2i2. Yeti is a good stopping point!


I went for the yeti, did you use a shock mount or pop filter?
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