Blue Snowball Condenser USB Microphone
Fittingly, the Blue Microphones Snowball USB mic looks just like a snowball; this isn’t your traditional-looking mic, as its spherical shape clearly indicates. This shape works well for this USB mic, though, as it allows you to capture the sound in the room thanks to its omni-directional pickup pattern; this can also be switched to a more conventional cardioid pickup pattern if you just want to record your voice. Because of its more social capability in terms of type of sound it can pick up, the Snowball has often been an ideal choice for those looking to record live events or podcasts involving multiple people having a discussion. The mic also features a -10dB pad to protect against extra-loud audio sources. Setting up the Snowball is easy; simply place it on the stand and plug in via USB cable (both are included), and you’re good to go.