Join @JaredLeto TODAY, 12:30PM PT for a Live Video Chat on #VyRT! Many of these microphone models give out excellent sound quality and are reasonably priced for the features they offer. This equates to a resolution of around 11 bits, or a dynamic range in the order of 66dB. Download, install and run Driver Booster. Please check back soon. To the best of my knowledge, they are all 16-bit/44.1kHz and none offer variable gain control other than the Samson C01U, reviewed in SOS June 2006. Create podcasts and add narration to home movies. | #LinkInBio. I just need support! Page 1 of 2 - Blue Snowball Microphone [Driver Error] - posted in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: Hello, Purchased a Blue Snowball Microphone, and it seems like everythings correctly plugged and all. When connected to windows the light never turns on and it doesnt work. You can even record instruments, vocals and entire bands with stunning quality. Inside the host software, the mic shows up as two identical input sources rather than as a single mono source. Though subject to certain technical limitations, the Snowball works well for close-up vocals or speech, while the pattern switching system gives a choice of two very usable tonalities. Try the Automatic Driver Update Utility, or you can request a driver and we will find it for you. Experience the creative freedom of an entire mic locker—in a single microphone. Any idea what the problem is? Besides a USB port, the mic's only means of connection, there's a three-position switch at the rear which is used to switch between two cardioid-pattern modes (one with a -10dB pad and one without) and an omnidirectional mode. So whether you’re conducting a virtual interview via Skype meetings, chatting on a conference call, streaming live gameplay on Twitch, or nurturing a relationship across the globe, you’ll be heard loud and clear with the Snowball iCE computer microphone. All rights reserved. That’s why it’s designed to work with any software on any computer—just plug in and begin. Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”. I'm sure that we'll see 24-bit USB mics in the future, and hopefully ones with more control over gain prior to the converters, but at the present stage of USB buss-powered technology, where the amount of current you can draw is the limiting factor, the performance of this microphone is probably nearing the limits of what is possible. For loud instruments, the pad is a sensible and welcome addition, but because there is no variable gain control you'll sometimes have to use the mic's distance from the source as a gain control instead, which may mean compromising on placement. That’s why it’s designed to work with any software on any computer—just plug in and begin. Here it is worth trying to use Driver Booster to update Blue snowball mic drivers automatically for you. You don’t even need any drivers. As all the USB mics I've seen so far have been 16-bit, I can only assume that as yet there are no suitable USB-powered chips that produce a 24-bit output. You’re ready to sit back and start recording crystal-clear audio for any project. Snowball iCE is all about making it easier for you to complete the projects you love. If your Blue Mic driver still has a yellow exclamation mark, we … It just has this Driver problem which I heard recently Blue Snowball said that Windows 8 has difficulty. Yet the second I try it on a MBP it works. FIND YOUR PRODUCT. Browse the list below to find the driver that meets your needs. You can search for your product by name, model number or part number. Select USB Audio Device, then hit Next. Submitted May 1, 2002 by Deep Blue (DG Member): Submitted Dec 4, 2003 by blue (DG Member). Don’t let your creativity cool off—get started quickly and easily with Snowball iCE … And with its cardioid polar pattern, it’s one of the most versatile USB microphones around. Snowball iCE is all about making it easier for you to complete the projects you love. Simply plug the mic into your Mac or PC and start down the path of your next project—no drivers required. A good computer microphone is the key to quality results. Browse the list below to find the driver that meets your needs. Capturing audio from a built-in computer microphone is like walking on thin ice—it may work for a while, but you’ll ultimately be left out in the cold.