Snowball USB microphones need a boost

Posted By on December 21, 2008

Snowball micI was updating a small video project this weekend and have been struggling with a way to boost the gain on a USB Snowball microphone used for voice overs. Thankfully there are a couple links for the updates that at least give it boost on the Mac and Windows computers — unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a gain for Linux (right click/save as for zip files using the links below).


  • Jezz

    Do you think this boost would work on other types of USB microphones? I don’t expect you to know, but it’s amazingly hard to find a boost for any USB mics.

  • I was disappointed in the gain control and lack of support now that I have Win7 (at least for original Snowball Mics). That said, if you can use the microphone close to your face and hang it from above, it’s ok … but not the mic I would pick for podcasting again.

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