Tech Friday: Reusing my OLD Blue Snowball microphone

Posted By on May 10, 2013

bluesnowballimacAfter almost throwing away my older version of the Blue Snowball microphone, I decided to plug the USB mic into my new iMac running OSX 10.8.3 … and to my surprise it worked great for a couple VOIP connections.  For those of you familiar with this original USB mic, it was not supported with firmware updates or updateable beyond an old XP gain control patch. It didn’t work well on my older early Intel based Mac Mini or any of my Windows 7 installs, but only ran on Windows XP.

Now I haven’t testing it on all of the programs on the iMac or my Parallels install running Windows 7, but it is nice to have an external microphone for those times when the internal mic on the iMac picks up too much intercom sound. The Blue Snowball isn’t perfect, but it might help isolate extraneous background noise when all that is wanted is a persons voice.

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