Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Snowball iCE HD

Added a new item to my rig today, a Snowball iCE HD USB Microphone. The colour of it doesn't quite fit in to my Black and Red setup but Maplin is/was selling it for a £29.99.

The iCE is fitted with a cardioid condenser capsule and connects to the PC via a USB 2.0 A Male - B Male Cable. It has a rather bright red LED on the front to show it is connected to the PC.

It may not be the best usb microphone out on the market but for sub £30 it is not bad at all. My only gripe about it is the stand it is too small and unable to angle it to a position that is suitable, although that won't be a problem for long though as I will order up a mic arm for it.

My youngest daughter had a play around with it, she stood way to close to it but this should give you a rough idea of the quality of it.

Update: Thursday, 05 April 2018

I have purchased a cheap mic arm to go with this from Amazon:

It is a Neewer NB-35

I would not call it a professional (although the packaging does) mic  arm by any means, but it will do for now.