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[Amazon.ca] Blue Snowball ice usb mic $49.98

Blue Snowball usb mic is on sale for $49.98. this is a pretty decent starter mic.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref ... UTF8&psc=1

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Heads up that if youve never used a condenser mic before this is a good time to try it out...better quality but also picks up everything, so requires more effort on your part to control the noise than some other mics
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Have lots of background noise.

If I get this, can I use my old mic to noise cancel?
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Anyone know of a good boom arm thats cheap for the snowball?
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i’m using a yeti for work but it picks up all the background noise.

what’s a good mic to block out background noise?
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I want it to pickup room noise for the other participants nearby.

There are better mics for one person use.
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Thanks OP
Just bought it
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PerformingAzura wrote: Have lots of background noise.

If I get this, can I use my old mic to noise cancel?
No.
D0ntgiveajack wrote: i’m using a yeti for work but it picks up all the background noise.

what’s a good mic to block out background noise?
Audio Technica AT2005, 2100, or 2100x and the Samson Q2U are the only dynamic microphones I can think of that are usb powered. There isn't a huge selection of dynamic microphones unless you have an audio interface. If you don't have a treated room, condenser microphones are not the way to go, buy a dynamic.
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For everyone else scratching their head about this thread, I use snowball microphones left and right for Zoom meetings (we have at least half a dozen or more). They work just fine.

They won't provide studio audio for your next hip hop track, but most people are buying it for the same purpose I am, Zoom meetings and the like.

This is a great value in light of the use-case.

God bless, gents.
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swansong wrote: Prime Cables has one that I've been eyeing ...
https://www.primecables.ca/p-347533-cab ... -arm-stand
Looks like this one from Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08F23266T/ref ... UTF8&psc=1), which I bought in December for a Fifine mic. It's held up fine but I don't really move/adjust it much.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: For everyone else scratching their head about this thread, I use snowball microphones left and right for Zoom meetings (we have at least half a dozen or more). They work just fine.

They won't provide studio audio for your next hip hop track, but most people are buying it for the same purpose I am, Zoom meetings and the like.

This is a great value in light of the use-case.

God bless, gents.
I had one and it worked fine too. I did upgrade to a Yeti and passed on the Snowball to my daugther's computer.

Having a boom-arm is more important than any specific choice of mic I think. That will get it close to your mouth so you don't have to have the gain too high and you it won't pick up your desktop sounds easily.

The primecables boom arm is fine (although the cheap plastic adapter stripped the threads and I had to buy a new metal 5/8" male to 3/8" female adapter for $5)

I guess you can opt for a dynamic mic, but either you need a mic-amp and spend the extra money on a USB mic like a $90 Samson Q2U, but even then you should still get a boom-arm for best results.
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RichRFD wrote: Looks like this one from Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08F23266T/ref ... UTF8&psc=1), which I bought in December for a Fifine mic. It's held up fine but I don't really move/adjust it much.
this one looks a bit better than the primecables one because it has a metal 5/8" fitting instead of the plastic one on the primecables
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Asus makes a AI noise cancelling device.

https://www.asus.com/Accessories/Stream ... c-Adapter/

Also if you have a newer asus Motherboard, the AI noise cancellation is already included. You might need to turn it on in the bios.

If you have a newer nvidia gpu, you can enable nvidia noise cancellation was well. Google it.
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Narci wrote: Asus makes a AI noise cancelling device.

https://www.asus.com/Accessories/Stream ... c-Adapter/

Also if you have a newer asus Motherboard, the AI noise cancellation is already included. You might need to turn it on in the bios.

If you have a newer nvidia gpu, you can enable nvidia noise cancellation was well. Google it.
I forgot about RTX voice.
One of these days I'll get an NVIDIA card.....
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Narci wrote: Asus makes a AI noise cancelling device.

https://www.asus.com/Accessories/Stream ... c-Adapter/

Also if you have a newer asus Motherboard, the AI noise cancellation is already included. You might need to turn it on in the bios.

If you have a newer nvidia gpu, you can enable nvidia noise cancellation was well. Google it.
Hope it's not a gimmick, sounds cool.
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I have the more expensive regular Blue Snowball (not Ice) which supports 3 types of polar patterns and I've been happy with it, granted my needs are fairly basic. Ice only supports cardioid, which is the more popular pattern.

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