AESNYC07: Portable USB Studio – Just Add Computer

Blue bundles Snowball mic with USB headphones and Mackie Tracktion      09/10/07

AESNYC07: Portable USB Studio – Just Add Computer


Blue Microphones has announced Snowpack, a special bundle of their highly acclaimed Snowball USB Microphone with a pair of USB Headphones and Mackie Tracktion 3 software for a portable USB studio for music and podcasting on the Mac or PC.
Here’s the details in their own words…
The Snowball is Blue’s plug and play professional USB mic featuring a dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni). The Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band, and it’s ideal for podcasting, VOIP, multimedia production and more.
The Blue USB headphones include custom software that gives you control of the sound space, including customizable sound settings and 5.1 surround sound simulation. Featuring 40mm drivers and detailed 20-20,000Hz frequency resolution, these rugged and stylish headphones are a perfect compliment to the Snowball.
As an additional bonus, the Snowpack includes Mackie’s Tracktion 3 multitrack recording software. With an intuitive, single-screen interface, Tracktion 3 is a fast, powerful, complete solution for turning musical ideas into finished songs. Using Tracktion 3, you can easily record vocals and instruments, layer sounds, edit audio, export to MP3 and more.
Snowpack Features:
  • Complete hardware/software package for USB recording in one box
  • Blue’s Snowball professional USB mic, with renowned circuit and two-capsule design
  • USB Headphones feature customizable sound settings and 5.1 surround sound
  • Mackie’s Tracktion 3 multitrack recording software
  • Ideal for music recording or podcasting
  • Also includes mic stand and USB cable
Pricing and Availability:
The Snowpack will be available November 1, 2007 for $199 MSRP. More information:



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