Blue Microphones's plug-and-play USB mics bring loved ones together through audio chats for festive fun
With half a billion Skype users* around the world and nearly half a million** people spending Christmas - away from their families, friends and loves ones - Blue Microphones offers a range of easy-to-use, plug-and-play microphones to help stay in touch this winter. For use with Skype or other VOIP services, the microphones provide perfect studio quality for crystal-clear audio and visual chats that will bring families closer this Christmas.
Blue Microphones Yeti
£134.95 l Available from Apple Store online http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TY115ZM/A
Blue Microphones's Yeti is an advanced multi-pattern USB microphone, featuring triple capsule array for recording in stereo or a choice of three unique patterns - cardioid (picking up sound directly in front at full volume), omnidirectional (picking up all sound at equal volume) and bidirectional (picking up sound in front and to the rear). This allows the Yeti to provide recording capabilities that would typically require multiple microphones. The Yeti provides users with incredible versatility to produce great recordings in a wide range of situations, such as Skype chats, instruments, YouTube videos and podcasts to name a few. Using Apple's camera connection kit, the Yeti is also compatible with the iPad.
Video demonstration of the Yeti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIV1glxoKo.
Demonstration of the Yeti working with an iPad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STzzmge4MwY&feature=related.
Blue Microphones Snowball
£89.95 l Available from the Apple Store
The Snowball is a simple plug and play USB microphone with an attractive retro design and professional quality recording capabilities. Compatible with the iPad and iPad 2, the Snowball features a dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omnidirectional) for recording sounds with equal quality from any direction, the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band.
Video demonstration of the Snowball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpqOhy32lrw
Blue Microphones Snowflake
42.99 l Available from Amazon.co.uk
Blue Microphones's Snowflake is a portable USB mic, featuring Blue's studio-quality sound and using a custom-designed monitor adaptor, Snowflake is simple to position on virtually any laptop or desktop monitor. The Snowflake's driverless installation makes it easy-to-use, users simply connect the plug-and-play USB to either a PC or Mac for instant use. Works with iPad - Connected through Apple's camera connection kit, the Snowflake is particularly great when recording music via GarageBand and other multi-track recording software.
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones designs and produces an extensive line of award-winning microphones and recording tools for audio professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, and headquartered in Southern California, Blue continues a lengthy tradition of innovative, cutting-edge design and astounding performance, with a range of inspiring recording tools for almost any application. From Blue's flagship recording tool, the Bottle, to our live performance enCORE series, to the first THX-certified, USB mic Yeti, and our new Mikey iPod/iPhone portable recorder, Blue has just the tool to capture your creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at www.bluemic.com.