Unboxing A Podcast: And So It Begins

Well, they’re finally here so it’s time for a good ol’ fashion unboxing!  So to quickly recap, I just received the Blue Snowball iCE desktop microphone and corresponding pop filter made by DragonPad.  First lets take a look at the mic since that will be the majority focus here.

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Here’s the packaging that it comes in: A box about 12″ tall by 6″ wide.  Overall clean and minimal design.    The box was slightly tarnished; assuming from it being shipped to me.  What’s inside the pretty, roughed up box box though?

img_6390img_6391There isn’t much in there!  We have the actual microphone unit itself; the spherical unit in the 2nd image above, 1 wire, the stand, and a small user guide.  Talk about easy!

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That’s all there is folks!  This is the ultimate package for user friendly.  If you know how to turn an object around a dowel and plug in a wire, you can officially set this up without even looking at the directions!  This is what it looks like here:

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It’s really that easy.  But just in case you want extra security, you can surely check out the cute little manual.  It’s a very short read, mostly consisting of recording tips and setups for various softwares.  I have not yet decided on which piece of software I will use to record so we can dive into the setup via another post.   So for now, we will just do a general setup to work with my iMac.img_6407

This took all of 20 seconds; seriously.

Just go to settings, click sound, click input, click blue snowball, BOOM, done.screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-7-04-34-pm

Only one thing left to do, set up the pop filter and we can call this post quits until the next where I investigate recording software.  So the install on this was so easy that it actually didn’t even come with instructions.  img_6404

You basically just have to be alive and conscious to figure out how to fasten it to something.  More or less it attaches using a vice like apparatus that tightens using a threaded bolt.  img_6410

Simple adjust the black screen in front of the micro and here we have the finished, set up product.  Almost ready to record!

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Coming soon are posts consisting of topics such as: recording software, physically recording, editing, and more.  Stay tuned all!

 

 

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