gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Blue Snowpack

Blue have bundled the Blue Snowball USB Microphone, a set of USB headphones, a stand and recording software together into the Blue Snowpack. It looks set to be an incredibly good value and easy to use portable recording kit, the USB connectivity ensures it will work with almost any PC or Mac whether desktop or laptop without relying on the internal audio card.

If you want to do some ametuer recording, podcasting or even some rough professional recording the Blue Snowpack contains everything you’ll need to get started. The bundled Tracktion 3 software from Mackie will give you easy access to powerful multi-track recording letting you layer up vocals and instruments and export to mp3.

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

Price and availability:

The Snowflake will be available November 1, 2007 for $199 MSRP. (Or just over £100 if we’re lucky)

Monday, October 8th, 2007, Professional Audio.