Blue Microphones, described as a "leading innovator in microphone technology and design" has announced the UK launch of a consumer model, which will be called the Snowball.

The company states that the Snowball can capture detailed sound unheard of in previous USB microphones, it features a dual capsule design and a three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omnidirectional).

The Snowball has been developed by Blue Microphones to ensure that sound is picked up as effectively on the desktop as in a recording studio, as William Merchan, vice president, sales, at Blue Microphones, comments:

“Delivering simple yet excellent quality to our consumers is most important.  Although a consumer offering, the Snowball benefits from Blue’s legendary audio heritage, born out of many years of experience creating microphones for professionals around the globe. Small but perfectly formed, the Snowball is perfect for live bands, podcasting, instrument and voice production.”

Bundled with a 6-inch stand and USB cable the Snowball can be used with both Macs and Windows PCs and it does not require any batteries or technical software.

Available now it can be yours for £89.95