Using a Blue Snowball with Studio 8

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Is anyone using a Blue Snowball mic successfully with Studio 8? I have found the sound levels to be stupidly low, which seems to be a recognised issue with these mics, but it is working okay with Audacity, for example. I have set ALL the various levels to maximum by the way, that really isn't the issue, and record fine with other microphones, its just this one, which is a shame as the sound they give is great, just really low levels, like inaudible unless the microphone is an inch or two away! I have the iCE version, and I'm going to upgrade to the better one but I have a sneaking suspicion it won't be any better.
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Have you seen this? See the response at the bottom. https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/level_and_crackle_blue_snowball_mic_in_camtasia
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If you work it out, I'd love to hear what you did to resolve it. I've had my eye on those microphones for quite some time now. Small, good specs, inexpensive and small. I doubt you need to upgrade at all.

Regards, Joe
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Hi Joe
Thanks, I did see that. Unfortunately I don't have any USB ports on my monitor to try this out.
I agree, these mics are great on paper, and also as i said, really nice sound through Audacity. However, I'm just not prepared to do the extra work of recording voiceovers through something else, as its set up so nicely in Studio, so if I can't solve the volume level, I'll look for another mic. Shame.
Simon
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Emily Crutcher

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I have the same problem with the mike being waay to quiet.
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Chris Woods

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I have the same problem... in fact Cam isn't able to see my snowball, and it uses the laptop mic, which sounds terrible... Win 10 sees the snowball, Cam 8 won't, no matter what I try, it isn't an option...
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I figured it out (for me). Seems that the Snoball is very directionally sensitive, and when it is set up on it's tripod on my desk, I was talking down onto it, even though I was very close and loud, it wasn't picking up much. I switched to speaking directly into it, hunching down and talking straight on, 90 degrees in front, and the sound level came up. Weird to have a mini tripod that positions it low, when you need it right in front of your face...
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Emily Crutcher

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We finally downgraded to windows 7, and that worked, for as long is microsoft allows it of course...