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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition
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- Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation.
- Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.
- Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output.
- Perfect for podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, game streaming, vocals, musical instruments, field recordings, conference calls, and more.
- Plug 'n play - Mac and PC compatible.
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The Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone on the planet. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti is the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings, directly to your computer. With exceptional sound and performance, the Yeti can capture vocals, instruments, podcasts, gameplay, audio for video, interviews and more with astounding clarity and ease. The Yeti utilises a high quality A-D converter, a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain. With no drivers to install on MAC or PC, the Yeti is the most versatile USB mic roaming the wilds today.
From the manufacturer
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
Create unparalleled recordings directly in your computer with Blue Microphone's Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.
- The ultimate professional USB microphone
- Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
- Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
- Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
- Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
- Plug 'n play - Mac, PC, and PS4 game console compatible
- Unique positionable design
Four Different Pattern Modes for Versatile Recording
The stereo mode uses both the left and right channels, and is ideal for capturing a realistic, general sound image.
Well-suited for podcasts, vocals, or game streaming, cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich, full-bodied sound.
Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all directions. It’s best used in situations when you want to capture the ambience of 'being there'—like a live recording of a band's performance.
Bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone. It’s ideal for capturing the nuance of a musical instrument, or recording an interview between two people.
Control Your Recording in Real-Time
With its controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, the Yeti puts you in charge of every level of the recording process. If you are experiencing distortion or feedback while recording an especially loud source, simply adjust the microphone's sensitivity with the gain control. Or, if you want to take a break in the middle of a podcast, use the instant mute button.
The microphone comes equipped with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and allows you to listen to what you're recording in real-time, without latency delays. You can adjust the volume of your headphones using a control on the front of the microphone.
Innovative Design Makes Recording Easy
The Yeti features a visual design inspired by classic recording equipment--a stylish, retro aesthetic that will complement any computer system. Its metal grille and shiny frame recall the look of old-timey microphones.
Because it's built on a hinge, you can adjust and pivot the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Once you have it at a desired angle, you can use the set screws to secure it in place. The microphone can also be folded down for easy portability, or removed completely from its base for field recordings.
- Capsules: condenser, pressure gradient
- Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sample Rate: 48kHz
- Bit Rate: 16bit
- Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
What's in the Box
Microphone, adjustable stand, USB cable and instructions.
Blue Microphone's Yeti requires no complicated drivers to operate—simply plug it into your computer's USB port with the included USB cable, calibrate it with your operating system, and you're ready to record.
Yeti USB Microphone is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
PC: Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), USB 1.1/2.0, 64 MB RAM (minimum).
Macintosh: Mac OSX (10.4.11 or higher), USB 1.1/2.0, 64 MB RAM (minimum).
The Yeti USB Microphone is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
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|Color options||Whiteout, Silver, Platinum, Blackout||Black|
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|Maximum recording resolution||48 kHz/16-bit||192 kHz/24-bit|
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The product came perfectly boxed in cardboard that displayed all of the features of the microphone. This was a nice touch because I felt comfortable with how the Blue Yeti worked before the actual hands on experience. Once inside the box it was clear that a lot of care had gone into the packaging of the product. The microphone was sitting inside Styrofoam which kept it from shaking are in the box during delivery. The USB cable was sitting inside a neatly cut out section of the Styrofoam which kept it from moving around as well, not that that should be a worry for the buyer.
Once I got hands on with the microphone immediately noticed how sturdy the base was. It has padded feet to prevent it from slipping and sliding when on a flat surface. Another nice feature of the stand is the ease of removal. There are two screw-able nobs which can be tightened to prevent the mic from tilting. They can also be taken out to separate the mic from the stand to allow the buyer to hook up the mic with a stand which I ended up doing.
On the actual microphone there is a mute button on the front as well as a volume nob if you choose to plug in head phones to the mic itself. The volume nob has a very smooth turning feel; personally I do not use it a lot due to the fact that it turns down my feedback voice as well which I find irritating. However, the way you use that specific feature is personal preference.
The mute button does its job. It has a red light the flashes upon muting and stays constant when unmuted. There’s nothing special about this feature, as I said, it does what it’s supposed to do. On some occasions I have found that I need to press it multiple times before it actually mutes. I’m sure this is just an issue with my specific product though.
On the back you will find the gain and microphone mode settings. Messing around with gain can get you very high audio quality if set up correctly. It also turns very nicely similarly to the volume. I would have liked an indicator on which way to turn the gain to go up or down, however this is just a minor issue. The mode setting is very clear with small icons showing you which setting you’re on. The turning of the nob is a little tricky/stiff but it is very clear which setting you are on and you be rest assured it will not switch mode mid recording if bashed accidentally.
The actual audio quality is fantastic. If set up correctly, it would be a challenge to tell the difference between the blue yeti and a £200 microphone. This microphone captures base very well, as well as capturing higher frequency noises.
I have been using this microphone for a while and I can say that it is definitely a good purchase, especially for the current price. It is a must buy for YouTubers and Twitch streamers to improve their online content audio-wise. The cable is also long enough to work its way around any set-up, a USB extender can always be applied for extra length. I would also suggest buying a pop-filter or windshield with this product to achieve the highest audio quality.
I hope this review is helpful to anyone looking for advice on this product.
Now, out of all of the things that I have reviewed so far, none of them has been as prominent and as 'ancient' as the Blue Yeti. Yet again and again, it is praised as one of the best microphones for around £100.
The microphone has 4 recording modes: Stereo, Cardioid, Bidirectional, and omnidirectional microphone for recording. Stereo records audio from every direction, which is good for picking up audio from all around the room, and with that, picks up unwanted audio. Cardioid is good for for podcasts and voiceovers since it picks up audio only in front of the microphone. Bidirectional records audio from in front and behind the microphone. Suitable for interviews. Now, I'm sure you know of the Blue Yeti, but is it still worth buying as a starter microphone to YouTube for example? Simple answer, yes. The reason to this is because it is an established brand. Meaning that it will stay that way for time to come. At £99, this microphone still produces crisp audio even for today's standards.
The microphone comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can monitor your sound straight from the microphone with zero lag. At the front of the microphone there is a mute switch, and volume control for the monitors. Next to the headphone jack, you will find a mini USB port for powering the Blue yeti. The microphone is very well built, and is predominantly made of premium materials like aluminium.
However, purchasing a pop filter of any sort will help the microphone pick up less background noise, so it is highly suggested that you purchase that too with the microphone.
Now, the sound it records is fantastic for the price. As said before, it produces crisp, clear audio, and when paired with something like Audacity, you will get some fantastic results. Out of the box, however, the microphone does pick up slightly too much background noise for my liking. Although, why you may have never seen many complain about that is because that can easily be edited out in a program like audacity very easily.
The four recording modes and customisation I found to be very useful. I liked being able to easily switch recording modes depending on the situation. I found myself mostly using Cardioid, but obviously your preferences vary.
PROS AND CONS
Amazing sound for the price
Good customisation of sound
Too much background sound
In the end, I’ve found the Blue Yeti to be an excellent USB microphone for those who are serious about recording quality audio from their PC or Mac computer. The build quality, features, and performance are exceptional for the sub-£100 price tag and provide great value on the . If you’re looking to capture higher audio resolutions or want to use an XLR output then you’ll need to spend the extra money on Blue’s Yeti Pro, but for most consumers the standard Yeti model will be more than enough. I am satisfied with my purchase of the Blue Yeti and I would recommend it to any potential buyers as it is likely the best candidate at this price-point.