|Number Of Items||1|
|Output Wattage||0.13 Watts|
|Contains Liquid Contents||No|
|Has Auto Focus||No|
|Includes Rechargable Battery||No|
|Includes AC Adapter||No|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Has Programmable Buttons||No|
|Product Dimensions||12.5 x 11.99 x 29.49 cm|
|Item Model Number||988-000103|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||1 September 2017|
Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Silver
- 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 and PC compatible
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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.
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 and PC compatible
Four Different Pattern Modes for Versatile Recording
Using Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology, the Yeti can record sounds that range from the barely audible to the deafeningly loud--all without a loss of fidelity. Depending on what kind of sound you are recording, you can choose from four distinct pattern modes:
Stereo mode: The stereo mode uses both the left and right channels, and is ideal for capturing a realistic, general sound image.
Cardioid mode: Well-suited to podcasts, sung vocals, and other voice work, cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich, full-bodied sound.
Omnidirectional mode: Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all directions. It is 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: Bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone. It is ideal for capturing the
From the manufacturer
THE WORLD'S #1 USB MICROPHONE
Create unparalleled recordings with your computer using Blue's best-selling family of Yeti USB microphones. Thanks to our proprietary tri-capsule technology, Yeti condenser microphones produce pristine, studio-quality recordings with legendary ease. And four different pattern settings offer incredible flexibility so you can record vocals for music, podcasts, Twitch streaming, YouTube videos, or even cryptozoology lectures in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. Whether you're recording at home, on the road, or in the Himalayas, Yeti helps you produce studio-quality recordings every time.
PC: Windows 7, 8.1, 10; USB 1.1/2.0/3.0.
Mac: MacOS (10.10 or higher); USB 1.1/2.0/3.0.
- Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
- Sample Rate: 48kHz
- Bit Rate: 16-bit
- Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Premium Quality Sound and Recording
YETI FOR ANY APPLICATION
From professional podcasting to music recording, Twitch Streaming, and even YouTube videos, Yeti carries your projects to studio-quality heights.
TOTAL RECORDING CONTROL WITH YETI
Yeti features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and microphone gain—putting you in charge of every level of the recording process. If you’re experiencing distortion or feedback while recording an especially loud source—like the deafening sound of an avalanche—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.
INNOVATIVE DESIGN MAKES RECORDING EASY
Yeti doesn’t mind getting pushed around—it lets you adjust and pivot the microphone in relation to the sound source, which optimizes your sound quality. Once you’ve achieved the desired angle, simply hand-tighten the set knobs to secure it in place. Yeti is a side-address condenser microphone, so you can capture the best sound by going face-to-face with it. The microphone can also be folded down for easy portability, or removed completely from its base for mounting directly on a mic stand or Radius II shockmount.
Easy Setup and Control
Simply plug Yeti into your computer's USB port with the included USB cable, calibrate it with your operating system, and you're ready to record—rain, shine or snow. Yeti offers driver-free operation, while the Yeti Pro requires easy-to-install drivers, available from Blue.
Accessorize Your Studio
Transform your desktop into a broadcast studio with Compass broadcast boom arm, Radius III shockmount and Yeti, the world’s #1 USB microphone. With professional features, studio sound quality and sophisticated on-camera looks, you have everything you need for professional podcasting, game streaming and voice over work.
START RECORDING QUICKLY
Who needs a learning curve? Yeti was designed with a convenient, no-hassle workflow in mind. Set up in seconds with the included desktop microphone stand or connect directly to a mic stand. Adjust microphone gain, pick up pattern, headphone volume, or mute/unmute with easy-to-reach controls. And record in comfort with Yeti’s side-address operation—just speak, sing or play into the Yeti on the same side as the Blue logo to capture pro sound.
|Snowball iCE||Snowball||Yeti Nano||Yeti||Yeti Pro|
|Patterns||Cardiod||Cardioid (with optional PAD), Omni||Cardioid, Omni||Cardioid, Omni, Stereo, Bidirectional||Cardioid, Omni, Stereo, Bidirectional|
|Mounting Options||Desktop, Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop, Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop, Shockmount, Boom Arm, Camera Tripod, Mic Stand||Desktop, Shockmount, Boom Arm, Camera Tripod, Mic Stand||Desktop, Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand|
|Zero Latency Headphone Monitoring||✓||✓||✓|
|Adjustable Microphone Gain||via Desktop App||✓||✓|
|Output||USB||USB||USB||USB||USB & Dual XLR|
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The recordings i did with my blue yeti had no sound captured at all !!! I looked the problem up on internet and most of the comments suggested that my mic must be defective. I became so dejected :( But i decided to look into the settings and it turned out that actually the problem was just because of a few basic settings. To summarize it:
1) I found that my laptop sets yeti as default "playback" and recording device automatically. So basically after recording i was trying to listen the recording from my laptop's speaker when actually i was supposed to listen it through a headphone plugged into yeti itself. When i did just that i found that the recordings were not soundless at all :) :) :) Phew! I am so relieved.
The recordings play fine via the computer's speaker 'after' plugging out yeti from the laptop because it again sets computer's speaker as default playback device ( and that's why it's audible from the normal computer speaker once the yeti is out).
2)Now to listen the recordings even when yeti is plugged in the computer i,
- went to computer's sound control panel
- set computer's speaker as default playback device
- AND THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED :)
I looked up at a lot of websites but none suggested that this simple thing could be the problem :)
So If anyeone else is facing the same difficulty as me, you can try out what i did. I hope it helps:)
By the way I am super happy with the sound quality i am getting with yeti :) :)
Gotta dock a star for Blue's customer service. It took a full week before they replied back to me with a return authorization and they won't even send me a mailing label. I have to eat the shipping cost! I also have to dock another star because they "inadvertently" let me know this was a B-Stock when I registered the serial no. with them! Blue Microphones is selling B-Stock as if they were brand new on their Amazon store! Something was wrong with this microphone to begin with. No wonder it died in less than 7 months with hardly any use at all.
I'm shipping it back at my expense and hope they will honor the warranty. But from my recent experiences with Blue microphones I can't recommend them. Wouldn't buy from Blue again.
What I can say is that the audio quality is very good considering the price you are paying and this thing has lasted very well. I've used it in a variety of situations, including for gaming as my main microphone and most recently I've mounted it to a Rode PSA1 arm attached to my desk for use for video conferencing at work also. The ability to change the pickup pattern on the microphone is extremely helpful as I've been able to position speakers behind the mic and then use it on video conferences and phone calls (softphone) without any echo at all for the other participants.
Definitely allows you to lift your audio game on a budget for pretty crisp audio with good general range across bass/mid/high frequencies without necessarily over-emphasising any particular frequency.
Of course, your mileage may vary as microphones have a way of suiting certain voices so you may want to try a few different types before committing. But if you find the Yeti suits your voice, there is no reason to hesitate in picking one up.
I would strongly recommend buying a pop filter if you don't have one, particularly if you're going to be close to the mic for any length of time. Whilst the quality of the mic is good, it does tend to pick up more breathy sounds or lip pops if you're not careful.
Overall, a solid mic for less than £100 - there are many out there that are far better, this is not a studio quality piece of kit, but as a starter it will serve you well until you work out if you want to make that kind of investment.
This was the first and only microphone I've ever purchased and why it continues to be the only one is because of how GOOD it is. The durability of this thing is nothing short of spectacular. I went through a few years of university with it being thrown around and there has been no noticeable damage to the build whatsoever. It is built to last and it can serve as your main microphone for anything, from taking voice calls to making quality audio for YouTube, livestreaming, whatever you want that requires the recording of sound.
Now, I didn't truly appreciate this beauty until I started livestreaming games. I had bought it for the intention of making YouTube videos, but it's just as good for livestreaming. It's extremely easy to setup, a true plug and play experience. It starts to load the drivers to run this bad boy as soon as you plug it in, and that's it!
I'm not the world expert on audio, but it produces a crisp sound that is close as it gets to the real thing. This mic is a bang for buck product and a great starter for a novice (like I was all those years ago)
There are people who will criticise its USB interface, but they are typically the sort of people who have different needs to someone just looking for a good all-rounder microphone that's relatively user-friendly. For anything voice-based - Such as streaming, podcasts, radio voicework etc. - this microphone is a perfect start. You can get better, for much higher prices or much more difficult configuration, but this microphone is great for standard dictation. It'll handle singing just fine too.
For instruments, this will handle it ok but a more specialised microphone would be a better option. If you're thinking about using this for just general game chat - Save your money. The quality of this microphone will be slaughtered by the majority of compression algorithms used for game chat. Even Skype isn't going to do this mic justice. This mic is for bridging the gap between amateur and professional, not as an upgrade to a £5 headset mic for discord chat - You can get much cheaper microphones that'll sound the same after being compressed.
I would say that this microphone might not be the best buy for somebody looking to use this for gaming and streaming. The microphone itself is heavier and bulkier than many alternatives, and setting it up on a microphone arm honestly seems more hassle than it's worth. While it has amazing surround sound capabilities you run into the problem of your audience hearing your every click on mechanical keyboards and your voice dipping as you move around (if you decide against setting it up on an arm that is). In my opinion, there are better microphones made especially to be in microphone arms, or gaming headsets around this price point that will provide similar quality for gaming and streaming audio but with better manoeuvrability.
That being said, for singing and voice acting this baby is an asset like no other and for me, a must have. For this purpose I can highly recommend it and suggest you try it out yourself.
I'm not a hardcore audio engineer, or even an amateur musician - my use case is simply teleconferencing - but lots of it.
However, what may be of interest to others looking at this review is the fact that it works absolutely seamlessly under Linux ( Fedora ) - this mic coupled with the "FiiO E10K Headphone Amplifier and DAC" and the "AKG K702 Open-Back Dynamic Reference Headphones" means that I can sit and teleconference for hours without fatigue or discomfort. I had previously been using "Jabra Revo Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones" which, whilst fantastic quality and an all in one solution actually make my ears hurt after heavy use ( the auricle - I had to look it up ) - and lets face it, most teleconferences are painful enough without any additional help.
Please note though that this isn't really a portable solution !
I mainly use this microphone for teamspeak and recordings through audacity, I have had no build quality issues or defects in anyway over the past 3 years of using this product.
The pros :
- Very good sound quality when configured correctly
- Build quality is excellent, feels very strong and sturdy
- Built in headphone jack for live playback is very good
- Easy of use, no drivers needed
The cons :
- May need some tweaking before achieving desired sound
- Can pick up a lot of background noise and vibrations (these can be reduced by tweaking settings based on your recording surroundings)
- Price is still a bit high compared to other mics such as the Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS USB Microphone as I believe the AT2020 has better quality.
Overall a very good mic, easy to use and can be used from the most basic recordings to professional podcasts.
I was blown away by the quality. The gain control dial is amazing and the stand is very solid.
All around great microphone for the price, usable ifnspeaking to friends online or for talking.
Very simple to set up, just plug the USB into your pc, adjust the gain and you’re good to go!
Overall a really really good product.
Thank you for selling this to me !!