Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti is the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings, directly to your computer. It can capture anything with a clarity and ease unheard of in a USB microphone.
Blue's innovative triple-capsule array lets you record in stereo or your choice of three unique patterns, including cardioid, omni-directional and bi-directional - recording capabilities that usually require multiple microphones. All it takes is a twist of the pattern selector knob.
The high-quality analogue-to-digital convertor sends incredible audio fidelity directly into your computer. You also get a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring and simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and microphone gain, located directly on the microphone.
Remarkable ease of use
There are no drivers to install; simply plug the Yeti into your Mac or PC, load up your favourite recording software and record something amazing.
Three precision, 14-mm, tuned condenser capsules
Proprietary tri-capsule array
Mic gain control
Four polar pattern selectors: Stereo, cardioid, Omni, bi-directional
Mute button and master volume control
Zero-latency headphone output with amplifier and volume control
Standard, threaded mic-stand mount
Customised base with cable management
Did you notice?
Thanks to the triple-capsule array, you can easily select from one of four recording pattern settings - giving you the capabilities of multiple mics in one.
Apple Recommends For
Creating superb recordings on your Mac simply by plugging the mic into a free USB port and firing up GarageBand or any other favourite recording software.
What’s in the Box?
Blue Yeti USB microphone
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Power: 5V 150mA
Height: 11.61 in./29.5 cm
Width: 4.92 in./12.5 cm
Depth: 4.72 in./12.0 cm
Weight: Microphone: 1.2 lb./0.55 kg; stand: 2.2 lb./1 kg
Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v.10.4.11 or later, Windows XP/Vista/7
RAM: 64 MB RAM
Connection: USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
Mfr. Part Number: YETI
UPC or EAN No.: 836213001950
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5.0 out of 5 stars
A very very fun mic to work with
Sometimes, you buy an objet and you are very pleased with it, more than you expected... That's the YETI for me. I owned a few mics for music. All below 200$. Sometimes, you buy an objet and you are very pleased with it, more than you expected... That's the YETI for me. I owned a few mics for music. All below 200$. I plug them into a small Mackie and then hook it up to a computer. That setup is bulky. And I never quite get the sound I would like to have. I am not a sound engineer. Just a musician who plays classical guitar and sing for his own pleasure. I purchase the Yeti for professional podcasting. I have a variety of devices to record stuff. And my favorite setting by far is this mic hook to a macbook pro. You can record for quite a long time without even bothering to plug into a wall, which make the whole setup totally portable. This is not the kind of mic to you put your mouth on... it needs space. If you're looking for a bass boost created by proximity, that is not the thing. If the room your record in is not too bouncy, you can easily record a voice 1,2 or 3 feet away. But it pick up everything... including your mac running. My PC is way to noisy to even try to record. The recording patterns are quite fun to play with. (for podcasting and music) it gives a distinctive feel. I found recording with this mic is quite forgiving. You don't need elaborate setting. For the voice, a little bit of compression and a touch of EQing do the job. I do not know much about this THX certification, but the sound is rich, detailed and overall very pleasing to me. Very easy to EQ. Nothing odd or unexpected as it often happen with a mic. The design is clever. I am a design freak. I like well designed objets and they are rare. This is one of those. It's beautiful and very functional. The base is heavy so it will not fall. You can position the mic on its stand with one hand. And when you fold the mic into the base for transportation, the capsules are protected. I was a little surprised to see a red led in the mute switch... Hey... Blue people... Make it blue. See my point... Blue... blue. Make sense don't you think. Apart for that tiny detail, I think this mic should received a price for design. From my point of view, I don't see the point in shooting for professional studio stuff unless you have a professional room to record. My sound will never be perfect. But this mic makes my work sound better. it's more pleasurable, easier to record and mix. it's by far the best upgrade for the price.
- Written by Claude L from Valleyfield
490 of 516 people found this useful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beauty, Versatility, Quality
Blue is famous for their striking microphone designs, and their streamlined Yeti is a worthy addition to their product lineup. The first thing you'll notice Blue is famous for their striking microphone designs, and their streamlined Yeti is a worthy addition to their product lineup. The first thing you'll notice is what a beautiful, well-designed object this is. The Yeti has a solid built-in desk stand that provides a bit of built-in cable management for headphone and USB cords. It's not the ideal choice for on-the-go recording -- this sucker is really big and heavy -- but the swivel-stand arrangement allows you to rotate the body of the mic upside down into the base if you do need portability. On the front: a mic mute button and headphone volume dial. On the rear, mic level control and a pickup pattern selector. (The dials are just a tad jiggly and plasticky for such an otherwise elegant design.) On the bottom are the zero-latency headphone jack and mini-USB connector. The swiveling body makes accessing the USB and headphone ports a snap. Another thoughtful addition is a 5/8 inch threaded hole that allows you to remove the base and mount the Yeti on a standard microphone floor stand. The Yeti houses multiple mic elements to offer stereo, omni, cardioid, and figure-eight pickup patterns. The selections give the mic a versatile bag of sound tricks, whether you're recording a solo podcast, taping an interview or group meeting, or laying down some vocals in GarageBand. The headphone amp doesn't exactly go to 11, but the mic delivers a pretty respectable output level. We're talking 16-bit USB audio, so the Yeti doesn't have quite the full warmth and sonic detail of a "real" large-diaphragm condenser like Blue's pro studio models, but the sound is surprisingly good for a USB mic, and noticeably cleaner than noisy competitors like the Samson G-Track. To avoid P-pops and breath sounds when working up-close, you might want to invest in a pop screen of some kind, though it seems a shame to put a big foam hat on top of such a beautiful head. No drivers needed -- just plug in the included USB cable and select "Yeti Stereo Microphone” for both input and output in the Sound control panel of your Mac's System Preferences. Configuring Yeti in GarageBand's Audio preferences is a snap, too. Did we mention how cool The Yeti looks sitting on your desk? The retro-modern aluminum styling matches the finish of Apple's current product lineup quite well. The Yeti's sound quality and multiple pickup patterns raise the bar for USB mics, and leave even Blue's much-beloved Snowball playing catchup. For the price, a product that looks and sounds this good is going to be pretty hard to beat. Highly recommended.
- Written by Billy J from Charlotte
273 of 300 people found this useful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic USB Mic
This mic is fantastic! I tried the Samson G-Track before this one and this one is head and shoulders above it. Sound/price ratio is super high - for anyone tha This mic is fantastic! I tried the Samson G-Track before this one and this one is head and shoulders above it. Sound/price ratio is super high - for anyone that is starting in recording/podcasting and doesn't want to spend 500+ dollars to get into a professional setup, this is a great alternative. A great feature is the no-latency headphone jack.
- Written by Doug M from Provo
244 of 269 people found this useful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Yeti Pro on El Capitan
As someone else has also mentioned, the Yeti Pro stopped working after I updated to El Capitan. I think this is unacceptable. Either Apple should have left th As someone else has also mentioned, the Yeti Pro stopped working after I updated to El Capitan. I think this is unacceptable. Either Apple should have left the driver alone when they came up with El Capitan or Blue should have updated a driver for El Capitan. I contacted Apple and they blamed Blue for not updating the driver for the mic. I have contacted Blue but I am still waiting for a response in regards to my inquiry. I would have expected this from Microsoft but not Apple, it is very disappointing.
- Written by Kam D from Oakville
3 of 4 people found this useful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Working great on El Capitan
I just got my Blue Yeti Blackout - works great, folks on a VoIP conference call said I sound ed great. Seems to be just as I would expect.
- Written by Lee H from Chicago
1.0 out of 5 stars
Issues with El Capitan
My Yeti Pro, which worked flawlessly with Yosemite and Windows 10, does not work with El Capitan. Caveat emptor!
- Written by Rich S from Evanston
13 of 13 people found this useful
Answers from the community
Will Blue Yeti work ok on MacbookPro with Garageband software and is the sound quality good enough to be made into a download/app for website?
1 Answer(Will Blue Yeti work ok on MacbookPro with Garageband software and is the sound quality good enough to be made into a download/app for website?)
- Asked by Alison G from Darlington
- on 16-Sep-2015
Can the Blue Yeti be used with the iPad Air (latest gen iPad)?
- Asked by Glenn L from Richmond Hill
- on 21-Oct-2015
The Blue Yeti works with the iPad Air straight through the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" for me. The Blue Yeti works with the iPad Air straight through the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" for me. Just make sure you plug the USB cable from the Yeti into the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" plug BEFORE plugging it into the iPad Air to avoid the "too much power is required" error. Also, if you plan on monitoring the audio input with headphones through the zero latency headphone jack ON THE MIC, plug in your headphones BEFORE plugging everything into the iPad, otherwise the "too much power" error will appear. I have not had to use an external USB hub following the method I just described, and hopefully it wasn't just blind luck. Good luck!
- Written by Chris T from Springfield
- on 21-Oct-2015
Can yeti mic be use in singing Smule app
- Asked by Cesar C from Kent
- on 22-Oct-2015
How do you set up Blue Yeti USB Microphone to Work With iMovie?
- Asked by Justin H from Levin
- on 30-Jul-2015
can yeti plugged into digital camera?
- Asked by Frank F from Harahan
- on 30-Jul-2015
Most digital cameras cannot support the Blue Yeti. They usually do not have a USB port and if they d Most digital cameras cannot support the Blue Yeti. They usually do not have a USB port and if they did, could not supply the power. If you need this microphone for videos, you could record the audio separately with a computer, and sync them up in post production.
- Written by Gabe M from Zionsville
- on 22-Sep-2015
Has anyone tried the Lightning to USB Camera adapter to plug in the Yeti to an iPhone 6 (plus)? The spark works with the iPhone 6's
- Asked by Max P from BURLESON
- on 23-May-2015
Don't have the Yeti, but used the camera adapter to connect an iPhone 6 with a Blue Snowflake. Works Don't have the Yeti, but used the camera adapter to connect an iPhone 6 with a Blue Snowflake. Works fine for Dragon Dictate. Doesn't work well with Duolingo (a language learning app).
- Written by Judith W from San Francisco
- on 20-Nov-2015