Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone

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  • Overview

    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.

    Versatile settings

    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.

    Superior accuracy

    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.

    Highlights

    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

    USB mini-jack

    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

    Stand

    USB cable

    Tech Specs

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz

    THD: 0.009%

    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

    System Requirements

    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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 836213001950

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

    Warranty: One-year limited

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      wow

      its simply brilliant and easy to use

      • Written by chetan g from sandhurst

      79 of 100 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?wow

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant Microphone

      I used this microphone to record a suite of software tutorial videos and the quality I got out of the microphone was simply amazing. It gave the videos a very g I used this microphone to record a suite of software tutorial videos and the quality I got out of the microphone was simply amazing. It gave the videos a very good feeling of quality with a soft warm recording tone for voice. Previously I had tried several other devices including the inbuilt Macbook Pro's microphone, a set of Astro Gaming A30's and several other similar headset microphones - none of these came even close to the Yeti. I see one person is complaining about the microphone picking up background noise. It is very sensitive (which is usually a sign of a good quality microphone?) and if not adjusted correctly will pick up sound from many tens of metres away. I happened to build a small recording room with pillows as sound bafflers to elliminate outside noise while turning up the gain but I also found dropping the gain and setting it to directional gave very good results as long as Ispoke close to the microphone (as you might see if you watch anyone speaking on the radio). 5/5

      • Written by Mark H from Aberdeen

      50 of 53 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brilliant Microphone

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with iPhone or iPad

      I had purchased this product based on the reviews that is it a great solution for iPhone and iPad recording using the camera adaptor. However it is no longer po I had purchased this product based on the reviews that is it a great solution for iPhone and iPad recording using the camera adaptor. However it is no longer possible to use it for this as apple have restricted the power output of their devices with the upgrade to IOS 5, so this is completely useless unless used on a Mac laptop or desktop. Having said this if you want this for laptop and desktop use then the quality is fantastic.

      • Written by Huw B from Redruth

      56 of 103 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with iPhone or iPad

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant Microphone

      I used this microphone to record a suite of software tutorial videos and the quality I got out of the microphone was simply amazing. It gave the videos a very g I used this microphone to record a suite of software tutorial videos and the quality I got out of the microphone was simply amazing. It gave the videos a very good feeling of quality with a soft warm recording tone for voice. Previously I had tried several other devices including the inbuilt Macbook Pro's microphone, a set of Astro Gaming A30's and several other similar headset microphones - none of these came even close to the Yeti. I see one person is complaining about the microphone picking up background noise. It is very sensitive (which is usually a sign of a good quality microphone?) and if not adjusted correctly will pick up sound from many tens of metres away. I happened to build a small recording room with pillows as sound bafflers to elliminate outside noise while turning up the gain but I also found dropping the gain and setting it to directional gave very good results as long as Ispoke close to the microphone (as you might see if you watch anyone speaking on the radio). 5/5

      • Written by Mark H from Aberdeen

      50 of 53 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brilliant Microphone

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible mic for podcasting

      After plugging it in directly to my mac the background noise coming through this mic was terrible. I would expect it to sound at least better than my free apple After plugging it in directly to my mac the background noise coming through this mic was terrible. I would expect it to sound at least better than my free apple headset mic but a side by side test showed the FREE apple mic was way better. Plus, under system preferences the volume was going chaotic all by itself - and it would only not clip if it was set at under 10% volume. not sure if this is a mavericks issue but either way, not happy.

      • Written by Christian H from Boca Raton

      5 of 36 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible mic for podcasting

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with iPhone or iPad

      I had purchased this product based on the reviews that is it a great solution for iPhone and iPad recording using the camera adaptor. However it is no longer po I had purchased this product based on the reviews that is it a great solution for iPhone and iPad recording using the camera adaptor. However it is no longer possible to use it for this as apple have restricted the power output of their devices with the upgrade to IOS 5, so this is completely useless unless used on a Mac laptop or desktop. Having said this if you want this for laptop and desktop use then the quality is fantastic.

      • Written by Huw B from Redruth

      56 of 103 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with iPhone or iPad

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