Blue Microphones Yeti USB Mic Review
If you’re looking for something a little more professional than the awesome Blue Snowball, the Yeti is a truly pro microphone that’s perfect for creating podcasts or recording live music. And it’s still within the budget of most Skype power users. users
Â™Blue Microphonesâ€™ Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB Microphone available anywhere. Â™Combining three capsules and four diff different t pattern tt settings, tti the th Yeti Y ti is i th the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings directly to your computer. recordings, computer
As the world’s first THX-Certified microphone, the Yeti uses Blue Microphone’s proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine pristine, studiostudio quality recordings.
Â™The Yeti features Blueâ€™s innovative triple capsule array, allowing for recording in stereo or your choice of three unique patterns including cardioid, patterns, cardioid omnidirectional, and bidirectional, giving you recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones.
Â™The Yeti utilizes a high quality analog-todigital converter to send incredible audio fidelity directly into your computer, a built in headphone amplifier for zerobuilt-in zero latency monitoring, and simple controls for headphone volume volume, pattern selection, selection instant mute, and microphone gain located directly y on the microphone. p
Who is the yeti aimed at? Â™The yeti is perfect for padcasters, musicians and heavy skype users. The features list is big enough to be the ideal gateway microphone for professionals whilst keeping the price extremely affordable. affordable Â™Because it's large footprint, it's not portable enough for road warriors, but if you're travelling a lot, your headphone mic or internal laptop mic will probably be enough.
Â™If you really do need the quality and can afford to carry the 3.5lb around, you can even hook it up to your ipad when you're on the road for a pro-level pro level semi-portable semi portable setup.
Blue Yeti Features Unique, adjustable design and on-board mute and gain controls for professionalsounding results. Four Different Pattern Modes for Versatile R Recording. di The pricing is great and the mic is easily the best in it’s class.
Using Blue Microphone’s proprietary tricapsule technology, the Yeti can record sounds that range from the barely audible to the deafeningly loud–all loud all without a loss of fidelity. Depending on what kind of sound you are recording you can choose from four recording, distinct pattern modes:
Â™* Stereo mode: The stereo mode uses both the left and right channels, and is ideal for capturing a realistic, general sound image. image Â™* Cardioid mode: Well-suited to podcasts sung vocals podcasts, 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 band s performance performance.
Â™* Bidirectional mode: Bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone. It is ideal for capturing the nuance of a musical instrument, or recording an interview between two people. people
Why y I love o e the e Yeti e Â™1. Sound Recording Quality â€“ The most important quality in a microphone; from my limited 30 day use and when compared to the past types of microphones I am used to (Blue Snowflake Logitech Webcam 9000 Snowflake, Microphone, Various Headset microphones, p , Built in Computer p Microphones) this Microphone beat them all.
2. Plug and Play – I have seamlessly used this microphone on 3 separate computers, one running XP, the other Vista, and on a Windows 7 machine. machine In each case it was immediately recognized and clearly marked as the Blue Yeti. Yeti 3. Simple Knobs and Design – Mute, Mode, Headphone Volume and MIC Gain Control. Stand can be tightened and microphone removed.
4. Solid Build – Overall, Solid (One small complaint below). The 10 foot USB cord was a nice touch. 5. Playful Approach – Blue has decided to presentt the th Yeti Y ti in i a playful l f l manner. They Th appeal to the creative and make the manual much more approachable for those of us not technically inclined.
Blue Yeti Drawbacks 1. Size – It weight 3.5 pounds and stands 1 foot high – I am used to this now, but be prepared for a big footprint!
2. Looseness of Volume & Gain Controls – A small complaint, but for an overall solid device these feel like they will be the first things to break.
Blue Yeti Buying Advice Â™The Blue Yeti mic is an excellent plug and record USB microphone that has dramatically increased the quality of my voice recordings. recordings It has a solid & sleek build, is easy to use, and most importantly clearly records my voice. voice
Published on Nov 29, 2010
Blue Microphones’ Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB Microphone available anywhere. Combining three capsules and four...