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Blue Yeti Microphone Review – A High Value Portable Device!

Wouldn’t you just love to be able to record your musical ideas during your travels? Well, if you are reading this article right now, then that’s probably what you are looking to do. If that’s the case, I’m here to tell you that you won’t have to look any further, because in today’s “Blue Yeti Microphone Review”, you will find the perfect tool for your needs!

Product OverviewUSB Mic

Blue microphones have produced a wide range of high quality audio products over the years, and they are a brand that is trusted by many industry professionals worldwide. The good news is that music enthusiasts and home music producers can now have a taste of that quality with the Yeti USB microphone. What’s great is that you won’t need to spend a fortune.

The Yeti USB microphone is designed for musicians and producers who are looking to start recording music demos or podcasts straight away, without having to worry about elaborate recording setups. With Blue microphone’s unique capsule technology and high standard of build quality, you can be sure to attain pristine, high-quality audio anywhere!

Primary Specifications

  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Capsules: condenser, pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo
  • Sampling rate: 48kHz
  • Bit rate: 16bit
  • Max SPL: 120dB at 1Khz

Let us now go through the major features of the Yeti USB microphone!

Exceptional Versatility

Probably the most outstanding feature of the Yeti USB microphone, is its multi-pattern recording capability. You can very conveniently switch between cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo recording patterns, in order to tailor your recording techniques to suit your specific needs. This will be very useful when you are not in an ideal recording environment.

MAC USB

Because of the Yeti microphone’s unique tri-capsule array, you can use it to record audio in almost any situation you can think of, such as for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, or even conference calls. You can also connect the Yeti via USB to both Mac and PC, and use it almost immediately, without requiring any additional drivers.

Useful Controls

You will have full control of the recording process when using the Yeti USB microphone, thanks to its built-in controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain. For example, if you are experiencing distortion when recording a loud sound source, you can just adjust the microphone’s sensitivity using the gain control.

Blue Yeti

On the other hand, if you need to take a break in a middle of an interview, you can just simply engage the instant mute button. The microphone also has a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack that you can use to monitor your recording in real-time, with no latency. You can simply adjust the output of your headphones by using the volume control at the front of the mic.

Innovative Design

You can expect the Blue Yeti USB microphone to be very durable, especially with a metal grille protecting the most sensitive components of the mic, which are the capsules. The microphone is also mounted on a hinge of an adjustable stand, allowing you to find the right recording angle in relation to the sound source, which further improves the sound quality.

Yeti Mic

After you have found the right position for your Yeti microphone, you can then use the set screws to secure the device in place. Furthermore, in case you are feeling adventurous enough for a field recording, the microphone can be folded down for easy portability, or be removed from its base entirely. Every box of the Blue Yeti also comes with a USB cable.

Here’s a great video showcasing the sound quality of the Blue Yeti USB microphone!

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Multiple polar patterns
  • Headphone output for monitoring
  • Compatible with both PC and MAC
  • Gain control for microphone sensitivity
  • Very affordable price
  • Adjustable stand for better positioning
  • Comes with a 2 year limited warranty

Cons

  • Might be a little heavy and bulky for a portable USB desktop microphone
  • The pickup strength may be too high, even at the lowest gain settings

ConclusionBlue Yeti Review

I am not very fond of Blue microphones due to my personal preferences when it comes to audio production. However, that’s not to say that all Blue microphones are of inferior quality as compared to other notable professional microphones. As for the Yeti USB mic, I wouldn’t dare say that it is of studio quality, but it does have lots to offer at an incredibly affordable price.

It is just amazing when you look at the amount of features that you are getting with the Yeti microphone. I can tell that the designers at Blue microphones, had put in a lot of effort into building the Yeti as the most versatile USB microphone for the price. All the controls available on the microphone are definitely necessary and will benefit any type of audio production.

If you are looking for a reliable product that offers great value without burning a hole in your pocket, then the Blue Yeti USB microphone would be an excellent addition to your home studio setup. Go ahead and try one yourself!

Farhan

When I'm not rocking out to great music, I'd prefer to be sleeping on a field on a windy day =)

8 Comments

  1. This product appears to be great for musicians! Even though I am not a musician, I would like to be able to record my voice with something other than my phone when I am on the road.

    What are polar patterns? I am aware that this microphone offers cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo but I am unfamiliar with these terms.

  2. Hi, thanks for posting this review. I have been scouring the internet trying to find a decent microphone for a lower price. With all of the features that this mic offers for the price, it looks like I may have found what I’m looking for.

    One quick question, is an audio box required to be able to use this on larger production equipment, such as amps and lights? Thanks for your help! Keep up the great work.

    • Hey there!

      This Blue Yeti USB microphone is designed to be connected to a computer directly. If you want to connect to other audio equipment, I suggest you take a look at the Yeti Pro USB condenser microphone, which has an XLR output for analog recordings.

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. What a great review. Your website caught my attention and I saw this review. I love to karaoke at the local bar. I never thought of having my own personal microphone to sing into when I’m in private. Awesome idea that I never knew existed. I am going to do a little more research and I’ll be back to purchase online if I get the information I am looking for from a trusted long time source of mine. I am going to send him your link to you review and website as I am sure he will love this as much as I do.

    • Hi Robert!

      I appreciate your support. Don’t hesitate to come back if you have any queries!

      Cheers =)

  4. I have heard of this mic before! One of my friend has it and it records a very nice audio! Very nice that it can go from 20 hz to 20 khz! Thats incredible!
    I sure would have bought one if it was a notch cheaper. But who knows, maybe some time.

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