Create & express yourself with the Blue Yeti USB microphones. Yeti microphones produce pristine, studio-quality recordings with legendary ease. There are 4 different pattern offering flexibility to record vocals, music, podcasts, audio for video and interviews, all of which would normally require multiple microphones. Whether you're recording at home or on the road, the Yeti helps you produce studio-quality recordings every time.
"the Yeti makes other lesser USB mikes look downright abominable" review by Wired
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 such as 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.
The microphone comes equipped with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack that allows you to listen to what you're recording in real-time, without latency delays—that means no more hearing a note 3 seconds after you played it. You can adjust the volume of your headphones using the control on the front of the microphone.
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 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.
Hassle-free Setup 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.
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 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.
4 Pattern Modes*
Cardioid Mode Perfect for podcasts, game streaming, vocal performances, voice-overs and instruments. Cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone, delivering rich, full-bodied sound.
Stereo Mode Uses both the left and right channels to capture a wide, realistic sound image - ideal for recording acoustic guitar or choir.
Omnidirectional Mode Picks up sound equally from all around the mic. It’s best used in situations when you want to capture the ambienceof "being there" - like recording a band'slive performance, a multi-person podcast or a conference call.
Bidirectional Records from both the front and rear of the microphone - good for recording a duet or a two-person interview.
Recording Resolution: 48kHz/16-bit Capsules: 3 x Blue 14mm condenser capsule Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional, Stereo Mode Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Maximum SPL: 120 dB SPL 0.5% THX Certified: Yes Output Connectors: USB Headphone Connector: 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Dimensions (with stand) mm: 120 x 125 x 295 Weight (microphone): 0.55kg Weight (with stand): 1kg
Windows Windows OS: XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit, 7 32-bit, 7 64-bit, 8, 8.1 Windows RAM: 64 MB Minimum Available Port: USB
Mac Mac OS X: 10.4 and Above Mac RAM: 64 MB Minimum Available Port: USB