BLUE Yeti USB Microphone  

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USB-powered mic with versatile tri-capsule design.

Create unparalleled recordings with your computer using Blue's best-selling Yeti family of USB microphones. Thanks to Blue's proprietary tri-capsule technology, Yeti microphones produce pristine, studio-quality recordings with legendary ease. And four different pattern settings offer incredible flexibility so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, audio for video, interviews, or even cryptozoology lectures in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. Whether you're recording at home, on the road, or in the Himalayas, Yeti helps you produce studio-quality recordings every time.

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—like 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 and 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 on the Radius 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.

Yeti is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM*.

  • Analog or digital:Digital
  • Frequency response:20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL:120 dB
  • Connectivity:USB
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule:Condenser
  • Polar pattern:Multi-pattern
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications: Podcasting, studio
  • Diaphragm size:Small
  • Switches: Mute, volume, headphones
  • Phantom power required: No
  • Size and weight
  • Width: 4.72" 
  • Height: 11.61" 
  • Depth: 4.92" 
  • Weight: 1.2 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:No
  • Clip:Built-in stand
  • Shockmount:No
  • Power supply:No

The ultimate USB mic for podcasts, interviews, dialogue and voiceovers, order Yeti today!


Yeti USB Microphone Specifications:

  • Microphone and Performance
    Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
    Sample Rate: 48kHz
    Bit Rate: 16-bit
    Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14 mm condenser capsules
    Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 4.5mV/Pa (1 kHz)
    Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)

    Headphone Amplifier:
    Impedance: 16 ohms
    Power Output (RMS): 130mW
    THD: 0.009%
    Frequency Response: 15Hz-22kHz
    Signal to Noise: 100dB

    System Requirements
    PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional
    USB 1.1/2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)
    Macintosh: Mac OSX ( 10.4.11 or higher), USB 1.1/2.0, 64MB RAM (minimum)

    Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72" (12 cm) x 4.92"(12.5 cm) x 11.61" (29.5 cm)
    Weight (microphone): 1.2 lb. (.55 kg)
    Weight (stand): 2.2 lb. (1 kg)
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Studio Quality on a Laptop Budget


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  • 4 Audio Direction Setting
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • The First Usb Studio Mic
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BLUE Yeti USB Microphone:

    I actually used noting but a Blue Yeti Pro direct to my laptop when I recorded my first two albums. The power of the microphone is so silent, I had to cut out noisy hums in the rooms such as the air conditioning and such. -This is the first studio quality mic to go straight to digital via USB connection (included). The four different settings for directional recording makes this mic very versatile, from one direction, to a two person interview, to a full surround recording. I've been using it non-stop and have no intentions in the near future to replace it with anything else.

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