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.
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.
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.
- 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 ForCreating 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
- USB cable
- 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
- Mac OS X v.10.4.11 or later
- 64 MB RAM
- USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
- Windows XP/Vista/7
- UPC or EAN No.: 836213001950
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- Warranty: One-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
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 l 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
1 of 2 people found this useful
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 adapt 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
19 of 35 people found this useful
its simply brilliant and easy to use
- Written by chetan G from sandhurst
40 of 51 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
compatible with dragon natural speaking?
- Asked by Dr Phillip D from Kansas City
Not sure if it's on Dragon's approved list but I do use the Yeti with Dragon Speak Naturally Speakin Not sure if it's on Dragon's approved list but I do use the Yeti with Dragon Speak Naturally Speaking for mac version 3 and it works GREAT...better than the Blue Snowball mic and better than any Plantronics USB in ear mice. Gooooo Yeti! …
- Answered by Gayle G from Cave Creek
Is this microphone THX-Certified? Is there a difference between a Blue Yeti and a THX-Certified Blue Yeti?
- Asked by Christoffer K
All of them are THX Certified, the ones without the print on them are exactly the same.
- Answered by Ben G
Is this a good microphone for recording meetings for later transcription of the audio? How large are the audio files for hours of meetings?
- Asked by Ron S from Issaquah
This type of mic is great for just this type of situation. The Yeti has a variety of settings that o This type of mic is great for just this type of situation. The Yeti has a variety of settings that optimise it for different room environments and recording arrangements. If you want to record two people sitting on opposite sides of the mic, you can choose the bidirectional setting. If you have the mic positioned in front of a group of people, you could use either the stereo or omnidirectional options. If you have the mic in the middle of a group, go with omnidirectional. …
- Answered by Jess B from Brisbane
It does with an adapter...
- Answered by David N from San Diego
I'm going to use the Yeti to record voiceovers for auditions for commercials which software should i use?
- Asked by Charles S from Ithaca
Garage Band is fine for this kind of thing - a few tips...
By default, when you first plug in the y Garage Band is fine for this kind of thing - a few tips...
By default, when you first plug in the yeti, its not selected - just confirm you're not recording off your built in laptop mic!
Also when you add a vocal track in Garage Band, you'll note that you can choose male or female- both come with some processing - just be aware of that - you may want to play with things like dynamic range, eq etc..
Finally, with any Mic like this - most Pros will advise you to speak Across the mic instead of directly in it - this will avoid a number of audio problems such as over pronounced "P" and "B" sounds. …
- Answered by Jack F from Lisle