When you’re serious about your sound, you need a serious microphone to get the job done. Blue Microphones has become famous for its striking designs, and this retro-modern Yeti is definitely a worthy addition to the company’s product line.
The first thing you’ll notice is what a beautiful, well-designed object you have bought. But what does that matter if it doesn’t live up to its looks? The Yeti has a solid custom desk stand that provides a bit of built-in cable management for headphone and USB cords. The swivel-stand arrangement allows you to rotate the body of the mic upside down into the base if you do need portability.
The Yeti’s sound quality and multiple pickup patterns raise the bar for USB mics, and leave even Blue’s much-beloved Snowball playing catchup. For the price, a product that looks and sounds this good is going to be pretty hard to beat.
No drivers needed — just plug in the included USB cable. On a Mac, select “Yeti Stereo Microphone” for both input and output in the Sound control panel of System Preferences. Configuring Yeti in GarageBand’s Audio preferences is a snap, too.
To avoid P-pops and breath sounds when working up-close, you might want to invest in a pop screen of some kind, though it seems a shame to put a big foam hat on top of such a beautiful head.
Did I mention how cool The Yeti looks sitting on your desk? The streamlined aluminum styling matches the finish of Apple’s current product lineup quite well.
Over 400 Buyers Gave the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone a 5 Star Review!
“Purchased to record 2 or more voices at once for podcasting, this Yeti microphone sounds great and works exactly as advertised. ”
Jeffrey Howard | 119 reviewers made a similar statement
“Plugged the usb cable into an iMac and it just worked. ”
Stephen Feather | 38 reviewers made a similar statement
“It’s so easy to use, just plug it in and it’s recognized on Windows 7. ”
tom pavlowich | 48 reviewers made a similar statement
Blue’s premium condenser capsules in a proprietary triple setting
Four recording patterns (stereo, omni, cardioid, and bi-directional)
Adjustable Microphone gain control for varying volumes
Zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring
Adjustable angle on its integrated custom-designed desk stand
Driverless installation for both Windows and Mac
Maximum recording resolution 48 kHz/16-bit
What more is there? I highly recommend this great performing microphone. You won’t be disappointed.