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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition

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  • Tri-capsule array - 3 condesner capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
  • Plug 'n play - Mac and PC compatible
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 10 inches ; 3.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002VA464S
  • Item model number: YETI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Color: Silver

Create unparalleled recordings and send them directly to your computer with Blue Microphone's Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.

Blue Microphones
Yeti USB Microphone at a Glance:
  • Ideal for recording music, podcasts, interviews, and more

  • Multiple pattern selection for exceptional audio

  • Built-in headphone amp for zero latency monitoring

  • Gain switch and mute button

  • Mac and PC compatible
Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones Yeti USB
Unique, adjustable design and on-board mute and gain controls for professional-sounding results. View larger

Blue Microphones Yeti USB
Control your recording in real-time with a 3.5mm jack that lets you listen as you record.
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Blue Microphones Yeti USB
Easy to install--simply plug the Yeti into a USB port and you're ready to record. View larger
Four Different Pattern Modes for Versatile Recording

Using Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology, the Yeti can record sounds that range from the barely audible to the deafeningly loud--all without a loss of fidelity. Depending on what kind of sound you are recording, you can choose from four distinct pattern modes:

  • Stereo mode: The stereo mode uses both the left and right channels, and is ideal for capturing a realistic, general sound image.
  • Cardioid mode: Well-suited to podcasts, sung vocals, and other voice work, cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich, full-bodied sound.
  • Omnidirectional mode: Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all directions. It is best used in situations when you want to capture the ambience of "being there"--like a live recording of a band's performance.
  • Bidirectional mode: Bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone. It is ideal for capturing the nuance of a musical instrument, or recording an interview between two people.
Control Your Recording in Real-Time

With its controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, the Yeti puts you in charge of every level of the recording process. If you are experiencing distortion or feedback while recording an especially loud source, 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. You can adjust the volume of your headphones using a control on the front of the microphone.

Innovative Design Makes Recording Easy

The Yeti features a visual design inspired by classic recording equipment--a stylish, retro aesthetic that will complement any computer system. Its metal grille and shiny, chrome-toned frame recall the look of old-timey microphones.

Because it's built on a hinge, you can adjust and pivot the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Once you have it at a desired angle, you can use the set screws to secure it in place. The microphone can also be folded down for easy portability, or removed completely from its base for field recordings.

Hassle-Free Setup

The Yeti requires no complicated drivers to operate; simply plug it into your computer's USB port with the included USB cable, calibrate it with your operating system, and you're ready to record.

The microphone is compatible with 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.

The Yeti USB Microphone is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Microphone, adjustable stand, USB cable, and instructions.

Yeti Features Comparison Yeti
Yeti Pro
Yeti Pro
Studio-quality audio via digital USB
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
Mute button
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
Professional recording via analog XLR
Separate analog circuit path
Maximum recording resolution 48 kHz/16-bit 192 kHz/24-bit
Optional Radius shockmount available

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is great and very easy to set up.
Mike Harris
I haven't used this microphone with instruments, as I am using it primarily for recording voice overs for video, and it sounds great.
There really isn't much else i can say to talk this thing up, just buy one!
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982 of 1,019 people found the following review helpful By Antonio Centeno on March 8, 2010
Color Name: Silver
Length: 6:34 Mins
NOTE: I used the Blue Yeti Microphone to record this Video Review

Blue Yeti Review Summary
The Blue Yeti is an excellent plug and record USB microphone that has dramatically increased the quality of my voice recordings. It has a solid & sleek build, is easy to use, and most importantly clearly records my voice.

Introduction - Who I am and how do I use this product
My name is Antonio and I own and operate ATailoredSuit.com; I have been using the Blue Yeti since February to speak with clients on Skype and to record podcasts and videos about men's style and custom clothing. Prior to owning the Blue Yeti I used the Blue Snowflake for one year; before that I used the built in microphone on my computer and headsets. For the last 6 months I have been looking at purchasing the Blue Snowball; when this microphone came out I decided to make this purchase instead.

Pros - Things I Love
1. Sound Recording Quality - The most important quality in a microphone; from my limited 30 day use and when compared to the past types of microphones I am used to (Blue Snowflake, Logitech Webcam 9000 Microphone, Various Headset microphones, Built in Computer Microphones) this Microphone beat them all.
2. Plug and Play - I have seamlessly used this microphone on 3 separate computers, one running XP, the other Vista, and on a Windows 7 machine. In each case it was immediately recognized and clearly marked as the Blue Yeti
3. Simple Knobs and Design - Mute, Mode, Headphone Volume and MIC Gain Control. Stand can be tightened and microphone removed.
4. Solid Build - Overall, Solid (One small complaint below). The 10 foot USB cord was a nice touch.
5. Playful Approach - Blue has decided to present the Yeti in a playful manner.
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465 of 483 people found the following review helpful By WhatLukeSays on July 17, 2012
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Length: 4:28 Mins
Here is my full video review of the Blue Yeti microphone that I made for my YouTube channel. In this video I cover the build and sound quality of this great microphone. Thanks for watching and enjoy!

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Color Name: Silver
Length: 2:11 Mins
Bottom line: Outstanding value for a great sounding mic!

What I liked:

- Superior sound (watch, and more important listen to, the video)
- Solidly built with a sturdy stand
- It looks cooler than a Snowball (imho)
- It worked immediately with my 64-bit Win7 system. No downloads, additional drivers, or other confusion. True plug and play.
- Has a gain control
- Has a mute button
- The pattern select switch is clearly marked with the mic pattern
- Uses a standard USB to Mini cable. The Yeti comes with one that's about 6' long.
- Very reasonable price given the quality

What might have been better

- It would have been really, really nice if there was a place to securely connect the pop filter to the Yeti stand. After living with my duct tape and cable tie solution for a little while, I like it better than even if the champ had worked. It provides a rock solid connection between the filter and the mic and nothing sticks out/up as it would with the clamp. You can, if you like, go back to the beginning of this point and remove one or two of the "really's".

To watch for:

- The Yeti couldn't get enough power to run when I connected it to an unpowered hub in place of the Snowball. (Blue says you should always connect their mics to a USB port directly attached to your computer, not a hub. I got lucky with the Snowball.) After I switched to a different (powered) hub it works fine. The Plugable USB 2.0 10 Port Hub (with Power Adapter) is the hub that worked with the Yeti and it's excellent in many respects.
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144 of 157 people found the following review helpful By John Burroughs on January 4, 2010
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Blue has become famous for its striking microphone designs, and the retro-modern Yeti is a worthy addition to the company's product lineup.

The first thing you'll notice is what a beautiful, well-designed object this is. The Yeti has a solid custom desk stand that provides a bit of built-in cable management for headphone and USB cords. Despite its outdoorsy name, the Yeti is not the ideal choice for recording in the wild -- it's really big and heavy. That said, the swivel-stand arrangement allows you to rotate the body of the mic upside down into the base if you do need portability. (Unlike Blue's higher end studio mics, no travel box or road case is included, but at this price point, that's not a surprise.)

On the front: a mic mute button and headphone volume dial. On the rear, mic level control and a pickup pattern selector. The dials are just a bit jiggly and plasticky for such an otherwise elegant design. On the bottom are the zero-latency headphone jack and mini-USB connector. The swiveling body makes accessing the USB and headphone ports a snap. Another thoughtful addition down-under is a 5/8 inch threaded hole that allows you to remove the base and mount the Yeti on a standard microphone floor stand.

The Yeti houses a trio mic elements to offer stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight pickup patterns. The selections give the mic a versatile bag of sound tricks, whether you're recording a solo podcast, taping an interview or meeting, or laying down some vocals in GarageBand. The headphone amp doesn't exactly go to 11, but the mic delivers a pretty respectable output level.
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