Blue Microphones - Yeti Professional USB Microphone

Record impressive audio in a variety of situations with this microphone that features a triple-capsule array and 4 modes (stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional) for customized results.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Blue Microphones Yeti Professional USB Microphone

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Features


    Compatible with PC and Mac

    Via a USB connection for wide-ranging use.

    Triple-capsule array

    Three condenser capsules enable optimal recording in a variety of situations.

    Multiple pattern selection

    Select from 4 pattern settings by rotating the pattern selector knob.

    Stereo mode

    Allows you to capture a realistic stereo recording.

    Cardioid mode

    Delivers direct, rich sound and is useful for recording vocals, podcasts, voiceovers and more.

    Omnidirectional mode

    Allows you to capture sound equally from all directions, ideal for recording groups of musicians or a conference call.

    Bidirectional mode

    Lets you pick up sound at the front and rear of the microphone for a nuanced recording of musical instruments or an interview.

    Gain control

    Allows you to customize the sensitivity of the microphone elements.

    Set screws

    Allows you to set the desired angle of the microphone.

    Mute button/status light

    Allows you to mute the output from the microphone.

    Headphone volume control knob

    Lets you easily control the volume of headphone output.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simply the best consumer xlr/usb mic on the market

      Posted
      ProOrgano

      I've owned the Blue Yeti, and know quite well the quality of Blue microphones. When Blue introduced the Yeti Pro, with added XLR capability, I knew I had to have it. A warm, realistic sound is what I demand in a recording mic, and this mic has the versatility to handle anything I am able to throw at it. In fact, the mic has the ability to record at a clarity level that most of my equipment will never keep up with. If you have a noisy recording background, the Yeti Pro just may amplify that...be warned. But, the subtlety this mic is able to pick up is nothing short of amazing. Also, if build quality is of ANY importance, you will be hard-pressed to find better...and ABSOLUTELY not in this price point. One thing to note when going directly into USB...not sure if this is a glitch, or protective mechanism, but you will want to go into your mac or windows sound card setting and raise the db level of the mic, which comes preset from the factory with a crazy negative level...raise it up to 0 or 1 db (decibel)....it's VERY live. Otherwise you have to eat the mic to get your sound out. You will need phantom power if you expect to use the XLR connection, and the response level is outstanding going through the xlr jack. The Yeti Pro comes with a 5 pin Y adapter to 2 standard XLR adapters (because it is a stereo mic) . You will want longer XLR's to attach to a mixer. I am glad I upgraded, and couldn't possibly give this mic a higher recommendation! See for yourself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, But Not Simple

      Posted
      Cyrano
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      The moment you take this mic out of the box it feels like you've purchased something of quality. It's solid, hefty, and just looks great. The downside is that the instructions (which have to be downloaded along with drivers) are a bit limited and confusing. First the instruction booklet says "plug in your USB cable and then download the appropriate driver." Later, it says, "first download the driver and double click the .exe file. Then plug in the USB cable." After that it says to choose "Yeti Pro Stereo Microphone" from the install list on your control panel. Unfortunately, that doesn't exist but a file called "XMOS XS1-L1" shows up. That is the file needed. Two more issues: the settings switch on the back of the mic is barely legible. It is very difficult to discern if you are in stereo, cardioid, omni- or bi-directional mode. And, there is no "off" button. Just mute or unplug it from the USB port. I do like the pro XLR cables that are included with the mic along with the USB cable. All in all, a solid performer and nice piece of equipment, but don't expect to bring it home and simply plug it into your USB port to make it work. It is NOT plug and play, but worth figuring out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Mic

      Posted
      Brettgod1355

      I have been using this product for over a year now and this mic has very good quality and I have no problems at all with it. I use this on a daily basics to made commentaries for my youtube gaming videos (I am an official youtube partner through TGN) I see other people saying in the cons of this product is the setup for usb. I don't know what the problem is, all you have to do is plug in the USB and download the drivers from bluemic. The base that comes with the mic is good for if you are wanting to travel, but if you are wanting to use it at only 1 location and that would be a desk setup it does get clunky having to be in front of your keyboard if you will be on a computer while using it. If this is the case for you I would also recommend getting a "Rode psa1 swivel mic boom arm" and possibly a "nady mpf 6 in pop filter". BB does not sell either of these products so I would recommend getting them off amazon. Also if you would like to save about $100 in trade for very little (not too noticeable) sound quality if you are just using this as a usb mic and not an xlr mic (better quality sound) then I would recommend the regular blue yeti.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Whatever Role

      Posted
      Tex7
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This mic not only looks the part, but sounds great for any occasion. Whether it's podcasting or simply chatting on Skype. The XLR output makes it adaptable for any professional recording session, and the recording pattern can be changed to specifically meet needs. Its well built, at the cost of being a little heavy. The only objection I have to this model is that gain adjusted by a knob, but the knob doesn't have indicators or click-stops to give you a sense of where your input levels are. Also I often get confused about which way to turn the knob to increase or decrease gain. Its a small thing, and not a problem if you do a sound check before recording.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fits my home studio needs.

      Posted
      GDavid
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Overall, I am very happy with the sound quality for the price of the product. It looks nice, and seems well-constructed. I use it to record vocals for home demos. I run it usually in mono through a simple M-Audio hub using the XLR cord. It works for me, and the sound is very warm and detailed. The downsides are that it's difficult to trasport, due to its size and weight. Also, I took it off its stand and mounted it on a freestanding mic stand at a friend's studio. That was easy enough, but keeping track of all the litttle washers, and putting it back together later was frustrating. Note that the mic must be hooked up through the USB for power.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent sound/quality

      Posted
      spark
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Not sure if it was the one I got, but I had to take it back. My computer didn’t always recognize it and there was quite a bit of distortion in my recordings regardless of the gain levels. I am knowledgeable about sound equipment and I wasn’t satisfied. I returned it and bought the Samson G-Track Pro. Much better investment.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A really good choice

      Posted
      JETJessica
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      My friends and I wanted to to gaming videos and we needed a microphone. After a ton of searching I decided to get this mic. and hope that it would do the job. It is a great microphone and has, in my opinion, the best sound quality. I used it for 4 videos now and it was worth every penny. I know it's a lot of money but if you could afford it it'll be worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Only mic you will ever need...maybe

      Posted
      guitstik
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is an excellent mic for the novice to audio recording or voice over because it has the ability to just plug into a laptop with the USB connection with 24 bit sampling rate but at the same time allows for growth with the ability to connect via XLR connection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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