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Yeti Blue Mic

You need good audio when you are doing videos. Now I don’t do a lot of videos on this channel, but I do have a YouTube channel that I need to get a good way to capture your audio.

Different Kinds

There are a lot of different kinds of mics out there and you will be seeing a couple more here in this blog. But today I will be talking about the Yeti Mic, which happens to be blue.

My son was going to start a PodCast, yes a podcast, I was going to help him set it up and get it going. We bought him this mic

But, the podcast didn’t happen. So I just started to use it for my videos. I really like this mic.

Yeti Mic

This is a USB A mic, which means that you will need a USB A connection. As for me, I don’t have a USB A port. I have a bunch of USB C ports on my new computer. But, I have a device that I will talk about later that solves this issue.

This has some settings on this mic that look like this

Here is a breakdown of what the settings are all about

Since I use it alone I use the cardioid Mode.

The bottom of the mic has

The plug and a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack so you can listen in real-time what you are recording and that is without latency delays.

To be honest I don’t listen to what I record while I am recording it, as I am talking.

Talking

When talking into the mic you might have the desire to pull the mic so it looks like this

Nope that isn’t the right way.  The picture below is the right way.

Technical

I am not big on technical things, this coming from a lover of tech, but some might be. Here they are:

Microphone and Performance

  • Power
    • 5V 150mA
  • Sample Rate
    • 48 kHz
  • Bit Rate
    • 16-bit
  • Capsules:
    • 3 blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
  • Polar Patterns
    • Cardioid
    • Bidirectional
    • Omnidirectional
    • Stereo
  • Frequency Response
    • 20Hz -20kHz
  • Max SPL
    • 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
  • Dimensions (extended in stand)
    • 4.72″ (12cm)x4.92″ (12.5cm)x11.61″(29.5cm)
  • Weight (mic)
    • 1.2 lbs (.55kg)
  • Weight (stand)
    • 2.2 lbs (1 kg)

Headphone Amplifier

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

System Requirements

  • Windows
    • 10 or higher
    • USB 1.1/2.0/3.0
  • Macintosh (Apple)
    • macOS 10.13 or later
    • USB 1.1/2.0/3.0

My thoughts

I really like this mic. It does add a lot of use to videos when I use it. I do record on my Macbook Pro and I use this mic and it sounds pretty good. I have used it on Windows as well. But I don’t use it that often on Windows.

I did have to replace the following:

The Micro side of the cord broke.

Other than that I haven’t had any issues with it at all. I am looking to add a stand like this

Yes, this is from Amazon. I think that this will enhance my videos.

I would pick up one of these if you can. We got ours from Best Buy.

Disclaimer

This information about the technical stuff and some of the images was brought to you by

https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/yeti/


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