Gear Review: Yeti USB Microphone

In Gear Review by Patrick

Although I am primarily a still photographer, I am at heart, as are most photographers, a storyteller. I am finding that more and more clients are requiring video in addition to the static pictures for their events and products. This has resulted in a great many requests via email and during photographic outings to put together tutorials on things ranging from post-processing to just how-to videos. So, to try and accommodate these needs I went in search of a good microphone that wouldn’t break the bank. After researching and getting some advice from the pro’s, I chose the Yeti USB microphone from Blue.

I wanted a mic that would grow with my needs for audio, was simple to use, got high marks and would be ready to go right out of the box. This mic met all those and more. Here is the overview of the specs:

  • Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation;Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
  • Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output. Dimensions (extended in stand) : 4.72 x 4.92 x 11.61 inches
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher)
  • Out of all of the mics I considered, I needed one that was able to accommodate multiple patterns and Blue Yeti USB won out.

    Here is a sample directly from the mic without any audio adjustments.

    So as you can see, this is a very versatile mic with a great reputation that offers me great flexibility to grow as my audio needs evolve. I’m very happy with the mic and highly recommend it.

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