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Blue Yeti Multi-Pattern USB Microphone, Blackout

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The Yeti USB microphone from Blue may look like a whimsical toy, but it's actually a very serious tool for home recording. If you want to record voiceovers, podcasts, interviews, or even acoustic solo performances, the Yeti is an excellent way to capture high-quality audio with a minimum of fuss. Most computers will recognize this distinctive-looking mic right away, with no drivers to install. All you have to do is pop the Yeti on your desk with its custom stand, plug the included 10-foot USB cable into your computer, and start recording.

Pick a Pattern, Any Pattern

Your interview guests may comment on the Yeti's intriguing design, but this mic's most distinguishing feature is better heard than seen. Blue's proprietary 3-capsule array can be set up to capture audio in any of four pickup patterns: cardioid mono, stereo, omnidirectional, or bidirectional figure-8. Cardioid is great for recording a solo voice or instrument close to the front of the mic, while the stereo pattern captures two discrete channels for a spacious room sound -- try it on a vocal group, piano, or acoustic guitar. Omnidirectional means the mic picks up equally on all sides, perfect for the middle of a conference table discussion or a band practice. And bidirectional figure-8 is useful for a vocal duet or an interview, capturing sound to the front and back of the mic while cancelling out the sides. This sort of flexibility is rare in a USB mic -- indeed, it's rare in a pro studio condenser. If you want a mic that will serve you in a multitude of situations, the multi-pattern Blue Yeti likely has a setting that can get the job done.

Be Your Own Engineer

The Blue Yeti boasts a host of features helpful for folks that don't have a staff audio engineer and pro studio on call at all times. Most obviously, it's a bus-powered USB mic, which means you don't need a preamp, mixer, or audio interface to get its sound into your computer. The Yeti actually functions as its own audio interface, complete with its own built-in headphone amp with volume control, so you can plug in any standard 1/8" headphones to monitor your sound coming right off the mic on its way into your computer, with zero latency (delay). If you see your recording software peaking or clipping, you can easily turn down the Yeti's gain with the built-knob on the back of the mic, right under the pickup pattern selector. And there's a dedicated mute button on the front of the Yeti that you can push to instantly silence its output without having to fiddle with the computer. Last but not least, the Yeti comes with its own built-in desk stand, designed to be the perfect height for you to narrate a podcast without having to fiddle with a stand and cable. So if you set out to be a musician or a podcast host, but you sort of got sidetracked into being an "audio person" along the way, the Yeti makes it quite a bit easier to be your own engineer.

Features

- Blue's three-capsule array can work in any of 4 pickup patterns with a turn of the knob
- Integrated gain control on the back of the microphone
- Built-in headphone amp with standard 1/8" plug and volume control -- listen to your mic with zero latency, or listen to audio from your computer
- Mute button with status light that flashes with the mic is muted and illuminates solidly when the mic is operating normally
- USB I/O to your computer with included 10-foot cable
- Delivers mono or stereo 48 kHz/16-bit digital audio
- Solid metal construction
- Included, custom-designed desk stand can secure the microphone at any angle with two set screws
- Standard thread mount fits a standard studio mic stand

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