If you’re looking for a great sounding, easy to use USB microphone, look no further! The Blue Yeti Pro microphone is an incredible sounding mic that is extremely versatile, easy to use, and delivers consistently solid results. I have been using the Blue Yeti Pro for three years and here is what I’ve found:
The Yeti Pro microphone is a condenser microphone that puts some of my higher priced mics to shame. I’d describe the sound as crisp, clear, bright, natural, and neutral. There is little to no tonal “coloring”. Since it’s a condenser mic, it picks up the most minute detail and nuance of a sound source. If you speak too close, it’ll pick up the sound of the spit in your mouth. That’s how sensitive it is. On the positive side, it picks up the tiniest nuances in your vocal takes and the shimmer of your guitar strings. The mic does a good job picking up the full frequency spectrum. When I use a frequency analyzer in Logic Pro, I can see that the Yeti Pro picks up all the frequencies from 50Hz to 15kHz. If you want to hear a sample of the microphone doing its thing, check out the Audio Sample below:
BLUE YETI PRO MICROPHONE AUDIO SAMPLE:
As you can see from the pictures, this is a handsome microphone. The body has a navy blue textured plastic feel, and the base and grill are a heavy, high-quality metal with chrome accents. The only plastic you’ll find on the mic are the knobs and buttons (which we’ll get to in the features sections). The build quality of the Blue Yeti Pro is truly great. I’ve had it for three years and it looks as good as the day I bought it. I love how the Yeti Pro looks on my desk and I often get compliments about it from people when they walk into my office for the first time.
The Yeti Pro features a USB connection and is automatically recognized by your computer as a full-fledged audio interface. This keeps your desk clear of extra cables and the unnecessary clutter of audio interfaces and XLR mics. The nice thing, though, is that if you do want to run your Yeti Pro through a pre-amp, you can do that, because Blue included a stereo XLR hookup on the bottom of the mic. Also on the bottom of the mic you’ll find a headphone jack. On the back you’ll find two knobs, a gain nob and a knob that adjusts the cardioid pickup pattern of the microphone. There are four pick-up patterns: Cardioid, SuperCardioid, Omnidirectional, and Bi-Directional. On the front there is a mute button (which only works when you’re using the mic via the USB connection) and a volume knob, to control the output of the headphone jack. As you can see, you’re getting a LOT of features for not much money. It is truly the best sounding, most versatile USB mic I have found.
As stated earlier, I purchased my Yeti Pro over three years ago and have used it on a weekly basis ever since. I used it to record the first two years of The Worship Leader Training Podcast, demos for my worship team, demos for songwriting sessions, and screen-capture based software tutorials. It’s also nice to have the improved audio quality when on Skype calls with friends or family. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use out of a nice microphone like this.
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