The Yeti microphone produced by Blue can be considered as the most advanced USB-type professional microphone, which can be used for audio recording and digital broadcast. The microphone was designed to address the common concern or requirement of today’s digital environment, the need for a professional microphone that can directly be operated or connected to the computer.
The Story of Blue Microphones
Although not a pioneer in the microphone or digital audio technology, Blue has gained recognition and its reputation through technology innovation and introduction of unique and functional product designs.
Blue Microphones started in 1995 and primarily focused on the improvement of the classic Golden Age microphones, which have been the audio standards of both audio recording and broadcast. The company has also recognized the importance of technological advancements, thus, it has successfully mixed the golden age standards with digital audio processing. As a result, the Yeti microphone, and the rest of Blue microphones have designs and functionalities that are unique and close to perfect.
Although all microphones have similar or just the same function, each Blue microphone type is distinct from the others. Each type has its own propriety capsule capable of capturing custom-designed sonic audio signatures. It is during the early 2000s that Blue proceeded to introduce the most advanced types of professional microphones, the USB types including the Snowball microphone series, the Spark Digital, the Blue Yeti microphone, and the Yeti Pro.
The Distinguishing Features of Yeti Microphone
Among the most sought information from several Yeti microphone reviews is how the Yeti is distinct and unique from the rest of microphone types and brands. Such details can be inferred from Yeti features and specifications detailed and explained as follows:
- All Scenario/Pattern Recording:
Since the Yeti microphone is classified as a professional type, it is capable for use with distinct pattern modes namely: the Stereo, Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Bidirectional modes.
The stereo mode is the general microphone mode and is used for ordinary or common audio recording or broadcast. The cardioid is used to deliver or record a full-bodied sound which is usually the user’s voice. With this mode, environmental noise or background is eliminated. The omnidirectional mode captures the whole audio environment from the speaker to the background. The bidirectional mode is used for capturing two audio sources from the microphone’s front and back, or, the nuance of a musical instrument.
- Features a Tri-Capsule Array:
The ability of Yeti microphone to function with different scenarios or patterns is made possible by its tri-capsule array feature. The microphone is equipped with three pieces of condenser capsules or audio receivers held in a triangular form to be able to capture dynamic sounds from all directions. The combinations of the capsules to be used will be automatically adjusted according to the mode selected via the microphone’s 4 Polar Pattern Selector.
- Easy to Use and Operate:
With Yeti’s complex functionality, using the microphone is simple and easy just by connecting it to the USB port and selecting the preferred settings for the mode, gain control, and microphone volume. The microphone also features an adjustable but sturdy base, provision for headphone output, and a mute button.
There are several headsets or conventional plug-and-play microphones, which are sold today that can be used for computers but most of the time, they are only meant for regular or ordinary conversations and do not produce good results when used in recording and broadcasting. Hence, the Blue Yeti USB microphone is the perfect alternative.