The Blue Yeti USB Microphone is popular with YouTubers and Vloggers. I like this microphone and plan to continue using it as my main recording device. However, there are some problems that should be considered. The USB plug appears to be under engineered and some people on YouTube report that their Yeti USB broke after six months of use. In this video I share my quick and easy fix for that problem.
We’ll also look at the issues of vibration and hum with the Yeti, I suspect many types of microphones have the same issues. As you will see in the video, only one fix for vibration hum worked for me. All the other suggested fixes that I found on YouTube were fails for me.
USB microphones present some advantages when compared to other types of microphones.
1) They are often less expensive
2) They use the computer for power and don’t require a separate power supply
3) The preamp and analog-to-digital converter are internal
4) The Blue Yeti also has a headphone jack for monitoring your recording in real time
5) The Blue Yeti can be removed from its heavy metal stand and then mounted directly on a shock mount
6) The Blue Yeti is threaded with a standard mount for attaching to a stand or boom mount
If you’re exploring the types of microphones available, in addition to USB microphones there are Condenser Microphones, Dynamic Microphones, Drum Microphones, Ribbon Microphones and tube Microphones.
Some links to related YouTube videos (not mine).
Fix Your Blue Yeti Microphone USB Port by Mongo TheManiac at https://youtu.be/EeH7pgfyeVM
How to fix the hum / buzz on the Blue Yeti microphone by TheFuzzyMole at https://youtu.be/6nfZ7A6nK9k
Blue Yeti Windows 10 Fixes by Piano Tipping at https://youtu.be/uS87spFO2uM
How to EASILY Improve Audio Quality with Audacity! By LiBRiUMz at https://youtu.be/TU4iCD0jTec
News – JULY 30, 2018
Today, we’ve got exciting news: Logitech has agreed to acquire Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones these past 20 years.
Their products are used by music artists – legends and talents such as Bob Dylan and Imagine Dragons – so they can create their own distinctive sound in the highest quality.
See the Video: Logitech’s Mic’ing Up with Blue
By Logitech – Do you have a Blue Yeti or Snowball mic? We’re excited at the prospect of joining teams with Blue Microphones. Together we’re the perfect package.