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Yeti THX-Certified USB Mic Will Take Your Podcasts To The Next Level

Yeti (Images courtesy Blue Microphones)
By Andrew Liszewski

This morning Blue Microphones announced their new Yeti model which is apparently the world’s first THX certified microphone. But what’s more useful is the mic’s ‘triple condenser capsule array’ which allows it to be switched between four different pickup patterns including stereo, cardioid, omni-directional and bi-directional. It’s also got a high quality built-in analog-to-digital converter (it does connect to your PC via USB after all) as well as its own headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring of what you’re recording. With an MSRP of $149.99 it might not be the most affordable choice if you’re just going to use it with Skype, but if you’re spitting out podcasts on a weekly basis or doing any kind of prosumer recording with your PC it sounds like it could really up your game.

[ Blue Microphones – Yeti ]

  • mcman

    Looks like one of those old timey microphones. Oh Don!, Oh Mary!, Oh Rochester!, Oh Dennis!

  • Tosh

    Cool, but I'll settle for a cheaper mic.

  • Jessicat

    I like my headset when using skype. But I can see how this could be useful when someone wants to make a better quality.

  • chaosoldier

    This could possible be a great studio mike for small time artists and such.

  • Nikkita Croix

    The stand looks like a person holding up the microphone above their head. Except, the person has no head.
    The tech specifcations on the bluemic website says the bit rate for the microphone is 16bit, I'm going to hope that is a typo and they meant to list the bit depth as 16bit. Otherwise, this would be the world first nearly useless THX certified microphone.

  • theganjaguru

    In my experience working in sound production, mics that come with switches, buttons, or dials are typically not all that great. Small time artist would be better off picking up an SM-57 or Beta 58 and a microphone preamp. It could be a good mic, and I'm sure it works great for podcasts, but other then that I would have to see and hear it to be convicted of its viability.


  • Zotel

    Does it come in Gold-tone Rush Limbaugh edition for right winger podcasts?

  • Zotel

    Does it come in Gold-tone Rush Limbaugh edition for right winger podcasts?