* Prices may differ from that shown
I really regret buying this microphone and I have found it massively overpriced for what it does. If I could, I'd get my money back - but I can't.
The main problem with the microphone is the volume of the recordings. I've recorded myself playing the guitar and singing some of my songs, and while the sound quality is good - background noise levels, hiss, ambient noises etc are pretty much non-existent - the actual volume of the recording that the microphone picks up is terrible. I've had to use software to artificially raise the volume. I actually get a much better recording using my smartphone - there's more background noise and a bit of 'hiss,' but still, volume-wise, it's better.
The microphone looks good, and is well-built, and looks pretty cool and a bit 'retro,' but none of that makes up for the low volume recordings. I'd recommend spending about a hundred quid less and getting a microphone that produces better results.
I have always had problems with technology, it generally chooses to not work with me which is annoying as I love technology. This microphone continued the trend by making my experience almost hell-like!
So this microphone arrived at my door quite recently and I was very excited to begin using it on some of my Youtube videos, I expected to simply plug the mic in and begin recording. This is absolutely not the case, first of all my computer simply didn't pick up the microphone at all! Instantly I was quite annoyed but I had come to expect this kind of result from technology so I searched on Blue's website for some drivers which I eventually found. I downloaded them and for once the microphone worked, my computer picked up the microphone and upon opening Audacity it began picking up sound. Naturally I was pleased and I decided to record some footage for my Youtube while recording my voice, I bought this mic because I decided to upgrade for the sake of my YouTube channel and I expected a high range mic would be the best possible option. Unfortunately it turns out that you are essentially paying for the name, this mic really isn't that impressive. The sound quality is mostly good but it always seems extremely quiet, even when my mouth was close to the mic it seemed painfully quiet. The only way to get the mic to pick up sound efficiently is to actually shout into the microphone, maybe I simply expected too much but honestly this seems like a rip off to me. Although I hate how low the sound is, the sound quality is very good, it hardly picks up any background or general fuzzy noise but what is the point when the sound is so awfully low? Honestly I certainly don't consider myself an expert on sound control and recording but I simply expected this to be a lot better than it is especially for the crazy amount of money you have to pay for it, you're looking at around £180 for one of these and if this is the quality then I am not impressed at all.
I suppose I should still tell you about the build quality and the appearance of the microphone even though I have pretty much told you how bad it actually is as a microphone. Admittedly it looks pretty cool to me, it comes with a nice little stand and it is easy to position in front of you for podcasting etc. The build quality is decent, it doesn't feel flimsy or particularly cheap so it is decent in that regard.
Ultimately I would advise you to give this microphone a miss, spend the same amount of money on an alternative as it will most probably be much better. If you are a YouTuber like myself, this mic will be awful for you so please don't buy it! People want to actually hear you talk louder than a whisper!
The Yeti Pro is the world's first USB microphone combining 24 bits/192 kHz digital recording resolution with analog XLR output. Featuring three custom condenser capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti Pro can capture digital audio with up to four times the clarity found on CDs. Plus, the Yeti Pro features a cutting-edge A-D converter chip and separate analog circuit path for use with professional studio mixers and preamps. You also get a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, mute, and microphone gain. So whether you record at home, in a studio, the Yeti Pro is your ultimate sound solution.
The legend of the Yeti continues with the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone roaming the wild today. The Yeti Pro features tools and recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones and devices, all with the simplicity of a Plug and Play USB microphone.
|Product Description:||Blue Microphones Yeti Pro - microphone|
|Recommended Use:||Professional audio system, PC multimedia - recording|
|Microphone Operation Mode:||Stereo|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|