USB mics are great for podcasting, usually offering high quality sound, and easy plug-in-and-play setup. But more often than not, they aren't so good when you want to record music or other sound. Blue Microphones' Yeti bucks that trend.
It looks retro, but inside, the Yeti is all clever modern tech — it has an array of three condenser capsules for high quality speech, vocals, musical instruments, and pretty much any other sound you throw at it. The Yeti also offers four recording patterns to choose from (cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo), plus physical gain and mute buttons. And like most modern USB accessories, it works out of the box with Mac or PC.
We've taken 20% off the price of the Yeti, now making it $117. Not super cheap, but it seems a pretty good price for a mic of this quality. Scroll down for more info…
A recap of the Yeti's best features:
- Tri-capsule Array – Three condenser capsules can record almost any situation
- Multiple Pattern Selection – Cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo
- Gain Control & Mute button – Plus zero-latency headphone output
- Plug & Play – Mac (10.4.11 or higher) and PC (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition, or XP)
Aside from being Lifehacker's most popular desktop microphone, the Blue Yeti has also been getting some killer reviews…
"it's an affordable, space-saving USB condenser mic that offers superior audio quality." – Alan Henry, Lifehacker
Bear in mind this deal is Continental US only, but shipping is free. Click the link below to grab a Yeti or to view more info.
Written by Mark Myerson
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