BLUE DESIGNS YETI USB MIC
Blue Designs’ award-winning Yeti plug-and-play USB microphone—the flagship model in this US company’s consumer microphone lineup—is now available in Australia. The Yeti has three 14mm condenser microphone capsules in the one enclosure, which are switchable to enable cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional or stereo recording patterns. Because the Yeti is a plug and play device, there’s no need to load any drivers—it will work with any computer.
Cardioid is a great choice when the sound source is directly in front of the microphone; bi-directional is perfect for recording interviews or duets, omnidirectional is the perfect pattern for the centre of a conference table, and stereo delivers a stereo recording without the need for an additional microphone. The Yeti has a built-in headphone jack to enable zero-latency monitoring, and controls that enable you to adjust headphone volume, microphone sensitivity (gain) and pick-up pattern selection. There’s even an ‘instant mute’ button to mute momentary unwanted sounds, such as coughing, expletives or interviewer prompts.
Blue Designs rates the frequency response of the Yeti as 20Hz to 20kHz with THD at 0.5%, due to its sampling rate of 48kHz (16-bit depth). Maximum SPL is rated at 120dB. (Also available is the Yeti Pro microphone, which is USB and XLR and offers 24-bit/192kHz recording resolution.) Available now in a wide range of colours, including Black, Midnight Blue, Platinum, Silver, Space Grey, Vintage White and White, the Blue Designs Yeti USB microphone retails for $229 (RRP).
For more information, contact Blue Designs’ Australian distributor, Paci comm Australia on 1300 856 823 www.paci comm.com.au