Blue Yeti microphone

These instructions are included in the microphone kit bag.

  1. Instructions
  2. Connecting to Windows computers
  3. Connecting to Mac computers
  4. Microphone settings


  1. Rotate the microphone so that it is vertical, with the mesh end pointing up. Tighten the screws on either side to hold it in place.
    drawing of yeti microphone with side screws and microphone top highlighted
  2. Connect the mini USB cable to the plug on the underside of the microphone. Plug the other end into your computer.
    drawing of yeti microphone with a cord coming out of the bottom
  3. Plug your headphones into the 3.5mm jack, if using.

Connecting to Windows computers

  1. Open Settings and click on System, then Sound.
    Windows menu that says "System: Display, sound, notifications, power"

    Windows menu that says "Display - Sound - Notifications and Actions"
  2. Under Input, set the input device to Yeti Stereo Microphone.
    Windows menu that says "Input. Choose your input device: Microphone (Yeti Stereo Microphone)"
  3. Under Output, set the output device to Yeti Stereo Microphone.

Connecting to Mac computers

  1. Open System Preferences and click on the Sound icon.
  2. Open the Input tab and select Yeti Stereo Microphone.
    Mac OS system preferences window showing audio input with "Yeti Stereo Microphone" highlighted. The input volume is set to 75%.
  3. Open the Output tab and select Yeti Stereo Microphone.

Microphone settings

Gain increases or decreases the microphone's sensitivity. Turn up the gain to increase the level and record quieter sounds, or turn down the gain to pick up less noise.

Mute mutes or unmutes the microphone.

Headphone volume controls the volume of headphones plugged into the microphone.

Pattern selection

The dial on the back of the microphone controls the recording pattern, i.e. what area the microphone records from. The recording patterns are explained from left to right.

iconStereo records in left and right channels. Use for instruments or musical performances.

iconOmni records in all directions. Use for multi-person podcasts and performances.

iconCardioid records what is directly in front of the microphone. Use for podcasting and voiceover.

iconBidirectional records what is directly in front of and behind the microphone. Use for two-person interviews.