Blue Yeti microphone
These instructions are included in the microphone kit bag.
- 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.
- Connect the mini USB cable to the plug on the underside of the microphone. Plug the other end into your computer.
- Plug your headphones into the 3.5mm jack, if using.
Connecting to Windows computers
- Open Settings and click on System, then Sound.
- Under Input, set the input device to Yeti Stereo Microphone.
- Under Output, set the output device to Yeti Stereo Microphone.
Connecting to Mac computers
- Open System Preferences and click on the Sound icon.
- Open the Input tab and select Yeti Stereo Microphone.
- Open the Output tab and select Yeti Stereo Microphone.
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.
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.
Stereo records in left and right channels. Use for instruments or musical performances.
Omni records in all directions. Use for multi-person podcasts and performances.
Cardioid records what is directly in front of the microphone. Use for podcasting and voiceover.
Bidirectional records what is directly in front of and behind the microphone. Use for two-person interviews.