Blue Yeti: 11 Questions Explained (for Beginners)

The Blue Yeti is one of the most popular USB microphones on the market, and its popularity is well-deserved. It has an appealing modern design, is easy to use, and offers high-quality audio. If you are an aspiring podcaster looking to produce professional podcasts, a bedroom musician who wants to share your tracks with the world, or someone who does voice-overs for a living, the Blue Yeti is a great choice.
Even though Blue Yeti comes with a user manual, many users, especially beginners who have just owned a microphone for the first time, will have many questions. This is why we have created this article to answer the most frequently asked questions by beginners about Blue Yeti.

Blue Yeti Mic

1. How To Setup Blue Yeti

Setting up the Blue Yeti is a relatively easy process. The microphone comes with a small stand that you can use to place the mic on any table or desk. The stand also has a mount so you can attach the mic to your desk or any other flat surface easily.
The next step is to connect it to your computer. The Blue Yeti connects to your computer through the USB port, which means that you will need a free USB port with at least 2.0 speeds for it to work properly. Many computers come with USB ports that are only at 1.0 speeds, which makes it impossible for you to use the Blue Yeti.
Once you have met the USB requirements, plug in the microphone to a free USB port on your computer.
You can check if your computer is compatible with Blue Yeti by navigating to the “Control Panel” on your computer and then clicking on “Sound” in the “Hardware and Sound” section of the window that appears.

2. How To Make Blue Yeti Sound Better:

If you have been using the Blue Yeti for a while, it is likely that you’ve noticed its sound quality has degraded over time. This can be due to several reasons, including dust on the microphone, dead spots, or low-quality recordings.
If your recordings sound fuzzy or unclear and have an overall poor sound quality, your microphone may be suffering from dust build-up. All microphones will have problems with dust build-up as they are used more and more; the Blue Yeti is no exception.
To clean the microphone, simply remove the stand from your Blue Yeti and open the microphone’s body.
Use a soft dry cloth to clean the inside of the Blue Yeti. You will notice some dust along with any hair or fuzz that may be inside your microphone.
Once you have cleaned it, reattach the stand back to your Blue Yeti and plug it into a free USB port on your computer. Once you are done, you can record the sound again.

3. How To Connect Blue Yeti to iPhone

If you want to connect your Blue Yeti to your iPhone, there is an adapter called Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. You can purchase the adapters from any Apple store, or you can order one online.
Once you have ordered your adapter, you will need to connect the adapter to your Blue Yeti. Simply plug in the cable that comes with the adapter into a free USB port on your computer. You will then need to connect the other end of the cable to your adapter.

When done, simply plug your Blue Yeti into an open Lightning port on your iPhone and start recording. The Blue Yeti App will explain to you how to navigate through your recordings on your iPhone.

4.How To Use Blue Yeti Microphone

Using Blue Yeti microphone is fairly simple. The microphone comes with a stand, which you can use to place the mic on your desk or table. If your desk does not have a flat surface, you can also mount the Blue Yeti on any other flat surface using the included mount.
After mounting it, simply plug your microphone into an open USB port on your computer and start recording. The Blue Yeti takes its power from the USB connection, so you do not need any special power source to use it.

5. Why Does My Blue Yeti Sound Bad

Your Blue Yeti mic can sound bad because of several reasons:

  • getting your mouth too close to the mic: If you put your mouth too close to the microphone, you will end up recording plosives, which are the air bursts that occur when you say words that begin with “p,” “b,” and “t.” These sounds can be very abrasive and ruin your recordings. To avoid this problem, place your mouth at least 20 inches away from the Blue Yeti microphone.
    Your software (DAW) related problem: The software you are using to record your audio will determine your recordings’ quality. The Blue Yeti is a very sensitive microphone that can pick up a lot of background noise easily. It is recommended that you use a DAW that has options like noise reduction plugins for the best sound output.

6. Why Is My Blue Yeti Nano Blinking Yellow

The Blue Yeti Nano blinks yellow because there is an inconsistency in the Sample Rate settings between the mic and the PC you have connected.
Just download the Blue Designs Sherpa Software from here. After that, you will see what the mic sample rate it on. Just go to the sound settings on your computer and then click on the properties of your microphone.
In the Advanced tab, you will see the default format; there, you can select the sample rate to 48000 Hz and select apply. This will hopefully solve the yellow blink in your Blue Yeti Nano.

7. How To Use Blue Yeti On Xbox

You can use your Blue Yeti mic on Xbox using the following steps:

  1. You need a headset adapter for your Xbox One.
  2. Plug in your blue Yeti in your Xbox USB port to power it on.
  3. Then get a 3.5 4 pin cable which is available in most electronic shops.
  4. Plug in the pin cable’s microphone end in the Xbox controller.
  5. Then you need to get a flat audio cable.
  6. Plug the cable to the blue Yeti into the headphone jack.
  7. After that, you need to plug the other end of the cable into the mic pin.
  8. After that, your mic and Xbox will finally be connected and ready to use.

8. Which Side Of The Blue Yeti Is The Front

The Blue Yeti comes in two different types, the Yeti and the Yeti Pro. The Yeti has one side with a mute button and a volume dial, whereas the Blue Yeti Pro doesn’t have these features. You can figure out which type of Blue Yeti you have by looking at its design.
If you look at your Yeti from the back, there will be a circular back cover that covers up the stand socket; if this is absent, then your mic is probably a pro model.

9. Why Is My Blue Yeti Not Working

There are many reasons why your Blue Yeti might not be working. Among the common problems are:

  1. The microphone hardware is faulty.
  2. You have plugged in the wrong cable into your Blue Yeti and aren’t getting a microphone pass-through.
  3. There might be a problem with the USB port or power supply of your Blue Yeti.
  4. You have not set up the software correctly.
  5. There might be an issue with your computer’s sound card.
  6. Your Blue Yeti is not compatible with your Windows version, or the wrong drivers were installed on your PC.
  7. Your computer’s hardware is having a problem, and it may be best to contact the company you bought your Blue Yeti from for further support.
    Most of these problems can be solved by checking and testing the microphone cable, sound card, USB ports, and any drivers installed on your PC.

10. Can You Connect Blue Yeti To Camera

You can hook up your Blue Yeti to a camera, and it will work great.
I’m not entirely sure, but I’ve heard that some people record their voices through the camera and then use the Blue Yeti for the music in their YouTube videos.
The advantage of doing this is that you get a little better sound quality from the Blue Yeti. The sound card on your computer might not be as good as recording directly to your camera.

11. Is Blue Yeti compatible with iPad

Blue Yeti is definitely compatible with the iPad, just as same as an iPhone. You need to get the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. And the process of connecting is the same as the iPhone.

Conclusion – Blue Yeti microphone

I hoped I had answered most of your questions on the Blue Yeti mic. There can be many others questions, and it would be really great if you could share your questions with me, as I will do my best to answer them. If you want to know more about the Blue Yeti mic or you want to purchase it, you can click this link here.

Jacob Miller

Hi, I'm Jacob Miller, and welcome to AudioOver, a platform designed to help aspiring music producers create music from home. With a musical background inspired by my award-winning father, I've been passionate about music since I was young.

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