The Yeti Pro from Blue just might be my favorite mic ever. Right out of the box it’s a great looking mic, which granted, has nothing to do with audio quality, but is nice if it’s going to be sitting on your desk.
This mic model has been out for a while, but since we hadn’t published a formal review before I still wanted to put one up because it’s such a great mic.
The thing I most love about this mic is the warm sound. When you hear something recorded with it you feel like the person is sitting right next to you (listen below for an example).
The Yeti Pro is also very diverse. It has USB and XLR inputs so you can hook it straight up to your computer, to a mixing board or into a device like the Zoom H4N recorder (something GeekBeat highly recommends).
I use the device extensively for my audio podcast, Relentless Business, if you want to hear it in a multi-user set up. Even when recording video interviews I tend to plug the Yeti into my computer to give me the best possible audio.
Features of the Yeti Pro
The Yeti Pro has four recording patterns:
So it easily works in a number of circumstances and environments.
The Yeti also has a built in adjustable gain control and mute buttons for easy management of levels while recording.
If you’re an audiophile you’ll dig the Yeti Pro’s 192 kHz/24-bit maximum recording resolution.
Whether you’re considering a mic for your podcast or other voice recording, give the Yeti Pro from Blue Microphones serious consideration. I know at a little over $200 it’s not cheap but the quality is well worth it.