Blue Yeti Microphone Features:
Tri-capsule array – 3 condesner capsules can record almost any situation
Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
Plug ‘n play – Mac and PC compatible
Four Different Pattern Modes for Versatile Recording
Using Blue Microphone’s proprietary tri-capsule technology, the Yeti can record sounds that range from the barely audible to the deafeningly loud–all without a loss of fidelity. Depending on what kind of sound you are recording, you can choose from four distinct pattern modes:
Stereo mode: The stereo mode uses both the left and right channels, and is ideal for capturing a realistic, general sound image.
Cardioid mode: Well-suited to podcasts, sung vocals, and other voice work, cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich, full-bodied sound.
Omnidirectional mode: Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all directions. It is best used in situations when you want to capture the ambience of “being there”–like a live recording of a band’s performance.
Bidirectional mode: Bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone. It is ideal for capturing the nuance of a musical instrument, or recording an interview between two people.
Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16bit
Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: 4.5mV/Pa (1 kHz)
Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Power Output (RMS): 130 mW
Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
Signal to Noise: 100dB
Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72″ (12cm) x 4.92″(12.5cm) x 11.61″(29.5cm)
Weight (microphone): 1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
Weight (stand): 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional
USB 1.1/2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)
Macintosh: Mac OSX ( 10.4.11 or higher )
64 MB RAM (minimum)
More info at the website: http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/
I have been using it more a year now ( since 2011). Sound recording quality is great. To me is the most important quality in a microphone. I have used to Logitech Webcam 9000 Microphone, Various Headset microphones, ( includes Sony ) Built in Computer Microphones) this Microphone is much better quality than them all. As a Mac user I am happy with plug and play feature. Just select “Yeti Stereo Microphone” for both input and output in the Sound control panel of System Preferences. Make sure that when you use Skype choose “Yeti Stereo Microphone” rather than internal mic. It works great for recording, voice over and multiple user podcast.
You can listen the interview on the video recorded with Yeti.