Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout

Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout; Multi-Pattern USB Kondensatormikrofon für Recording und Streaming; three 14 mm condenser capsules with four different polar patterns; polar pattern: cardioid, figure-eight, omnidirectional, stereo; frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz; max. sound pressure: 120 dB (THD: 5% 1 kHz); sample rate: 48 kHz; bit rater: 16-bit; mute switch; rotary gain control for preamp; Dimensions (extended in stand): 120 x 125 x 295 mm; Weight (microphone): 0.55 kg; Weight (stand): 1 kg; System requirements: Win 10 or newer, Mac OS 10.13 or newer, USB 1.1. / 2.0 / 3.0 port;

Further Information

Desktop Microphone Yes
Phones Output Yes
39 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
Total
features
sound
quality
Great sound, great price, poor mobility
18.07.2015
The Blue Yeti mic really sounds great and I have had no problem recording 2-3 persons at the same time for a podcast. Especially wen you play around with the patterns you will easily find some kind of sweet spot for your sound, depending on what you're doing. I've mainly been using the mic for recording podcasts and interviews, but I also tried it out with an acoustic duo at a micro-gig and it worked a treat.

Considering the money, and what you get for it, it's a really price-worthy device.

The setup is also really straightforward - just plug and record. But this is where my problems started. I had some problmes with my pc, or probably just the softwear, recognizing the mic. At some point my laptop switch between using the Yetis headphone-out as a main monitor and using just the laptops speakers or even the laptops headphones out jack. Since the Yeti is also kind of a soundcard I would have loved to have some kind of reset-button or even an on/off switch. I also don't understand why they put the mute-button on it. I atleast never use it and it can even get a bit confusing at some points.

When the Yeti failed (just a few times) I switched to eighter a Zoom H2N,or at some points the Zoom H4N. I find the all-in-one machines more reliable, but that's just my own preference. And they sadly tend to be a lot more expensive than the Yeti. If you're somewhat stationary in what ever you do, I would recommend the Yeti. But If you're moving around a lot (the yeti is quite a big device) and need a faster more reliable setup I would consider maybe a Zoom or a Olympus portable recorder.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Good mic, but not for everything.
Nick T, 12.03.2015
I bought this mic to make some demos and record with my acoustic guitar. The mic quality is excellent, just as good as condenser with an audio interface. However there are a few issues that stand out to me as well as some really good features.

First off, the different polar patterns are brilliant, I love the idea of that. I wanted to use this to record my acoustic in stereo but the stereo setting isn't as strong as I'd hoped for. That said It's not rubbish, and with a bit more experimentation, I could probably get it to sound quite good.

There are quite a few controls on here and they're all nicely layed out but they aren't great quality and the polar pattern switch can be really hard to change.

I think one big warning that everyone should know about is the optional shock mount. Blue recently changed the design from bad to worse. The old one struggled to hold the weight of the mic but it could be sorted by changing the plastic washers with the rubber ones from the metal base that the mic comes with, simple. However the new design has no washers and there is no way of fixing the poblem, several times, I've been recording my guitar and the shock mount has given out during the take.

Despite my ranting, I should say, this IS a good microphone but not for everything, if you're recording an acoustic guitar look elsewhere, if you want to record podcasts and voiceovers where it'll be sat in the stock metal stand, it'll be really good and a lot less complicated to set up compared to a studio mic and interface that required drivers etc.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Nice piece of equipment
Lars5128, 12.10.2014
From opening the box to unpacking it - the feel of quality is ever present. The Yeti is heavy, with a good and solid stand. Connecting the Yeti to the computer was really simple using the included USB cable. No drivers needed(at least on windows 8). You got a dial for setting the sound characteristic (sound field) and one dial for setting the gain. The built in mic amplifier is really good, no noise, only clear sound. If I where to wish for something, it would be the ability to crank up the gain a bit more. If you are sitting 3-4 people around a table using it as a POD mic, you could use some more gain(but this is no big problem, just add some more gain in the recording software).

No external powersource is needed, just a USB port with the standard 500ma.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
For The Ultimate Home Studio
23.12.2015
I've been using this microphone for a little over a year now and must say that it's the best USB mic I've recorded with. My goal was to record my guitar songs with it for a project and it went flawlessly.

The sound is beautiful, harmonic and won't pick up too much of the background noise. Easy to install and use on my Macbook Pro. It's a great choice for Logic Pro users.

However, the Yeti is slightly big and clumsy. It is no doubt a neat looking microphone, but it's hard to tilt and keep it in position when the cord outlet is designed right under.

Overall experience: The best choice for the producer on the go! Blue Yeti is pure simplicity and the company has definitely succeeded with this product.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout
(39)
Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout

Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout; Multi-Pattern USB Kondensatormikrofon für Recording und Streaming; three 14 mm condenser capsules with four different polar patterns; polar pattern: cardioid,...

Blue Microphones Yeticaster
Blue Microphones Yeticaster

Blue Microphones Yeticaster; USB microphone broadcast bundle; complete podcast / broadcast set; Yeti USB condenser microphone; integrated 16-bit / 48kHz audio interface with headphone jack; three 14...

Blue Microphones Yeti Midnight Blue
(39)
Blue Microphones Yeti Midnight Blue

Blue Microphones Yeti Midnight Blue; Multi-Pattern USB microphone for Recording and Streaming; three 14 mm condenser capsules with four different polar patterns; polar pattern: cardioid,...

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro
(23)
Blue Microphones Yeti Pro

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro; USB large-diaphragm condenser microphone with additional analogue XLR output; three-condenser-capsule array and four pattern settings; polar pattern: cardioid,...

Blue Microphones Yeti Silver
(77)
Blue Microphones Yeti Silver

Multi-Pattern USB microphone for Recording and Streaming Integrated 16-bit / 48 kHz USB audio interface with headphone jack, 3 microphone capsules (14mm - directional pattern: cardioid,...

Blue Microphones Yeti White Out
(39)
Blue Microphones Yeti White Out

Blue Microphones Yeti White Out; Multi-Pattern USB microphone for Recording and Streaming; three 14 mm condenser capsules with four different polar patterns; polar pattern: cardioid, figure-eight,...

Blue Microphones Yeti Slate
(39)
Blue Microphones Yeti Slate

Blue Microphones Yeti Slate; Multi-Pattern USB microphone for Recording and Streaming; three 14 mm condenser capsules with four different polar patterns; polar pattern: cardioid, figure-eight,...

$142
The shipping costs are calculated on the checkout page.
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. Goods subject to custom declaration; customer fees to be paid on delivery if applicable. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in USD.
Recently Viewed
iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle

iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle (ESD); plug-in bundle; contains 11 essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements, RX Elements, BreakTweaker, Stutter Edit 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 as well as Exponential…

3
(3)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier DLX Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; all Analog 0 Watt Dual Channel Amp, with Cab Simulator, multistage Reverb, and versatile connectivity options; All, in an extremely small format; 2 Studio…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Quilter Superblock US

Quilter Superblock US, Solid State Pedalboard Amplifier for Electric Guitar; Three Classic US Amplifier voicings: 60 Tweed, 62 Blonde & 65 Black; comparable power to a 25-Watt Tube Amp when powered by the supplied PS-24 Power Supply or 1 Watt…

Recently Viewed
Mojotone T Standard Solderless Harness

Mojotone T Standard Solderless Harness; Z4T3W730; Solderless Pre-Wired Electronics Replacement Kit for T-Style Electric Guitar; pre-wired Harness with highest quality components that offers a vast improvement over stock electronics; Push-in solderless wire connection for quick installation and easy pickup swaps;…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1BK

Casio CT-S1BK Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt

Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt; Limited Artist Edition; individual design; incl. orig. project files and sample packs;, Stand Alone Hardware Tracker; Step Sequencer & Song Arranger; Sampler (Forward, 1 Shot, Backward, Ping-Pong); Granular Synthesizer; Wavetable Synthesizer (compatible with Ableton Wave and…

Recently Viewed
RAV Vast D Major red

RAV Vast2 D Major red edition, D3/ G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4, Handpans-inspired steel tongue instrument, 2mm Steel, diameter 51cm, hight 17cm, weight 5,9kg, incl. bag

5
(5)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Tonal Balance Bundle CG 2

Plug-in Bundle Crossgrade from any paid-for iZotope-/Exponential audio product to Tonal Balance Bundle, Professional software tools for producing, mixing and mastering Bundle consists of: Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 incl. Celemony Melodyne Essential and RX 7…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Line6 HX Stomp XL

Line 6 HX Stomp XL; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Exceptional sound quality with 123 dB dynamic range, features the same SHARC DSP chip and HX models as the Helix, eight capacitive touch footswitches with colour-coded LED rings, 300+…

Recently Viewed
RAV Vast B/H Kurd red

RAV Vast2 B Kurd red edition, B2/ F#3, G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4, Handpans-inspired steel tongue instrument, 2mm Steel, diameter 51cm, hight 17cm, weight 5,9kg, incl. bag

Recently Viewed
Polyend Tracker AE Pete Cannon

Polyend Tracker AE Pete Cannon; Limited Artist Edition; individual design; incl. orig. project files and sample packs;, Stand Alone Hardware Tracker; Step Sequencer & Song Arranger; Sampler (Forward, 1 Shot, Backward, Ping-Pong); Granular Synthesizer; Wavetable Synthesizer (compatible with Ableton Wave…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.