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Blue Yeti Tutorial: How To Use The Blue Yeti Microphone To Get Clear Audio For Your Videos

blue-yeti-tutorial-horiThis is part 4 of 5 of my Crushing It With Video series on how to create awesome videos for your online business.

  1. A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating & Recording Awesome Videos For Your Business
  2. How I Got Over My Fears & Recorded My First Video
  3. The 5 Best Microphones Recommended By Entrepreneurs For Online Video Creation
  4. Blue Yeti Tutorial: How To Use The Blue Yeti Microphone To Get Clear Audio For Your Videos 
  5. How to Edit Your Videos With Screenflow
How to use the Blue Yeti Microphone to get clear audio for your videos and more. Comes in silver + black and plugs directly into your computer's USB port.

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blue-yeti-microphone-tutorial I LOVE the Blue Yeti Microphone.

This is gonna be a short but comprehensive tutorial about how to use the Blue Yeti Microphone.

When I first bought this microphone, I honestly had a rude shock. Along with my voice, it also took in loads of background noise, so you’ll have to record in a quiet place.

It turns out that you’ll need to adjust some settings for it to work nicely.

It IS the best value for money microphone and works awesomely. If you turn up at any forum or discussion about microphones for video creation, there’s a 95% chance that you’ll be recommended this microphone. It’s that good.

Bonus: It looks fabulous too!

Check out the Blue Yeti Microphone here: Blue Yeti Microphone (aff link)

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • The Blue Yeti’s 4 modes and adjusting the gain settings
  • The optimal setting for your Blue Yeti Microphone to get better sound quality
  • Everything you need to know to get clear audio for your Blue Yeti Microphone

The Blue Yeti is a Side-Address Microphone

The microphone captures sound from the sides of the mic grill, not the top.

blue-yeti-microphone-side-addressUsing the 4 Modes of the Blue Yeti Microphone

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The Blue Yeti has 4 modes: Cardioid, Stereo, Omnidirectional & Bidirectional mode.

I typically use the Cardioid mode, which is the mode you should be using. When you put it on Cardioid, you will sound better as it eliminates a lot of other noises that comes from the back/ sides of the microphone.

If you’re interviewing someone, the bidirectional mode would be best. Here’s an image that describes each mode which would be super useful to you.

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Setting the Gain of Your Blue Yeti Microphone To As Low As Possible

The Blue Yeti captures a lot of irrelevant noise. To curb this, turn the gain to as low as possible.

You can find the technical definition of what a “gain” is, but the simple way to explain what a “gain” is how loud you’ll sound on your microphone/ how much sound your microphone is gonna absorb.

If your gain is too high, you’ll hear loud & distorted audio. If you turn it to zero gain, you won’t hear anything.

Crank the gain down to as low as possible (but make sure you don’t sound too soft)

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Don’t Speak Too Near The Blue Yeti Microphone

There was once I was recording the audio for a new product I was gonna launch. After recording 3 hours of video, I opened it on my computer and realized that the audio was distorted and a pain to listen to.

I had to rerecord everything. It was such a pain!

Lesson learnt: Don’t ever put your mouth too close to your microphone! Give it a few inches at least.

How To Get Better Blue Yeti Microphone Sound Quality – The Optimal Setting

  1. Eliminate any background noise possible (Eg turn off the fan, turn off your Xbox etc)
  2. Make sure you’re speaking into the Mic from the side
  3. Put it on Cardioid mode.
  4. Turn the gain down to as low as possible without muting yourself.

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Now That You Know How To Record Videos, Let’s Learn How to Edit Them

Continue to part 5 (the last installment!) of this series: How to Edit Your Videos With Screenflow!

This is part 4 of 5 of my Crushing It With Video series on how to create awesome videos for your online business.

  1. A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating & Recording Awesome Videos For Your Business
  2. How I Got Over My Fears & Recorded My First Video
  3. The 5 Best Microphones Recommended By Entrepreneurs For Online Video Creation
  4. Blue Yeti Tutorial: How To Use The Blue Yeti Microphone To Get Clear Audio For Your Videos 
  5. How to Edit Your Videos With Screenflow 
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OMG Thank you sooooooooooo much this is I think better than videos on YouTube for the same thing this help me out so much I had my gain almost half way and always had to turn the volume twist thing on the front of the yeti to get my voice louder and was confused why I had to turn the switch so low and thought there is no way I have to turn it this low by regular but anyways this helped me out sooooo much and I would have tons of more things to say about how helpful this was but I need to do stuff lol. Mrs. Raeylan Tan you are my best friend who i’ll probably never meet in person but if I did there would be lots of hugs to give in appreciation much props to you and good bye and thank you.

You’re welcome, Chaca! 🙂

Freya

Hi – thanks so much for the guide! I was wondering if you could help me with some advice? I am expereincing sound distortion with my blue yeti. The issue is on the “S”, “T” and “eng” (as in challenge) sounds. Those sounds do not record at all. I am using audacity, which worked fine with my previous $10 mic. I’ve tried using the yeti a) with and without a pop filter, b) recording in various different rooms and c) varying the distance I am from the mic and varying the gain.

Sound quality is great apart from this but the distortion is making my recording unusable. Do you have any advise for this problem?

Hey Freya, I don’t experience that issue with my Blue Yeti… seems like you tried everything, it could be a product defect?

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