Blue Yeti?

GASattack

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According to what Ive heard about it, it IS its own pre-amp.

It has an analog to digital converter built in. It has a headphone amplifier with volume control built in. It has a gain level on it.

Have I used it, no. Have I heard anyone who has used it, no. Ive just read a little about it here and there the past couple weeks maybe.

I would say the only downfall that comes to mind, over a seperate pre-amp, would be having input options. 1/4" guitar inputs and all that.

I dont know how much it means, but, it was THX certified. One would think that is a good thing ....

:dunno

It should work with Reaper, I would say your recording program will see the BLUE Yeti as the input device.

Kevin
 

TAVD

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Are you looking for something to record podcasts and such? It should be fine for that.
 

zion

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I'm also interested in any TGP members reviews/experiences with the Yeti.
 

Scott Whigham

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I haven't checked it out but my friend Jonathan just blew my mind with the Audio Technica AT2020 - it's basically the same thing (USB mic + converters) for about $30 less. Check out this track which he tracked the vocals and guitar on the AT2020:

http://soundcloud.com/jonathan-r/this-is-war

To me, the sound quality of that is outrageous. Here's what he wrote about the track:
Recorded in my apartment with a friend.

This clip was made with only the following gear.

Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser
Logic + the built in EQ / Compression + built in shaker loop / cello / piano sounds
Melodyne Autotune
an old beater powerbook I bought for 250 bucks on craigslist, LOL!

All for less than....$700? maybe...
I couldn't believe a USB mic was that good
 

Peeb

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^thanks!

I'm debating between the yeti, the snowball, and the AT2020. The 2020 is the most "conventional", but I've read some really nice things about the yeti.
 

KCWM

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^thanks!

I'm debating between the yeti, the snowball, and the AT2020. The 2020 is the most "conventional", but I've read some really nice things about the yeti.
The Snowball isn't a bad USB mic at all. I use it for ventrilo, recording regular voice stuff, and for recording acoustic guitar. I'm quite interested in the other two you've mentioned as I've read quite a few good things about them
 

aziltz

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the yeti looks pretty awesome, but its a shame it doesn't have a standard XLR output as well. That would make it a must have for me.
 

KCWM

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I did a quick search but didn't find one, but I'd be interested in buying a cable that ran USB (the more squarish end) to XLR/1/4" so that I could plug my Snowball into my recording interface.
 

aziltz

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I did a quick search but didn't find one, but I'd be interested in buying a cable that ran USB (the more squarish end) to XLR/1/4" so that I could plug my Snowball into my recording interface.

thats not going to exist as a cable alone. you will need some kind of powered box to go between.
 

phillygtr

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If you wanted to use the Yeti with another audio interface (let's say you wanted to use the Yeti + another mic going into let's say a Duet), could you power the Yeti using a powered hub, then plug the output from the headphone jack into the interface? Or is that too much A/D/A conversion before hitting the audio interface? Is the headphone output a direct analog signal (no digital conversion from input) or is it converted to analog from a D/A converter in the mic?

Update: Yeti Pro has an all analog signal path to XLR output. However, value wise I'd rather invest in an audio interface and regular analog mics.
 
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