In order to use the blue yeti microphone properly, there are 5 rules

The first rule, which is the great strength of this microphone, is the possibility to change the sound recording mode

Tip #1: change the recording mode

There are 4 of them; the first one is called cardioid and is made to talk in front of the microphone when you’re alone. This is the mode you will mostly use as a podcaster

The second mode is a very practical Stereo mode for recording music or asmr, where you need to have a real differentiation between the right and left channels,

The third is the omnidirectional mode, which allows a 360-degree sound recording, very practical when you record a discussion around a table with several people, or when you want to capture ambient sounds

The last mode, the bi-directional, which gives a very good sound recording during face-to-face interviews for example

Tip #2: Set yourself at the right distance

Rule number 2: Set yourself at the right distance. So now I’m at a good distance but if I move away a little you hear me less if I get too close it will be too loud, so there’s a need of adjusting your distance

You need to know that the blue yeti is also made to be positioned in front of you while recording, and you don’t have to talk into the top of the the mic as we may do with other types of microphones

Tip #3: Adjust the gain with the rear knob

Rule number 3 is to adjust the gain with the rear knob. This way you adjust the overall volume of the sound recording, no need to raise your voice too loudly. All you have to do is play with the manual gain knob. Very convenient to go with the adjustment of a good distance

Tip #4: Plug in headphones

By plugging headphones at the bottom of the mic, you can actually listen to yourself while recording and then check if you’re satisfied with the volume and distance settings. You can also make sure there is no background noise

Tip #5: Do a test!

The final rule, well it’s time to do a test! to make sure everything is ok, listen again to the audio and once you’re good, you can start the real recording! 😉 

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