Blue Yeti USB microphone £66.99 @ Amazon
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Blue Yeti USB microphone £66.99 @ Amazon

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Found 23rd May 2015
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition on Amazon at 30% off.
amazon.co.uk/Blu…4S/

Only for a day I think, so be careful if you are reading this post after Saturday the 23rd of May.

I have been after a good mic for a while and couldn't find a deal around £60-70 anywhere. So this seems a good deal to me.

I hope this will help some of you.

Thanks

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Amazon deal of the day, price includes delivery.

Original Poster

Sorry, forgot to mention that. Thank you

If you are the Prime member, you get it the next day for free
Edited by: "spale" 23rd May 2015

Good deal, for podcasting/youtube you probably won't need anything better than this. Switchable cardioid patterns make this more versatile than most standard usb condensers too for recording interviews, groups etc.

This is the cheapest I've seen it, just had the camels email me but seen you has already posted it.

Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use Teamspeak, mumble and skype and I imagine the quality is that good it wouldn't be much use as a desktop mic for gaming it would pick up every game noise
Edited by: "marra" 23rd May 2015

marra

Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use … Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use Teamspeak, mumble and skype and I imagine the quality is that good it wouldn't be much use as a desktop mic for gaming it would pick up every game noise

It would pick up every sound within the recording pattern Mouse clicks would probably feature prominently I'd imagine ;p

I use one of these at work for recording audio on technical videos and it is awesome. Well worth this price.

I have a Blue Snowball at home for the same and the quality isn't as good. Sorely tempted by this.

If you do professional recordings and you don't have one of these you should!

I have one already, it's a bargain for the full price in my opinion.

marra

Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use … Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use Teamspeak, mumble and skype and I imagine the quality is that good it wouldn't be much use as a desktop mic for gaming it would pick up every game noise


Yeah quality in this case doesn't just mean volume of signals it picks up, it means that for instance the bass in your voice comes across with this mic. I bought a blue yeti a while back with the intention of recording reviews, never got around to that but I do use it for skype/teamspeak and I found that by putting the mic between me and the keyboard in cardoid mode the sound of my noisy IBM model M doesn't trigger teamspeak's voice detection. It's still picked up in Skype because that's just constantly listening. Also, use headphones, there's a jack on the mic for it and no game sounds will be picked up by the mic.

Been after one of these, glad I held off. Thanks OP.

spale

Sorry, forgot to mention that. Thank youIf you are the Prime member, you … Sorry, forgot to mention that. Thank youIf you are the Prime member, you get it the next day for free



Waiting for someone to say they signed up for Prime and it's still £66.99

marra

Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use … Heat added. I really want one of these but I can't justify it I only use Teamspeak, mumble and skype and I imagine the quality is that good it wouldn't be much use as a desktop mic for gaming it would pick up every game noise



I have one mounted on a boom arm. It does pick up every single key press on the keyboard, even though it's mounted above and I have the pattern set to just record in front of the mic.

Very sensitive.

Something I wasn't ready for was just how large this mic is. It's very substantial and weighs quite a bit, especially with the stand. Pay attention to those dimensions.

One problem with this mic is that it's so heavy and big it doesn't fit most conventional shock mounts. Blue Microphones sell one, but people seem to have mixed opinions saying it doesn't work as well, so I've never bought it.

If anyone is interested, this is the boom arm I used amazon.co.uk/gp/…42Q which can support the weight of the mic, clamps to a desk, and has adjustable tension on the connecting parts. If you have it on the actual desk it just picks up absolutely EVERYTHING.

The boom arm came with a 3/8" to 5/8" Thread Adapter, but it's plastic. I saw reviews of people saying buy a metal one and thought they were exaggerating until I got the mic and felt just how heavy it was, then I wasn't so confident that the plastic nut wouldn't eventually get threaded and drop the mic on the desk.

You can buy the metal bolt pretty cheap on amazon, but with shipping it'll end up being about £5, I ended up buying the same adapter on ebay for about £2 with free shipping, ebay.co.uk/itm…586 .

Thanks for your replies. One thing I didn't take into account is I'm using a mechanical keyboard I think if I was to use one of these mics going off your advice I would get kicked from chat pretty quick lol.

Edited by: "marra" 23rd May 2015

I've got one too, and what Darkle has said is pretty much spot on.

I've got to admit though, I've not had the same issue with it picking up keyboard sounds. It picks them up much less than a standard microphone. Sure, you can still hear the button presses, but on the right setting the clicks are quite quiet.

I found angling the mic slightly helps with it cutting other sounds out. Have it positioned slightly off 12 o'clock, so it's not pointing directly up - aim for about 11 o'clock.

But anyway, it's a very high quality microphone. I went for this over the model higher as it works with everything without drivers. You can also plug headsets directly into the mic so you don't get any delay in what it picks up and the PC.
I just wish I'd got it for this price

It's worth throwing in a pop filter too if it's going to be close to you. I also have a swingarm, but it's not needed in most situations for me as the stand is very solid.

Ordered, I've wanted one of these for a while, never noticed it this price before so a bargain for me.

Original Poster

So glad this post helped some of you.

But let me thank you guys as well as I saved LOADS of money thanks to your posts here.

Original Poster

topss

Waiting for someone to say they signed up for Prime and it's still £66.99



hahahaha, well the way I wrote that you could be forgiven to think you could actually get it for free hahahaha

Heated, thanks OP. Just the thing for my cover of 'chocolate rain'

Good price, anyone recommend a camera to go with it for youtube recording?

SpectreFace

Good price, anyone recommend a camera to go with it for youtube recording?


My friend uses a canon s110 for his youtube vloging and the results are excellent (take a look at androidandyuk if you want to see the results) he uses an akg mic but this brother uses this yeti and he says it very good.

I wanted one of these about a year ago but discovered that it had no XLR connection so pondered over the much more expensive Pro model for a while which does. After a fair bit of research, I decided to stay well clear and bought a multi-pattern Audio Technica AT 2050 for £125 which is a fair bit more but has a shock mount which in my humble opinion is essential with a condenser microphone and the only option with a Yeti is the ridiculously overpriced Radius (at about £45 + shipping or even £100+) which is only available in the US.

It may look cool but I would avoid it unless you are adept at remaining motionless for long periods of time. I'm sure that many people will disagree but this microphone belongs in a teenager's bedroom not a studio and I am extremely relieved that I didn't buy one.

Great price for this.

Thought about it all day if I can carry on using my cheap mic or inbuilt mic for my videos. Then just ordered it as it will come handy (hopefully), and it doesn't come at this price often.

Original Poster

Back to normal price of £99.99 guys

Original Poster

iffy1234

Thought about it all day if I can carry on using my cheap mic or inbuilt … Thought about it all day if I can carry on using my cheap mic or inbuilt mic for my videos. Then just ordered it as it will come handy (hopefully), and it doesn't come at this price often.



if you ordered it just before posting here, you left it literally last minute. I checked after midnight and it went back to £99

Mine arriving tomorrow

spale

if you ordered it just before posting here, you left it literally last … if you ordered it just before posting here, you left it literally last minute. I checked after midnight and it went back to £99Mine arriving tomorrow


lol - yeh I ordered at like 23.59. I just went for the free delivery so will come sometime this week. I'm in no hurry.

mudds

My friend uses a canon s110 for his youtube vloging and the results are … My friend uses a canon s110 for his youtube vloging and the results are excellent (take a look at androidandyuk if you want to see the results) he uses an akg mic but this brother uses this yeti and he says it very good.



how have you managed to connect it to the microphone. I want to be able to film using an external cam (no webcam) but I don't know how to connect a compact camera or my phone to the yeti! Or do you record separately and then combine the film and audio?
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