By PSW Staff • November 12, 2009 Two views of the new Blue Yeti microphone (larger version of image is below) Blue Microphones has introduced Yeti, a USB microphone for professional recording, and the first THX Certified microphone. Yeti is the first USB mic to offer Blue’s premium condenser capsules in a proprietary triple capsule array. Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) facilitate versatility and superior results in any situation. Yeti offers zero latency, amplified headphone monitoring, microphone mute, and hardware-based gain adjustment. “Blue Microphones recognizes THX as a benchmark within the industry for professional audio production and playback. We are honored to be recognized as their first partner for audio input,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Blue strives to provide the highest quality sound for both professionals and consumers alike and we are proud to provide such recognized quality with the new Yeti, the world’s first THX Certified microphone.” Building upon the technology foundation established by the award-winning Snowball USB microphone, Yeti adds four distinct pattern modes, a zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring, adjustable microphone gain control and a mute button. The Yeti’s angle can be adjusted on its custom-designed desk stand. Following suit with the rest of Blue’s desktop products, the Yeti features driverless installation and works with both PC and Mac. “The THX Certified Yeti from Blue Microphones provides aspiring artists a recording solution that combines quality, usability and convenience for a wide range of audio applications,” explains Matthew Chrispen, director of certification at THX. “THX testing and certification ensures the fidelity of the recording always remains true to its source, allowing artists to accurately capture voice-overs, interviews and other sound elements with confidence.” The Yeti, MSRP $149.99, will be available beginning December 2009, at Apple, CompUSA, Fry’s Electronics, Guitar Center, other pro audio and consumer electronics retailers and online at Amazon.com. Blue Microphones Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tagged with: Blue Microphones Condenser Poll USB · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.