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Blue Microphones Announces Yeti USB Condenser Mic; World’s First THX Certified Microphone

Yeti is the latest, most advanced addition to Blue’s line of premium USB microphones

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


Blue Microphones Website


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