Last week, I was asked to compare some of my favorite Blue Microphones. I pulled out my 3 favorites, to show you how they sound. The Yeti, Nano, and Raspberry. Each of these microphones have their own use, and work for any podcaster, vlogger, YouTuber, or teleconference.
The Yeti is a great microphone to have on it’s own. Add the scissor stand (aka Boom Arm) to it, and you have a very versatile microphone. I’ve used this in audio capture for vocals, music, and more.
The Yeti contains 3 acpsules inside. This allows you to switch between 4 different patterns (or types of microphone) – a Cardioid, Bi-directional, Omnidirectional, and stereo pattern.
- Cardioid pattern for Podcasters, instruments, voiceovers
- Stereo pattern to capture vocals of a roaming podcaster, or one-on-one conversation
- Omnidirectional for conference calls, event capture (like a band or orchestra)
- Bi-directional pattern for one-on-one interviews, stereo instruments, duets.
The stand allows to position the microphone up close, overhead, or farther away for what you need. Perfect for if you don’t want the microphone in-shot.
Yeticaster is $199.99 and available now.
If you don’t need that much power, and love to have a great designed microphone on your desk, then the Yeti Nano is perfect for that. The nano comes in 5 different colors, and has 2 condensers for 2 different pickup patterns – Cardioid, and Omni Directional.
The USB microphone supports sample rates up to 24-bit/48Khz, so you can create high-quality podcasts, voiceovers, or Twitch gaming streams.
The microphone has a headphone connection on bottom, along with the ability to mount the mic on any type of boom arm. This includes the Compass arm that comes with the Yeticaster.
Volume control is available on the unit, but you would adjust any gain via desktop app.
The Nano is $99.99 and available now
This is a great microphone to have when you’re on the go. The Rapsberry is meant for mobile recording – especially for iOS devices.
The large diaphragm capsule allows for a 20 Hz – 20kHz capture. You can use the stand, or mount it on a boom arm to bring this microphone closer to the mouth.
The Raspberry records up to 16-bit/48kHz. The adjustable gain on the side allows to capture your voice better. Built-in headphone jack and volume control to monitor the sound.
The Rasberry is $99 and available now. Get on Amazon
Do you have a favorite USB mic? If so, let me know!