How To Record Instruments with Blue Yeti Mic

How To Record Instruments with Blue Yeti Mic

February 12, 2020 1 By Kailee Schamberger


Hi, my name is Yvette and I’m gonna be teaching you how to capture instrument audio with the blue Yeti mic. Before you do anything you want to make sure you’re all tuned up Then you want to make sure that your recording environment is quiet Another thing is you want to make sure that you position your mic so that the blue logo is facing your instrument. This is because the mic picks up sound from the sides and not the top. So you don’t want to point the mic directly at the sound source. You’re also gonna want to make sure that the gain knob is turned as low as possible when you’re recording an instrument. This is so that your volume doesn’t peak so the setting I like to use on the mic is actually the cardioid setting and you can tell if you’re on that setting by looking at the back there’s a knob labeled pattern and there’s an icon that looks somewhat like an upside-down heart and you’re gonna want to make sure that you’re on that setting. So, I’ve been playing around at this mic mostly in cardioid mode which is great for recording instruments stereo is another great mode for that, but there’s also two other modes bi-directional and omnidirectional which are actually quite useful. I think for the bi-directional mode I might use it for something like conducting an interview or doing like a podcast and then with omnidirectional mode I think that would be great for capturing like a live band practice or if you wanted to grab the live audio from a show. So yeah! let’s rock and roll.