The Blue Yeti is one of the most popular microphones for audio capture during streaming and recording. This is true for both gamers and general vloggers.
In this article we’re going to go over the best blue yeti settings for recording your games while streaming.
Best Blue Yeti Settings:
Whether you’re looking to stream while playing one of the most popular games on Twitch or you simply want to use a quality Mic while gaming with friends, these settings are going to give you the best audio clarity while using the Blue Yeti.
Of the above modes, there is only one mode you should really be using for streaming and that’s the Cardioid Mode.
Capturing voice while you let your software capture the in-game audio is perfect, while eliminating sound from the surrounding areas of your computer. It’s not uncommon to have electrical interference from the back of the microphone. Monitors often buzz, mouse clicks, keyboard mashing. None of these things are wanted in a clear audio recording.
Speaking of the interference is important, and while setting the Mic to Cardioid mode will help, there are other things you need to do to minimize this.
You’re going to need a fair sized desk to position the Yeti in the optimum placement for audio clarity.
You need to place the Yeti between 6-12inches away from where your head sits when sat up straight. If you tend to lean forward more, move it back further. If you tend to sit back in your chair then move it a little closer.
You should also make sure to to adjust the microphone so that the head of the microphone is facing up towards the ceiling. This is because the Blue Yeti captures audio from around the microphone.
You really want to set your gain to as low as possible, more gain equates to more sound absorption. This means that all those steps we took to minimize the clarity of the audio will mean nothing if gain is set high.
Really most people will suggest turning gain down to an absolute minimum, and I’d recommend doing that too.
Setting the right Windows volume for your Blue Yeti is really important, especially when you’ve modified the gain down to 0.
Most people find that Gain 0 and Windows Volume 100 works best. However, it’s worth experimenting with these settings to find what works best for you as every setup is a little different.
Try the above setting as this works best for most people, test the recording and then adjust if needed.
Depending on your own setup, there are different accessories you might want to grab to make your recording experience easier.
If you’re using a mechanical keyboard, using o-rings might be a good idea as these dampen the sound of the mechanical clacking without compromising the superior sensitivity of the mechanical keyboard.
If you get a lot of vibrations causing feedback through your desk or peripherals, there are a number of Blue Yeti shock mounts available for really good prices on Amazon. You can also get a swivel arm that works with most good shock mounts that makes finding the perfect positioning for your Blue Yeti much easier.
Ultimately the accessories are only needed if you’re facing specific problems, or if you really want to have the most perfect audio that you can get from the Blue Yeti.
The Blue Yeti is still one of the best microphones for streaming, and this is due in part to it’s price point and the quality of the audio when you’ve got the right settings.
Using this guide for your Blue Yeti should allow you to get the perfect settings for streaming.