Yeti Duality: The Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone

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Sporting stereo XLR or USB inputs, the Yeti Pro is a versatile contender.

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First, there was the Yeti USB microphone from Blue. The ‘original’ Yeti broke the ice for a lot of people curious about USB microphones. It had the sought after features of a first class USB mic, such as zero latency monitoring and separate gain/phone volume controls. There was even a nicely padded mute button in front.

It seems the folks at Blue have one-upped their own original with the new Yeti Pro.

Dressed in stealth black accents, the Yeti Pro looks otherwise identical to its sibling with a hefty and unconventional base. However, a glance at the body bottom reveals not only a mini-USB and headphone jack but a strange 5-pin connection as well. Integrated into the body are threads to mount the Pro on a boom of your choice. The Yeti Pro body is large enough for improved digital capture resolution of 24-bits at 192kHz and the plumbing to bypass USB conversion and deliver stereo analog via a pigtail XLR jumper. Offering stereo X-Y, omni, cardioid and figure-8 patterns via a rotary switch, a single XLR wouldn’t work. The Blue people decided on a small jumper split into 2 XLR male connectors. It’s important to note that audio connection is via USB OR XLR. The Pro is not designed for USB and analog connections concurrently.

The Yeti Pro performs and sounds about the same as model one. I did notice that the front and back controls were much tighter than the original (that had just a little wiggle room). Also, I could use the Yeti Pro with my processing chain!

The Yeti Pro is, like most Blue microphones, one of a kind. How does the versatile Yeti Pro sound? Listen in as we try the Pro on its own terms (USB) and then tame it with the Studio1A processing chain

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