What is a Blue Yeti and what are its features
A Blue Yeti is a USB microphone that is popular among podcasters and YouTubers and streamers. It has three pickup patterns ( cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional), and four different capsule condenser microphones,
It also comes with a built-in pop filter. It also has a gain control and a mute button. The Blue Yeti is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Mac computers.
So, some people also want to use it with other iPhones directly, it is not professionally recommended to use a blue yeti microphone with an iPhone. but you can use it with your iPhone for that you will need connectors or adapters to connect your iPhone with a blue yeti microphone.
Here are the few steps along with the advantages and drawbacks to connecting a blue yeti mic with an iPhone mobile set.
How to connect Blue Yeti to iPhone?
- Step one is to connect your Blue Yeti to your iPhone using the included USB cable.
- To do this, you’ll need a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.
- Once you have the adapter, simply plug the Yeti into the adapter and then plug the adapter into your iPhone.
- You’ll then be able to use the Yeti as a microphone for recording videos or audio.
- Here you will need a lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter
- Connect your iPhone with a lightning to USB 3 camera adapter.
- there are two ports on the lightning to USB 3 camera adapter, one is a USB port and another one is a lightning port to power
- your can power it with a charger or a battery bank.
- Connect the blue yeti microphone cable to the USB port of the adapter and connect your charger or lightning cable with a lightning port on the adapter to power the adapter
And now you will be able to use your blue yeti microphone with your iPhone, you need an adapter to connect and there is no way to directly connect your microphone to your iPhone. for connection, you will need a separate simple lightning camera adapter or lightning to USB 3 camera adapter.
What are some tips for using Blue Yeti?
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Blue Yeti:
Using Different Polar patterns
I would suggest experimenting with the different pickup patterns to find which one works best for your needs. this will help you get the right polar pattern for your need.
Use a Pop Filter
A pop filter is a must-have accessory for any Yeti owner. This simple piece of equipment attaches to the front of the microphone and helps to reduce unwanted plosives
Here is the Video Guide to connecting Blue Yeti Microphone to the iPhone by Austin Medz , you can follow the same method for the blue yeti USB and other USB microphones.
The benefits of using Blue Yeti with an iPhone
Using a Blue Yeti with your iPhone can be beneficial if you want to improve the audio quality of your recordings on the iPhone. The Yeti is a high-quality microphone that will provide clear and concise audio.
Easy to take anywhere, you can use it while outdoor recording, normally, a blue yeti microphone is used for indoor purposes on laptops, Macs, and PC.
Additionally, the different pickup patterns can be useful for capturing audio in various situations. For example, the omnidirectional pattern can be helpful for recording a group of people. Ultimately, using a Blue Yeti can help to create better recordings whether you’re making videos or audio files.
The drawbacks of using Blue Yeti with an iPhone
if you are going to use simple lightning to USB camera adaptor which does not require an external power source then your mobile or iPhone battery will be low very fast as the microphone will get the power from the iPhone.
So it means this will work well with the iPhone models which have the best battery life, otherwise, you will not be able to use it in a proper way.
While buying the adaptors see the guide, which models are compatible with adaptors otherwise you will waste the money. it works well with iPhone 12, and the latest models. better to confirm before buying the adaptor.
lightning to USB 3 camera adaptor mentioned above in method #2, requires an external power source to run. you will need a charger with a lightning cable to power the microphone through an adaptor or a battery bank.
How to use the different recording modes on Blue Yeti?
Blue Yeti has four different recording modes: cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional, and stereo. Cardioid mode is best for recordings where you want to focus on a single person or source of audio.
Omnidirectional mode is best for recording a group of people or multiple sources of audio. Bidirectional mode is best for recording two people who are facing each other.
Stereo mode is best for creating a more immersive soundscape. To change the recording mode, simply press the mode button on the front of the Yeti.
Tips for improving sound quality when recording with Blue Yeti
If you want to improve the sound quality of your recordings, there are a few things you can do:
1– Use an external pop filter to reduce plosives (“P” and “B” sounds that can cause popping noises).
2– Experiment with the different pickup patterns to find which one works best for your needs.
3– Make sure the Yeti is positioned correctly in relation to your mouth. The closer it is, the better the sound quality will be.
4- Use a shock mount to reduce vibrations and noise.
5- If you’re recording in a noisy environment, try using headphones so you can hear what’s being recorded more clearly. (Using headphones will consume more battery power)
6- Make sure the volume levels are set correctly. If the input level is too low, the recordings will be quiet and difficult to hear. If the input level is too high, the recordings will be distorted.
7- While using blue Yeti with an iPhone check the battery of your microphone., especially if you are using a USB to light Camera Adaptor.
8– If you facing any trouble, try to connect with a PC or laptop before connecting it with your iPhone.
How to clean Blue Yeti?
For Long-term quality results, it’s better to clean your microphone on the regular basis, Here are the few tips I want to share with you.
To clean your Blue Yeti, you’ll need a soft, dry cloth. Gently wipe down the Yeti’s body, being careful not to damage the microphone capsule.
If there are any stubborn marks, you can use a mild cleaning solution (like soap and water) on a cloth and then wipe down the Yeti again with a dry cloth afterwards.
Avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as these can damage the Yeti.
I hope this article has been helpful in understanding how to use the Blue Yeti microphone. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.