Blue Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone FAQ

Blue Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone, Multipattern Price: $218.50

Am I able to record at 24 bits/192 khz through USB, or does it require the XLR input? I have a powerful gaming laptop with USB 3.0, if that matters.

All the sampling rate numbers are for the USB digital input. If you use XLR then it’s an analog input and would be sampled at the rate of your A-D that you plugged the XLR into. Hope that helps clarify. It’s a great mic, but you need to figure out how to position it. It’s best not to point it up or sideways directly or towards any other source of noise. There are a few youtube videos showing the best way to position it. I ended up getting a wind screen to prevent popping.

 

Is the Yeti Pro USB compatible with Fedora 19 Linux?

Yes, the microphone is automatically recognized and installed by Fedora 19 with kernel 3.11 (probably works with other kernels as well).

 

What size is the screw mount on the bottom of the microphone?

I believe it is 5/8

 

What is the length of the USB cable?

4 feet

 

What is the diameter of the mic housing (as measured with the included desk stand removed) near the base where the shock mount will attach?

6.5cm at its widest point; at the very base, it narrows to 6cm even, but I’d want the extra .5cm at a very minimum.<br>The official Blue Microphones shock mount has an 11.5cm inner diameter, and thus leaves considerably more room than it strictly must.