The GameStop website has the Blue Yeti Blackout USB mic on sale for $84.99. That’s $45 off the mic’s regular price and $15 better than a deal we shared over the Black Friday weekend. That Black Friday deal is still live at retailers like Amazon, and that $100 price works with every color. GameStop’s deal is only on the Blackout version, but it’s the lowest price we’ve seen in two years on one of Blue’s most popular mics.
The Blue Yeti is an incredibly easy mic to use, which makes it great for budding content creators. If you’re looking to record your music or make a podcast or start streaming video games on Twitch, you should start with a Blue Yeti. For one thing, it’s powered by a USB port so it’s really just plug-and-play and works with Windows and Mac.
As a condenser mic it includes a tri-capsule array that works in just about any recording situation. Choose from four audio pickup patterns including cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo. These patterns pick up audio from a specific direction, and it’s important to choose the best pattern based on your setup and what you’re trying to record. Cardioid, for example, is a very popular pattern if you’re recording at your computer because it doesn’t pickup audio from behind the mic, letting you keep recording even while you type on a keyboard or click your mouse.
Other features of the mic include gain control, a mute button, and zero-latency headphone monitoring. The Blue Yeti requires 64MB of RAM, which is a pretty simple prerequisite. It’s also backed by a 3-year warranty.
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