After making waves with their iPod recording microphone Mikey last year, Californian manufacturer Blue sets a new standard for USB microphones with the "Yeti"- the first ever THX-certified mic worldwide. THX is next generation surround sound, developed by a George Lucas company - the goal of THX certification is to recreate the power and performance of the cinema and recording studio in your home theater.
“Blue Microphones recognizes THX as a benchmark within the industry for professional audio production and playback. We are honored to be recognized as their first partner for audio input,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Blue strives to provide the highest quality sound for both professionals and consumers alike and we are proud to provide such recognized quality with the new Yeti, the world’s first THX-Certified microphone.”
Building upon the technology foundation established by the award winning Snowball USB microphone, Yeti adds four distinct pattern modes, a zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring, adjustable microphone gain control and a mute button. The Yeti’s angle can be adjusted on its custom-designed desk stand. Following suit with the rest of Blue’s desktop products, the Yeti features driverless installation and works with both PC and Mac.
According to Blue, the Yeti is the ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.
"Yeti is the first microphone to offer the quality and range of versatility to produce the best quality recordings in a wide range of situations, including podcasts, vocals, live or event recording, interviews, broadcasts, instruments, bands and more."