I originally bought my Blue Yeti as a microphone to use when streaming games on twitch.tv. As I started getting into producing I really wanted to start singing and recording some of my own lyrics. I then remembered that I had the yeti on my gaming computer and quickly brought it over to my MacBook Pro. This thing is great! Pretty good quality recordings and does great for an intro level setup. I could have bought something else but honestly this is all I need!
People always talk smack about USB mics but this mic is amazing. I record stuff and people be like, "Yo. What studio you go to? This is DOPE!" Its like 4 mics in one and all of them suit a purpose and suit it well. If you've tried one and didn't like it, you probably did it wrong.
Got this microphone for Christmas. With my volume full, gain just over halfway to the right and cardioid mode on, this microphone sounded great. It's got a clean, crisp perfection and it's perfect for singing, podcasts, and pretty much anything you throw at it. I got the Whiteout of only £115 so it's very affordable aswell.
The Blue Yeti is almost a standard for every Youtuber. Everyone who has seen Let's Plays or any animators, or even voice actors and podcasters has either seen one or used one before, and for good reason. At the price point, you can get better sound, but it has so many features that it's a hard one to pass up.
One thing I don't like about it is the fact that no matter how well you acoustically treat your room, it'll still have a mysterious reverb problem. There's definitely better out there, but this gets my safe recommendation that everyone should at least try it.
I picked up my Yeti about a year ago, to this day it performs perfectly. It is such an amazing microphone that is affordable. Performs great at everything overall.
I purchased this mic through recommendation by Guitar Center employees. I asked for a simple starter mic for at home recordings with decent quality and this was what I came home with. It's easy and simple to work which is great. Nothing to difficult. I wish you could play a bit more with the sound settings on the actual microphone (if only the knob had a few more options to adjust its settings0 but it is pretty flexible overall. Besides, you can work with the sound on Pro Tools or Garageband or whatever you use to edit your voice. Sometimes it gives me a little trouble with Garageband and I have to plug it in, take it out, and plug it back in for the system to find it. But overall it's a great mic and I love using it. I also wish it had a different way to stand on its own so it doesn't fall and hit the side.
Replaced my Blue Snowball with one of these, I've only had it for a few days and I'm really impressed with it. Mute button is a huge plus so I dont have to turn the mic on and off via software, the version i have came with iZotope nectar and some Presonus DAW for 20 bucks more then usual. I havent used either yet.