New Blue Yeti Mic The “Ultimate USB Microphone”

blue-yeti-thx-usb-microphoneBlue Microphones has introduced Yeti, the first THX Certified microphone and, according to the company, the “ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.”

Yeti Features:

  • The first USB mic to offer Blue’s condenser capsules in a  triple capsule array for the highest quality, most versatile audio recording capability
  • Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for  versatility and superior results
  • THX certification
  • Studio quality performance and features, with zero latency, amplified headphone monitoring, microphone mute, and hardware-based gain adjustment
  • Driverless installation and works with both PC and Mac.
  • The Yeti’s angle can be adjusted on its custom-designed desk stand.

The Yeti microphone is designed to offer quality recordings in a wide range of situations, including podcasts, vocals, live or event recording, interviews, broadcasts, instruments, bands and more.

“THX testing and certification ensures the fidelity of the recording always remains true to its source” according to Matthew Chrispen, director of certification at THX, “allowing artists to accurately capture voice-overs, interviews and other sound elements with confidence.”

The Yeti, MSRP $149.99, will be available beginning December 2009.

If you’ve used the Yeti microphone, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!

MXL USB.009-24 Condenser Mic

MXL USB.009-24 Condenser MicNAMM Show Update: MXL Microphones introduced a new USB mic – the USB.009-24 cardioid condenser microphone.

The MXL USB.009-24 features 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with up to 96 kHz recording capability. They recommend the mic for home recording, podcasting, as well as adding dialog to business presentations and other multimedia projects. They also recommend the mic for re-recording voice tracks to accompany video shot in the field.

Compatible with both USB 2.0 high speed and USB 1.1 protocols, the MXL USB.009-24 is a plug and play device.

The MXL USB.009-24 ships with a desktop microphone stand, a mounting clip, a flight case, cleaning cloth, one USB cable, an owner’s manual and an applications guide.

The MXL USB.009-24 carries a MAP of $399.95. The product is expected to be available Spring of 2008. Continue reading

Blue Ships White Snowball USB Mic

snowball usb micBlue Microphones is now shipping the Snowball USB Microphone. Designed for desktop recording applications such as podcasting, the Snowball mic’s universal driver and plug & play USB compatibility make recording into your laptop or DAW easy.

The mic’s dual-capsule design and three-position switch dial make it flexible to use for many applications.

The Snowball retails for $155 MSRP and is available in consumer electronics stores with accessory pack (desktop stand and cable) for $159. Continue reading