Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone

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$100
Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone

Gearank High Notes

At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Best USB Microphones.

The Blue Yeti Nano is more than just a diminutive version of the larger Blue Yeti. Instead of compromising with a digital algorithm based polar patterns, the Yeti Nano utilizes two separate capsules to provide cardioid and omni polar patterns.

It features a headphone out and a Multifunction knob to microphone gain, headphone output, and functions as a mute switch.

Features

  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni (selectable)
  • Max SPL: 120dB
  • Power Requirements: 5V USB power
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Device / Operating System compatibility: Class - Compliant USB ,Windows 10 or higher, Mac OS 10.10 or higher with USB 2.0

Best For

Podcasts, Content Creation, Streaming, Vocals and Voice overs.

Pros

User reviews note that having two selectable polar patterns in such a small device is a godsend for interviews, field recordings, rehearsal recordings and dialogue. Users note that the Yeti Nano carries over the "broadcast sound signature" of its larger counterpart especially well.

Cons

Some users wished for a separate knob for gain adjustment rather than the multi-function knob.

Overall

If you like the sound of the original Yeti and always wanted a USB version for on-the-go purposes, or if it's your first time buying a condenser mic and don't want to get a separate audio interface, the Blue Yeti Nano is a great pick.

At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Best USB Microphones.

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.