Blue today announced the new Yeti X USB microphone for gaming, streaming and podcasting.
Yeti X features new Blue VO!CE technology, which enables content creators to dial up professional vocal effects and custom presets at the push of a button. The four capsule condenser microphone array promises to deliver exceptional focus and clarity, high-res LED metering provides visual, real-time feedback for vocal levels, and a multi-function smart knob provides instant control over essential mic functions.
Yeti X is plug ‘n play on Mac and PC and includes Blue VO!CE audio software, a suite of broadcast vocal tools and effects that makes it easy to achieve professional on-stream sound quality. Creators can quickly access and select a variety of professionally-tuned presets for broadcast, radio voice, male and female voices, and effects such as crisp and modern, warm and vintage and more. In addition, Blue VO!CE gives creators access to professional effects including noise reduction, expander, gate, de-esser, EQ, compression and limiter.
Yeti X was custom tuned to deliver broadcast-quality sound for professional-level gaming, Twitch and Mixer streaming, podcasting and YouTube productions. A four-capsule condenser array provides more focused audio for Yeti X’s four pickup patterns. Cardioid mode captures sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone, omni mode picks up sound equally from all around the mic, bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone, and stereo mode uses both the left and right channels.
Yeti X features an 11-segment LED meter that goes from green to red, so streamers can check and adjust their vocal levels at a glance. An illuminated multi-function smart knob provides precise control over mic gain, mute and headphone volume. The smart knob also controls the blend of microphone signal and computer sound, so creators can adjust the amount of computer audio versus microphone audio that is heard in the headphones.
Blue VO!CE is accessible through Logitech’s free G HUB platform, enabling content creators to manage mic gain, headphone volume, monitoring preferences, and pickup pattern selections right from their desktop. Streamers can also match the color and design of their desks by personalizing the color of Yeti X’s LED lights. Yeti X is also compatible with the Blue Sherpa companion app, which features quick and direct control options from your desktop.
Streamers can pair Yeti X with Blue’s professional broadcast accessories to transform their desktops into broadcast studios, including Compass premium broadcast boom arm and Radius III shockmount.
Yeti X is expected to be available at US retailers in October 2019 for the suggested retail prices of $169.99.
Microphone and Performance
- Power Required/Consumption: 62mA - 203mA
- Sample/Bit Rate: 48 kHz, 24-bit
- Capsules: 4 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, Stereo
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Max SPL: 122dB
- Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.33" (11cm) x 4.80" (12.2cm) x 11.38" (28.9cm)
- Weight (microphone and stand): 2.8 lbs (1.28kg)
- Weight (microphone only): 1.14 lbs (.519kg)
- Impedance: 13 Ohms min, 16 Ohms typical
- Power Output (RMS): 72mWrms per channel
- THD: 70dB (0.03%)
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Signal to Noise: 100dB
- PC - Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- MAC - macOS (10.10 or higher)
- USB 1.1/2.0/3.0