Blue Microphone's Yeti is a Linux Compatible USB Condenser Microphone and the BEST I've tested

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I ordered a Blue Yeti Microphone - it is a USB Powered Condenser Mic which is in my opinion the BEST deal in a USB Microphone.

Previously I've tested a G-Track from SAMSON but the unit I received before the Holidays was defective and would FADE OUT while I was recording vocal tracks with it. I sent it back as defective and ordered the BLUE Yeti Mic when I found out it was coming out. I considered the RODE Podcaster instead but realized it was a Dynamic mic and preferred the sound I got with a Condenser so went with the yeti.

The Zero Latency Monitoring works on Windows XP but not Under Ubuntu 9.10 and an ASUS EEE PC netbook. I'm not sure what the difference is so I'm pasting in to this post the lsusb -v output for the device in case anyone has an idea.


I bought a stand and pop filter subsequently and with the isolating earbuds I have this is a great low-end quasi studio sounding setup on the cheap.


Very pleased with the results and would buy another for remote sites if I needed it.


Bus 003 Device 003: ID b58e:9e84
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bcdUSB 2.00
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bMaxPacketSize0 8
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iManufacturer 1 Blue Microphones
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Configuration Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 325
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bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 3 H10 v0.7.0.3
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 150mA
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AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bcdADC 1.00
wTotalLength 105
bInCollection 2
baInterfaceNr( 0) 1
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AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
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bTerminalID 13
wTerminalType 0x0201 Microphone
bAssocTerminal 0
bNrChannels 2
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Left Front (L)
Right Front (R)
iChannelNames 0
iTerminal 0
AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
bDescriptorSubtype 6 (FEATURE_UNIT)
bUnitID 6
bSourceID 13
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Mute
Volume
bmaControls( 1) 0x00
bmaControls( 2) 0x00
iFeature 0
AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
bDescriptorSubtype 2 (INPUT_TERMINAL)
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wTerminalType 0x0101 USB Streaming
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Left Front (L)
Right Front (R)
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AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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baSourceID( 0) 12
baSourceID( 1) 6
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wChannelConfig 0x0003
Left Front (L)
Right Front (R)
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bmControls 0x00
iMixer 0
AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bSourceID 9
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bmaControls( 0) 0x03
Mute
Bass
Treble
Bass Boost
Loudness
bmaControls( 1) 0x02
bmaControls( 1) 0x00
Volume
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bmaControls( 2) 0x00
Volume
iFeature 0
AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
bDescriptorSubtype 3 (OUTPUT_TERMINAL)
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bSourceID 1
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AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
bDescriptorSubtype 6 (FEATURE_UNIT)
bUnitID 2
bSourceID 13
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Mute
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Volume
bmaControls( 2) 0x02
Volume
iFeature 0
AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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bDescriptorType 36
bDescriptorSubtype 5 (SELECTOR_UNIT)
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AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
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Interface Descriptor:
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Interface Descriptor:
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Endpoint Descriptor:
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AudioControl Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 37
bDescriptorSubtype 1 (EP_GENERAL)
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Sampling Frequency
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AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
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Endpoint Descriptor:
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Sampling Frequency
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Interface Descriptor:
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Endpoint Descriptor:
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Sampling Frequency
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Interface Descriptor:
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AudioControl Endpoint Descriptor:
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Sampling Frequency
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Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)

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