I recently purchased a used Blue Yeti. Every time I have tried to record, I get a high pitched static interference in the background, see attached for example.
Things I have tried without success:
-Plugging it into another computer produces the same high pitch problem
-Brand new mini-b usb cable also produces the same problem
-Running a series of 2 usb hubs away from my computer (i.e., USB port from mobo → hub → hub → microphone), and these hubs did not take any kind of external power. This seemed to have no effect on the whine.
-Turning down the levels in Win10 and turning up the gain on the mic/vice versa
Things that have sort of worked:
I can record stereo audio into Audacity, then choose ‘Split Stereo Track.’ This seems to isolate the high pitch; i can then mute or delete it and all is good. Image below is an example of what post-production looks like with the noise muted.
All of this is to say, I can fix it in post-production, but can never get it to actually record/stream correctly. Did I just buy a busted unit, or is there any hope for further troubleshooting?