Blue Yeti Mute Flashing, Yet Not Muting

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Blue Yeti Mute Flashing, Yet Not Muting

Post by Shallopnewf » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:04 pm

Alright so Blue's website is a little useless at the moment and I can't call them at the present time so I figured I would come here.
I have a Blue Yeti, and the mute button just doesn't work at all. Originally the physical button was unresponsive, and would have to press it a number of times to mute/unmute...

Today I noticed when talking to someone that they could hear every noise on my end, even with the mute button pressed and the light flashing red. :/

This is totally a hardware issue and not something simple isn't it?

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Re: Blue Yeti Mute Flashing, Yet Not Muting

Post by kozikowski » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:34 pm


Yes, the microphone is supposed to mute when you push the button and yes, it does flash when it's in mute. Mute Failure may be you're recording from the laptop built-in microphone.

Do the scratch test. Scratch each microphone announcing as you go.


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