Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

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Re: Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

Post by kozikowski » Wed May 27, 2020 10:47 am

Thanks for the test.

If you do decide to read professionally, you'll need to do something about that boiler factory machine shop running behind you. Can you tell if the computer is on just by listening? Kiss of death.

I've seen pictures of people using a Yeti wrong. It's a side-fire microphone. You should be speaking into the grill just up from the BLUE name, NOT the rounded end.

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Select cardioid (heart or kidney pattern) with the switch on the back.

The voice is slightly crisp, but there are tools for that. I like the voice. I want to hear a mystery novel in that voice.

"Marsha wasn't looknig forward to the meeting, but the house was oddly dark when she came up the drive....."

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Re: Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

Post by mckayperkins » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:57 pm

I have the same problem, and noticed that when I jiggled the USB cord the buzzing would temporarily stop. What I think has happened (at least to mine, and the buzzing noise mine makes sounds an awful lot like yours) is that the mini usb port in the bottom of the microphone has been broken loose. I think if that can be fixed then it should fix the problem.

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Re: Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

Post by msoundguy » Tue May 25, 2021 9:06 pm

It is a material defect in the micro-USB controller. When it comes loose this channel noise is the result. There is no fix, but they may cover the replacement under warranty.

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Re: Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

Post by kozikowski » Tue May 25, 2021 11:15 pm

I may have missed a step. We publish a "Frying Mosquitoes" interference filter. It's tuned to the USB data pitches and sounds. It's used in Post Production, so it still wont solve your streaming problem. Having it it fail on Mac is the kiss of death. They tend to not have this problem.

It doesn't have to be malicious mischief or catastrophic failure. If someone used this microphone in a portable studio, they would have to plug and unplug it many, many times and there's only so much gold inside that connection.

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Re: Blue Yeti High Pitch- fixable in post, but can it stream?

Post by kozikowski » Wed May 26, 2021 2:42 am

I have the same problem, and noticed that when I jiggled the USB cord the buzzing would temporarily stop.
Desperation Method has you jiggling the cable until you find a position where it works more or less reliably. Then tape it down and don't move anything.

Picture blue painter's tape holding the Yeti cable at a funny angle.

You can try another USB cable (if you haven't already) and also buy a roll of painter's tape in the same Amazon purchase.

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