Blue Introduces Yeti X Professional USB Microphone with Four Capsule Condenser Array

September 18 2019, 01:10
Blue announced the new Yeti X USB microphone for gaming, streaming and podcasting, featuring a new four capsule condenser microphone array, high-res LED metering to provide visual, real-time feedback for vocal levels, and a multi-function smart knob that provides instant control over essential mic functions. The new Yeti X is also enhanced by software with built- in effects and presets that offers immediate results for creators who want to deliver professional, broadcast-quality content. A new concept that the company calls Blue VO!CE technology.

“We’re excited to introduce Yeti X with Blue VO!CE technology and continue the evolution of our renowned lineup of USB mics,” says John Maier, president and CEO, Blue Microphones, now part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. “We created Yeti X based on feedback from content creators all over the world, who need fast and easy-to-use tools that help them sound their very best. Yeti X with Blue VO!CE gives creators the ability to quickly and easily customize their sound using high-quality effects and presets. Additionally, new features like high-res LED metering and a multi-function smart knob make it easier than ever to deliver professional results for gaming, streaming, and podcasting.”

Yeti X is plug ‘n play device on Mac and PC and includes advanced Blue VO!CE audio software, a suite of broadcast vocal tools and effects that makes it easier than ever 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 superior, broadcast-quality sound for professional-level gaming, Twitch and Mixer streaming, podcasting and YouTube productions. A four-capsule condenser array provides clearer, 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 for capturing immersive audio experiences.

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 and easily maintain professional sound quality while live on camera. 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 quickly adjust the amount of computer audio versus microphone audio that is heard in the headphones.

Blue VO!CE is accessible exclusively through Logitech’s free, easy-to-use G HUB software 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 the computer's desktop.

Streamers can also pair the new Yeti X with Blue’s professional broadcast accessories, 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.
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