Blue Microphones (owned by Logitech) produces the Blue Yeti for the specific purpose of podcasting. This USB mic has a simple set-up, great for introductory users. The operating system is compatible with Windows or macOS/OS X.
The Blue Yeti has a few buttons and knobs, but nothing that will scare you. There are two volume control functions on the front of the mic: a volume knob and a mute button.
On the back side of the microphone is a microphone gain knob and a pattern selection tool.
As we can see, there are four patterns to choose from. These are listed left-to-right as they appear on mic:
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The microphone is attached to a desktop stand, along with a sound shield. These parts of the kit will always remain separate if you're planning to check out a kit from the IDEA Lab.
The pop filter attaches to the stand. The full assembly of the kit is pictured to the right.
A headphone jack is in the base of the microphone, as is the port for the micro-USB to USB-A connection to a laptop.