How to Make Your Blue Yeti Sound Like a Professional Studio Mic [BEST SETTINGS]

How to Make Your Blue Yeti Sound Like a Professional Studio Mic [BEST SETTINGS]

If you want to learn how to make your Blue
Yeti go from “sounding like this” “to sounding like this!” using only free software, then
you’ve come to the right video. I’m Pete from the Gaming Careers YouTube channel,
where we have videos explaining everything you need to do to grow your gaming passion
into your profession and today I’m going to be talking you through all the settings and
software that you need to make your blue microphone sound as professional and production ready
as possible. So in this video, we’re only going to be using
free software. If however you are looking for a guide that
uses Adobe Audition CC to improve the quality of your microphone, I have got a guide on
that as well which I’ll link up in the card above as well as in the description below
where I’ll be putting all the links for this video today. Let’s get into it. The programs that we are going to be using
today will actually adapt the sound of your microphone on the fly so you can sound that
way whichever program you’re using on your computer be it streaming with OBS or recording
voiceovers with something like Audacity or even talking to somebody over VOIP software
such as Skype or Teamspeak. The 2 programs are both made by the same company,
I company called VB-Audio and if you look in the description of this video, I’ve got
links to the 2 pieces of software as well as my settings so I need you to go down to
the description and click all 3 links and you should be taken firstly to a page looking
something like this. We’ll start by downloading the Virtual Audio
Cable software so this page, you scroll down until you see the orange button and just click
Download. The second link for Voicemeeter is the exact
same process, keep scrolling down until you see the orange download button. You can choose to download it as a zip or
exe, I’m going to do the zip. Once you’ve finished downloading these 2 files,
you should have 2 zipped folders, mine save in my downloads and I’m just going to extract
them here using 7zip, you can use whichever extraction software you like to. Once they’re unzipped you should have 2 folders,
one for VBCABLE and one for Voicemeeter. We are going to start with the driver so double
click and open up the folder and you should see these 2 files down here, VBCABLE_Setup
and VB_CABLE_Setup_x64. Now as some of you might have guessed, this
is depending on if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. If you’re not sure which type of operating
system you have, you can just right click the start menu, go to system and it should
tell you just there which one you have installed. You can see here I have a 64-bit operating
system installed. That means that I am going to be installing
this file, if you have a 32-bit operating system you want to be installing this file. Either way make sure you right click and “run
as administrator”. A box will popup asking you to Install the
Driver just click Install Driver, and once that’s done you should get a little popup
just saying “Installation Complete and Successful, You might reboot your system to finalize installation”. Just click OK we are going to reboot after
we have installed both pieces of software. It will also pop up a new window just thanking
you for installing their product. If you go back to your extracted zip folders
and find the voicemeeter folder and do the exact same thing, right click and “run as
administrator”. You’ll get a similar looking box open up,
just click Install. Once that’s installed you’ll get a similar
popup just telling you that you need to reboot your system which we will go ahead and do
in a second. You can click OK, it will also open up another
webpage thanking you for Installation. Let’s now restart our system so that the driver
and software install properly. OK, welcome back, we just restarted our system
to complete the installation of both programs. Now we can start the Voicemeeter application
so if you search in your start menu for “Voicemeeter” you should see it open up. Now don’t worry too much if your Voicemeeter
application doesn’t look exactly like this straight away this is because it’s restored
my settings because I’ve already had the application installed. But we’ll get it looking just like this in
just a few seconds. The first thing we are going to do is load
the settings that you downloaded from this video’s description, so wherever you saved
the settings, go to Menu ->Load Settings, locate the file and click open. Now it should start to look a little bit more
like what I’ve got in front of me but maybe these faders aren’t going to be moving yet. That’s just because we haven’t set our Hardware
Input and Hardware Output yet. To set your microphone input, you come up
here to Hardware Input and click the little down arrow next to the 1. Here is where you should be setting your Blue
Yeti microphone. Now usually between the brackets it will say
“Blue Yeti” for your microphone, for some reason on Windows mine doesn’t seem to actually
tell me it’s the Blue Yeti but I know that it is this USB Audio Class 1.0. Yours should say Blue Yeti though and we’ll
move onto Hardware Output. Where it says “A1” here, on the down arrow
we are going to click and this is where we want to be setting the “VB Audio Virtual Cable”,
make sure you find that one and select it and now the bars should be moving around with
your voice. If you want to play around with the actual
compressor effects that Voicemeeter applies to your voice, you want to be moving this
little red box around the graph here. This basically changes the compressor effect
that Voicemeeter puts onto your voice, so mine is down here in the bottom left this
is just adding a bit of bass and making it sound a little bit more podcast-y but feel
free to play around and choose the sound that suits you best. Now at this stage it’s going to be really
important for you to understand that whenever you want these effects to be applied to your
microphone you need to have voicemeeter running. So if you want to set it to start when Windows
starts, that’s quite a good idea. I just run mine whenever I know I’m going
to be using my microphone so if I’m about to stream with OBS or XSplit or if I’m recording
a voiceover or even if I’m talking on Teamspeak and I want to have this really good sounding
microphone, I’ll start the Voicemeeter application. The second thing you really need to understand
is that whichever application you are using your microphone in (this could be a game or
again in OBS or Skype or any program where you are going to be using your microphone,
you need to make sure that the microphone input is actually set to voicemeeter output
not to your Blue Yeti. To demonstrate this I’m going to open up Audacity. If we go up to the settings here where we
are choosing our microphone input you can see I have both the option of having our Voicemeeter
Output as well as my Blue Yeti microphone. If I just select the Blue Yeti microphone
here we’re not going to be applying the voicemeeter effects, so you need to be selecting the “Voicemeeter
Output” to be getting the effects from the program. I’m going to demonstrate the difference between
both of these sounds now for you. So we’re going to start with just the Blue
Yeti and no voicemeeter application. And now I’ll record using voicemeeter. Let’s listen to these back. “This is how my mic sounds without Voicemeeter
running” “And this is how my mic sounds with Voicemeeter running”. Hopefully you can hear the difference between
those 2 and you can play around with the Voicemeeter settings to really make sure you’re getting
the sound out of it that you want. And that’s it. Thank you so much for watching, if you found
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100 thoughts on “How to Make Your Blue Yeti Sound Like a Professional Studio Mic [BEST SETTINGS]

  1. Appreciate this video more than you will ever know. I am a twitch streamer and have been trying to get my yeti sounding right for a bit now. With your video and your settings it made the mic sound like a million bucks! Thanks for the video. I subbed.

  2. So, in addition to this solution, what are your Yeti/Windows settings? Meaning: Where is your gain on the Yeti itself? What input level in Windows do you have your PC set to? What level in Windows do you have VoiceMeeter set to? I've been playing with all kinds of combinations, but I keep getting "scratchy" audio, as if there is too much gain somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Thought maybe I could start with your settings and work in and around those. Oh, how far from the mic is your mouth when you record with your Yeti?

  3. I still have a static buzzing noise in my blue yeti after applying these settings. The noise is only audible while talking. I have my mic set to cardiod and the gain is all the way down. When I have my headset off there is nothing that I can hear that would be causing these noises.

  4. The noise sounds great, but whenever I use it through Discord or in game voice chats it sounds all staticky and muffled. Any idea why?

  5. Hello and thank you for the video! For some reason voicemeeter stops working for me every 10-20 minutes. It doesn't totally stop, but my voice starts to sound like a robot, or as if my voice was lagging. I have to restart the program the to get it to work again.

    Does anyone know what the problem might be?

  6. Hm… the Voicemeeter setup tells me that I have it or an older version already installed… aaand… that's not true :'D any way to fix that?

  7. All you need is a noise gate now. that hiss completely destroys any recording. and that plugin makes you need a DeEsser

  8. clicking on A1 and not seeing the vb audio virtual cable anywhere and i have it downloaded and extracted and have his settings loaded in please help

  9. I've had a Blue Yeti for 3 years now and didn't like the sound. Came across your video, followed your instructions and holy crap, the audio now sounds great. Thank you for creating this video!

  10. Not sure why, but after a few minutes recording it stars to break up, leaving blank spaces (image to explain:

  11. Appreciate the vid but for me it added too much latency to the recording signal … when the actual signal is recorded into either Audacity or any DAW there is quite a bit of latency. I imagine I might have been able to mess with buffers etc but I already can get a great result without the software in front and do the needed work in post in the DAW… but for podding I bet its great..

  12. I'm getting a wooshing sound and also the voice I record is shuttering. the noise gate is working fine but when i say something, it records the bg noise as well. can anyone help me out here?

  13. I've tried this but when I used it with nVidia Shadowplay, voice seems to be a bit stuttering. Do you have any idea how to fix it?

  14. im so paranoid i trust this guy but can anybody verify this program is safe

    Edit:folks I full sent it the program does not work for me in my setup I believe ineed to have my headphones plugged into the aux in the yeti but it just gets in the way of my setup with the wires so I don't need to use this program but the program is safe for anybody wondering

  15. kind of broke my headphones the virtual cable a1 output makes it so i cant hear anything sadly all i have to do is task manager out voice meeter and set my headset back to primary device but its kind of annoying

  16. see the program works but for some reason my headphones stop working for applications like youtube and stuff like that and also when I did fix it after countless attempts to do so in game the mic sounds bad

  17. I'm having an issue with my blue yeti suddenly cutting out around halfway of recordings… anyone have this same issue? If you do, any fixes for it? Thanks

  18. Hey Mate, great video! What audio setup would you recommend for a 2 person podcast/webinar setup when we both appear on screen at the same time?

  19. While I'm following your steps my sound was cancelled and don't come back – even after I deleted the software and restarting my computer… help.

  20. Thanks for the video. I'm still new to this. So do I just set it up and hit recording somewhere on this software at same time my camera is recording for video?

  21. HI thanks for this setting but every time i go live on twitch something weird happens all my mic sounds very bad and i cant even use voicemeter as a mic audio input device anymore…

  22. This works with any mic too not just the blue yeti so thanks

    I use to own the blue yeti for a year and the cord broke so rip

  23. This is working great with ONE exception…when im not speaking it drops out so when I start speaking again it might miss a word or two….any idea how to get it to stop doing that?

  24. This guide makes ANY microphone sound instantly better. Highly recommend this guide!Great baseline settings provided to make small adjustments from.

  25. this program fucks with my speakers it they don't work unless i have it running now how do i fix this

  26. Does anyone have the problem where you have to restart voicemeter
    Because your voice starts cutting off because it’s kind of annoying

  27. I have a static sound in my mic with voicemeeter and couldn't fix it. It triggers every time I speak or there's a sound. Do you know what could it be?

  28. This is how you get the best sound out of a Blue Yeti Mic. Thank you for the video, I recommend it to any one who wants to get the most out of their mic!

  29. anyone having an issue where it will run good for like 10 minutes then all of a sudden start cutting in and out. Loading the settings causes it to stop but its annoying as there is no way to tell if its happening without listening to it

  30. When I record with one and audacity there’s always a fuzzy sound in the background is there a fix? (I’m using a different mic not the yeti)

  31. when i install the voicemeeter and open it, it says that i have already installed voicemeeter and tells me to remove the other version, but when i click remove and reboot my system afterwards it still says that i have another version installed

  32. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! have been searching for the best thing to use my yeti with and you are a god send!!

  33. Awesone! Is there anyway to use this software and set up mic monitoring so i can hear my own voice through my headset? i cant seem to get it to work

  34. I have a problem!
    It really did improve the sound, but it makes my voice lag and sound like a robot ingame.
    Maybe it's only when i use discord at the same time as streaming.
    Anyone had the same problem and have a solution?

  35. when i select the voicemeter output on audacity, my voice recording keeps cutting out, but not when i select the yeti as my microphone. any help?

  36. Guys it is freaking amazing, tried with my hyperx headset mic and HAVE the SAME result!!! However it does sometimes one annoying thing: the audio in mic cracks and audio in my headset (input) does it too(for example when I was watching this video afterwards if I did a mistake). Any help?:(

  37. Gr8
    Thx for this. Really appreciate it. If tiu are using video screen recoedong software, your mic input would for sure be viiceneter – if it appears. Thx

  38. For those interested in a working link to his setting file
    If author comes back and fixes link I don't mind if you remove the comment 🙂 GL

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