How to Use a Blue Yeti Microphone and Auphonix Pop Filter Properly – A Tutorial

How to Use a Blue Yeti Microphone and Auphonix Pop Filter Properly – A Tutorial

Hi, Vickie Siculiano here, from Say Wow Marketing.
Do you want a more professional voice recording for your podcasts or your videos? Well, in
this video, I’m going to show you how I use my Blue Yeti microphone and a pop filter to
do just that. You can do it too. So stay tuned. OK, so this is just a quick little video just
to show you all the settings that I use on the Blue Yeti microphone and this is a pop
filter. The difference is, so if you talk directly into the microphone and you have
any b’s or p’s or any explosive or plosive sounds as they call it in linguistics, you’re going to get that
real rush of air into the microphone. This is my Auphonix Pop Filter. What I do is just
clamp it right onto my desk or wherever I am, it’s real easy to use. You can also clamp
it directly onto the Blue Yeti microphone but it’s a little awkward to use so I just
clamp it onto the desk or wherever I am. I just put it a couple of inches in front
of the microphone. Talk into it pa ba, it softens the sound. The little mesh that the
air passes through just diffuses all the airwaves. On the Blue Yeti, what I have is my earphones,
headphones, these are Sennheiser, they are about 25 bucks, real affordable. And I have
it plugged into the bottom of the microphone so that I listen to what I’m recording. In
the beginning of your recordings, you always want to listen to it as you’re recording to
make sure that you’re not getting any kind of feedback or you’re not getting any kind
of a buzz or you’re missing some of the sound waves. So you want to make sure that none
of the sound waves area clipping and everything sounds good.
Now in the back of this Blue Yeti microphone, you have a nice option called gain. I have
to move this microphone around because the setting that I have it on is the cardioid
setting. What that does, it’s right there, it allows you to speak into the microphone
and it records just in this area. So if I move the microphone around, you’re going to
hear that it’s not going to listen to me very well. So you always want to make sure that
you’re at a 90 degree, speaking directly into this area, think of a heart and this is where
you are going to get the clearest sound. There are different settings on the microphone.
You can certainly go to Blue Yeti’s website and look at all of the different options that
they have. Their tech support is superb so if you need help in any manner go to their
website. So I have that set up at a 90 degree, I’m
pretty tall, about 5-10, so I like to make sure that my microphone is up where I am and
I’m talking into it. I have my pop filter right over it.
And on the back, there’s a neat little knob. It’s called a gain. And what that does is
it allows you to adjust your sound on this microphone without having to go into your
Windows settings, your Mac settings, and adjusting the levels on your sound recorder. It gives
you everything right there. You’ll need to play with it a little bit in the beginning
while you’re doing your recording just to get the right level for you.
If you have any questions or comments, post them right below this video. Thanks for watching.

4 thoughts on “How to Use a Blue Yeti Microphone and Auphonix Pop Filter Properly – A Tutorial

  1. I agree that this pop filter attaches tightly, firmly, semi-permanently to the mic stand itself.  When I try to attach it to my desk, lamp or iMac, I end up holding the pop filter in my hand.  I'm puzzled, though, by this so-called "Auphonix Blue Yeti Pop Filter" because the package itself makes no mention of the Blue Yeti.  Most pop filters are practically interchangeable, with some costing $5 and working as well as the $30 ones.  Perhaps the Auphonix works a little better because the metal piece just opposite the tightening screw is completely flat (most are slighly rounded to fit a tubular floor stand).

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