Blue Yeti Nano
Blue Yeti Nano

Blue Yeti Nano is a small sleeker sibling to the super popular blue yeti microphone that people love to news for YouTube, twitch, voiceovers and well ASMR

just looking at this thing it’s super tiny, but should you even consider this microphone over its bigger predecessor, should not be worried.

PROS

  •  Excellent sound quality.
  • Two capsules provide cardiac or omnidirectional polar patterns.
  • Headphone jack with low latency control.

CONS

  • Sherpa desktop application (or OS tweaks) is required to adjust earning levels.

Blue Yeti Nano Features

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz
  • Power Required/Consumption: 5 V 150 mA
  • Sample Rate: 48 KHz
  • Sensitivity: 4.5 mV/Pa (1 KHz)
  • Dimensions (mic w/stand): L: 4.29” (10.9 cm) W: 3.78” (9.6 cm) H: 8.31” (21.1 cm)
  • Bit Rate: 24 bit
  • Capsule: 2 Blue-proprietary 14 mm condenser capsules
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional
  • Max SPL: 120 dB (THD: 0.5% 1KHz)
  • Weight: 1.39 lb (0.63 kg)
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10, or Mac OS (10.10 or higher)

Blue Yeti Nano Design

Blue Yeti Nano Design

When you open the box you’re greeted with the blue yeti nano, a micro USB to USB cable, some manual that can go straight to the teacher, and a silica gel bag.

it also comes with a mount adapter if you’re into mounting it until boom arms and tripods and all that. 

It looks just like a miniature blue yeti, but there are a couple of defining differences: the blue yeti Nano has a volume knob up front, which also doubles as a button. 

when the buttons green it’s ready for news, when it’s red it’s muted.

Getting a nano comes with a threaded mount on the bottom similar to what you’ll find on a camera. 

so they can easily be put on tripods, if you need the thicker threaded mount of say the original blue yeti nano. 

so you can use your old yeti arms boom arms stuff like that, these also have a converter that can easily change that just by screwing these in.

there’s also still a headphone jack, they had the courage to keep that in the back of the mic.

there’s a button you can press to change between the cardioid and omnidirectional sound mode.

The Setup

It’s an easy plug-and-play setup, I connected this microphone to a MacBook Pro and Windows 10 and I had no problems at all. On a Mac, Nano was ready to go off the jump in GarageBand and setup was simple using Adobe Audition on my PC.

Yeti Nano is capable of recording audio in 24-bit and 48Hz format, which is higher than the original 16-bit Yeti.

Also the audio tracks were very clear and like much of the original Yeti, the high and medium range was very excellent in yeti nano as well.

Nano does a pretty decent job of recording low tones with a deeper sound as well so it’s not just limited to high and medium range, but I don’t mean to refer to the captured sound as a “bass.” In general, this is what I want from an audio microphone anyway.

Blue Yeti Nano Ports

The blue yeti nano connects using micro USB just like a whole bunch of Android devices. 

but the original blue yeti utilizes a USB, micro mini they mean the same thing, they’re completely different ports.

Accessories

If you have some money, Blue offers a number of additional microphone accessories.

Yeti Nano includes a padded desk stand, but it can still capture lots of vibrations and noise from the keyboard and mouse.

But if you want to avoid that, you can purchase the boom with Blue Compass Boom and Radius III.

Blue Yeti Nano Performance

Yeti Nano appears instantly and is ready to use. Without adjusting the gain levels in Sherpa software, the default microphone levels are applicable because there is no distortion in typical singing, and most people will be able to set the record and use this level immediately.

Adjusting microphone levels in Sherpa is simple. To be fair, the hypothetical gain level is really close to ideal.

 And if you have a loudspeaker or a sound source, you will need to order things heavily. Sherpa is very easy to use while registering for GarageBand.

 Yeti Nano provides an excellent, pure and very clean signal, but if you want to get to the right levels, even though the default gain setting is a great and sufficient starting point.

 Sherpa is very important if you really want to connect to ideal levels and levels.

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