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USB vs. XLR Microphones For Game Streaming

When you start your streaming journey as a young Padawan, there are two paths you can take to conquer the quest of sound quality: USB or XLR microphones. What’s the difference?

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Logitech Steps Up to the Mic

Today we have some big news:

Podcasting

4 Tips for Making a Great-Sounding Podcast

Even after you’ve decided on a microphone and recording software, you might be wondering, “How do I make this thing sound good?”

Gaming

Setting Up Your First Twitch Streaming Rig: Part 1

In this article, I’ll explain the essential equipment you’ll need to set up your very own streaming rig.

News

How to Use Yeti and Yeti Nano with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Device

We have great news for mobile content creators everywhere! Yeti and Yeti Nano have been confirmed to work with Apple Lightning-to-USB and USB-C-to-USB adapters as well as USB On-The-Go (OTG) technology.

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Introducing Yeti Nano

We are super excited to announce Yeti Nano!

Podcasting

Déjà Vu: The Rise (and Return) of Fiction Podcasts

There’s one genre in particular that storytellers and listeners alike have flocked to in recent years: fiction podcasts (also known as audio dramas).

Music

Creation at the Epicenter

Today, cultural commentary can come from anyone—musicians, podcasters, graphic artists...

News

Celebrating 10 Years of Yeti

We’re celebrating 10 years of Yeti with a look at its rise to becoming the world’s #1 USB microphone. Join the celebration and share your story with the #MyYetiStory hashtag!

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Blue Headphones Win 2018 Emmy Award

Mix-Fi is the first headphone ever to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.

Podcasting

Blue’s Podcasting Basics: Understanding Compressors

One of the hallmarks of a professional podcast is an instantly recognizable high-quality vocal sound.

Podcasting

What’s the Deal with Polar Patterns?

When you read about polar patterns, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Music

Kiwi on the Radio: Recording Vocals at Sirius XM

If you ask his peers, Michael Taylor has every audio engineer’s dream job. As the house recording engineer for Sirius XM Radio, Taylor regularly records with industry luminaries like Paul McCartney, The Allman Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ben Folds, Mary J. Blige, Seal, Ryan Adams, Cheap Trick, and the list goes on.

Music

Playlist: Five Songs that Changed the Sonic Landscape

If you Google “Best Sounding Albums of All Time”, you’ll find endless lists of albums compiled by audiophiles who will argue about their choices until blue in the face. And while I love meticulously recorded albums as much as the next guy, that isn’t what this article is about.

Music

Has Modern Recording Lost Its Soul?

Has modern recording technology taken the “soul” out of music? In the pursuit of the cleanest, most perfect productions, have we displaced some of the character that made classic recordings so great? And if so, how can we put it back?

Podcasting

How Serial Ignited a Podcast Revolution

What’s especially remarkable is the show’s influence. Since its release, dozens of true-crime podcasts have launched with similar narration and style.

Gaming

Game Streaming: Essential Gear and Hacks

With some top-tier gamers earning as much as $1 million from streaming in 2017, more and more gamers are trying to go pro.

Music

Filter’s Richard Patrick Talks Recording with Bottle

Richard Patrick is a world-renown musician and vocalist, best known as the frontman for the legendary rock band Filter. We've had the pleasure of getting to know Richard over the last year or so.

Gaming

Take Your Gaming Stream to the Next Level: XSplit and OvrStream

Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you that you would never get anywhere playing video games all day? Well, they were wrong.

Music

5 Must Watch Tiny Desk Concerts

These five performances were chosen because I felt that they represented the beauty, rawness, intimacy and authenticity of this series as a whole.

Music

Let it Bleed: How to Record a Band in One Room

Throughout the entire history of recording, musicians and producers have been forced to deal with microphone bleed.

Podcasting

Blue’s Podcasting Basics: Getting Started with Compression

If you’re just starting to record your own podcasts, you may be wondering how to improve..

Gaming

Back to the Future: Getting Started with VR Gaming

Gamers have been dreaming about virtual reality for nearly four decades. Beginning with Atari‘s ill-fated VR research lab, which closed during the North American video game crash of ‘83, nearly every industry player has donned the wax wings of VR in hopes of soaring above the competition.

News

Use Multiple Blue USB Mics Simultaneously with the Latest Sherpa App Update

It’s now easier than ever to use multiple USB mics at once (including Yeti, Snowball, and Snowball iCE), thanks to the latest update of the Sherpa app!

Music

NPR Tiny Desk: How To Mic A Drumkit

NPR Tiny Desk Concert engineer Josh Rogosin demonstrates some of his favorite techniques for miking drums.

Gaming

Twitch V. YouTube Gaming V. Microsoft Mixer: Which Streaming Platform Is Right For You?

With so many options like Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Microsoft Mixer, where will you build your streaming empire?

Gaming

Blue USB Mics Receive Official Discord Certification

Gamers rejoice! We’re excited to announce that Yeti, Yeti Nano, Snowball, and Snowball iCE USB microphones have received official Discord Certification.

Gaming

The History of the Console Wars

Ever since computer chips became small and cheap enough to stick in a plastic box with a controller, the battle to corner the market with the ultimate home gaming system has raged on.

Music

15 Tips For Better Home Recordings

We’ve put together a list of 15 pointers to get studio quality results in your own home studio.

Music

What's the Deal with Phase?

Something doesn’t sound quite right, or maybe the mix sounds thin? That’s phase cancellation at work.

Music

Three Essential Mics for Mobile Recording

More artists, engineers and producers are recording music on the go than ever before. And while traditional studio setups still have their place, the next generation of music makers are hungry for sleek, powerful and lightweight mobile recording equipment that allows them to capture studio-quality audio anytime, anywhere.

Music

NPR Tiny Desk Winner Quinn Christopherson On Creativity, Inspiration, and Finding Your Voice

An interview with Quinn Christopherson, winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

Gaming

LoriiPops Talks Twitch, the Gaming Community, and Her Favorite Streaming Gear

An official Twitch Partner with over 92,000 followers, LoriiPops is the most popular female game streamer in New Zealand. She’s known for playing a wide range of games on the hardest difficulty, as well as her lively and entertaining streams.

Gaming

JdotB on Competitive WoW, Streaming, and Blue Microphones

JdotB is a competitive World of Warcraft player, official Twitch Partner with over 80,000 followers, and Blue Twitch Team Member. His professional eSports team, Method NA, placed first in the Regional Finals of Blizzard’s first Mythic Dungeon International tournament in 2018, and second place in the Global Finals.

Podcasting

Déjà Vu: The Rise (and Return) of Fiction Podcasts

Although fiction podcasts might seem like a fresh and novel concept, their history dates back almost a century—to the golden age of old-time radio.

Podcasting

Podcast Production Made Easy: Hindenburg Journalist

The podcast revolution is in full swing, and people are telling engaging stories from coffee shops and kitchen tables around the world.

Music

Playlist: Gear Up for Summer with Our Festival Favorites

It’s almost time to pack the cooler, the tent, and plenty of sunscreen. Summer music festival season is right around the corner!

Music

Film Review: Muscle Shoals—The Story of the Sound

A place where spirited young talent became immortalized in vinyl. A place often heard, but seldom heard of—Muscle Shoals, Alabama.