Top positive review
Highly recommend! but a few things to figure out.
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
I already have a Yeti USB Microphone but I wanted to have another one so I did not have to drag it up and down stairs from my office to my studio and back. To say the least I am very happy with the microphone. I worked over 30 years in broadcast TV & radio so sound quality is very important to me. I feel the mic is a great value for the quality and I love that it plugs easily into a computer. It is perfect for doing voice overs, webinars, etc. I needed a "boom arm" as well as a shockmount to decrease noise. I thought I would give the Blue Yeticaster a try. I have another boom arm that is not as nice as this one. The quality it really good and I know it will last for as long as I need it.
I did have concerns when I first took it out of the box. I could not get the joints to bend. The instructions were not clear. I did look at several You Tube videos and figured out what I needed to do. Here is my process and it worked just fine.
First I found the location I wanted to place the bracket and tightened it down.
next I turned the arm over and found a phillips screw and loosened the screw. that is the trick and key...loosening or tightening the phillips head screw so the tension is not too tight.
It still seemed too tight but I went ahead and placed the arm on the clamp. Ta da! it seemed to work.
There were no instructions as to how to properly put the shockmount on but it is logical. Just figure out which end needs to be up and screw it in. also no instructions as to how to properly attach the mic but it is logical. There is a little bag with a part that you need to attach the mic to the shock mount in the box. It has 2 washers. Logical to figure out how to place it into the round metal piece that is sticking out into the center of the shock mount and screw it into the mic.
Finally connecting the mic cable. There is a nice channel with clip-clamps that you can pop up to hide and dress the cable.
Plug mic into computer.
Once all is in place it is easy to adjust the 2 arm parts to your liking.
there are plastic things on each joint that you can tighten and loosen to adjust to your liking.
I love that the mic arm can turn 360 degrees. and it is very quiet when it moves. no squeaky springs.
I did a test recording and the sound is good.
I highly recommend this item to anyone that does any amount of voice work from voice overs to webinars or podcasts.
It is very user friendly once you figure everything out. ;-)