Are you looking to connect your Blue Yeti USB Microphone to an audio interface? We put this guide together to help you connect your Blue Yeti to your audio interface.

Quick Answer: To Connect Your Blue Yeti to an audio interface, you need to connect the headphone output of the blue yeti into your audio interface.

Why Connect Blue Yeti To Audio Interface?

The only reason that we see people connecting their Blue Yeti to an Audio Interface is to acquire tone or color that is produced by the preamps on the audio interface. A classic example of this would be plugging into a Solid State Logic audio interface (SSL2+ Audio Interface: Some people like the sound of these interfaces and that makes the endeavor worth the effort.

Why Avoid Connecting Your Blue Yeti To Audio Interface

Whenever you connect additional audio equipment into your signal chain you introduce noise, latency, and additional points of failure. Generally speaking, there isn’t enough benefit of an external audio interface to overcome these hurdles.

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How To Connect Blue Yeti To Audio Interface

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How To Connect Blue Yeti To Audio Mixer

  1. Connect Blue Yeti To Computer

    Connect Blue Yeti to Computer to power the microphones

  2. Set Gain As Per Usual

    Setup your gain as usual, with the lowest volume setting to get a clear signal

  3. Set Cardioid Mode

    Set cardioid mode on Blue Yeti for best results

  4. Connect Audio Interface To Computer

    Connect audio interface to your computer

  5. Connect Audio Interface to Power & Turn On

    Some audio interfaces don’t require additional power, but if yours does, connect it and power the device on.

  6. Connect Blue Yeti To Audio Interface

    Using a headphone jack to dual 1/4″ cable (

  7. Set Gain/Level On Audio Interface

    Set gain to make sure the mixer has the correct audio level

  8. Set Audio Interface As Desired Recording Interface

    Make sure your computer isn’t trying to record the Blue Yeti

  9. Record!

Equipment For Connecting Blue Yeti To Audio Interface

Blue Yeti & Audio Interface Topics

  • 0:00​ – Introduction
  • 0:24​ – Pricing & Specs
  • 0:31​ – Improve Blue Yeti Quality
  • 0:53​ – Connect Blue Yeti To Audio Interface
  • 2:04​ – Volume & Gain Settings
  • 2:20​ – Audio Interface Recommendations
  • 3:11​ – Why I Don’t Recommend This
  • 3:35​ – The Signal Chain Explained
  • 4:30​ – Quality Difference
  • 5:20​ – Recommendation
  • 5:37​ – Upgrade Path
  • 5:56​ – Final Thoughts

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