To optimize sound quality when using the external Yeti microphone and pop filter, do a few brief test recordings to determine which of the following options work best for your purpose:
Record in MONO as opposed to STEREO (see individual software instruction tabs for information on how to change these settings)
We generally recommend that the GAIN knob on the microphone be positioned at
9 or 10 o'clock to minimize background noise pick-up (for e.g., recording voiceover files)
at 12 or 2 o'clock if you need louder audio quality and find some background noise to be acceptable (most other user needs)
Note: you may wish to begin with the knob centered, and then adjust accordingly:
counterclockwise: reduce sensitivity (e.g., if a loud sound source is interfering by creating digital distortion)
clockwise: increase sensitivity
The microphone PATTERN knob should be positioned in the third slot (looks kind of like a heart)
If a recording does not seem to contain audio
ensure Mute is not enabled
ensure input and output volume is turned up above 75%
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1 Open QuickTime
2 Choose File > New Audio Recording
3 To change the recording settings, click the arrow next to the Record button.
Then choose your microphone and recording quality.
4 Click the Record button to start recording. Click it again to stop recording.
5 Choose File > Export > Audio Only
To ensure an audio podcast is accessible, make a transcript available for hearing-impaired audiences.
Example: This American Life