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Hey all! So I recently just purchased a Blue Yeti Snowball and I'm having some issues. When it comes to recording sound I am really not that knowledgeable so I am curious if anyone has any tips or tricks to help me out.

Basically on mumble I've had a few people tell me that it sounds like I'm talking threw a tube and just weird noises. At the moment I have the mic plugged into a USB 3.0 port and I have it set on its stand. Right now the mic is right between my monitor and right speaker. The mic is about a foot and a half away from my face and slightly to the left. I do have a sound blaster z series but since its a USB mic I figure that I can't do much with that since its not plugged into it.

Does anyone have any ideas or tips to try to increase the quality? I'm having such a hard time finding a place to put this dam mic as well mad.gif
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Have you considered talking closer to the microphone instead of staying 1.5 foot away from the microphone? It's a condenser microphone so it's going to pick up the ambiance of the room. What exactly are you using it for? Gaming? If for gaming I'd recommend using headphones instead of the speakers right next to your desk as the condenser will easily pickup any loud noise right next to it. Everyone I seen using a Blue Snowball always has to talk close to it to get any quality out of it.
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Have you considered talking closer to the microphone instead of staying 1.5 foot away from the microphone? It's a condenser microphone so it's going to pick up the ambiance of the room. What exactly are you using it for? Gaming? If for gaming I'd recommend using headphones instead of the speakers right next to your desk as the condenser will easily pickup any loud noise right next to it. Everyone I seen using a Blue Snowball always has to talk close to it to get any quality out of it.

I was basically going to use it for Podcasting, but I suppose for that I could always just move my keyboard and put it right in front of my face. I just wasn't sure if there where some hidden settings I could goof around with anything in particular. I will probably use it while gaming, but I'd be using my headphones instead of the speakers.
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