Today, we’re going to talk about hardcore fanbases: Blue Yeti devotees and the ASMR community. For those of you who don’t spend all of their free time on the Internet, ASMR is short for “audio sensory meridian response.” In short, ASMR is defined as a static-like, tingling sensation that begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. For those who enjoy it, it causes a low-grade euphoria and relaxation. In some cases, it can even help with insomnia and depression.
Meanwhile, Blue Yeti microphones are the darling of the recording community (and with good reason). It’s a hassle-free USB mic that produces pristine, studio-quality recordings for a relatively reasonable price. For all of these reasons, it is also the preferred microphone of the ASMR community. So, when the Blue Yeti Nano came out, we decided to give it the proper ASMR unboxing it deserves.
Blue Yeti Nano Specs
This Blue Yeti Nano is a smaller, more cost-effective version of the classic Blue Yeti microphone; it has the sound quality we love from the original in a smaller footprint. In short, this is a premium USB microphone designed for broadcast quality productions. You can use it for YouTube videos, game streaming, Skype, voiceovers, and podcasting.
This sleek little mic boasts a sample rate of 48kHz, 2 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules, a 24-bit rate, and offers both cardioid and omnidirectional. Its key features include a no-latency headphone output, volume control, and microphone mute. Plus, it works with the intuitive Blue Sherpa companion app to give you full control of your recordings through every step.
As we mentioned above, the Blue Yeti Nano has two recording modes. Cardioid mode only records sounds from sources directly in front of the microphone. This is perfect for solo game streaming, Skype calls, podcasting, and ASMR videos. You can also record in omnidirectional mode which picks up sound from everyone around you. Use it for a multi-person conference call or podcast interview.
In terms of aesthetics, this Blue microphone has a premium finish that looks good on camera and is available in Cubano Gold, Red Onyx, and Shadow Gray. Plus, for those of you who are in a rush to become famous podcasters, the Nano is ready to plug and play the moment it’s taken out of the box. Just unpack and stream instantly to a Mac or a PC.
All things considered, the Blue Yeti Nano is a solid alternative to the classic Blue Yeti; you should definitely consider it the next time you’re updating your recording studio or home recording setup. Let us know your thoughts on this microphone (or ASMR) in the comments below.