What part of the mic do I talk into?
The Yeti Pro is a side address microphone. A side address microphone accepts sound from an angle perpendicular to the mic as opposed to a front address mic where you speak into the "end" of the microphone.
Correct position of YETI mic, mute buttons and "Blue Logo" face towards you.
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The triple capsule arrangement inside of Yeti and Yeti Pro was designed to be as versatile as possible. The capsules are positioned in a unique configuration that allows for multiple patterns of cardioid, stereo, bi-directional and omni. In order to achieve this versatility, the capsules have been positioned in a side address manner, meaning they capture audio from the sides of the mic grill, not the top. You will lose presence if you speak directly into the top of the mic.
For Cardioid and Stereo: When facing the Blue logo on the Yeti or Yeti Pro, you are in position for achieving the best sound.
For Bi-directional: Imagine the Blue logo is also on the opposite side of the Yeti or Yeti Pro, address the logos for achieving the best sound.
For Omni: The triple capsule array allows Yeti and Yeti Pro to capture the best sound 360 degrees around the mic when addressing the sides of the mic.