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Blue Yeti USB Mic seems to capture in 44.1k?

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Kalagan Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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Jan 31, 2012 2:11 PM

Hi All,


We just bought 4 Blue Yeti USB Mics, because they get great reviews. They arrived today and I plugged one in to test it in both QuickTime and FCP 5.1.


In both QT and FCP the Mic records easily, but in both situations it records at 44.1K Audio.


In FCP I am working in a DV NTSC Project, connected to a DV Converter, so my project is 48K. Obviously it is not feeding through the DV Converter Box (which would force it to capture at 48K), but I was hoping that FCP would apply the FCP 48K Project Audio Settings to whatever files are captured using the FCP Capture Window, but it doesn't. It captures files from the Mic at 44.1K, not 48K. The same problem in QT. QT sees the Mic without any problems at all and records easily, but again in QT it records at 44.1K.


Does anyone know how we can use these Mic's to Record our Temp VO's at 48K? Is there some setting in QT that would allow this to happen or is there a setting in FCP I am missing?


Your input wold be greatly appreciated.




  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to Kalagan)

    It's not the Mic.


    Apparently, something introduced in Mac OS X 10.7, or a ProKit update defaults the VO tool to 44.1kHz. Trying to change it to 48kHz will lock up FCP to the point where only a forced quit will get you out.


    A couple of threads on this already exist. It doesn't look like a fix was found or if one is coming from Apple.

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to Kalagan)

    you need to setup the Blue mic just as any sound device as follows:


    -  Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI setup > Audio Devices Tab

    -   select the Blue Miic in either the drop down text box or the sources list, depending on your OS version

    -  in both the input and output tabs set:

         format to 48KHz

         Master to 1dB (set slider all the way to the right)



    remember to set the Blue mic in the recording Application

  • Wrathz Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2013 5:33 AM (in response to Gary Scotland)

    Same, can't move the master slider ! Grayed out ! :(

  • JDGD Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to Wrathz)

    Hi! I have the same problem. Have you figured out how to fix it? Thanks


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