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Question: Blue Yeti USB Mic not working with High Sierra (10.13.3)

My Blue Yeti mic (USB plug-and-play) does not work with High Sierra. Worked on Sierra just fine. Contacted Blue here is what they wrote me:


"Unfortunately when new versions of OS roll out, there's often a slew of bugs that are introduced right from the get-go. These bugs are then purged in successive updates as they isolate and fix them. High Sierra introduced quite a few bugs to Mac OS, including this communication issue with USB peripherals in some cases. In that sense it's more of a fix that needs to happen within High Sierra, as opposed to installing firmware updates on USB devices. Hopefully this is an issue that Apple will resolve quickly (I believe they already released at least one update for High Sierra), because a firmware update for the device would likely introduce even more issues as they resolve those bugs in the OS. I hope this makes sense! So unfortunately the best options to get your Yeti working again would be to downgrade back to Sierra (or take it to a Genius Bar and have them help you with that), or just wait for them to update and patch that bug. Hope this helps!"


So is this an Apple issue really? Will they get rid of the bug so that USB mics will work again?

macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 10, 2018 11:50 AM in response to GEBC.John In response to GEBC.John

I got the same canned answer from Yeti a few weeks ago. My Yeti Blue works fine with every other laptop (PC and Mac) except with ones with High Sierra installed. I'm on 10.13.3 now and still no Yeti Blue mic. Does ANYONE have a Yeti Blue mic that works on High Sierra? Is this isolated or widespread?

Mar 10, 2018 11:50 AM

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Mar 13, 2018 1:21 PM in response to mentelligence In response to mentelligence

I too got same response from Yeti. Had no problem with previous OS, but just upgraded to High Sierra and experiencing intermittent dropouts when recording on Garageband or Audacity. Using Yeti Pro. Finding it frustrating....no previous problems with this mic on previous Mac OS for many years.

Mar 13, 2018 1:21 PM

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