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Studio Yeti: Recording with Audition

This document has instructions for using the Yeti microphone to record an audio project in Audition. The Yeti and Audition are available for use in the Studio.

Getting Started

Microphone Settings

  • Plug the mic into the Studio computer, or a personal laptop, via USB.
  • Use the Pattern knob to set the pattern mode, which is the direction that the mic will pick up sound. 
    • One presenter: Cardioid (Heart shape). Records from the front.
    • Two presenters: Bidirectional (8 shape). Records from the front and back.
    • 3+ group: Omnidirectional (circle shape). Records on all sides. 

  • Ensure the Mute button is not activated; the red light should be solid, not blinking. 
  • Plug headphones into the input on the bottom.

Positioning

  • Use the arm to raise the mic. Point it down toward the table.
  • Position the pop filter between the mic and the presenter’s mouth, without touching either. Only one presenter can use the pop filter at a time.
  • Situate the presenter(s).
    • One presenter: on the front side of the mic, which has the Mute and Volume knobs. Don’t point the top of the mic directly at the presenter’s mouth.
    • Two presenters: one presenter on each side of the table, with the mic in the center.
    • 3+ group: presenters around the table, with the mic in the center. Position presenters with loud voices farther away from the mic, and quiet voices close to it.
  • Place the sound baffle panels between the presenter(s) and the bare walls (door wall and opposite) to reduce reflections/echos. The panels should be close to the presenter(s) to isolate sound.


Recording

It’s recommended to do a test recording before recording the audio project.

To record a project in Audition with the Yeti microphone:
  1. Ensure the Yeti mic is plugged into the computer, and navigate to Go > Applications from the top menu bar. Double-click “Adobe Audition” to launch the program.
  2. Click the Multitrack button to the top-left. A new window will appear.
  3. Adjust the settings as desired, such as:
    • Session Name
    • Folder Location
    • Template: None
    • Sample Rate: 48000
    • Bit Depth: Highest Possible
    • Master: Stereo
  4. Click OK.
  5. Navigate to Adobe Audition > Preferences > Audio Hardware.
  6. Adjust the following settings:
    • Default Input: Select “Yeti Stereo Microphone.”
    • Default Output: Select the audio playback device, such as Built-In Output or Headphones.
    • I/O Buffer Size: 512 is selected by default. If there is a significant audio delay, or echo effect heard in the headphones, lower this number to reduce the delay.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click “Default Stereo Input” on a track, hover over “Mono”, and select “[01M]” Yeti Stereo Microphone: Front Left.”.  An audio level meter will appear to the right.
  9. Click the Arm For Record button, labeled as an “R,” on each tracks being used. Audio level meters will appear to the right for each activated track.

  10. Click the Record button, which looks like a red circle, in the Transport panel. The track will start recording. If you don’t see the Transport panel, navigate to Window > Transport and ensure “Transport” is checked.

  11. When done recording, click the Stop button, which looks like a white square, in the Transport panel. 
  12. Listen to the recording to check for errors. Make adjustments as needed.
  13. Navigate to File > Save As.
  14. Rename the file, select a storage location, and select “Audition Session (*.sesx)” from the Format drop-down menu. 
  15. Click OK. This will save a backup of the original recording in case it needs to be retrieved.
  16. Navigate to Multitrack > Mixdown Session to New File > Entire Session.
  17. Navigate to File > Save As.
  18. Rename the file, select a storage location, and select “MP3 Audio (*.mp3)” from the Format drop-down menu.
  19. Click OK. The recording will be saved as an MP3 audio file.


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Keywords:podcasting audio mic microphone   Doc ID:93425
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2019-07-29 11:36 PDTUpdated:2019-08-01 10:23 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
CleanURL:https://kb.plu.edu/yeti-audition
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