Logitech’s Yeti GX is a brand new USB mic with RGB lighting

Logitech is releasing a brand new set of merchandise that may begin delivery on September twenty fourth and are aimed squarely on the likes of players, streamers, podcasters, and different creators. The large one is the $149.99 Logitech G Yeti GX, a “broadcast-style” USB microphone with a heavy stand and RGB lighting.

The Yeti GX is a dynamic supercardioid microphone, which is a sort of unidirectional mic designed to give attention to sound in entrance of the pickup quite than behind the microphone. That’s a very good factor in the event you don’t need the noise of your keyboard overtaking your voice. It additionally means in the event you transfer off-axis, your voice rapidly falls away, however the trade-off might be price it if you’re contending with poor recording areas. Soren Pedersen, Logitech’s world product supervisor, described it as having the vibe of a Shure SM7, a preferred broadcaster microphone.

The Logitech Yeti GX on the included stand.
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In fact, it wouldn’t be a gamer mic with out configurable RGB lighting. There are two configurable LEDs — one in a circle on the again of the mic and one behind the Logitech G brand on its facet — and you’ll set varied animated results or simply select a selected coloration for the lights. An LED stripe within the digital quantity wheel is both crimson or blue, relying on whether or not the mic is muted.

Urgent the amount wheel activates Good Audio Lock, a characteristic Pederson described as a “security internet” to maintain the mic from clipping and distorting when, say, a streamer will get excited and begins yelling about one thing. The mic does this with an analog limiter — such as you’d discover on the Razer Seiren V2 X — which compresses the sign if you get too loud to cease the mic from distorting. The characteristic additionally makes use of a built-in downward expander to decrease the amount of background noise or undesirable echo in a foul recording surroundings.

The mic ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable desktop mount however might be connected to a normal growth mic stand as effectively, with adapters for five/8-inch and three/8-inch connections.

The Logitech Yeti Orb.
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Logitech additionally introduced the $59.99 Yeti Orb, a small ball-style USB mic just like the Yeti Snowball. The mic has a extra muted look than the Snowball, with a cloth-covered entrance and with configurable RGB lights on high. Just like the Yeti GX, it has a USB-C port on the again for connecting to your pc. The Orb is a condenser cardioid mic, and Logitech says it should additionally decrease background noise. It may also be faraway from its small desktop stand to be used with a growth stand.

The Litra Beam LX.
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Logitech additionally introduced an up to date model of its Litra Beam X LED mild bar, the $149.99 Litra Beam LX. The LX is dual-sided, with a tunable (2700K – 6500K) white bar like the unique on one facet and an RGB mild on the opposite. Senior product advertising and marketing supervisor Andrew Siminoff stated the lights are UL-certified for protected, all-day use. The sunshine has 1/4-20-inch-threaded fittings for mounting both on its finish or the center of the sunshine, and it connects both by way of USB-C or Bluetooth.

All three work with Logitech’s G Hub app for configuring lighting results, in addition to vocal results and particular audio profiles by means of the software program’s Blue Voice characteristic presets. In case you have a number of Logitech Lightsync units, you possibly can synchronize lighting results, too, in the event you actually need to be awash in strobing, pulsing RGB colours whilst you sport. Logitech says they’ll even be appropriate with Home windows Dynamic Lighting, by means of which you’ll sync lighting results with different non-Logitech lighting.

It’s price noting — and I accomplish that with some nostalgic disappointment — that these are the primary Yeti microphones that don’t characteristic the “Blue” branding since Logitech purchased the corporate in 2018. In a FAQ earlier this yr, Logitech stated it could now not use the Blue model in its product names, and as an alternative will use it “to explain our applied sciences.”

Pour one out for outdated Blue, my mates.