Blue Yeti Not Recognized by Windows 10 | How to Fix [Complete Guide]

The Blue Yeti is a USB microphone used by many podcasters and streamers around the world due to its several tremendous features. Its top-notch sound-quality certified by THX, four recording modes, and integrated sound control are some of the features that make it a top-quality and reliable microphone.

The blue yeti USB microphone is quite popular due to its performance and reliability, but there are occasions where users face several issues with the microphone. In this article, we’ll try to solve the Blue yeti not recognized by Windows 10 problem by different troubleshooting steps.

How to Solve this Issue?

Today, we’re going to attempt a chain of troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data, it might help our cause.

 Several reasons might have caused this trouble; it may be because of the wrong configuration of settings, or you might have a faulty USB port. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Check if your microphone is recognized by the computer

The first step to take in solving this problem is to check if the Blue Yeti microphone is recognized by your computer or not

  • Hold on to the Windows key and press R to open the Run box
  • Type Control Panel  and press Enter to open the control panel window
  • Now click the View devices and printers option
  • By clicking the View devices and printers options, you’ll see a list of connected devices, if you notice any entry named USB Advanced Audio Device, then it means that the computer is detecting your microphone
  • Try disconnecting the microphone, if the entry disappears from the list, then it is confirmed that the microphone is recognized by your computer

To change the name of Device

  • In the system tray, right-click on speaker icon
  •  Now click on Recording device
  • Navigate to the microphone that is named USB Advanced Audio Device and right-click on it
  • Now  select properties to open the Properties window
  • In the properties window, you’ll see a box with the name of the device, you can overwrite and name the device anything you want
  • Once you have changed the name, click Apply and then OK to save the changes

Increase the Volume

If you’re having any issues with the volume while you’re recording using the Blue Yeti microphone, you should try increasing its volume to see if solves the issue

  • In the system tray, right-click on speaker icon
  • Now click on Recording device
  • Navigate to the microphone that is named USB Advanced Audio Device
  • If you have changed the name of your microphone, then try to search for that name
  • Rightclick on the name of your microphone, and click Set Default Device from the options
  • Once you have modified the settings, click Apply and then OK to save the changes

Now that you have set your microphone as the default recording device, it might solve your complication but if you’re still facing an issue while recording, try following these steps to see if it solves the issue

  • In the system tray, right-click on the Speakers icon
  • Now click on Recording device
  • Navigate to the microphone that is named USB Advanced Audio Device
  • If you have changed the name of your microphone, then try to look for that name
  • Double click on the name of your microphone
  • Now click on the Levels tab
  • Now check the volume of your microphone over there, make sure to set it to maximum.
  • If you notice a red icon on your speaker button, It means it is muted, make sure to check everything and set the volume to a maximum level
  • NOTE: if you have issues like no volume, then try to fix the volume to a maximum level in the levels tab, but if you are sensing that the volume of your microphone is very high, then try to reduce it to an optimal level
  • NOTE: the Blue Yeti is a very sensitive microphone, try to keep most of the volume options to 0 to fix issues related to background noise

After following these steps, check to see if it has solved the microphone not recognized problem or is it still there

Connect your microphone to a different USB port

Another reason that might be causing this issue is your faulty USB port. The microphone that you’re trying to connect through the USB port might have a fault in it. To make sure no such thing happens, try connecting the microphone to a different USB port. The majority of the users have solved this problem by connecting their microphone to USB 2.0 port instead of a USB 3.0 port. Try to follow this method to see if it solves the issue.

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