How To Fix Blue Yeti Not Recognized By Windows 10

Blue yeti is a popular professional USB microphone used for recording and streaming. It’s best used for podcasting, game streaming, and music recording just to name a few. It has several features that make it one of the top desktop microphones such as THX certified sound quality, integrated sound control, and four recording modes just to name a few.  Although this is a solid piece of equipment there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Blue Yeti not recognized by windows 10 issue.

Fix The  Windows 10 Not Recognizing Blue Yeti

Before performing the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem I suggest that you try restarting your computer first. This will refresh the operating system as well as remove corrupt temporary data and is quite effective in fixing most software related issues.

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a wrong setting to a USB port issue. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Check if the microphone is recognized by your computer

The first thing you will need to do in this case is to check if Blue Yeti is recognized by Windows 10.

  • Hold Windows key and press R
  • Type Control Panel and press Enter
  • Click View devices and printers
  • If you see an entry named USB Advanced Audio Device then the computer is detecting your microphone. You can confirm whether this entry is Blue Yeti microphone or not by simply disconnecting the microphone. If the entry disappears then it is confirmed.

To change the name of the device

  • Right click the Speaker icon from the system tray (bottom right corner)
  • Select Recording devices
  • Locate the microphone named USB Advanced Audio Device
  • Right click USB Advanced Audio Device and select Properties
  • You will see a text box with the name of the device. You can simply overwrite and name this device whatever you want.
  • Once done, click Apply then select OK.

Increase the volume

If you can barely hear any volume when recording sounds using this microphone then you should try to increase the Blue Yeti volume.

  • Right click the Speaker icon from the system tray (bottom right corner)
  • Select Recording devices
  • Locate the microphone named USB Advanced Audio Device or the name you gave to this mic
  • Right click USB Advanced Audio Device and select Set Default Device
  • Once done, click Apply then select OK

The microphone should now be set as the default recording device. If you are still unable to record anything then proceed with the following steps.

  • Right click the Speaker icon from the system tray (bottom right corner)
  • Select Recording devices
  • Locate the microphone named USB Advanced Audio Device or the name you gave to this mic
  • Double click USB Advanced Audio Device.
  • Select the Levels tab
  • Make sure the volume of the microphone is set to maximum and isn’t mute. Click the speaker button if you see a red icon on it. That means it muted. Note: If you are experiencing a lot of noise with the microphone then simply reduce the volume of the microphone. The Blue Yeti is very sensitive so keeping it to 0 or around those levels should fix the issue of background noise.

Check if the microphone not recognized issue still occurs.

Try connecting the microphone to a different USB port

Most people who have experienced this problem fixed it by connecting the microphone to a USB 2.0 port. For some reason the microphone will not work when connected to a USB 3.0 port so if you have it connected to this port then you should try connecting it to a USB 2. Port.