4 Possible Fixes For Blue Yeti Live Monitoring Not Working

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blue yeti live monitoring not working

For uses like podcasting, voiceovers, and streaming, the Blue Yeti is a great microphone. Owners of this mic, however, have a serious problem with the blue yeti live monitoring not working. When it works, this function enables you to hear yourself as you talk into the microphone in real-time, helping you avoid odd pacing and pauses on your recordings. Before giving up on this feature altogether, consider a couple of potential fixes if your live monitoring isn’t functioning but you know it should be.

Blue Yeti Live Monitoring Not Working Fix

Fix 1: 

Remove the microphone’s pop filter if you have one. A little piece of foam called a pop filter is used to lessen the amount of popping noise that is made when speaking into a microphone. If your Blue Yeti Live Monitoring isn’t functioning and you’re using a pop filter, try taking it out of your microphone to see if it solves the issue.

Fix 2:

It’s possible that the computer can’t provide the Blue Yeti with adequate power if you’re using a USB 3.0 connector. To check if it helps, try connecting it to a different USB 2.0 port.

If this doesn’t work, try an alternative USB cable or double-check the connections on all of your cords. If you’ve double-checked that everything is connected correctly and you’re still having trouble with this technique, it’s possible that your port has to be replaced because it is broken or damaged.

Fix 3:

The Windows Troubleshooter may be used to resolve this issue by wiping your device clean if you are using Windows 10. Follow these steps to accomplish this:

  • Go to Settings > Update & security > Troubleshootàselect Hardware & Sound > select Audio playback from the list of options on the left side of your screenà NextàSelect Device problemsà Nextà Run the Troubleshooter

Fix 4:

The Blue Yeti microphone has been reported as not functioning properly in Live Monitoring mode by certain Windows users. To fix it, make sure your volume and output settings are adjusted properly.

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type “sound,” and then click the resulting link to access the Windows Sound options.
  2. Access Output devices (under Playback).
  3. Verify that “Headphones” is selected for your Blue Yeti on this screen. Select Headphones and click Apply or OK to save the configuration modification if it hasn’t already been done so.
  4. Select Recording from the Sound Mixer (also under Playback).
  5. Verify that your Blue Yeti microphone is set as the default recording device in the recording device settings (the first option). To save this setting change, choose it there if it isn’t already chosen, then click Apply or OK.


We hope the above-mentioned troubleshooting fixes worked out for you well enough. But it also should be noted that sometimes, the Blue Yeti itself could be faulty or your windows have some corrupt files in it which are preventing it from working properly. If the aforementioned fixes didn’t work out for you then reinstalling windows could also be an option.

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