- Users have reported their Blue Yeti mic is not recognized by their system, nor in the Logitech G Hub program, and wrong hardware settings could be to blame.
- Out of date drivers often are at the root of the problem, but you'll discover the appropriate tool for the job in this article.
- It is also possible to resolve the issue by using the specific Audio system troubleshooter.
Now, it goes without saying that a microphone is one of the most useful hardware accessories for a laptop computer. It is required for every task, from recording audio to communicating with someone over the internet.
However, a number of people from around the world have reported that their Blue Yeti microphone is not being recognized by Windows 11 properly, not even when they use the Logitech G Hub program.
Microphone issues are the most aggravating because they are almost always associated with hardware issues, which are frequently triggered by a loose connection. Additional causes include driver incompatibilities and incorrect settings, among other things.
In this article, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all possible solutions that, in the majority of cases, are effective in resolving microphone-related issues. But first, let’s look at what Logitech G Hub does.
What is Logitech G Hub used for?
When it comes to managing mice, keyboards, and headsets, Logitech Gaming Software has consistently been rated as one of the best programs on the market. The application has also been running for approximately five years without any significant user interface or visual improvements.
With the Logitech G Hub, the manufacturer hopes to provide a more effective way to manage this hardware. Despite the fact that Logitech’s brand-new peripheral management software is visually appealing and extensive, it does require some initial training.
If you’re used to the old-school LGS, you don’t have to make the switch just yet. Nonetheless, if you’re ready to walk into the future, you’re only a few simple steps away from being able to control all of your Logitech gear through an attractive new interface.
G Hub is significantly more visually appealing than the Logitech Gaming Software, and it provides more in-depth customization options. It’s also a little more difficult to use, and it’s possible that it’ll be a little harder to traverse.
What can I do if Blue Yeti mic is not recognized in Windows 11?
1. Check for loose cables
Using an external microphone and being unable to access it through any app could be due to loose connections, a damaged wire, or even a malfunctioning microphone itself.
To begin, reconnect the microphone and verify that it is operational. Check by connecting the microphone to a different device and seeing if it helps. If the microphone still does not function, it is most likely faulty, and you will need to either repair or replace it at this point.
It’s also possible that the jack into which you’re plugging your microphone is faulty. To confirm this, attach a Bluetooth-enabled microphone to your computer and see if it functions properly. If this is the case, it is possible that the faulty jack is the source of the problem.
2. Set Blue Yeti as default device
- Right-click on the Speakers icon in the bottom right of your Windows 11 display, then choose Sound settings.
- Now scroll down until you meet the Input section and choose the Blue Yeti mic next to Choose a device for speaking or recording.
3. Update the Blue Yeti driver
- Right-click on the Start icon then click on Device Manager to open it.
- Now expand the Sound, video and game controllers section and right click on each option then choose Update driver.
Wait for the processes to complete before restarting your computer to ensure that the modifications are applied. We strongly recommend that you use a dedicated program to automatically update your drivers, such as DriverFix, to avoid having to manually perform the procedure.
4. Run the audio troubleshooter
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and navigate to System in the left panel followed by Troubleshoot from the right side.
- Once you are inside the Troubleshoot menu, click on the Other trouble-shooters option.
- Now scroll down until you meet the Recording Audio troubleshooter and click Run next to it.
When the troubleshooter has finished searching for errors, it will reveal the specific bug that has happened as well as for instructions on how to fix it. It is critical that you follow the instructions given exactly as they are written.
5. Check microphone privacy settings
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and navigate to Privacy & security in the left panel followed by Microphone from the right side.
- Now make sure that the toggle next to Let apps access your microphone is on.
If you don’t want certain apps to have access to your microphone, you can uncheck the box next to them under the Let apps access your microphone section.
What are the pros and cons of using a Blue Yeti Pro mic?
It allows you to capture digital audio at a resolution that is four times higher than that of audio files present on CDs. Also compatible with professional pre-amps and studio mixers, its analog circuit route, and A-D converter chip can be used in conjunction with them.
The USB microphone is equipped with direct controls for microphone strength, mute, pattern selection, and headphone level. It also has a built-in headphone amplifier, which is convenient.
Yeti Pro’s headphone amplifier is one of the most crucial built-in settings, and it’s one of the most used. This built-in tool allows you to keep track of the latency of the sounds that have been captured.
With a weight of 2.2 pounds, the Yeti Pro is a substantial piece of equipment to transport. It also has a hefty feel about it when you hold it. A microphone should be lightweight in order to allow you to move it around without causing any discomfort.
Given the fact that there are USB microphones available on the market that cost less than $150, $189 for a USB microphone may appear excessive. If you are seeking a USB microphone but are on a tight budget, the Yeti Pro will not meet your requirements, unfortunately.
For more information and further solutions that may be applicable in Windows 11 as well, check out our guide on how to fix Blue Yeti mic not recognized in Windows 10.
Alternatively, you can take a look at our article on what to do if the microphone is not working in Windows 11, to find out more about the issue at hand.
And lastly, you will definitely want to read our post on how to enable microphone access in Windows 11, to make sure that you didn’t miss this small detail.
Let us know in the comments section below which solution worked best for you as well as which microphone version you love the most.