The stereo mode is perfect for capturing a realistic "image" of the sound. To start, place the microphone towards the source of the sound (the front of the microphone corresponds to the side with the Blue blue logo). Depending on the instrument and / or sound source to be recorded, you can place the grid from 2 inches up to several feet in front of the source. If you center the sound source, you will get equivalent signal quantities on the left and right channels. If you want more signal on the right side for example, move the source slightly to the right of the microphone. Also, you can record it as centered as possible, and easily adjust the position when you mix the recording. If you want the sound to be recorded only on the right or left side,
Cardioid is the most used mode, since it can be used in almost any situation. If you need to record voices, podcasts or dubbing it is without a doubt the best option. When this mode is used, the sound that arrives directly in front of the microphone is picked up by the microphone, while the sound that reaches the back or sides is ignored. For that reason, you must place the sound source in front of the microphone and this will get the richest and most direct audio.
Omnidirectional is used to capture the audio in the same way in all directions. It is perfect for recording a group of musicians, a conversation with many people, a conference or any situation in which the feeling of "being in the middle" is pursued. Since it captures sound from all directions, the orientation of the microphone is not crucial, although it is convenient to place it in front of the main source of sound.
Bidirectional mode is used to pick up the sound from the front and back of the microphone, while sounds from the sides are ignored. It is ideal for recording instruments, as well as interviews. When placing the Yetientre two or more subjects, you will obtain a complexity that would normally require more than one microphone.