Hey! I'm a 17 year old rapper and I've only recently gotten into writing and recording songs! I was given the Blue Yeti as a gift by some friends and they kind of just bought it because it seemed like it would do the job. At the time I thought it would too, and was perfectly happy with it. Now that I've gotten more serious about my music, something is definitely off.
I've attached a raw edit of my vocals and a mixed version. Is it just because I'm too loud? I stand around half a foot away from the mic at least.
I have read the sticky on USB Microphones so I'm wondering, if I upgraded to using a XLR + Audio Interface (my budget would be $150-$200 in total for both), would my sound quality greatly improve? Or can I somehow make the Yeti work by changing the way I record?