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Samson Q1U Handheld USB Microphone

Record your music, podcast or any acoustic audio the easy way with Samson's plug-and-play hand-held USB mic that connects directly to your computer. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Samson Q1U USB Microphone features a smooth sounding neodymium element, capable of handling high SPL, cleverly interfaced to an onboard high quality mic pre, A/D converter and USB output. The Q1U is perfect for recording your music, podcast or any acoustic audio source on your favorite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Just plug in the supplied USB cable, launch your DAW and start recording.

For expanded control, download the Samson Softpre applet software from Samson's website and you'll have additional features like programmable GAIN, Low Cut Filter, Input Metering and Phase switch. The Q1U faithfully reproduces a variety of sound sources including vocals, acoustic instruments and overhead cymbals, to name a few and because the Q1U can handle high SPL, you can use it on drums or in front of a loud guitar amp. The extended frequency and fast transient response insures an accurate reproduction with linear characteristics from bottom to top.

Features:
Dynamic Handheld Microphone with USB interface

Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB input

High Quality A/D Converter with 16-Bit, 48kHz Sampling Rate

Super Cardioid Pickup Pattern

Compatible with any Computer Based Digital Audio Workstation

Tripod desk stand and carry pouch included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Samson products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Sounds good is built well. Nice long usb cable come with item, has cute little metal stand and clip."
Sound: Good sounding dynamic, is lopsided in a stereo field for some reason, windows xp found it right off but you have to access the gain input from playback volume and select the mic as the mixer device. The balance or pan control doesn't help either the audio just goes away if you pan one way and the other way is the same as in the center. Ofcourse recording in mono makes no difference. It's an excellent mic for dchat rooms or for a quick input for daw, but I think I'd still prefer using a mixer and doing things the conventional way. But, for the price, it's pretty good, and it doesn't have a lot of proximity effect but the first inch is very sensitive and drops off quickly on sound level, then gets gentler after that. I like the cute little stand it came with. Feature: Well built mic, is solid, and heavy, good wind screen, wish it was truly in the center in a stereo field, on my laptop and desktop in soundforge it tended to record very heavily to the left side like when left side was -5 db it was -21 db on the right side Ease of Use: Well, it's a mic. A mic is a mic, and this one has decent off axix rejection and is nice. Wouldn't mind an on-off switch Quality: Haven't needed support except I might go download the software that's supposed to enhance it and see if it straightens out the off center panning Value: I think it's a good price I think it's well made except for that panning issue. The Wow Factor: Oh come on give me a break, a mic is a mic. I like the smell of new stuff, but sexy, well, maybe a 4 thousand dollar taylor is sexy, but not a usb microphone 'grin' Overall: Well, my wife is happy with her usb mic for chatrooms and such on the laptop and it's way better than what she had. so if you want a decent little usb mic for a quick in to your computer and you don't care it's lopsided in a stereo field which you can fix after the fact, go get a couple.
Style of Music: Various and assorted
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