Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Samson's upgrade to the mega-popular C01U USB microphone, the lower-noise-floor C01U Pro adds a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and a peak LED.

Samson C01U USB Microphone, Condenser

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The Samson C01U works without the SoftPre applet software using the standard drivers included in your computer's operating system.

If you would like the added functionality of the Samson SoftPre you can download the application from the Samson website.

Samson SoftPre applet adds: Input Level Meter, Volume control, High-pass filter and Phase Switch
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200

Samson C01U USB Microphone, Condenser

The C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first affordable studio condenser mic with a direct USB output.

For the first time ever, musicians who record music on computers have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances. Seamless integration was the idea, and it was obtained by creating a studio condenser microphone that can be plugged into any computer with no in/out boxes, no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable.

The C01U condenser microphone is based on Samson's wildly successful C01. It features a 19 mm internally shock-mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern, ensuring pristine studio quality recordings.

The C01U works perfectly on any computer, Mac or PC, and with any DAW software program. It immediately solves a huge problem for users of many laptops, many of which have no other input method for audio devices.

Features:

- Industry's first affordable USB studio condenser mic
- Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB input
- Cardioid pickup pattern
- Large 19mm diaphragm
- Heavy gauge mesh grill
- Smooth, flat frequency response
- USB connection cable included (10 Foot)
(183 ratings)
Submitted December 17, 2007 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Great entry level microphone"
I say an 8 because even though its true meaning for it is Podcasting, I have recorded over 3 albums and gotten several gigs because of it. If you are a beginner or loooking for an affordable microphone, you wont go wrong getting this. Theres no hidden secrets behind it...it does just what it says it does.

Sound
When I first got this item, I was so excited. Being an amature recording artist, all I knew was that this mic was a huge step up from the headset microphone that I had used to use. I learned later on, however, that USB mics differ in quality from their pre-amped counterparts in several ways. Fortunately, if you are willing to spend the time, and have a good software program to record with, you can get a way with the vast diffrence in quality if you can edit the sound well and get a good physical recording. For the money, I would say that you get what you pay for, and thats not entirely a bad thing.

Features
I liked this product, surprizingly, for its simplicity. On a mic, you dont really want a bunch of features, however, you want to be able to tweak it to your desire. I gave this an 8 because it comes with a free downloadable applet that is essential in audio editing for this mic.

Ease of Use
I'd prolly give it a 8.5. Its recognizable by severaly audio software programs when plugged in, which is great. However, i can recall more than once when I had to read more rerecord because the levels were too high when I thought they were set correctly.

Quality
Its been dropped a few times (on carpet) and I cant notice.

Value
For the price, its worth it. Also, now that they are selling these with Sonar, its definately worth the price.

The Wow Factor
It looks professional. Nowadays, thats a big part of the music industry.

Musical Background:
Active musican, recording engineer

Musical Style:
Alternative, Hip Hop, Experimental
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