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CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone

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  • Dynamic microphone element designed for vocals and instruments
  • Cardioid pick-up pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
  • Smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech and instruments
  • Built in pop filter minimizes "P-popping"
  • On-Off switch for instant mute
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 12 x 4.5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ULQTE0
  • Item model number: U1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (571 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

The CAD U1 USB Recording Microphone makes recording vocals or instruments to your computer a plug and play operation. This dynamic microphone features a cardioid pick-up pattern and a smooth, extended frequency response. A built-in popfilter takes care of those annoying P-popping sounds. Perfect for podcasting, the U1 also includes an on/off switch, 10 foot USB cable and a desktop microphone stand. CAD U1 USB Microphone Features Dynamic microphone element designed for vocals and instruments Cardioid pick-up pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise Smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech and instruments Built in pop filter minimizes P-popping On-Off switch for instant mute Ten-foot USB cable for flexible mic placement Desktop mic stand included Windows and Macintosh compatible

From the Manufacturer

CAD Audio, Expression thru Innovation

Offering excellent quality at an affordable price, the CAD Audio U1 records directly to your computer via USB and is a great choice for both vocal and instruments as well as for creating podcasts and voiceovers for videos. Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS operating systems, you can simply plug the U1 into your PC and start recording.

CAD Audio U1
Features a cardioid pick-up pattern and smooth, extended frequency response. View larger

This dynamic microphone features a cardioid pick-up pattern and a smooth, extended frequency response. A built-in pop filter takes care of annoying popping sounds. The U1 also includes an on/off switch, 10-foot USB cable, and a desktop microphone stand.

Record Directly to Your Computer

The U1 microphone is ideal for everything from studio vocals, to speech, instruments, podcasts, and desktop recording. The dynamic microphone element is designed for vocals and instruments, with a cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise, highlighting the performance. The U1's smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech, and instruments.

USB Plug and Play

The CAD U1 USB Recording Microphone makes recording vocals or instruments to your computer a plug and play operation. The U1 is Windows and Macintosh compatible, with no software to install--simply plug it into any available USB port, select it as your input in your software settings, and you're ready to create your own audio.

Great for Podcasts

The wide frequency response and focused pickup pattern are ideal for desktop recording, particularly podcasts. Use the U1 microphone to podcast over the Internet, create your own audio for video, or record your own songs. Simply plug in and start recording.

About CAD Audio

CAD Audio celebrates its 80 year heritage of world class products designed to satisfy the Studio, Live and Installed sound customer. CAD Audio sprung from its Conneaut Ohio roots and continues its operations in Solon Ohio delivering exceptional audio reproduction with the legendary performance and durability you expect. Recent introductions of the StagePass and GXL Wireless along with the acclaimed Sessions series of headphones has established new categories of excellence for CAD Audio.

Customer Reviews

The plastic stand that it has works very well.
Mattinthebox
There's always a loud buzz in the background, and the microphone picks up radio signals, which it records together with the music.
Daphne
I was hoping I wouldn't get a lemon like so many others, but sure enough, mic didn't work out of packaging.
Snarky Two-Tooth

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

348 of 359 people found the following review helpful By Daniel C. Cronk on September 15, 2011
Color Name: Black
My girlfriend got me this mic for my birthday as I like to write music in my free time. This mic works beautifully for the price and anyone who says otherwise probably didn't read the instructions that came with the mic. There is actually a setting on your computer (for PCs) called either "AGC" or "Mic Boost" if this is enabled on your mic it will be very sensitive. I too was experiencing buzzing when I first plugged in my mic but after READING THE INSTRUCTIONS I found that if you turn off this setting on the mic it will eliminate all those extra noises you don't want to record. So I went into my mics settings in the control panel and turned of the "AGC" option and now the mic records beautifully and I have no extra noises in my recordings.
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264 of 273 people found the following review helpful By Mattinthebox on September 28, 2012
Color Name: Black
Okay you guys, i read many of these reviews before getting this product, and they said it picks up all these radio signal sounds and such but there is any easy solution to completely getting rid of that horid buz sound. I bought this thinking what the heck its $30, cheapest usb mic on the market. At first when recording i heard very annoying sounds, so I began to do some research online about what causes this sound. See most laptops and some desktops, actually most desktops now days have two pronged electricity power cords; it's missing the third one. The third one makes the device(computer) grounded meaning electricity can't pass through all the computer's ports and such. This electric current goes through the usb port of the mic thus causing the buz sound. Simply if you have a laptop unplug the computer and the mic will work amazingly!!! On desktop computers, if you don't have a back up battery then simply buy a three prong adapter from radioshack and add it on to the end of the desktop's power cord. This will also get rid of this buzzing sound that people are leaving horrible reviews about. The mic itself is amazing for the price it could be easily be compared equal to some hundred dollar mics!!! The plastic stand that it has works very well. Also, the usb plug is gold plated which allows more data to pass to the computer allowing better quality in recordings. Not only this, the mics cord is actual at least a meter and a half long which is absolutely awesome. Like most professional mics, a windscreen and a pop filter are very important to bring the best quality of this item. I use this for vocals and rapping and it works very well. I actually became disappointed with all the bad reviews thinking that their mic is broken or is a cheap piece of trash, so please support this review so people see it at the top, so they know how to use a usb mic!!!
thanks for reading, Mattinthebox
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By helly on June 11, 2009
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One of my hobbies is online karaoke, and I've been on a quest to find a good quality digital microphone that will make my voice sound like... well, me :-) I'm only an amateur singer doing this for fun, so there was no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a top-quality professional mic. This one, however, fit the bill. Easy enough on the pocketbook, but still high quality-- my voice sounds GREAT when I record with it.

I do find that I have to keep a bit of distance away, in order to avoid the popping sound that comes with pronounced "p"s, as another reviewer mentioned. But this generally isn't a problem, and the mic is still pretty good about filtering out background noises even when I'm sitting a foot and a half away from it.

Oh, and the fact that it is shaped like a regular mic, and comes with the stand? That's just icing on the cake. I didn't think I'd have a need for a stand, but am I glad this package came with it-- I can't imagine what I'd do without it, now!
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162 of 178 people found the following review helpful By S. Fontenot on February 23, 2009
Color Name: Black
I bought this mic to record voices for some amature video games my friends and I make (and secretly for beatboxing late at night). To this end it worked well, so I got a few friends together one day and we decided to try singing into it. Again, it worked above expectations. So I decided to put it to a real test: I recorded myself playing solo bassoon at various distances, and I was surprised at how it could pick up everything from tongue and pitch alterations to the clicking of my keys in a quiet room (with the boost on).

However, the puff reduction (thing that keeps the "p" sound from squealing) doesn't work nearly as well as I had hoped, but this is remedied by keeping a fair distance away when talking. Doing so subjects the recording to room noise and echo, but it's a fair price to pay for a $40 mic. Thumbs up.
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Simpson on October 16, 2011
Color Name: Black
I do voiceover commentary for videos and my primary concern is making my voice as clear as possible and reducing as much background noise as I can. I didn't want to do post editing to accomplish this and ideally, I wanted the convenience and low price of a USB mic rather than higher quality microphones using phantom power and a mixer. The ideal situation is, of course, all that equipment as well as a sound proof room, but that's not very practical for how I need to do it. I also use it for gaming online with friends and until this point I had used a standup Logitech mic on my desk. The quality was okay, and I liked having it hands free as well as not being a headset.

I chose this one because it had decent reviews, though some people complained it "picked up EVERYTHING." It was much louder and overall, my voice was far more precise and clear, but indeed, the background noise was much louder as well (exactly what I was trying to avoid). After tinkering with my settings, I ended up lowering the total volume and turning off AGC (automatic gain control - boosts low sounds and reduces loud ones). I also found that actually holding the mic in my hand as opposed to leaving it in the stand on my desk made most of the background noise go away. Hmm...

==== What I learned / Tips ====
- The overall quality is definitely higher than a standard desktop mic.
- Disregard the statement of "built in pop filter," you'll probably need an external one, especially if you're planning on singing directly into it. I don't actually have one; I simply point the mic sideways so that it picks up the sound of my voice a few inches in front of me, rather than aiming directly at my mouth. This keeps me from overloading it with sudden bursts of air and allows me to speak loudly when necessary.
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