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Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone (Cardioid)

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  • Large (25mm) diaphragm condenser for rich audio recording
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz
  • CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
  • Fold-back leg design provides optimal mic positioning
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Color: Chrome
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 5 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004MF39YS
  • Item model number: METEOR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 20, 2011

Product Description

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Samson
Samson Meteor Mic
A universal solution to recording music on your computer

Samson Meteor Mic
Fold-back leg design looks amazing on your desktop. View larger

Meteor Mic is the universal solution for recording music on your computer. Perfect for your home studio, Meteor Mic is also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition software. With Meteor Mic, you can make incredible recordings that are out of this world.

Samson Meteor Mic
Meteor Mic is perfect for voiceovers and podcasts. View larger

Samson Meteor Mic
Stereo headphone output and headphone volume knob give you complete control. View larger

Samson Meteor Mic
Meteor Mic plugs right into your iPad with Apple's USB connector. View larger
Solid and Sound

Producing rich audio recording for any application, Meteor Mic has one of the largest condenser diaphragms (25mm) of any USB mic available. Its cardioid pickup pattern, smooth frequency response and 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution give you professional audio results no matter what you're recording.

Meteor Mic's chrome-plated body includes a fold-back leg design that looks amazing on your desktop. And the legs adjust to the optimal position for any recording application from acoustic guitars to vocals or speech.

A stereo 1/8-inch headphone output for no latency monitoring and headphone volume knob give you complete control. A microphone mute switch gives you audio privacy while video conferencing. Samson has integrated a mic stand adapter into the bottom so you can mount the Meteor Microphone on a boom or desktop stand.

Since there's no need for drivers, you can start recording right out of the box on any computer. And Meteor Mic is compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstations. A USB cable and carry pouch are also included.

Take Your Music to the Other Side

For singer/songwriters or a band looking to capture a jam session right on a computer, Meteor Mic ensures you get every note. Its cardioid pickup pattern captures pristine vocals or can be used to close-mic an instrument or guitar amplifier.

Meteor Mic Meets iPad Meets GarageBand

Unlike other USB mics that require a powered USB hub, Meteor Mic plugs right into your iPad with Apple's USB connector. It's never been easier to start recording.

Making the Magic

For multimedia creators, Meteor Mic brings amazing audio quality to voiceovers. If you're adding narration to a company video, or even your home movies, Meteor Mic will give your words clarity and impact. You can even use Meteor Mic to narrate PowerPoint presentations.

Preferred for Podcasting

As podcasting continues to grow in popularity, creators need both audio quality and ease of use. Meteor Mic can help you wow your listeners and set yourself apart in a crowded podcasting community.

Meteor Mic is a unique, all-in-one solution that lets you make great recordings on your computer, so you always make an impact.

About Samson

Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today, Samson is an industry leader in both consumer and professional audio with three notable brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 250 products are sold and distributed in over 130 countries around the world. In 1980, Samson introduced their first wireless microphone system. Over the years, Samson has become a leader in the wireless field.

In the early '90s, Samson began to expand the reach of their audio products through the development of power amplifiers, mixers, wired microphones and signal processors. In 2005, the first professional USB microphones to be used by musicians, broadcasters and podcast enthusiasts were introduced, making Samson USB microphones the new industry standard. Over three decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation to a worldwide enterprise, dedicated to innovating new products that will enhance the lives of music and broadcast professionals everywhere.



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Customer Reviews

It looks cool as well.
Jonathan D Herfindahl
Use it for podcasts, voice overs, Skype calls, video commentaries and maybe even song recording!
Shamar G.
Clear and very crisp sound quality .
JustMeJ

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Holly Figueroa on December 8, 2011
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This is a great workhorse mic for multiple types of use.

I am a private voice instructor, and also give music lessons on multiple instruments. I mainly teach in my studio, but I do travel to student's houses as well, and always have this mic with me. It comes in a nice carrying case, but I carry it in the solid box it came in just as an extra precaution.

I record lessons as practice tools for my students, and also as a reference tool for myself, to see where I can improve my teaching methods.

The Meteor works great on the iPad for this function, (with the USB camera adaptor). It also shows up immediately on the MacBook Pro, whether opening Logic, Garageband, etc.

I read a review that said that there was trouble connecting to iChat. I had no trouble connecting with iChat or any other audio/visual based communication app. The Meteor comes with a headphone jack to monitor your voice while recording/talking, and you can manage the input/output settings in the apple menu preferences, and/or in the application preferences.

This is one of several smaller mics I have tried for the iPad, and is the only one that stands not only the test of time. It doesn't break down within weeks, (like the 3 iRig mics I have had in the last 6 months), but it is a vast improvement over the already excellent built in iPad mic. HIghly recommended.
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Perhaps more than anything else, it was the introduction and subsequent success of the Zoom H2 personal digital recorder that led to an explosion of interest among home audiophiles, who suddenly found themselves equipped to make quasi-professional-level recordings with their computers plus a minimum of user-friendly equipment at reasonable prices. The price of the Samson Meteor USB mic, a fairly recent entry, has come down to the point of being fairly valued (initially, I was seeing it going for prices above the better-sounding Blue Yeti mic). It's an attractive (some would say "cute") little mic with its quaint "retro" design and deceptively fold-up, portable size. I say "deceptive" because, due to the non-adjustable mic stand, it can be more than a little challenging to find space for it on a desktop, next to a computer, and squarely in front of the narrator's mouth.

Bearing in mind the above reservation along with the actual quality of the recorded sound (it's good, but nowhere close to studio-quality), it would seem to make the most sense for those seeking "high fidelity" audio to spend the extra 20% for a Blue Yeti or an Audio Technica AT2020 USB (as tempting as the lower price of the non-USB version of the AT2020 is, be sure to try it out with a pre-amp supplying phantom power before going that route. I've known a couple of individuals who ordered the AT2020 condenser mic, only to discover that it was useless with a computer, even with the addition of a Snake Light cable).

If your primary considerations are convenience and portability, the Samson Go mic sounds almost as good as the Meteor and is unmatched in size, convenience and portability. (It scored higher than the Blue Mikey and Blue Snowflake in my auditions.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. LoRusso Jr. on August 3, 2011
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I got this mic to go along with my iPad and it sounds great! I use the pro version of FiRe to record the sounds with. I had originally planned to use my Blue Microphone Yeti with my iPad but to do you need an external powered USB source (like a hub). Well, that killed that portability idea. So after I read online reviews of this Samson Meteor mic, I gave it a try and am glad I did. My Yeti sits at home while my Meteor goes with me everywhere. If I did not have the Yeti already, I would only own this Meteor.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mike on August 17, 2011
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I have been using this mic along with the Meteor multi-track recorder app (I don't believe they are connected in any way). It works great. I am sure that it would work with any of the other multi-tracking apps, like Garage Band or Multitrack DAW. I can use the camera connection kit and connect directly to the iPad. It also has a stereo mini jack for real time monitoring which is great. It is a well built, well designed mic and I carry it with me to use when I am on the road.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on June 15, 2012
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This is by far one of the best condenser mics I have ever used, and I have used several! I love the fact that you can plug into this mic and monitor your recording first-hand. The USB connection makes for a very neat and tight desk (if that matters to you...I just like for my desk to look clean). I love this little mic, and it comes from me HIGHLY recommended to anyone looking for a good-quality mic for a blowout price! I would dare say that no one will find a better mic for the price ANYWHERE!!! The fold-up legs are ideal for seated recordings, especially if you have access to a table or some type of platform. Also, the ability to attach the meteor to a mic stand pretty much covers anything you could possibly need when it comes to mic placement. The sound is pristine, and it looks great, too. The chrome plating gives this mic a clean, modern look.

To those reading this who are new to recording/live sound and are confused about what mic to buy or just don't know where to start, I recommend this mic. It plugs directly into your computer's USB port, and there are no extra drivers to download or look up online; everything you need to start recording is in the box (other than recording software, etc..for this as a beginner, I recommend trying out MAGIX Music Maker or Samplitude Producer, both of which are available for download from Amazon also). This mic is simple to use; however, it is well-made and a wonderful product...so good that you could buy it as a beginner and use it throughout your recording career. I am no stranger to the world of recording, and I am VERY pleased with this microphone. I have tried it with vocals and instruments (acoustic and miked amplifiers) and it has shocked me every time I've used it!
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