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Samson C03U Multi-Pattern USB Studio Condenser Microphone
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- Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB interface
- Switchable Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 Pickup Patterns
- High Quality A/D Converter with 16-Bit, 48kHz Sampling Rate
- Dual Large 19mm Diaphragm Elements
- Switchable High-Pass Filter and 10 dB Pad
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Multiple Patterns for Multiple Uses
Based on the extremely popular C03 studio condenser microphone, the C03U delivers pristine audio quality with enhanced capabilities, most notably multiple pickup patterns. The C03U also features dual 19mm internal shockmounted diaphragms with high SPL neodymium elements and switchable omnidirectional, supercardioid and bi-directional (figure-8) pickup patterns. Each of these patterns provide a smooth, flat frequency response supported by a switchable high-pass filter and -10 dB pad. Capturing audio at 16-bit resolution up to a 48kHz sampling rate, the C03U offers the accuracy you need to be sure that what you hear is what you get.
The C03U is USB compatible with any Mac or PC, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand. The C03U comes with Cakewalk's Sonar LE digital audio workstation software. No additional drivers or special software is needed. In addition, a desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch are included. All this, along with its solid die-cast construction, makes the C03U just as durable as it is portable. The C03U is essential for any level of musician, but its versatility can be applied to create audio solutions for anyone who records audio, particularly podcasters, educators, and business professionals.
Music from the Home/Mobile Studio
For musicians, the convergence of computer and audio technologies has established the home/mobile studio as an alternative to the professional recording facility. Whether you're touring the country or experimenting in your project studio, the C03U sets the standard for integrating your computer into your recording experience. Use the super-cardioid pickup pattern to record a single vocalist/instrumentalist or the omnidirectional configuration to harness an entire ensemble with ambient room miking at a pro-level directly to your computer. The C03U is perfect for recording music on-the-go or in limited spaces, allowing all musicians tremendous freedom to create.
The evolution of podcasting has created a need for high-quality production capabilities that are also attainable by everyone. Satisfying these criteria, the C03U is a podcaster's dream come true. Given a simple USB connection straight into your computer, it provides your podcasts with unparalleled quality in audio recording. With the C03U's multi-pattern pickup abilities, the voices of individual web journalists (super-cardioid), as well as discussion groups (omnidirectional) and interviewers (bi-directional), everywhere are empowered to establish a real identity in the congested world of podcasting.
Capturing the Workplace
The C03U provides answers for those business professionals in need of revitalizing their corporate communications. Ideal for rich media on websites, in multimedia presentations, company meetings or corporate events, the C03U's features allow for easy recording of studio-quality audio clips to make communications more impactful and your presentations come to life. The mobility factor surrounding the C03U is also attractive to business professionals, as it can travel with you as easy as a laptop or briefcase to that next meeting.
Samson Technologies began in 1980 as a pioneer in wireless microphone technology. Today, Samson is an industry leader in professional audio solutions whose products are known for their fidelity and reliability. Samson products are preferred by recording artists, performers, educators and audio professionals throughout the world.
- USB bus-powered--just plug in and start recording
- 16-Bit resolution, 44.1-48kHz sampling
- Switchable Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 Pickup Patterns
- Switchable High-Pass Filter and -10dB Pad
- Large 19mm diaphragm
- Includes desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch
- Includes Cakewalk Recording Software for your PC: Sonar LE
Top Customer Reviews
I originally considered Samson's similar C01U, but decided to spring for the C03U. The latter provides three selectable pickup patterns (whereas the C01U has a single fixed pattern), a selectable high-pass filter, and finally, a selectable 10 dB pad. The C01U provides neither of the latter, either.
Bottom line, the Samson C03U provides outstanding audio quality, and is suitable for Podcasting and other recording uses. Buy it, you will not be disappointed!
p.s. Samson's SP01 Shockmount is highly recommended as well, and provides isolation from vibrations and the like. Bear in mind that the SP01 fits both the C03U and the C01U (i.e. there is no SP03).
So many amateurs who wish to set up their own home audio recording studios max out their credit lines to buy the top, name-brand, latest craze in mixers, stands, isolation accesories, speakers, computer equipment, etc., etc., but they often neglect to buy the best quality microphone, or the correct type of microphone, first and foremost. Strange, considering the first piece of equipment touched by the talent's voice or musical instrument's soundwaves is the microphone, right?
More often than not, these home-brew artists do not understand which microphone type to select for what their specific recording needs will be, or they figure they can skimp on the cost of the microphone itself, selecting whatever store-bought microphone they come across instead, hoping that they can "fix" the audio in post-production. Wrong! As they say, crap in, crap out. Sometimes, by the time these self-titled, home studio "experts" get to selecting the microphone to use in their studio, they are nearly broke (which is very easy to do).Read more ›
This new USB microphone worked great. I didn't have to install any software, just plugged it in and selected it in the sound preferences. The sound quality is very clear and sensitive.
Compare to the other mini microphones I've used, this is HUGE and heavy, solidly built. Connection is easy, just plug in the USB and the Mac recognizes it. To my not so experienced ears, it sounds better than iSight, built-in mics, and the Sony mic that requires an AA battery and a pre-amp.
Well-made, good sound, easy to use. 5-star for the prize/package/performance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I Love this mic! I use it for my Broadcasts and it sounds so clear! My Viewers also love the way it looks on Cam!Published 5 months ago by Camille Farmer
Great sounding mic and super easy to install! Plugs straight into the computer via USB and you can start using it right away. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Angela Quach
I regret this purchase it lasted all but a month then had to get a new micPublished 7 months ago by Daniel candia
Mic is perfect. Just perfect. Got it in two weeks (I live in Russia). Package is perfect and everything in it as well. Just plug in USB and ready for work.Published 9 months ago by XpucT
Captures way to much background noise especially when I'm playing games on my laptop and my fans are runningPublished 9 months ago by Valentino