Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone
|Price:||$22.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and .
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- 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
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Compare to similar items
This item CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||AudioTopia||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||MP Brands||RECORDING STORE|
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
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.
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.
Top customer reviews
thanks for reading, Mattinthebox
To get rid of the buzz: the buzz is 60Hz hum picked up from electrical wiring. To prove this I unplugged the MAC laptop from power and ran on battery - no buzz. If you want to run with power plugged in then fix the problem at the source. The microphone USB cable does not have a good connection to the ground of the laptop. A floating wire, which this is, is an antenna that picks up buzz from house wiring. So, I took some picture frame wire, wrapped it around the metal of the microphone and taped it in place with masking tape. Then I wrapped the other end around the metal part of the USB plug and plugged it into the laptop. Buzz Gone!
Let's start out with the bad -- first off, if you live in an area with a lot of RF interference, you might have problems. I initially was picking up a radio station faintly on this mic, but slapping a ferrite core and it stopped. I actually still pick it up faintly if I'm holding the mic in my hand, but don't if it's in a stand. This is because of the shielding on the mic cable, and will be completely dependent on where you live. This mic is SUPER susceptible to any RF, I had to turn off the two CRT monitors in my office to stop a constant buzzing noise. I've heard it requires a bit more adjustment on a windows machine, but as I'm on a Mac (OS X Mavericks), I haven't had those issues.
That said, with the ferrite core, in a stand and with the CRTs off, this mic has very clear, good sound. I honestly couldn't be happier with the quality I'm getting right now.
Without the fluorescent light issue I mention below, the microphone picked up fairly normal audio quality. When held at the correct range from the mouth, it certainly was higher quality than what a headset or build-in webcam/laptop microphone would sound like.
The head of the microphone with the mesh actually felt like quality metal. It wasn't something you could dent by pushing, but I have to admit that dropping it on a solid surface would likely leave a mark— it wasn't -that- sturdy feeling.
The fluorescent lights in the room I was in caused this microphone to have an unbearable screeching sound. This sound was not something that could be heard naturally from the lights.
The base of the mic that is held felt like it was inexpensive/cheap plastic. It didn't give the impression that it'd crack too easily, but it certainly wasn't something I could see withstanding a fall.
Most recent customer reviews
1. Incredibly quiet.
2. Incredibly distorted.Read more
Item was received as advertised. Thank You!