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Samson C01UCW Studio USB Mic with Cakewalk Sonar LE (OLD MODEL)
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- Industry's first USB studio condenser mic
- Plugs directly into any computer with a USB port
- Cardioid pickup pattern
- Heavy gauge mesh grill
- Large 19mm diaphragm
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Original USB Studio Condenser Mic Reigns Supreme in Popularity and Versatility
This classic USB microphone bridges the gap between mid-level USB audio adapters and pro-line products that require additional drivers, special software, and/or excess cabling. The C01U is USB compatible with any Mac or PC, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand. It also comes with Cakewalk's Sonar LE digital audio workstation software. Its supreme ability to produce pristine audio recordings with ease and mobility, along with a desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch also included, makes the C01U a most valuable addition to any studio. Musicians, podcasters, educators, business people and many more applicable users can continue to rely on Samson to provide the highest standard of simple, affordable, and mobile USB studio condenser microphone technology: The C01U.
The C01U features a large 19mm shock mounted diaphragm.
The cardioid pickup pattern provides a smooth, flat frequency response.
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 C01U sets the standard for integrating your computer into your recording experience. Use the cardioid pickup pattern to record vocals or close-mic an acoustic instrument at a pro-level directly to your computer. The C01U 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 C01U 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 C01U affordable for all, the voices of web journalists are empowered to establish a real identity in the congested world of podcasting.
Great for Business and Academic Applications
With computer-based technology becoming more steadily incorporated into educational protocols, useful functions for the C01U among students, professors and administrators are also on the rise. So, whether you're teaching an online course, reviewing a past lecture or studying for a big exam across multiple computers, the C01U helps to make education a more accessible and interactive experience. Additionally, the C01U 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 C01U's features allow for easy, cost-effective recording of studio-quality audio clips to make your communications more impactful and your presentations come to life.
Loves to Accessorize
Samson offers a collection of pro-level accessories (all sold separately) that can be used to further enhance the recording experience of the C01U, including the PS01 microphone pop filter and the SP01 spider mount. The PS01's nylon mesh screen will reduce vocal popping and sibilance from affecting the performance of your C01U. It also comes equipped with a universal mic stand mounting bracket and a flexible metal gooseneck for convenient placement. Lastly, the SP01 provides the C01U with a reliable shockmount system to absorb unwanted vibrations and disturbances.
Bundled with Cakewalk Sonar LE music production software.
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.
- Plug-and-play, with no drivers needed
- Hypercardioid pickup pattern
- 16-bit, 48kHz resolution
- Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz - 18kHz
- Solid, die-cast construction with heavy gauge mesh grill
- Includes swivel stand mount and USB cable
Top Customer Reviews
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If you use GarageBand or Logic (Mac OS), the audio options for vocal enhancement will make the mic sound even louder when recording podcasts or music. Audacity also has such options, but if you're a Mac user stick with GarageBand/Logic. There is very little white noise or static when recording with the mic. A really good use for the mic is podcasting, as your voice is projected quite clearly to the audience. Since it's USB powered you can use it anywhere, for anything, but I don't find it to be all that portable (i.e. for remote webcam); for me not a big deal. But if you're at home and want a better audio alternative for voice chat or Skype, this mic is excellent.
Overall I'm quite satisfied. Well worth the money.
Despite the reviews sighting difficulties with OS compatibility I decided to give it a try. The mic is truly plug and play in Windows XP, requiring only a slight balance adjustment and setting the volume.
The sound quality is excellent, surpassing my expectations. For the money, and the entry level studio this is an excellent buy. I guess if you're trying to build a more professional studio, you should be looking at equipment on a different level than this.
This is a must have for the small home studio.
Using the Samson C01U with Apple Logic (Mac OS X)
This is the process of setting up the CO1U to work in Logic. This will only work in OSX 10.4 or later.
10.3 and earlier versions don't have this facility.
1. Open Audio MIDI Setup (from the Applications/Utilities folder)
2. Go to the Audio Menu - Open Aggregate Device Editor ⇧⌘A
3. Click on the + button to create a new device
4. It's a good idea to rename it (double click on Aggregate Device in the list and enter the new name eg. CO1U)
5. The list at the bottom of the window will show all the audio devices connected to the computer. Select the ones you want the device to use by checking the "use" button. For instance, if you only have a CO1U connected you will need to check CO1U and Built-in Audio. Check the clock button on one of the devices, not the CO1U.
6. Click Done
And that's it. The device will then appear in Logic under Audio Hardware and Drivers as an available I/O.
Using the Samson C01U with Apple Garage Band (Mac OS X)
1. Plug the Mic into a USB Port
2. Open Garage Band and Go to Preferences ⌘,
3. Click on Audio/Midi
4. Select Samson C01U from the Audio Input drop down list
5. Click on Yes when it asks if you want to Change audio driver
6. One the Driver initializes, close the preferences dialog box and Garage Band will be ready to use the C01U.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really good quality for being an older model, works super well with any kind of instrument. Only thing is that the vocals, although nice, isn't AS good as the newest model, but... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
The best USB mic for the price. The only upgrade from here is the AT2020USB. This offers better quality than the Blue Yeti. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Austin Howard
I got this when my old mic started buzzing. It was solid state, so there was no repairing it. This is a USB mic so you can use it with Garage Band or Audacity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by E.D.
For me, this microphone has been 50/50.
On one hand, it has pretty good quality for the price and does very well in various times of recording or regular day-to-day... Read more
I purchased this for a podcast I was creating with a friend, and while it fell apart after a couple of episodes this microphone works great. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. W. Snyder
Such clear sound,it's like you're sitting right next to the person you're talking to. Don't be fooled! You don't need buy a fancy stand, windscreen, or software! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gokinatzu