Samson C01UItem ID: C01UCW
Large-diaphragm USB Condenser Microphone with Cardioid Pickup Pattern and Cakewalk Audio Production Software
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From Our Research Team:
The Perfect Podcasting Microphone!The Samson C01U is a podcaster's dream come true. With a simple USB connection straight into a computer, the C01U brings studio-quality sound to your podcasts. Musicians who record music on computers now have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances as well. This package adds easy-to-use Cakewalk SONAR LE software to the CO1U for an easy, all-in-one recording solution!
Samson C01U USB Condenser Mic at a Glance:
Plugs straight into computer - no interface needed!
The Samson C01U makes recording on the fly or in the field so much easier. It connects directly to your computer's USB port, with absolutely no need for a preamp or audio interface. Seamless integration is the idea, and it has been obtained by creating a great performing condenser microphone that can be plugged into any computer with just a USB cable.
Quality mic based on popular C01
The C01U microphone is based on Samson's successful C01 condenser mic. It features a 19mm internal shock-mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern ensuring quality recordings.
Cakewalk SONAR LE software included
The C01U works perfectly on any computer, Mac or PC, and with any DAW software program. It immediately solves a huge problem for users of many laptops, many of which have no other input method for audio devices. The included Cakewalk SONAR LE software gives you the tools, instruments, and effects you need to create, record, edit, and mix your audio and MIDI projects in one integrated software solution.
Samson C01U USB Condenser Mic Features:
The affordable Samson C01U mic makes computer recording easy!
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by frank george from United Statesgreat product, great support, very satisfied.
February 19, 2013
great for getting down song ideas
by Mark from Sauquoit NY USofAI bought this mic to record song demos and ideas.It works great for that,I sing and play at the same time instead of using it as a multi track which you can do but I would go to a recording studio to... read more [+] record anything I was going to sell anyways.Great cheap way to get your song ideas recorded. close [-]
July 1, 2008
Music Background: I`ve been playing 30 years
This microphone is a home run!
by WF WHITE from Easton, PA, USAI purchased the Samson CO1U for use in Podcasting and it has exceeded my expectations. I just plug the USB cable into my laptop computer and I am ready to record. The quality of the sound is more than... read more [+] adequate for me. No mixer is required with this microphone either. I also purchased a mini boom stand,[OnStage], and the shock mount [SP01] that goes with the Samson microphone.[I removed the European adaptor with a screwdriver] I purchased all of these items from Sweetwater, and I am more than happy with their no nonsense approach to their business. Thank You, Sweetwater. close [-]
December 20, 2007
Music Background: Podcaster
Good Starter. XLR mic maybe better
by Victor from Amherst, OhioI bought the C01 two years ago for around $65. For having NO experience recording, it really was simple. I use audacity on windows Xp and this mic to record the high school's marching band and a frien... read more [+]ds band.
January 21, 2009
Music Background: High school student recording concert band, rock band, and various video projects.
I also dub over camcorder footage because I find the sound superior to the built in microphones. I now find this mic impractical for larger needs and will invest in the mdr1064 mixer soon. If you have the money buy the G-track because it has an analog out eliminating computer latency during monitoring.
The mic has noticeable noise on quiet sounds. I have tried using a sm57 and find this condenser to sound better. The only downside of this mic is that it has a analog digital converter of only 16 bits and 48khz. A computer sound card can do MUCH better for only a little more. Overall I trust Samson as a cheap quality brand and will buy more.
Just for the information USB cables have a maximum length of 16 feet without powered extenders. This is also a reason why I will be investing in a pair of XLR mics for stereo use. close [-]
by from Prairie Grove, MB, CanadaThe CO1U performed adequately for the studio voice recording I needed it to do, although I was disappointed with:
April 26, 2007
Music Background: DJ
- the sound resonance (it made my voice sound quite muffled)
- the inter... read more [+]face (it seemed to cause conflict and distortion with Audacity on the Acer with a Turion 64 chip)
I have now sold it and am hoping to upgrade to a ElectroVoice RE20 with a Tascam US 122 in the near future. close [-]