Samson C03U (No Longer Available)
Condenser USB Microphone with Supercardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 Polar Patterns
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Multi-pattern Condenser Mic with USB Convenience!The Samson C03U is a large-diaphragm condenser mic with selectable polar patterns. Musicians who record music on computers now have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances. Say hello to the C03U, an affordable studio condenser mic with a direct USB output! The C03U is also perfect for no-fuss podcasting as well.
Samson C03U Condenser Mic at a Glance:
Plugs straight into computer - no interface needed!
The Samson C03U 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 C03
The C03U microphone is based on Samson's successful C03 condenser mic.It's an incredibly flexible and great-sounding studio condenser microphone! The C03 USB is perfect for recording vocals, acoustic instruments, and more. With switchable supercardioid, omni and figure-8 pickup patterns, the C03U is a truly versatile mic.
Compatible with any Mac or PC recording software
The C03U works perfectly on any computer, Mac or PC, and with virtually 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.
Samson C03U Condenser Mic Features:
The affordable Samson C03U mic makes computer recording easy!
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Great USB Mic
by Michael K. from Mechanicsville, VA, USAI ordered this mic nearly a month before i got it and I was very impressed. I'm not much of a guy who would pay a lot for a microphone so the price of this mic wasn't bad at all. And I liked the way i... read more [+]t was USB so it helped solve a lot of problems when I was about to get a regular condenser mic along with an interface w/ phantom power. But now that i've got the Samson C03U it allowed me to plug it in right in my computer and make music. So i'd suggest this mic to anyone who has a home or even a professional studio that would like professional results and a professional look. close [-]
August 17, 2006
Music Background: Hip Hop Artist/Producer
Great mic for beginners
by Colton Provias from Pittsburgh, PA USAAs a beginner, I needed a mic to get started with. I ordered the mic, stand (Samson BT4) and shockmount (Samson SP01). Ended up waiting a couple of months for the mic due to it being on backorder bu... read more [+]t found that time rather easy to pass. The sound quality is great if you are a beginner and it works seamlessly with Windows and Audacity. I haven't tested it on my PowerMac G4 yet but am waiting to. THe best feature about this mic are the polarity and bass roll-off switches.
August 15, 2006
Music Background: Composer, Basic Live Sound, Musician, Student
There are a couple of minor problems with the mic though. One is that I found that it is a little too sensitive for my tastes. I was picking up too much, but that could just be the fact that I was used to the standard consumer computer mic. This mic has no support for the Linux operating system as far as I know. Also, the software for the mic is hard to find for download from Samson's site. The software is unneeded though as long as you have a program like Audacity to make up for it. And the fact that it is a USB mic limits the cable length to about 5 meters (about 15 feet) so don't expect long distances with it. Luckily, it came with a cable though so I didn't have to worry.
In all, it is a great buy (or at least to me it was as a beginner). It offers plug n' play support and excellent sound. If you are just starting, I'd recommend looking into this mic. close [-]
Rick, Gloucester, MA