Samson C01

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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One of the best values available in a quality recording mic!

The sturdy CO1 large diaphragm condenser microphone is probably one of the best values you'll find in a recording microphone. This is a great all-around studio recording mic, ideal for capturing vocals and instruments in the studio. It also makes an excellent overhead mic for recording drums. The 19mm diaphragm produces a smooth, flat frequency response. Features include a heavy guage mesh grill screen, a gold-plated XLR connector and a LED indicating 48V phantom power. The overall sound is accurate, detailed and smooth with warm bass and extended top end.

  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Large 19mm Diaphragm
  • Heavy Gauge Mesh Grill
  • Gold Plated XLR Connector
  • Smooth, Flat Frequency Response
  • Swivel Stand Mount
  • LED Indicates +48V Phantom Power
  • Requires +48V phantom power

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Great Mic for the Home Studio!

This was my first condensor mic. I bought it back in 2005 from a local music store and it has been my go-to mic ever since. I've gotten two other condensor mics, but I still revert back to the C01 for my vocal recording needs. Its sound is warm, clean, and clear! Who needs a Neumann?!

You can't go wrong with this mic.

I have been recording for more than 25 years and have used quite a few mics. I have been so pleased with the way this mic responds to my voice and my acoustic guitar. It's been nick-named the "Poor Man's Neumann" for good reason. In my home studio I am using it with an Avalon 737 Sp Vt and a MOTU 828 Mk II. This mic doesn't even cost the sales tax of the more high-end mics, and the sound is very, very nice. I have an AKG 414, and a Neumann ksm 105. This mic doesn't back down. It works very well. Samson would probably sell more if they raised the price a few hundred bucks : )
Music background: Recording musician

samson c01

we're a duo doing a home studio project. we use the tascam 2488neo. we are recording live and adding parts later. our instrumentation is acoustic guit, elec guit, bass, 2 voc and harp. our weak link were the behringher small diaphragm mics for the acoustic guits compared to our rode nt-1's for voc. because of bleeding, the behr's picked up the voc and actually added an inferior quality voc to the overall mix. we are delighted to say that the samson c01's leveled the playing field! and at $160 for the pair we are very pleased. they stack up to the rodes which cost $275 each. now, the rodes included pop filters and shock mounts and cables and they are large diaphragm but they were almost twice the price, very happy indeed with samson for making our 1964 j45 sound as beautiful as she really does! our 60's guild as well! go for it, don't worry about the cheap price.
Music background: singer songwriters

Exelent Mic!

Exelente microfono para grabacion de estudio, buena recpecion, especialmente para gravaciones de voces. Una buena compra!!
Music background: Recording engineer Adonai Christian Center, NY

This mic defines "Bang for the Buck"

i bought a Samson C15CL for a vocal mic as a (cheap) test and loved it. i had been using the Shure standards forever (58's). i was then looking for a second mic for acoustic guitar and picked up the C01. what great deals, what great open sound. i record vocals and guitar into a Beringer 12 track mixer, into a M-Audio Jamlab, and then into a notebook PC using Adobe Audition. i swear it sounded like i had taken blankets off of my mics the sound was so clean.
Music background: 40 years of music.
See also: Condenser Mics, Samson, Samson Condenser Microphones