The C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first affordable studio condenser mic with a USB interface.Musicians who record music on computers have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances. The perfect microphone for laptops and home studio set-sups. Great for iPad too. The Samson CO1U includes software and desktop stand. This is A solid reliable mic, the first of its kind and still the industry leader. Really robust condenser microphone, and no added equipment needed to record at high quality direct to your computer. You simply won't get better at this pricepoint. Quick and easy recording results almost instantly.
The Samson C01U USB Condensor Microphone has been phenomenally successful - and this is the latest package with microphone, a small tripod desktop mic stand and Cakewalk SONAR LE which is a complete production software solution for creating music straight away. Sonar LE has support for up to 64 audio tracks, 256 MIDI tracks, 24 track effects, and also includes 2 instruments, 6 MIDI effects, and 14 audio effects. (Note: Mic works on both PC and Mac but bundled software is PC only)
Samson C01U - USB Condenser Microphone - what could be simpler? A high quality condenser microphone that plugs straight into your USB port. Just plug in and start recording. No converter boxes, no extra gear needed. Fantastic addition to home studio set-up. Great for DJs and musician on the move. Perfect with laptops. Ideal for Podcasting! Mac and Windows compatible.
The C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first affordable studio condenser mic with a USB interface.
"This mic represents one of the best ideas we've come across in ages ... it does exactly what it says on the tin and is incredibly affordable ... you'd be crazy not to consider it."
"The arrival of the C01U marks a watershed for microphones; for once, a good-quality device is available without a matching price tag."
Mac User - Five Mice Out Of Five!
For the first time ever, musicians who record music on computers have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances.
Seamless integration was the idea, and it was obtained by creating a studio condenser microphone that can be plugged into any computer with no in/out boxes, no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable.
The C01U condenser microphone is based on the wildly successful Samson C01. It features a 19mm internal shock mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pick up pattern ensuring pristine studio quality recordings.
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.
It's a must for any musician on the road or in the project studio, but the C01U is going to offer solutions to more than just musicians. The mic opens up possibilities for anyone who records audio - from Podcasters, journalists, students, and business people adding audio files to websites and multimedia presentations.
- Industry's first USB Studio Condenser mike
- Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB input
- Cardioid Pickup Pattern
- Large 19mm Diaphragm
- Heavy Gauge Mesh Grill
- Smooth, Flat Frequency Response
- USB connection cable included
- Perfect microphone for Podcasters as well as Musicians
- 16-bit sample resolution
- Supports 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz sampling rates
- USB low-power device - draws 26 mA => 130 mW. In suspend mode 0.3 mA => 1.5 mW.
- Frequency response: 40 Hz to 18 kHz
Works with Mac and Windows and on iPad. Note software is PC Only, but Mac users can use this mic with Garageband or any recording software.
Superb results on a budget
Dead easy USB mic with superb results I use with Audacity, the recordings are clean, clear and excellent quality. Faultless performance from this mic.
Has a Cardioid pattern so records in front of the mic. This is good so that it doesn't pick up the sound of the computer positioned behind it. The mic is based on a studio quality condenser mic and then it has the interface built in so you don't need anything else. Not being too techy I just wanted something to plug and play and this was it. Really good for that. Haven't tried the software it came with, but that would be an added bonus if you wanted. Also good you don't need to even buy a stand - which would otherwise be an essential purchase - so everything you need in one box, including the cable.