Become a member
Become a member

or
Continue with Google
Log in
Log in

or
Log in using a Google account
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • My wishlist
Samson Technologies CL8
Images
1/1

Samson Technologies CL8

Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums

Annonces Samson Technologies CL8

Send me a notification via email whenever there is a new ad on this product

Reviews

Average Score:
( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
1 review
50 %
1 review
50 %
Write a user review
Value For Money :

"Good Mic -- A little overpriced"

Samson Technologies CL8Published on 07/18/10 at 10:45
This is a multi-pattern condensor microphone from Samson Audio. It's a recording microphone with an XLR connector. It's a good starting microphone for those who want to take a step into the intermediate field of recording with three pattern options and three EQ options. It requires 48V Phanton Power for use which is usually included on any mixer with a built-in Preamplifier, or interface.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about it is the ability to choose your pattern and EQ. For hip-hop lyrics, for example, one would choose the regular cardioid pattern, but use a low shelf to get rid of the excess boom in the lower frequency levels. It's a great mic, and I'd recommend it to anybody......
Read more
This is a multi-pattern condensor microphone from Samson Audio. It's a recording microphone with an XLR connector. It's a good starting microphone for those who want to take a step into the intermediate field of recording with three pattern options and three EQ options. It requires 48V Phanton Power for use which is usually included on any mixer with a built-in Preamplifier, or interface.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about it is the ability to choose your pattern and EQ. For hip-hop lyrics, for example, one would choose the regular cardioid pattern, but use a low shelf to get rid of the excess boom in the lower frequency levels. It's a great mic, and I'd recommend it to anybody who's got a little higher of a budget. It's simple and easy, and mounts in most shock mounts. The sound is on point, and I'm pretty well versed in microphones, yet I still sometimes break this one out for vocals.
See less
»

Samson Technologies CL8Published on 12/11/08 at 14:43
(Originally written by windgong/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Large diaphragm condenser microphone.

Cardioid, Omni and figure-8.

Dual 1.1" capsules with 3-micron gold sputtered diaphragms.

Hi-pass filter, 12 dB / octave at 100 Hz.

Pad -10.

36-52-volt phantom power.

Internal shock-mount.

Plastic case included.

The mic is well designed. It's quite heavy.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm a drummer/ percussionist and I use a couple of Samson CL8 as stereo overheads (MS or XY) for contemporary percussion research with drums and gongs using a Tascam HD-P2.

For a cymbal-only recording (about 15 cymbals from splash to china of different brands, plus Paiste's percussive Flanger Bell......
Read more
(Originally written by windgong/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Large diaphragm condenser microphone.

Cardioid, Omni and figure-8.

Dual 1.1" capsules with 3-micron gold sputtered diaphragms.

Hi-pass filter, 12 dB / octave at 100 Hz.

Pad -10.

36-52-volt phantom power.

Internal shock-mount.

Plastic case included.

The mic is well designed. It's quite heavy.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm a drummer/ percussionist and I use a couple of Samson CL8 as stereo overheads (MS or XY) for contemporary percussion research with drums and gongs using a Tascam HD-P2.

For a cymbal-only recording (about 15 cymbals from splash to china of different brands, plus Paiste's percussive Flanger Bell and Mega Cup Chime) the sound is very clear and accurate with a cold and analytic character, but it delivers pleasant and authentic results. It doesn't emphasize the excessive response of China and percussive cymbal models. They are easy to use, produce a detailed sound and are able to highlight the sound of each cymbal type and brand out of a homogeneous ensemble (2 x Samson CL8 as overheads with a Tascam HD-P2 without filter or pad).

As overheads for a drum kit (mix of Sonor Force 3005, S-Class, Delite and Tamburo Formula), the sound is also clear and accurate (especially with the toms), and the low-end response is tight so you don't need a filter (just a -10 pad). The overall sound is a bit cold (but not metallic) with controlled dynamics so that the CL8 doesn't overload when low toms or china cymbals are played harder. I record at 24 bits / 48 kHz because at 96 kHz, the Samson CL8 produce a way too detailed sound emphasizing details that you don't hear in real life, and I find this sound doesn't match the acoustic reality anymore. For example, I noticed a noise on the toms sound when drum rolls are played. You can hear it when the stick hits and bounces off from the drumhead. At 96 kHz the sound doesn't match real life anymore and exceeds our hearing capability, IMO. At 48 kHz, the recording sounds more authentic, natural and it doesn't add noise. This mic provides detailed results. (2 x Samson CL8 as overheads with a Tascam HD-P2 without filter but with -10 pad).

Regrading the gongs, which aren't easy to record, especially in a large ensemble (15-20 gongs), the CL8s provide good results and nearly never overload, unlike other mics (especially with sounds that have a short attack and loud resonance and overtones). With a gong ensemble, the CL8 produces a controlled, linear and realistic sound. It's a quite transparent and faithful mic that colors the sound slightly (2 x Samson CL8 as overheads with a Tascam HD-P2 without filter, sometimes with -10 pad).

As a summary, the Samson CL8 is a good and versatile mic offering a good value for money. It gives quiet good results for percussions recordings.
See less
»

Tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Samson Technologies
  • Model: CL8
  • Category: Large diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 08/05/2004

We have no technical specifications for this product
but your help will be much welcomed

»

Other categories in Condenser Microphones

Other names: cl 8

cookies

We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.