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USB microphone from Samson Technologies belonging to the USB Microphone series.

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  • Not Asio

    Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 09/19/10 at 06:10
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    This is a good mic for the podcast but computer music forget because no driver Asio
    a solution exists (asio4all) except for those like me who use Sonar o has not working

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    This is a good mic for the podcast but computer music forget because no driver Asio
    a solution exists (asio4all) except for those like me who use Sonar o has not working
  • Be mobile!

    Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 02/13/13 at 21:31
    The Samson C01U is a large condenser microphone with a 19mm diaphragm. It is pretty much just a plug and play type of microphone, as long as you have a 2.0 USB port than you are good to go. I only used this microphone for some small recordings and podcast while out with my laptop. It has a cardioid pickup pattern and does a great job of keeping off those background noises. It comes with Cakewalk which is a program that I already had, so I didn't have to install it again. But installing and working with CakeWalk Sonar LE is very simple.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The C01U comes with a microphone stand (desktop stand) a microphone clip, USB cable and a pouch to carry it all in. The recording......
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    The Samson C01U is a large condenser microphone with a 19mm diaphragm. It is pretty much just a plug and play type of microphone, as long as you have a 2.0 USB port than you are good to go. I only used this microphone for some small recordings and podcast while out with my laptop. It has a cardioid pickup pattern and does a great job of keeping off those background noises. It comes with Cakewalk which is a program that I already had, so I didn't have to install it again. But installing and working with CakeWalk Sonar LE is very simple.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The C01U comes with a microphone stand (desktop stand) a microphone clip, USB cable and a pouch to carry it all in. The recording quality that I experienced with this microphone was a little colored and unnatural, I expected it to be though considering it was a USB microphone and at this price I could not expect much more. But it was still pretty clear and clean, it did exactly what I needed it to do.
    When it comes to USB microphones I always second guess purchasing them because I have had some really bad ones in the past. This C01U is definitely better than another other USB microphone that I have used because it does a great job of not picking up sounds from all around the room. Normally when I would record on this it would be in places where external sound is definitely a factor. The C01U does a pretty good job not picking up those sounds.
    You can use this microphone in pretty much any program/DAW that you want to use it in. It will be plug and play no matter what software you use with it. It is very mobile and eliminated the need to carry around a preamp/interface which I was very fond of. I still own this microphone; I do not use it all the time though just when I am out with my laptop. I recommend it if you just want to do some small demo recordings or if you are very mobile. I would not suggest using a USB microphone as your main microphone though.
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  • SAMSON C01U = AWESOME

    Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 11/13/12 at 17:13
    This product produces great sound at an incredibly low price. This mic produces sound that compares well with others costing hundreds more, and I'm quite fond of it. Cosmetically, it was perfect, no blemishes, dents or missing finish. Everything appeared aligned perfectly. It seems quite rugged and is heavy. I've had the product for about 90 days now and have had no problems, I use it nearly everyday.The software could be better, and because of no live playback, you have to watch your levels instead of listening for them. (You can use a software playback, but because of the disconcerting delay that it causes, I find it easier to watch.)

    OVERALL OPINION

    OVerall it is a great microphone......
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    This product produces great sound at an incredibly low price. This mic produces sound that compares well with others costing hundreds more, and I'm quite fond of it. Cosmetically, it was perfect, no blemishes, dents or missing finish. Everything appeared aligned perfectly. It seems quite rugged and is heavy. I've had the product for about 90 days now and have had no problems, I use it nearly everyday.The software could be better, and because of no live playback, you have to watch your levels instead of listening for them. (You can use a software playback, but because of the disconcerting delay that it causes, I find it easier to watch.)

    OVERALL OPINION

    OVerall it is a great microphone for the price. For everyday use and for a portable setup I would look into buying this product. I would buy this microphone again if given the facts.
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  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 06/01/06 at 07:28
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    Micro USB.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had six months. I pay 80 euros. It Annona plutt as good. It is not. It does not even sound like a dynamic microphone low-end. Latency is standard. The amp is zero Intgr ... In short: DO NOT DO THE SAME ESPECIALLY &!!%@@##!!! ME THAT BY BUYING THIS "!!##@@%^!!!!
    J'espre I t clear enough ...
  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 06/09/06 at 08:28
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    Trs good microphone sung or spoken (podcast. ..)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months
    Excellent product, compared with a simple trs quality unbeatable price.
    I use it on Mac with Garageband with various soft and it is the foot.
    I would do without this choice hsiter.
  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 08/23/06 at 14:45
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    I use the condenser mic to catch singing + guitar, vocals or guitar solo single.
    To turn it on, it's easy: you plug it into the USB port (1.1 or 2.0), the drivers are installed DTECT and that's it.
    I urge new acqureurs Tlcharger of the program that controls the SoftPre prampli Fawn software.
    It can be used fifty centimres one or more source (s).
    You do not have to be exactly in line with the micro: the quality does not dtriore and we quickly plosives.

    I put 10 because the concept of a microphone-sound card since I rve I beginners music, to record rpt, concerts, inspiration! (Amazing that this is not a great brand that has innovated in this way the

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    I use the......
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    I use the condenser mic to catch singing + guitar, vocals or guitar solo single.
    To turn it on, it's easy: you plug it into the USB port (1.1 or 2.0), the drivers are installed DTECT and that's it.
    I urge new acqureurs Tlcharger of the program that controls the SoftPre prampli Fawn software.
    It can be used fifty centimres one or more source (s).
    You do not have to be exactly in line with the micro: the quality does not dtriore and we quickly plosives.

    I put 10 because the concept of a microphone-sound card since I rve I beginners music, to record rpt, concerts, inspiration! (Amazing that this is not a great brand that has innovated in this way the

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the microwave for 2 months. What I like most is its ease of use (one branch and hop on record). It is therefore very practical when you have inspiration and we certainly do not want her to go into oblivion because they had nothing on hand to save or we too lazy to do full of connections and rglages.
    - I thought it silent sensitive enough its environment (humidity and temprature and the sound could therefore DGRAD. The cover provided to isolate a minimum.
    - I t bluff by rendering it on my micro electro-acoustic when I do not even looking to take it directly on my record. Since I record plutt Manir in this line.
    - The wind that is if you push a little pramp Dranga is not at all to the extent it is covered or not the voice. May be that it is more Dranga if you want to record an instrument (even if the base is not done for a). It does not take too much background noise that is plutt practice.
    - The sound me parat trs enjoyable and unlike what I've read in other opinions we feel trs well diffrence between this and a dynamic microphone. I made cost me several people and all records told me that at last they found my voice silent Fidler reproduced.
    - The suspension is not required on this micro From the time we do not dance while you sing.
    - Yes there is some latency but do feel that if one tries to do the monitoring. The dcalage registration is not excessive and it is very easy to compensate for latency then if you are too manic.
    - The quality-price ratio seems trs satisfying (even when it has a condenser microphone + preamp + a converter with a quality balance for each element of the string) .
    - With the exprience I would do this choice to the extent I have no sound card or pramp of good quality. Srement can do better in terms of its quality (you can always do better) but I can dj Whereas we do things and INTERESTED trssrieuses with this microphone.
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  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 01/11/07 at 13:25
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    Micro-USB cooled.
    -Use the song personally.

    OVERALL OPINION

    6If I chose this mic to beginners, there are almost 6 months, because my jack of my computer was not working so I look for a USB microphone and I find this MODEL ( was the era the only one I found via USB) to the beginners I must admit that the quality but let adsirer seen before for the song I used the microphone of my webcam I would not complain too much.
    Finally I understood the problem, he came into conflict with the codecs on my webcam!
    Now I not only SoftPre RULES and I must admit that I am happy to trs happens!
    Being an amateur-and not too knowledgeable in what is the breath etc ... I t trs surprised at the......
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    Micro-USB cooled.
    -Use the song personally.

    OVERALL OPINION

    6If I chose this mic to beginners, there are almost 6 months, because my jack of my computer was not working so I look for a USB microphone and I find this MODEL ( was the era the only one I found via USB) to the beginners I must admit that the quality but let adsirer seen before for the song I used the microphone of my webcam I would not complain too much.
    Finally I understood the problem, he came into conflict with the codecs on my webcam!
    Now I not only SoftPre RULES and I must admit that I am happy to trs happens!
    Being an amateur-and not too knowledgeable in what is the breath etc ... I t trs surprised at the quality that makes my voice flawlessly!
    Without the means I could not buy a sound card or other hardware usually and I must say that although aid micro me!
    -I therefore recommend this mic that we are not many ways a spineless and quality of its respectable.
    -Report qualitprix more than well for me.
    Yes, I would do this choice
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  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 03/06/07 at 22:24
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    J have this mic for about 2 months

    was found after seeing how jobs microphone on the net to connect with cubase (thank you internet) I had fun recorded some vocal samples and the results were more than one default satisfesant the lack of micro asio driver that causes a latency gave a headache to anyone who would use it to end direct monitoring but otherwise very good little machine

    OVERALL OPINION

    + Price

    - Lack of asio driver sent a mail to Samson that he may make
  • Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 11/26/07 at 16:47
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    Does everything said in the previous ones opinion!
    Condenser USB condenser microphone for PC
    Used mainly for Podcasting, but can be used on vocals and acoustic guitar registered (no bass guitar, this mic lacks the benefit of the low treble)! Should not expect a miracle for the price of 75 euros!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it intensively for a week. I am a veteran of the recording.
    - I like the fact that this price, this microphone allows me to record made in good sound quality and especially for acoustic guitar if it is well known to use an edition of its software such as Cubase or Edit same pro. I like that acoustic sounds good as an acoustic and voice as a true replication.
    - I......
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    Does everything said in the previous ones opinion!
    Condenser USB condenser microphone for PC
    Used mainly for Podcasting, but can be used on vocals and acoustic guitar registered (no bass guitar, this mic lacks the benefit of the low treble)! Should not expect a miracle for the price of 75 euros!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it intensively for a week. I am a veteran of the recording.
    - I like the fact that this price, this microphone allows me to record made in good sound quality and especially for acoustic guitar if it is well known to use an edition of its software such as Cubase or Edit same pro. I like that acoustic sounds good as an acoustic and voice as a true replication.
    - I do not like the fact that the microphone produces a minimal blast in the background, and that's normal considering the price!
    - I hate the fact that if one is distant from the microphone, the microphone capture is a similar kind Logitech Webcam!
    - I do not like the fact that the software that goes with it (Softpre) is so limited it would have an AIM control bass, treble, Mid, a condensation control and direction of recording! It is quite possible given that the microphone is equipped with an integr PREAM!
    But hey, considering the price, I am happy!
    I had tried before a lot of microphones, and issue report qualitprix, the one beats them all! I was basically a Dynamic SHURE PRO, and is notable diffrence! THE C01U is needed in terms of quality and the damage it is a 16-bit micro! If only 24-bit silent, wow paradise!
    Given my budjet of lousy student, I had to buy the C01U, whereas the C03U I wanted but hey, next time! The next t, I would opt for the Samson G-Track, I tudi a bit and it seems more professional than I thought!
    Anyway, I am satisfied with this microphone as it allows me to do acoustic models (vocals and guitar) with the nice quality and can make a difference!
    With this microphone you will never say, 'Oh it's because the mic my voice rings false and weak "or" My guitar acout 10,000 m euros and microphone makes it sound like shit "
    Oh no more excuses guys everything sounds nickel, set apart from the minimal background noise! ​​Too bad I can not leave samples of my recordings of this microphone!
    Anyway, if you need to listen to samples, email me! nordicboy81@yahoo.fr
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  • Simple, convenient, reliable, easy on the wallet

    Samson Technologies C01UPublished on 06/30/11 at 21:13
    This studio condenser mic is an affordable option for the musician looking for quality playback. A built in USB interface makes your life simple with a cord running from mic to computer identical to your printer cord. The 19mm diaphragm is equipped for sound pressure levels as high as 136db, yet contains the sensitivity to get the punch you want, as well as the subtle background sounds, equally as precise. Sound sources can be spread out and directed in all direction thanks to its wide spread hypercardioid pickup pattern.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The best part about this mic is its convenience and affordable price. For a hundred dollars or less, one can begin recording with the plug-in of a......
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    This studio condenser mic is an affordable option for the musician looking for quality playback. A built in USB interface makes your life simple with a cord running from mic to computer identical to your printer cord. The 19mm diaphragm is equipped for sound pressure levels as high as 136db, yet contains the sensitivity to get the punch you want, as well as the subtle background sounds, equally as precise. Sound sources can be spread out and directed in all direction thanks to its wide spread hypercardioid pickup pattern.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The best part about this mic is its convenience and affordable price. For a hundred dollars or less, one can begin recording with the plug-in of a cord.

    I reccommend downloading the free software Samson offers at their website to go along with the USB interface to insure you are getting the most out of your recording.

    For the amateur or intermediate studio musician on a budget, this should tie you over for awhile. I personally recorded several songs with acoustic guitar and vocals with results good enough for me to post the songs online confidently.

    Although, I did deal with some minor phasing or wahing kind of sound with some of my recordings which could have been due to my product's old age.

    For the pro's, there is a whole other spectrum of quality microphones and this one may just be easy to skip by. The cheap built in USB interface convenience loses its attractiveness as the wallets get fatter.

    To conclude, I don't at all regret my purchase but I may have been more satisfied saving up and spending a bit more money on a higher quality Samson USB Microphone or even a Shure PG42USB Condenser Mic.



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