C01U

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USB Studio Condenser Microphone

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    Original USB Studio Condenser Mic Reigns Supreme in Popularity and Versatility.

    Samson presents the USB studio condenser microphone that started it all: The C01U.

    This classic USB microphone bridges the gap between mid-level USB audio adapters and pro-line products that require additional drivers, special software, and/or excess cabling. The C01U is USB compatible with any Mac or PC, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand. It also comes with Cakewalk's Sonar LE digital audio workstation software. Its supreme ability to produce pristine audio recordings with ease and mobility, along with a desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch also included, makes the C01U a most valuable addition to any studio.

    Once drawing inspiration from the wildly successful C01 unit, the C01U/C01UCW is now the foundation and best-seller of Samson's extensive line of USB microphones. The C01U features a large 19mm shock mounted diaphragm efficient in reproducing both low- and high-volume sounds with equal articulation. The cardioid pickup pattern provides a smooth, flat frequency response. Capturing audio at 16-bit resolution up to a 48kHz sampling rate, the C01U offers the accuracy you need to be sure that what you hear is what you get.

    The C01U is essential for any level of musician, but its versatility can be applied to create audio solutions for anyone who records audio, particularly podcasters, educators, and business professionals.

    Music Manager

    For musicians, the convergence of computer and audio technologies has established the home/mobile studio as an alternative to the professional recording facility. Whether you're touring the country or experimenting in your project studio, the C01U sets the standard for integrating your computer into your recording experience. Use the cardioid pickup pattern to record vocals or close-mic an acoustic instrument at a pro-level directly to your computer. The C01U is perfect for recording music on-the-go or in limited spaces, allowing all musicians tremendous freedom to create.

    Podcaster's Producer

    The evolution of podcasting has created a need for high-quality production capabilities that are also attainable by everyone. Satisfying these criteria, the C01U is a podcaster's dream come true. Given a simple USB connection straight into your computer, it provides your podcasts with unparalleled quality in audio recording. With the C01U affordable for all, the voices of web journalists are empowered to establish a real identity in the congested world of podcasting.

    Academic Advisor

    With computer-based technology becoming more steadily incorporated into educational protocols, useful functions for the C01U among students, professors and administrators are also on the rise. In addition to podcasting, the C01U can expand the educational applications for Skype, VoIP, screen capture software like Camtasia Studio and voice recognition software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. These applications, all of which can be used to teach, study or catalogue academic materials, are made easy with the superior degree of audio recording delivered by the C01U. So, whether you're teaching an online course, reviewing a past lecture or studying for a big exam across multiple computers, the C01U helps to make education a more accessible and interactive experience.

    Business Partner

    The C01U provides answers for those business professionals in need of revitalizing their corporate communications. Ideal for rich media on websites, in multimedia presentations, company meetings or corporate events, the C01U's features allow for easy, cost-effective recording of studio-quality audio clips to make your communications more impactful and your presentations come to life. The mobility factor surrounding the C01U is also attractive to business professionals, as it can travel with you as easy as a laptop or briefcase to that next meeting.

    Loves to Accessorize

    Samson offers a collection of pro-level accessories (all sold separately) that can be used to further enhance the recording experience of the C01U, including the PS01 microphone pop filter and the SP01 spider mount. The PS01's nylon mesh screen will reduce vocal popping and sibilance from affecting the performance of your C01U. It also comes equipped with a universal mic stand mounting bracket and a flexible metal gooseneck for convenient placement. Lastly, the SP01 provides the C01U with a reliable shockmount system to absorb unwanted vibrations and disturbances.

    Musicians, podcasters, educators, business people and many more applicable users can continue to rely on Samson to provide the highest standard of simple, affordable and mobile USB studio condenser microphone technology: The C01U.

    USB Compliant

    For information about Samson's SofPre Applet, please visit our dedicated SoftPre Page

    Be sure to check the FAQs for the latest info on how to integrate the C01U with your recording software.

    • Large, 19mm diaphragm studio condenser microphone
    • Plug in and start recording. No extra gear needed!
    • Compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstation software
    • Hypercardioid pickup pattern
    • 16-bit, 48kHz resolution
    • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz–18kHz
    • Solid, die-cast construction with heavy gauge mesh grill
    • Includes swivel stand mount and USB cable
    • Bundled with Cakewalk® Sonar LE music production software

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      About the performance: David Kaplan, voiceover artist, recorded this spoken word sample by positioning himself directly in front of the microphone 4 to 6 inches away.