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Using the C01U, C03U and Q1U in Windows 98

Using the C01U, C03U and Q1U in Windows 98

Note that the Samson USB Mics not fully supported in Windows 98; the SoftPre software is not compatible with Windows 98 and the gain range controlled by the system drivers is limited. It is still usable, however.

This example is in Windows 98 version 4.10.1998. Other versions may vary.

1. Plug in microphone. The LED will light to indicate it is receiving USB power. Windows will recognize the USB audio device and automatically begin the install process. Press Next:

2. Select Search for the best driver for your device:

3. The driver is in the internal driver database, but you can tell it to search in other locations if you know you have an updated driver:

4. Press Nextto install the internal universal driver. (If it asks to replace a newer file with an older file, it is recommended to keep the newer file):

5. Windows will indicate that it has finished installing the device:

6. Windows will then install the other components of the USB device. Follow the same procedure again:

7. The C01U is now recognized as a Windows audio device by the name USB Audio Device (1). Each additional C01U will have a number added, such as USB Audio Device (2), and so on. To set it as the default device and change computer-controlled gain, access Control Panel:

8. Access Multimedia:

9. Select USB Audio Device (1) as Default device under the Audiotab. The default device is used in simple programs like Sound Recorder. In most pro audio programs you can select which device (or multiple devices) to use within the program itself

10. To set computer-controlled gain, click the button with the volume icon. The Wave In window sets the computer-controlled gain or mutes the microphone. The microphone is monaural, so the Balancecontrol should not be adjusted. The signal is carried on the left channel. The gain in Windows 98 is limited; it goes from −∞ dB to 0 dB, instead of +20 dB. This is a limitation of the Windows 98 system drivers.

Another way to reach the volume control:

1. Right-click on the speaker icon in the notification area and select Open Volume Controls:

2. The dialog that pops up will most likely be the volume control for your internal sound card. To access the microphone level, select Properties from the Options menu:

3. Select USB Audio Device (1) from the Mixer device drop down menu. Recording is the only valid selection, as there is no output through the microphone:

4. Press OK to get the volume control dialog: