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Can I add more speakers to my XP40iw?
You can get an XP40iw and add an XP40i and connect them with a 1/4” cable via the LINK. You could also get a second XP40iw on a different channel and connect them via the LINK so you can have two microphones. You can purchase multiple XP40iw's all on the same channel and use one Microphone the signal will be picked by all of the receivers.
Is the C01u compatible with Windows 7?
Yes. The C01u (and all other Samson USB mics) is compatible with all standard Operating Systems using USB 1.1, or 2.0 ports. These OSs include Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Also Mac OSX Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.
Can I use a headset with the XP40iw?
The XP40iw comes with a handheld microphone however you can purchase a Stage 5 belt pack and headset mic on the same channel as the system and they will work together.
Will the XP40iw and XP40i work with all iPods?
Yes, in fact all of our systems with iPod docks will take all current generations of iPod and iPhone.
I do not know what Operating System I have. How do I find out?
If you have a Mac, click the Apple in the top left corner, then click "About This Mac". If you have a PC, right click "My Computer" or "Computer" on your desktop, then click "Properties".
Does the C01u work with Unbutu?
We don't know yet.
Why can't I find the SoftPre download?
The SoftPre Applet is no longer available, as it is not necessary. The applet featured three options which can be found both in your Operating System's settings as well as in your recording software. If you are still using SofrPre, we recommend you uninstall to prevent any interference with your System or Audio Recording software. To uninstall Softpre (windows):Follow these instructions: http://www.samsontech.com/support/samson/howto/how-uninstall-softpre-windows-applet To uninstall Softpre Mac OS XDownload the uninstaller: http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/Samson_SoftPre_Uninstller_0.5.dmg
Why is there a delay when I listen to myself as I record?
The delay you hear is called "Latency". This occurs due to the time it takes for your computer to process the audio in the digital domain, then change it back to analog so your speakers can play it.
Is it possible to hear what I record in real time?
Yes, but not with this mic. You would need to use an Audio Interface, which replays that audio back to you before the analog to digital conversion. The Samson G-Track is a great example of that.
I can't get my C01u to attach to my mic stand. It seems that the thread in the clip is too small for the mic stand. What gives?
All of our microphones come with a Euro Adapter. Some mics have them pre-installed in the mic clip. This adapter is for European standard mic stands, which are smaller than US standard mic stands. You can use a large flat-head screwdriver or even a coin to simply unscrew that adapter from the clip!
When I record with the microphone, I only get sound from one ear. Can I fix that?
Of course.  When recording with your DAW, make sure you’re only recording onto a mono track.  If you’re recording onto a stereo track, you will only be recording onto the left channel of the microphone.
What are these switches on my microphone?
The three switches on the microphone are for enabling/disabling the hi-pass filter, changing the microphone’s polar pattern, and enabling/disabling the -10dB pad.
What is a hi-pass filter?
A hi-pass filter, also known as a “lo-cut” filter, is used to bring down the lower frequencies of a signal in order to a remove any excessive low-frequencies that may “muddy” up a recording, including light wind noise.  The C03U rolls off frequencies below 100Hz at 12dB per octave.
What are the three polar patterns, and what do they do?
Polar patterns are one of the most important features of a microphone.  A polar pattern determines which direction(s) a microphone will receive audio from.  The dual-19mm capsules in the C03U allow the microphones to switch between three different polar patterns, which allows for great versatility for your recording setups.  The three polar patterns available are Hyper Cardioid, Figure-8, and Omni.   Hyper Cardioid- The hyper cardioid polar pattern is highly directional, meaning it is best used when looking to focus in on a particular source with the least amount of outside noise.  It is designed to pick up sound from the front of the microphone, where the LED is located.  It will also pick up some sounds from just outside the opposite end of the microphone but the signal will not be nearly as strong as the front of the microphone.  If you’re looking to isolate a certain performer, it is recommended you use this pattern.   Figure-8- The figure-8 polar pattern has a bidirectional polar pattern designed after its namesake, and this allows for equal amounts of signal to be picked up from in front of, and behind the microphone.  This is great when looking to record two speakers at once, or if you’re looking to pick up great directional sound, as well as some light reflected sounds like reverb and room noise, while still blocking out audio from the sides of the microphone.   Omni- The omni polar pattern is, as its name implies, all encompassing.  It picks up audio from all around the microphone making it great for conference recording, heavy reflected sounds, and for getting the best ambient sounds out of your recording.  It will pick up a live band, as well as the audience, giving live recordings a strong sense of authenticity.  It is not great for isolation, but if you’re looking to record a rehearsal, or any situation where sounds will be coming from all around in no particular direction, the omni polar pattern is the best choice.
What does a “pad” do?
The -10dB pad automatically lowers the sensitivity of the microphone by 10 decibels, allowing for louder sound sources, like a snare drum, that have high sound pressure levels to be recorded without having the microphone peak and distort.
My microphone is too quiet and I practically have to shout into it to get a decent signal? Is my microphone broken?
Chances are, your microphone is fine, except your operating system’s input level needs to be adjusted.  Please refer to pages 3-4 for instructions regarding the adjustment of input level for your OS.
…but Windows Vista/7 isn’t listed in your manual. Can it still be adjusted?
Yes, but you’ll have to follow a couple of different steps.  To locate your microphone, make sure the device is plugged in and locate the speaker icon on the near the clock on your taskbar.  Right-click the speaker and select “Recording Devices”.  Once the new window opens up, be sure to select the C03U as your recording device, and click the “Properties” button.  Within the new menu that opens up, please select the “Levels” tab, and you should see a slider that allows you to change the input volume of the microphone.  Start with the slider in the middle, test out the levels, and adjust accordingly.  Be sure to click “Okay” to save all the changes you’ve made once you’re finished.
My microphone picks up too much background noise, is there any way to remove it?
A condenser microphones, by design, are very sensitive microphones, and are used due to their ability to reproduce very minute nuances of a performance.  Due to their sensitivity, they may also pick up quiet sounds like a television in another room, signal from a pair of monitoring headphones, or even an HVAC system.  It is recommended to lower the sensitivity of the microphone to an appropriate level through your OS, and be sure to isolate the sound source as much as possible.  Closed-back headphones are best for monitoring when recording, as open back headphones tend to bleed sound out too much.  
My microphone keeps clipping whenever I say my P’s, T’s, and S’s. How can I fix this?
Those consonants require a strong release of air and the higher pressure levels can cause the microphone to peak.  To eliminate those problems a pop-filter, like the Samson PS01, can be placed in front of the microphone and will absorb the initial burst of air, and pass only clean audio through to the microphone.  Turning the microphone slightly off-axis from your mouth can also help limit the peaks.
SONAR LE won’t install on my Mac, what’s the deal?
Roland’s Cakewalk/SONAR software collection is not compatible with Mac OS X.  Using Parallels or Boot Camp, you may be able to run the software while running Windows on your Macintosh.  Fortunately, GarageBand comes free with every Mac, and offers plenty of functionality and options for recording with your USB microphone.
Can the GoMic be used with Skype?
Yes, the GoMic is like any other USB mic. It's a matter of setting the mic as the computer's default input and output device. Once that is done, Skype will recognize it!
Is the GoMic compatible with Windows 7?
Yes, the GoMic is a USB 2.0 Plug n Play compatible device. It will work with all current Operating Systems.
I've noticed the green LED light on the mic stays on whenever the mic is plugged in to my computer. Is this ok for the GoMic?
Yes absolutely. The GoMic uses USB power, which will in no way damage the mic if it remains plugged in at all times. 
Does the GoMic require batteries?
No, the GoMic operates from USB power, which any USB 1.1 or better will provide!
I just got the GoMic, but have Windows 7. I can't find the driver on your website. Can you help?
The GoMic doesn't require any specific drivers, and is made to use your operating system's native USB audio drivers. If the computer tells you it can not find a driver, your OS likely needs an update.
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