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The Samson co1u is a studio quality condenser microphone that is intended to be plugged in to a computer via a USB port. It has a 19mm internal diaphragm that is shock-mounted, and uses a typical cardioid pick up pattern for reduction of unwanted noise from the rear of the microphone. The Samson mic weighs about 2 pounds, and has the standard silver metal barrel and silver mesh grill around the condenser. It features an analog to digital converter operating at 16 bits and with a 48K sampling rate. It looks like a real recording microphone, and that's exactly what it is.

Getting the sound from a microphone into the computer can be a real pain as well as an expense. Anyone who has done some home recording knows that if you want to use the studio mics you've known and loved, you're going to have to run them through a preamp, then through an interface of some sort that will feed the signal to the recording software. This makes portable recording difficult, and there are times when you just want to record a vocal track or make a voice recording without setting up all that hardware.



Some online reviews report difficulty in getting the mic going on different PC operating systems, then getting the input set up just right. Obviously, a bit of experimentation is needed (most home recordists are used to that) and some patience.

Musical production question: recording vocals

by heinsonlive

I have a phantom powered condenser microphone and I want to know how to get it to work and connect to a computer sound card. I have a notebook computer and think I need to get some type of external sound card- basically something better than the factory card I have now. If I won't be able connect it to a sound card, what do I need to get it to record directly to my editing software, Adobe Audition 3.0, with very high quality? Trying to get a truly professional sound for a song I've written.
Here is the mic:

AKG C1000

by Seacrest

Also I've got a AudioTechnica battery powered condenser thats pretty good for overhead mic or acoustic.
Battery powered mics are electret condensers. Phantom powered mics are usually regular diaphram condenser. Its a slightly different mic.
Some electret condensers are very good, but these usually also run on phantom power too and I find they sound better with actual phantom power. The AKG C1000 is sort of an industry standard for certain applications and its battery powered.

Yamaha Yamaha MC-7 Condenser Pick Up Microphone
Musical Instruments (Yamaha)
  • Internal Mic: Electric Condenser Microphone
  • Output Impedance: max 2.2kW
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-15kHz
  • Sensitivity: -44dB+/-3 (0dB=1V/Pa)
  • Directional Characteristics: Omnidirectional
Wooku HD-HYNUDAL® Online Singing Machine Karaoke Converter + 1 Condenser Microphones for MID,PC,Laptop,iPad,DVD
Musical Instruments (Wooku)
  • Stylish appearance, solid and reliable
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  • Working hours:Unlimited(turn off the power when rest)
Takstar Takstar SM-17 Professional Condenser Microphone Computer Microphone Recording Karaoke MIC
Musical Instruments (Takstar)
  • frequency response is broad, clear natural sound quality
  • the recording level circuit design, have extremely low noise, non-linearity and large dynamic range, can easily meet the needs of various recording situations
  • Novel alloy exterior styling, durable and beautiful fashion
  • For vehicles, windproof net, effectively eliminate the air flow of the voice recording interference, voice recording cleaner Configuration utility
  • portable bag, easy to carry and store Application Internet karaoke, personal recording, studio recording
Takstar Takstar PC-K500S (Condenser Microphone + Shock mounts)Only
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  • Fashion New technology New material High quality Good voice Takstar is a great company in ChinaYou can hear it
Steinberg Steinberg Cubase 7 Super Bundle UR22 MXL1022 Mic Shockmount Software Headphones Comes with UR22 Interface,MXL1022 Mic, MXL57 Shockmount, Cubase 7 Upgrade 4, Yamaha RH5MA Headphones
Musical Instruments (Steinberg)
  • Cubase 7 - Steinberg s award-winning, professional recording software
  • UR22 Mobil Audio interface -, with 2 D-PRE mic preamps, 24-bit/192 kHz converters Phantom power & more
  • MXL1022 condenser microphone with MXL-57 shock mount
  • Mogami 10 XLR cable
  • Yamaha RH5Ma headphones

Popular Q&A

What is the best condenser microphone?

The Sony Electret Condenser Microphone - ECM-F8 has had rave reviews. It also doesn't cost much at all.

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