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Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone

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You Pay: $57.00
Product Highlights
  • USB Connectivity
  • Mac/Windows Compatible
  • Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Windows Software Included

The Samson C01UCW is a cost effective USB recording microphone for plug-and-play operation with Windows and Mac based computers. The C01UCW utilizes a condenser element for pristine, detailed sound quality. The USB port provides audio directly to computers without additional hardware and power is supplied from the computer USB port.

The Windows SoftPre applet software provides added features that include remote operation over volume control, high-pass filter and phase switch. Its hypercardioid polar pattern greatly reduces signal at the off-axis (indirect) sections of the capsule, reducing ambient noise and providing high gain before feed back. The C01UCW is an ideal solution for desktop producers, musicians and Podcasters.

USB Connection
The USB port provides audio directly to computers without additional hardware and power is supplied from the computer USB port.
Hypercardioid Pickup Pattern
The C01 features a hypercardioid pick up pattern, greatly reducing signal and noise at the off-axis sections of the capsule. This results in minimal pick up of indirect signals and higher gain before feed back.
Samson SoftPre applet Software
The Windows SoftPre applet software provides added features that include remote operation over volume control, high-pass filter and phase switch.
Transducer Back Condenser Element
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 136dB
Power Requirements USB low-power device
draws 26 mA => 130 mW
In suspend mode
0.3 mA => 1.5 mW
Output Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Output Connectors USB
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (HxWxD) 24.5 x 24.4 x 18.5" (62.2 x 62.2 x 18.5cm)
Weight 2 lbs (30.9kg)
Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone
  • Storage Bag
  • Swivel Mount
  • USB Cable
  • Tripod
  • Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonC01UCW USB Condenser Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Durable (15)
    • Reliable (13)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Good audio (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (11)
      • Studio (11)
      • Home (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Professional (5), Casual user (4), Getting started (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Reviewed by 29 customers

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      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By JT

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Value for money

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

        This is my first 'serious' mic, after a string of DIY mics, preamps and cables and ongoing noise problems.
        The C01U's hyper cardoid pattern reduces noise down to a mere whisper, (and could be filtered out digitally) but I won't, so a short phyical move of the PC will will do the job nicely.
        And it sounds a whole world better than anything I've played with before, I've been wasting my time with DIY mics (with elements that claim the earth), I know where I'll be looking to next time.

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        4.0

        works like a charm

        By Jim

        from North Carolina

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

          Works perfect for cutting the voice-over audio for video projects.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great bargain and excellent quality!

          By Mike

          from NYC, NY

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Studio

            Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

            easy USB port microphone with exceptional sound

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            • No

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            5.0

            AMAZING!!!

            By Dill

            from Fort Collins, CO

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

              I bought this for my wife to record music and it sounds amazing!!!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              awsome mic

              By Larry 8237

              from Ca

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Crystal Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Studio

                Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                great mic, crytal clear. I love this mic so easy to set up and use best mic ive ever used by far

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                • No

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                4.0

                Microphone great; Stand - not so much

                By marshacris

                from Fuquay Varina, NC

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                  The microphone has been great. The biggest problem I have is with the stand. The microphone is constantly falling over. Knowing what I know now, I would have still purchased the mic but would have also purchased an additional stand.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT mic for the price

                  By andrewnius

                  from Tallahassee, Fl

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                      I would recommend this mic to anyone who wants a decent sounding mic at a great price. The usb plug in is a plus as well and will save you from having to buy an interface to plug into your computer. I found that there is not a lot of background sound in recording and I use the cheapest recording program: Audacity. If you are just looking for a great mic to add to a low cost recording studio- this is perfect!

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                      5.0

                      Great bang for the buck

                      By bois

                      from boston, ma

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                          I do a lot of video podcasting where I need to record sound-overs. I'm producing HD quality video, so I want audio to match and got tired of dealing with cheap unreliable microphones. This mic was very easy to set up, it's high quality construction,and gives me nice warm voice quality in my recordings. Since the mic-in port to a computer tends to generate lots of noise, the USB input is perfect for those recording to computers.

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                          4.0

                          "Affordable to a Homeless"

                          By tiinaaa

                          from Fullerton, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cheap
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Loud feedback noise
                          • Makes this buzzing sound
                          • Poor quality when loud

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                          How I use the product:
                          recording.. DUH.
                          Things that are great about it:
                          Affordable
                          Things that are not so great about it
                          LOUD feedback noise

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful design, beautiful sound

                          By Wilkey

                          from Falls Church, VA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                            A great mic for the price. Solid construction. Easy set up and use. Warm, accurate voice recording. Fits our use well for webinars and online e-learning courses.

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                            5.0

                            Great Mike

                            By Bob

                            from Melbourne, FL

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                  I bought this mike to record a grand piano via Apple's GarageBand. The results have been excellent: good sound level, good frequency response, good pickup pattern (hypercardioid, quiet pre-amp, and nice construction. All of this at a good price. I couldn't be more satisfied.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Microphone!

                                  By ryanabii

                                  from Fullerton, CA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                    it was so easy, just plugged it in to my macbook pro and worked right away. i use it for voice overs in my videos, best product for the price

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Microphone.

                                    By "Tennessee"

                                    from Ringgold Ga.

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                      I use my mic to record music with my apple i-mac and i'm very happy with the audio quality. The only downside to this mic is that you cant run it through a mixer or regular recording equipment. I am happy with my purchase [...]Cheers Mat "Tennessee" Crider

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great "plug and play" mic!

                                      By Judy

                                      from Long Island, NY & Delray Beach, FL

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Convenient
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Handy carry case
                                      • Long cord
                                      • Portable
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Studio
                                        • Traveling with computer

                                        Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                        Easy to use, precise pickup.
                                        Convenient long cord allows distance from
                                        computer, if needed.
                                        Handy carry case for traveling.

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                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Worth my money

                                        By Modus11

                                        from Ohio

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Narration
                                          • Voice Acting

                                          Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                          I'm an amateur video/audio producer and really wanted to take my narration to the next level, so I got this with a pop filter. The sound is very clean, and it picks up even very subtle, distant sounds. My one gripe is that the bass seems lacking. I have a pretty deep voice, and that doesn't come through on my recordings very well. The bottom end is thin but perhaps that can be enhanced in an audio program.

                                          Still, I didn't pay hundreds of dollars so this mic was worth it to me. Almost professional quality.

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                                          5.0

                                          Love this mic!

                                          By tom

                                          from green bay,wi

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                            I am currently using this mic in garageband for podcasting and also to record my drum students. It works perfectly for both. I just wish it came with a better stand but for the price, you can't beat it!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great mic!

                                            By Carrie

                                            from Saline, MI

                                            About Me Casual user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clarity
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • price
                                            • Ready to use
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                                Used it for voiceovers for documentary-type interviews. Worked very well, plugged right into the laptop and worked perfectly. Great clarity and sound. Love the stand that came with it.

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                                                5.0

                                                I sound like a pro!

                                                By LT1985

                                                from Birmingham, AL

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Home
                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                                  I do amateur voice acting, singing, and music production. So, after my old microphone bit the dust, I wanted to upgrade to something much better.

                                                  After researching for months, I decided on the C01U. I love the USB. My PC recognized quickly and it was up and running in less than five minutes.

                                                  It is a little heavy, so that is why i bought a stand to go along with it. It can use the included stand, I just wanted something more sturdy/

                                                  I sound great on it! It makes me sound completely professional!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  As Good as Any I Have Used in Studios

                                                  By Vitagreg

                                                  from Houston, TX

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use
                                                    • Home

                                                    Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                                    Great at 'close to mouth' intimate productions as well as practical distance recording books on tape. Extremely controllable for effects.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    I love this Samson C01UCW Mic

                                                    By Nicky

                                                    from California

                                                    About Me Getting Started

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Samson C01UCW USB Condenser Microphone:

                                                        This mic is perfect for me. I bought it for doing voice-overs for software training videos. It works great and it sounds great.

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