Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Silver)

Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Silver)

Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Large 19mm-Diaphragm Condenser Mic
  • Hypercardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Compatible with Most DAW Software
  • 16-Bit, 44.1/48 kHz Resolution
  • Headphone Output
  • Peak LED Indicator
  • Plug-and-Play, No Driver Required
  • Solid Die-Cast Metal Construction
  • Includes Desktop Stand, Swivel Mount
  • Includes USB Cable
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The silver C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone from Samson allows you to make high-quality audio recordings to your computer without the need of any additional hardware or cabling. The C01U Pro is USB compatible with any Mac or Windows computer, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand.

The C01U Pro's large, 19mm shockmounted diaphragm with hypercardioid pickup pattern provides a smooth, flat frequency response. Capturing audio at 16-bit and up to a 48 kHz sampling rate, the C01U Pro offers accurate, high-quality audio reproduction. The mic comes with a desktop mic stand, a swivel mount, and a USB cable.

  • Supercardioid  pickup pattern
  • Frequency response of 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Solid, die-cast construction with heavy-gauge mesh grille
  • Includes desktop tripod stand, swivel mount, and USB cable
  • Die-cast construction
  • Shockmounted element
UPC: 809164016045
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Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Silver)
  • Desktop Mic Stand
  • Swivel Mount
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Samson C01U specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.75" / 19 mm
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 18 kHz
    Digital Performance
    Bit Depth 16-Bit
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
    48 kHz
    Output Connectors 1 x USB (Type Unspecified)
    Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm)
    Length 8.75" / 222.25 mm
    Diameter 2.75" / 69.85 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.68 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.685 x 5.748 x 2.756"

    Samson C01U reviews

    C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Silver) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality with any frills I'm using this Samson USB mic for recording voice-overs for training videos. Setup was a breeze - plugged it in, and I was recording with it through Audacity in under a minute. It's a natural sounding mic, is pretty sensitive (without being too sensitive, like picking up fleas breathing in the next room!) and feels to be solidly built. I first purchased a Blue Snowball USB mic, thinking it would do the job, but you can't compare the two. There is so much more natural gain in the Samson. The Blue needed a lot of post-processing to get the recordings to sound good, so I returned it in favor of the Samson. My voice is recorded with a full, clear sound, without any boominess. I quickly recorded my acoustic guitar, and that sounded pretty decent without any tweaking. Overall, very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-01-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product for Beginners Yes it is a steal at this price and gets the job done. A perfect beginner microphone. Comes with stand to place mic in as well as VERY helpful instructions
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic - works well with Adobe Audition Works wonderfully with adobe audition. I use this Mic for professional VO work and it sounds great. Very clean tone and easy to setup/use.
    Date published: 2017-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use and Solid Audio Quality Setup was very easy for this microphone. It is a simple plug & play use. I tested it with garageband on a mac computer and audacity on a windows computer. Both worked seamlessly. The audio recording quality was better than I expected for paying this price on a microphone. Vocal recording is very nice (singing/podcast type applications). Acoustic guitar recording sounded great. Acoustic guitar was about 8 feet away from the mic when testing it out. I imagine fine tuning my recording process will only make it sound better. I used the mic to record a band practice session. I just placed the mic in the center of the room and played around it. The mic worked surprisingly well to pick up the instruments (recorded in garageband). Obviously this technique is not going to sound amazing but it is better than I have recorded other times with a TASCAM device or other microphone into a computer. The overload led light is nice to visually show you when the microphone input volume is set too high. I have been typically running at 20-30% when testing up-close vocals. So it shows there is an input range to work with. The microphone base stand is a nice simplistic setup. It does limit the positioning of the microphone on there but I believe this is what is intended. The stand will not allow for a horizontal positioning of the mic. Since I do not need the feature and do not think the stand was intended to do that, I did not take away from the rating. I recommend this microphone for anyone looking to have a usb microphone as a step above the bottom line microphones but do not want to spend money in the $100-$150 range. I imagine it would compete with those in terms of audio quality. If you wanted anything better than this, I would say to think about spending over $150.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real microphone I needed a good microphone for recording voice tracks which I use for YouTube videos. There was a tiny bit of assembly, mounting it on its desktop stand. It has an insert for threading onto a tripod that can be installed if you need to use it that way. Plug in the USB cable, the green led glows,and you are ready. The C01U is a substantial, solid, well performing piece of gear and does what I need.
    Date published: 2016-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly the best! I ordered the Samsom C01U after my AT2020 started giving me problems. I used the AT2020 for many quality years, but after listening to sound recordings on Youtube, the C01U seems to have a richer sound. I have been very happy with the sound quality it produced. It's truly the best mic I've used yet. And the quality of very good also.
    Date published: 2017-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality for reasonable price This microphone is good choise if you are looking for high quality but your budget is limited. There are plenty reviews with good feedbacks in the internet and everyone loves this mic. Well-known brand, noise reduction software and nice design for under 80 dollars!
    Date published: 2016-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very rich sound. I love it! I was looking for a mic that would give a nice rich sound to my voice. I produce TV commercials and radio spots for a living, so I need something that's really good. The Samson C01U doesn't disappoint! It picks up my voice and tone great!
    Date published: 2017-06-30
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