View Full Version : USB Microphone:Anyone using the C0U1 or SnowBall
Oct 14, 2005, 08:08 AM
Just wondering if anyone is using the C0U1 (http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810&brandID=2) from Samson or the SnowBall (http://www.bluemic.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Products&file=index&prod_id=18) from B.L.U.E., if you are could please post your thoughts on what you think about that microphone and perhaps a link to something that you have recorded?
Oct 19, 2005, 11:21 AM
I actually bought a Samson C01U last night, so my experience with it can be expressed in hours. :-)
So far, it sounds awesome. I was using a cheapie "PC" mic plugged into a Griffin iMic, and it was noisy and tinny. My test recordings with the Samson, made with WireTapPro on my iBook, turned out very nicely.
The one thing I would recommend to anyone who gets one these is to download the applet from Samson's web site. The volume level of the mic was a little low without it, but with the applet it sounds incredible.
My other recommendation is to get the spider mount for it. Since it's a condenser mic, it's susceptible to rumble and other environmentals. The mount keeps the sound clean.
A related question for the group-- does anyone know if you can connect two of these to a Mac, and if so, will GarageBand or any other apps recognize two USB devices? (My assumption is "yes.")
Oct 22, 2005, 08:23 PM
I actually bought a Samson C01U last night, so my experience with it can be expressed in hours. :-) So far, it sounds awesome. caribiner23,
Congrats on being an "Early Adopter" of a USB Microphone. It is hard to believe that you can get such great sound with out all the hardware. I bought the B.L.U.E. SnowBall and the sound that I get out of it is fantastic. Keep us posted on the results that you are getting. Now who is NEXT!