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Samson Technologies C01U USB Studio Microphone

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Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic Reigns Supreme in Popularity and Versatility.

Samson presents the USB studio condenser microphone that started it all: The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone.

This classic USB microphone bridges the gap between mid-level USB audio adapters and pro-line products that require additional drivers, special software, and/or excess cabling. The Samson C01U is USB compatible with any Mac or PC, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand. It also comes with Cakewalk's Sonar LE digital audio workstation software. Its supreme ability to produce pristine audio recordings with ease and mobility, along with a desktop microphone stand, microphone clip, USB cable and carry pouch also included, makes the Samson C01U a most valuable addition to any studio.

Once drawing inspiration from the wildly successful C01 unit, the C01U/C01UCW is now the foundation and best-seller of Samson's extensive line of USB microphones.The C01U features a large 19mm shock mounted diaphragm efficient in reproducing both low- and high-volume sounds with equal articulation. The cardioid pickup pattern provides a smooth, flat frequency response. Capturing audio at 16-bit resolution up to a 48kHz sampling rate, the C01U offers the accuracy you need to be sure that what you hear is what you get.

The C01U is essential for any level of musician, but its versatility can be applied to create audio solutions for anyone who records audio, particularly podcasters, educators, and business professionals.

Music Manager

For musicians, the convergence of computer and audio technologies has established the home/mobile studio as an alternative to the professional recording facility. Whether you're touring the country or experimenting in your project studio, the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone sets the standard for integrating your computer into your recording experience. Use the cardioid pickup pattern to record vocals or close-mic an acoustic instrument at a pro-level directly to your computer. The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone is perfect for recording music on-the-go or in limited spaces, allowing all musicians tremendous freedom to create.

Podcaster's Producer

The evolution of podcasting has created a need for high-quality production capabilities that are also attainable by everyone. Satisfying these criteria, the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone is a podcaster's dream come true. Given a simple USB connection straight into your computer, it provides your podcasts with unparalleled quality in audio recording. With the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone affordable for all, the voices of web journalists are empowered to establish a real identity in the congested world of podcasting.

Academic Advisor

With computer-based technology becoming more steadily incorporated into educational protocols, useful functions for the C01U among students, professors and administrators are also on the rise. In addition to podcasting, the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone can expand the educational applications for Skype, VoIP, screen capture software like Camtasia Studio and voice recognition software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. These applications, all of which can be used to teach, study or catalogue academic materials, are made easy with the superior degree of audio recording delivered by the C01U. So, whether you're teaching an online course, reviewing a past lecture or studying for a big exam across multiple computers, the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone helps to make education a more accessible and interactive experience.

Business Partner

The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone provides answers for those business professionals in need of revitalizing your corporate communications. Ideal for rich media on websites, in multimedia presentations, company meetings or corporate events, the C01U's features allow for easy, cost-effective recording of studio-quality audio clips to make your communications more impactful and your presentations come to life. The mobility factor surrounding the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone is also attractive to business professionals, as it can travel with you as easy as a laptop or briefcase to that next meeting.

Loves to Accessorize

Samson offers a collection of pro-level accessories (all sold separately) that can be used to further enhance the recording experience of the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone, including the PS01 microphone pop filter and the SP01 spider mount. The PS01's nylon mesh screen will reduce vocal popping and sibilance from affecting the performance of your Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone. It also comes equipped with a universal microphone stand mounting bracket and a flexible metal gooseneck for convenient placement. Lastly, the SP01 provides the Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone with a reliable shockmount system to absorb unwanted vibrations and disturbances.

Musicians, podcasters, educators, business people and many more applicable you can continue to rely on Samson to provide the highest standard of simple, affordable and mobile USB studio condenser microphone technology: The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser Microphone.

Samson began 30 years ago as an audio technology company designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader with three distinct brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 250 products designed and distributed by Samson are sold in 130 countries throughout the world.

Our position as an innovator and leading audio technology company has produced a variety of industry-changing audio products, and has provided the experience to create products with strong crossover from the pro audio and music segments to the consumer market.

Over the years, Samson has pioneered a number of technical breakthroughs in wireless such as the incorporation of dbx Noise Reduction, synthesized wireless with selectable frequencies, the first 19" rack-mount receiver, microprocessor-controlled true diversity (dual receiver) designs and cost-effective UHF wireless for live sound applications, system contracting and video. Samson also was the first company to introduce micro-transmitter wireless systems that don't require belt packs: The Airline System.

In 6005, we began production on our line of USB Microphones. Now the industry standard and top selling USB microphones on the market, the Q1U, C01U, C03U and G-Track provide affordable solutions for anyone wishing to enter the latest trends in new media like podcasting.

With Hartke Systems, innovation first came from the American bass amp and cabinet manufacturer with your unique aluminum cone drivers. Samson Technologies is now the exclusive worldwide distributor of Hartke amplifiers, cabinets and combos. Hartke's new HyDrive Bass Cabinets represent a revolutionary improvement in bass speaker technology, fusing paper and aluminum in a roadworthy speaker design that is more robust and efficient than anything available.

As the exclusive U.S. distributor for Zoom, Samson Technologies is also a leading design and development partner for products like the legendary 505 guitar effects processor, the best selling effects pedal. More recently, in partnership with Zoom, we launched the popular Q3 Handy Video Recorder, which uses our renowned audio technology to make it the best sounding video camcorder on the market. Also, H1 Handy Recorder has taken its place as the easiest, most portable handheld recorder ever.

Over three decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation, to a multinational enterprise with over 100 employees and a 126,000-square foot corporate and distribution headquarters. With products like our USB microphones, Handy Recorders, and a nearly exhaustive variety of products and accessories for audio, Samson expects its phenomenal growth to continue for the next 30 years and beyond.

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Samson warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.