any one use those new usb microphones?

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any one use those new usb microphones?

Post by ataraxia » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:16 pm

ive been thinkng about picking a sampson co1 usb for demo vocals straight into my computer (i dont have fancy digi or anything) just wondering if anyone used it... ive never used the sampson co1 but i can at least find reviews of it, just wonderif the usb was much different.

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Post by FNM » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:45 pm

I know Blue just came out with a new one, it's one of their "ball" mics. Probably worth checking out.

I had two normal Samson c01's which were good for how cheap they were and got used a ton, but I have since moved on to better things.

The thing I wonder is, would a usb mic be like adding another channel to your DAW? Could I just plug it in and assign it a track? I have no idea how these work, but they seem interesting and claim to be "plug and play." I guess I could find out, but I'm skeptical still.

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Post by Phiz » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:12 pm

As for the 'adding another channel' bit, wouldn't you have clocking issues, because the USB mic and the other converters aren't synced?

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Post by Cyan421 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:47 am

That is a podcast I listen to sometimes. Its from a pretty cool indie music news site. The main guy uses the mic you speak of, i just asked him the other day. Sounds pretty clear to me, even after the low quality mp3's that are podcasts.
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Post by inverseroom » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:10 pm

Get a decent pre instead...then you can use any mic on earth!

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Post by junkstar » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:43 am

The Samson one is really crappy through my system. I've used it with a really nice laptop that has a lame soundcard running Sony Sound Forge and it does not even come close for me. Totally worthless sounds.

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Post by jajjguy » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:00 pm

so is it putting out a digital signal through the usb plug? if so, that means you're buying a mic, preamp, and converter all for the low price of whatever, which gives them three ways to screw up your sound. just saying, it could be three times as crappy as a similarly priced normal mic.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:52 pm

Look like a good way to accurately record the whirring hard drive

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Post by junkstar » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:56 am

I should add.... my IBM ThinkPad built-in mic sounds better than the SamAsh/Samson USB when used with care.

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Post by jamoo » Sun May 26, 2013 8:17 am

This thread is almost a decade old, but I just bought the microphone in question, which appears unusable in multi-tracking due to latency.

Samson admits it. I've yet to discover if the recording is latent or just the monitoring, though I'm not particularly hopeful.

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