Question about Samson Audio C03upak Co3u Microphone with Podcast Pak

1 Answer

Samson CO3U USB mic pattern selection switch broken

I have a new Samson CO3U USB mic. There is a switch on the back that lets you select which of the three pickup patterns to use. My switch only has two positions, far left and far right. I was expecting it to have three positions - left, right and centre.

Am I missing something or is my switch broken?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers

I have not used that particular mic, but have a AKG 414 which offers the same three patterns and there are three distinct and separate settings on the switch. Maybe take it back into the store where you bought it and ask for clarification there? Hope this was helpful. Peace

Posted on Jan 08, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Add to the question of hooking up 4 mic channels to a single compressor: I have a samson 16 channel mixer ( 8 mic inputs ) and a 4 channel compressor. I want to be able to use the compressor to compress 4...

Is there some reason you can't use one of you're aux sends for the compressor? You can then dial up as much compression as you want on each individual instrument. If you're determined to get the 4 mics into one compressor input.... Only thing I can think of is use TRS insert cables on the 4 mic channels - tie them all into one compressor input through a small patch bay or similar. Then bring your return from your comp to a 5th channel. Impedance matching is completely out the window so no promises on results.

Sep 27, 2012 | Samson TXM16 16 Channel Powered Mixer,...

1 Answer

My samson microphone c01u works but i cant hear my mic thru my speakers it does not record out

That's normal. You're supposed to record a track and then play it back. In order to hear it live you would need to enable "software playthrough" in your recording software, but there will be a delay, so it probably won't be much use.

Aug 27, 2011 | Samson Audio C01upak C01u Microphone and...

1 Answer

I bought a samson co1 studio condenser with a lexicon alpha desktop recording studio. the mic doesn't seem to work. what i thought is that maybe because it is self-powered. im not sure. i need...

The problem is the PC thinks the Mic is attached to the Alpha rather than through the USB directly.
The Alpha software probably ALSO assumes this. Look in the "Sounds and Devices" page of the control panel and check to make sure the appropriate device is selected for voice input. If you don't see the Mic selected, select it, and if it isn't in the list, then it needs a driver installed or activated. Often the PC's audio system wants to "fight" this and it takes some "persuasion" to get it to cooperate.

Apr 16, 2011 | Samson CO1/SR850 MICROPH./HEADPHONES SET

1 Answer

I am having a problem with my Zoom RT 223, When I go to edit a factory pattern it says on the screen (tick) nothing I every saw before. I can no longer go into change the key or effects or bass program....

Not sure what exactly you're dealing with from your description but as far as editing a preset pattern or one of your own just follow the manual and record or erase what you want-if you describe things more clearly be glad to help, use it all the time.....

Apr 10, 2017 | Samson Technology Zoom Rt223 70 Built-in...

1 Answer

What is the likely cause of the phantom power of a samson 900 mixer to go bad?

The phantom power is used for condenser mics. MAKE SURE you do not plug in other mics or devices that do NOT have balanced, isolated outputs as they will short out the phantom power to others.

You should find between 15 and 48 volts between BOTH pins 2 and 3 of each mic connector when measured to pin 1 of the connector. There is about 6K ohms impedance from the phantom supply to pins 2 and 3.

IF you have an accident and connected high voltage to pin 2 or 3 it COULD back up and blow the bypass cap for the 48 volts.

Please note: ALWAYS power ANY interconnected equipment from teh SAME receptacle to avoid damage due to ground bounce in the event of a fault in a piece of equipment.

Oct 22, 2010 | Samson Xm910 8Channel Powered Mixer...

1 Answer

Is the position of my CO3 Samson Mic. in the right place

exactly how did you place your mic? Because in the picture you are showing there are placed two or three mics. The best sound quality does not always depend on the up or down position of your mic. It has a lot to with the acoustics of the room you are recording in, the distance you vocalist is standing and even of you use a windscreen or a reflection wall. The best advice is clap you hands a few times in your room and make sure the clap turns dead. If you clap go's silently dead, without hitting any walls or windows that reflect the sound, than you will have a good position to record.

Mar 02, 2010 | Samson Audio C03upak Co3u Microphone with...

1 Answer

No live sound using Samson CO3U and Windows 7 x64

I don''t think you can solve this problem. The problem is that the computer has to digitize the incoming audio, then echo it out. This conversion takes time and is also governed by the real time clock servicing of the devices. You could try upping the priority of the conversion process, but I don't think you are going to be satisfied with the result either.

You would be happier to use a mic and external mixer where the audio is true real time rather than having the conversion latency time.

Jan 29, 2010 | Samson Audio C03upak Co3u Microphone with...

1 Answer

When i play my acoustic guitat through the Samson C03U mic, it plays back all fuzzy.. :S

Hi there,

This could be caused by a faulty cable or a fault on one of the ends of the cable. Open each side of the cable, the jack should screw off. Once it is open check to make sure that both of the wires are connected firmly. If they're not, you will need to solder them on properly and if they are, then this is not the problem.

This could be a due to the settings on your speaker or the mixer you are using. On the speaker, check that the low's mid's and high's are set correctly and then check the mixer to see if the line in from the guitar is set correctly and check that the line out is set correctly. If all of this is fine then it could be due to your guitar DI.

Check that your DI is set correctly,e.g. Make sure that the DI is not set to run a link between both lines, it should be set as single.

Thank you for using FixYa! Have a nice day and please remember to rate this solution.

Warm regards,

Jan 06, 2010 | Samson Audio C03upak Co3u Microphone with...

1 Answer

Samson C01U USB mic not working on my PC.

try this;

1.using different usb inputs on your pc desk top
2.update drivers on both your desk top and laptop
3.using a different usb cable

if it works fine on your friends computer most likely its not the mic

Feb 25, 2009 | Samson Audio C01upak C01u Microphone and...

1 Answer

Problem with computer recognizing Audio Microphone.

Check if you selected the mic as the default audio input on the respective programs.

Aug 07, 2008 | Samson Audio C01upak C01u Microphone and...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samson Audio C03upak Co3u Microphone with Podcast Pak Logo

Related Topics:

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samson Music Experts

Michial Gueffroy

Level 3 Expert

1138 Answers


Level 1 Expert

29 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

10314 Answers

Are you a Samson Music Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides