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Usb desktop microphone

Does not appear to work with windows vista

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I've got the same problem...
I checked for drivers but there are none :(

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My Samson C01U microphone doesnt seem to be working. the green light doesnt turn on when i plug it into the usb port of my computer. I have windows vista. Is it not compatible?? The computer says the...

Sorry this isn't a solution but just letting you know I'm having the same trouble, the funny thing is mine was working a couple of months back and now its not, it's driving me crazy.

May 19, 2011 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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Hi i have a problem with samson c01, it doesnt work because i use a pc and a usb cable. no power , what can i do?

Some users have reported problems with this microphone not working properly with Windows Vista operating system but it is fine with XP and Windows 7. Some MAC & Linux users have also encountered installation problems.
All condenser microphones require a power source to make them work. In the case of USB mics they take their operating power from the computers USB port. If you have a lot of other USB devices connected then there may not be enough power available to run them all at the same time. Disconnect any devices that you do not need.
First step would be to make sure that you connect to a main USB port (not a separate hub). If you are using a desktop or tower computer use the USB ports on the rear of the computer, which are mounted directly on the motherboard. Front panel USB ports are normally on a hub and may therefore prove unreliable with some devices..
Next try to diagnose the problem by process of systematic elimination
  1. Test your sound-card - does it work okay with other sound sources such as a microphone plugged into the normal microphone input (red socket) on the sound-card or on your front panel.
  2. Do you have another USB sound source that you can plug in to make sure that your computer will accept sound from that route?
  3. Now check the microphone for faults. Is the LED on the microphone coming on to indicate it is getting power?
  4. If no the microphone itself, or the cable, may be faulty. Try plugging it in to a different computer, games console, stereo or audio device with a USB input to see if it will work there (note not all audio devices will have sufficient power on the USB socket so this test may not be conclusive)
  5. Is the computer operating system actually recognising the presence of the microphone in the first place?
  6. Does a little balloon pop up to say a device has been plugged in - and does it correctly identify what that device is by telling you it's name?
  7. If the system recognises the device but doesn't correctly identify then you may need to install a driver for the microphone.
  8. From the windows start menu go to CONTROL PANEL.
  9. Click on SYSTEM, then HARDWARE, followed by DEVICE MANAGER
  10. Scroll down to SOUND VIDEO & GAME CONTROLLERS. Does the microphone appear here? If yes does it have a little yellow asterisk next to it? If so it is a driver issue.
  11. Sometimes a USB driver issue can be resolved by uninstalling the USB controllers and reinstalling them. Scroll down the list of devices in DEVICE MANAGER until you get to UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS. Systematically uninstall every device listed here. To do this RIGHT CLICK on each device and then click UNINSTALL. Then on the TOOL BAR click CHECK FOR SYSTEM CHANGES. this will reinstall all USB devices and controllers.
  12. If that does not solve the USB problem go to your computer manufacturers website and download the latest USB drivers for your machine.
  13. Assuming you have overcome the USB issue (or if this was not the problem anyway) you now need to check that the microphone is selected as your default audio device.
  14. To do this go back to CONTROL PANEL, followed by SOUND & AUDIO DEVICES
  15. Click on AUDIO and, under the SOUND RECORDING tab select your microphone from the drop down list.
  16. Then click the VOLUME button which will open a window called RECORDING CONTROL
  17. Make sure there is a tick (check mark) against microphone and that the slider is up at the top of the scale.
  18. If everything is okay up to this point the problem may well lie in the settings for the audio / recording program that you are using. Most programs have some sort of wizard for testing audio settings, which you will need to work through.

Jan 30, 2011 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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I have a rocketfish USB microphone attached to my computer and im trying to call somebody on msn and on skype, yet my microphone doesent work on either of them. Can you help me make my microphone work?

Damn Rocketfish ******* sucks. Got their external USB drive.. it died after the 3rd time i plugged it in to use. Their USB desktop mic, can't find any drivers for windows 7. Can't find **** on their website. If no special drivers, thats fine, but say so. Trying to use it on Lenovo T500 and T61.

Sep 19, 2010 | Logitech USB Desktop Consumer Microphone

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Hi, I'm using a logitech usb desktop microphone and it is not picking up any sound. What are some likely solutions to my problem? I'm running windows Vista 64-bit.

Did you check whether the plug is in the right port and it is not set to mute in the volume panel anywhere, and also the driver is installed and working properly, no exclaimation mark in USB devices?

Aug 18, 2010 | Logitech (980240-0403) Microphone

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What drivers can i download to make my at2020 usb work with windows vista

i hav just bought a at2020 mic and i tried recording bought it's not workin for my dell inspiron i forgot the model anyway it's running on windows 7 so please help me out am screwed with this ****

Mar 13, 2010 | Audio Technica Audio-Technica AT2020 -...

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Logitech USB Desktop Microphone. I have Windows Vista. Followed install directions even though outdated. Looks like it is recording, and can save file, but no sound when playing it.


If there are more than recording device, then you have to select default recording device as you MIC connected to coresponding sound card..

For eg, if your MIC is connected to front panel and if the REAR IN is selected as a default device you wont able to record sound in Windows Vista..

To select default recording device

  1. Select your sound properties through the control panel or the sound icon in your system tray.
  2. Click on the properties tab,Check the recording box.
  3. Make sure you have selected the default device upon mutiple device
Please leave me comment, if you still need furthur assistance

Sep 24, 2009 | Logitech USB Desktop Consumer Microphone

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Cannot record

Im having the same probz, got a Hp Pavilion Vista using mobile pre amp usb when i record using a condenser mic XLR nothing is picked up from the channels in Cubase or Nuendo. Im trying to record vocals but the Mic is not picked up and i cannot hear myself in the headphones and it wont transfere to cubase.

It has worked before when i had a desktop, but this only worked with a separate m-audio sound card inside the desktop and i plug in the output jax leads from the desktop (soundcard) to the m-audio usb pre amp

Is this why it is not working for the laptop do i need a Jax connection and where is this audacity

Sep 15, 2008 | M-Audio M AUDIO MOBILE PRE - USB MIC...

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USB Logitech Microphone

the usb mocrophone doesnt require drivers on windows 2000.

it should work instantly after being pluged in.

Apr 11, 2008 | Logitech USB Desktop Consumer Microphone

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Samson G-track - Vista requiring to install USB Audio Codec

If the LED doesn't light when you plug it in, and it doesn't show up in Device Manager ("USB Composite Device" or "USB Audio Device"), then the mic must be defective. Contact Samson for a replacement.


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