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Samson co1u recording issue

Basically...when I only records into one side of the speakers..for example....all the sound of my voice recording comes out the left speakers...but is very quiet out of the doesn't seem to change when I hold the mic different ways...Any suggestions as to why this would be happening?...Some weird setting I need to change maybe...or the way I'm using the samson to record?

any help would be appreciated..thanks

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    It only plays through the right speacker and there is this horrible annoying ticking noise. Its not so bad when I talk but when my guitar is being recorded its ticking non-stop. HELP ME

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    It only records the left side... It's really annoying because I have to pan it in Garageband and Logic Pro and it doesn't sound as good.

    Yes, I use a Mac. Will this make a difference?

  • youngsavior1 May 11, 2009

    my samson c01u records on the left side higher than the right and when i mix its so annoying man its sounds terrible not high quality like that the guy who uses this mic at the bottom

  • Abdullah Khan Apr 28, 2013

    guys dont worry about that if youre using a PC then just change the usb port try different ports then it will work perfect with zero noise and perfect balance in stereo too it helped me by a chance cool

  • Abdullah Khan Apr 28, 2013

    if youre getting this problem on your PC using samson co1u ,then u should try another usb port..try different usb ports of your pc any one will give u the perfect balance with zero hissing..try it ...


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You first 3 people are idiots... maybe if you had worked with the hardware you would know how the mic works because its obvious you don't. The 4th person is correct because this is exactly how i use the mic and it captures sound in stereo format beautiful when set up rite. Using it in mono, whether use keep on one channel or two drastically reduces the crisp sound that this mic can record.

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As explained by the honourable people before me, this Mic is not Stereo.
Make sure you create a MONO track when recording vocals in your Nuendo/Ableton Live/Cubase with your Samson and when at play back, it should come out from both speakers equally.

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Hi FaSho

The microphone is not a stereo device, so the fact that it is recording OK on one channel actually confirms that it is operating OK. I would look to the settings in your recording software that is panned to one side. Or to the software you are using for playback to be sure that it is not panned(balance control) to one side. Hope this helps. If not, get back to me and we can get into it further


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If youre getting this problem on your PC using samson co1u ,then u should try another usb port..try different usb ports of your pc any one will give u the perfect balance with zero hissing..try it ...

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Use Sound Forge 9 to record. There u see the channels in the right. Right click on each channel and set it to RIGHT. This solved my problem

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  • hype_519 Oct 27, 2008

    to add to my answer...this records in stereo because it is actually a capturing device with the label "microphone" placed on it...similiar to a digital recorder

    I record artist with this mic...


Microphones are not stereo! There's only one channel because there's only one mic.

Don't touch the pan control. You should only be recording from the left channel and then playing it back in stereo to hear the same thing in both speakers. When you set up the mic for recording, choose "mono mode" or "left channel only".

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The level controls are the knobs on the front.


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