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Samson im trying to record acoustic guitar and vocals basically using the mic as a condenser rather than using the instrument input (which has the same needing to turn up very high or else theres distortion problem). As you can imagine its a big deal the volume is off as when your recording an acoustic guitar you really need to get the natural sound its plugged straight in to the usb, no adaptors.

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Try using the instrument input lets see if its going to change something.

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How do i get levels from my g track mic im using cubase le 5 i only get one side level how do i fix this issue?


The mic is only on the Left channel, and instrument input is on the Right channel. So in Cubase you need to select only the Left channel in your first track, and then only the Right channel in your second track, and then you can record Vocals and Instrument at the same time on 2 different tracks.

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Hi, i would like to buy some sharp microphones, two for lead singers and 6 for musician. can you give me some advice on what types i should get?


Hello
microphones broadly fall into 2 distinct types
  1. Condenser - requires a power source either a battery inside the microphone itself or remote 'phantom power' usually provided from a p.a. mixer.
  2. Dynamic - do not require a power source. Most famous of all is the Shure SM57 (instrument / vocals) and SM58 (lead vocals) used by many musicians and singers around the world.
Condenser microphones are used extensively in recording studios because they are very sensitive and have a better range than dynamic mics. However they are a bit fragile and good ones are expensive. There are plenty of cheap condenser microphones about but they give a rather tinny sound.
If you want the microphones for general band work, especially gigging you will get better value for money with dynamic microphones. These are much less sensitive that condenser mics and are intended for close up work - no more than a few inches from the mouth of the singer (use a pop shield to prevent unwanted noises) or hung close in to an instrument.
There are also 3 different pick-up patterns for microphones. Which ones you go for will depend on the use for which they are intended.
  1. Cardoid - cone shaped directional pick up pattern. These will only pick up sound from in front of the microphone in a cone shape of about 60 degrees. Suitable for general vocals and instruments. Good resistance to feedback. To effectively mic-up a big instrument like a piano you may need to use more than one mic.
  2. Hyper Cardoid - as above but with a much narrower pic-up sone - a cone of about 30 degrees. These are very good for lead vocals as you can drive them a bit harder without risk of feedback or picking up other instrument sounds on the stage (particularly useful if you have a singer who plays an a loud acoustic instrument or a keyboard with built in speakers). THese are okay for using to mike-up an instrument where the sound comes from a small fixed point (saxophone, violin, trumpet, acoustic guitar - provided that the musician stands still) but not much good for larger instruments like pianos or harps. They are also good for mike-ing guitar amps, but only if they don't have a separate tweeter.
  3. Omni-Directional . These will pick up sound from all around. Whilst they can be good for picking up large acoustic instruments or choirs they are very prone to feedback and are not really suitable for public address purposes.
Don't be tempted to buy cheap microphones with permanently fitted cables, especially ones with a standard 6mm jack-plug. Always go for mikes with a balanced (3 pin xlr) cable as they do not pick up as much radio interference on the cable (but only provided your mixer/amp also has balanced inputs too).
Although many professionals swear by the Shure SM57 and SM58 mics mentioned above I personally prefer the AKG D55 a hyper-cardoid which has a longer pick-up range and higher output than the Shures (useful if musicians or singers hang back a bit from the mic) and usually slightly cheaper too. It is really good for lead vocals but makes a good instrument mic too with a nice crisp but warm sound across the frequency range.
For larger instruments, or two backing singers sharing a mike, I use the standard cardoid version of the same AKG (but I'm afraid I can't remember the model number now).
If you want to mike up drums that is another subject all together.

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Im gettin only one side when i record a vocal wit mixcraft 3


Make sure your recording onto a Mono track in your software, don't choose stereo when creating the track.

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I have connected the samson mic to my computer. input not detecte


A condenser mic. requires "phantom power" usually supplied by a mixing desk. Without this, there will be no output signal from the mic.

Jan 12, 2010 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

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Recorded acoustic guitar is fuzzy and distorted


Try anouther Microphone sounds like the frequence sprecturm is to low.

Jul 09, 2009 | Samson C01U USB Condenser Microphone...

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Cannot record both mic and electric guitar in daw


Disagree with previous post. The GTrack is designed to record vocals and a mono insrtument at the same time. That's its main selling point. It should also allow monitoring of both the vocals and guitar alongside the playback from the computer. In your computer's Control Panel, go to sound preferences, select the usb microphone and click on advanced tab. It is likely yours is set up to record 1 channel at CD quality - this is how many ship for some reason. Set it to 2 Channels CD quality.
In Sonar, set your track input as USB Left for the vocals, and USB Right for your guitar.

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C01u PROBLEM PLS HELP ?!


That's the way it's supposed to work. It's a mono microphone, so there's only one signal to record.

Set up your recording software so that it only records the Left channel. It describes how to do this on the Samson FAQ page and in the Owner's Manual:

"In your digital audio workstation (DAW), create a mono audio track, and set it to the Left channel of the C01U (the Right channel should be ignored). Arm the track for recording, and adjust the input gain by using the software control in your computer's operating system"

Don't try to alter the pan so both sides are the same; that will just screw up the levels and noise.

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No recording?


The static after several seconds seems like this is a problem with certain versions of OS X. You might be able to fix it by downgrading or upgrading. Apple Forums say that it's fixed in 10.5.6.

You can double check that this is the problem by trying it on a Windows computer.

Jul 28, 2008 | Samson G-TRACK USB RECORDING MICROPHONE...

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Inputs


ok, heres what try contacting the support line on your samson mic and ask the setup if you are going to connect an acoustic guitar, there might be some info for it. actually there is here check this out

Acoustic Guitar
There are a variety of ways that the G Track can be used to mic an acoustic guitar. The
microphone placement will depend on the type of instrument and what kind of sound
you’re looking to capture, for example the tonal quality you want to focus on, and how
much finger slide or pick noise you may or may not want. When miking a standard
steel string acoustic, a good place to start is with the microphone positioned pointing
towards the end of the fingerboard at a distance of about 6 inches to 2 feet away from
the instrument. You can experiment by moving the microphone slightly in the direction
of the sound hole, which will produce more low frequencies, or move it in the direction
of the fingerboard to capture more high-end or to remove any unwanted boominess.
For nylon string acoustic, try positioning the microphone above the bridge to emphasize
more of the attack from the sound of the finger picking, or for less, move the mic closer
to the sound hole. If you have a pair of G Tracks, try one positioned at the fingerboard
and the second over the sound hole.

Jun 04, 2008 | Samson G-TRACK USB RECORDING MICROPHONE...

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Can not record vocal and guitar at the same time


The monitoring switch should not affect the recording at all. Maybe you have a defective mic?

Does it record from the line input if you set it to Line In mode?

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