20 Most Recent Samson C03U Professional Microphone Questions & Answers

You need to select Samson C03U as the Default Device. Do not select Realtek. Realtek is the sound card that's built into the computer.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Apr 27, 2018

As with all recording levels it's best to keep them to a max of 0 VU on the level meter. Some say an odd peak into the red or above 0 VU is acceptable, but it should not go to high. Sett it on the loudest part of what you are going to record, then the rest of the time should be OK. Try some loud music first if it's all speech. That should set the right level for the speech. It is possible to increase the audio level on Audacity afterwards anyway.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017

The C03U uses the computer's built-in drivers. You don't need to download anything.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

I haven't seen it on the market as a spare part. I'd email Samson directly, or simply get one of the spider shock resistant mounts out there.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

The diaghram could be busted or something faulty on the board. MAke sure its getting phantom power aswell.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

When recording turn off things like antivirus as they hog massive amount of CPU time. Also turn off wireless links and any other background tasks that will cause audio overruns. Alsoverify you do NOT have inout echo turned on. This would cause feedback that might sound like reverberation.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Jul 23, 2012

i am using samson c03u to record songs using magix music maker, never had problems with it until i fell pregnant and gave birth so i stopped using it for a while. now that im back to record songs again, i started recording and everytime i playback the song i recorded, the music is fine but my voice started jumping like a pirated cd. im using windows vista and i already tried clearing the junk and re installing the programs but it still does the same thing. please help if anyone's got an insight about this. Ta

Samson C03U... | Answered on Jul 15, 2012

Your microphone is a mono input (one), therefore recording in stereo is not practical. Stereo inputs are left and right (two inputs). Whatever your recording setup or audio workstation, the track you record to from your microphone needs to mono.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011

Most the Problem with USB microphones is on the driver end try updating/installing the newest Samson SoftPre. http://www.samsontech.com/main/misc.cfm?pageID=45
Good Luck, Cody J.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

Did you have the microphone pluged into a mixer before or was it directly into the computer?

Samson C03U... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010

Did you get an installation disc and use it to install?

Samson C03U... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

go into control panel/sounds and audio devices/voice and in the voice recording and click the volume button and on the slider that's labled mic pull it up.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

Try downloading ASIO4all and carefully following the directions.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Apr 29, 2009

Check wind screen. Make sure output level is not higher than volume level.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

Have you tried another USB cable? Failing that, can you try the mic on another computer, take it round to your friends house or something?

If it still misbehaves, it's obviously gone faulty and needs fixing. Get in touch with the retailer or Samson support.

Samson C03U... | Answered on Dec 16, 2007

There are 2 ways to mute or un-mute the mic:
  1. Push the button on the front of the mic
  2. On the computer, open Recording Properties and go to the Levels tab and click the speaker icon next to Microphone slider.


Samson Audio... | Answered on Jun 10, 2020

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