20 Most Recent Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser Microphone Consumer Microphone - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Turn all your levels down.. ALL of Them. does that help? if the noise stops, proceed to slowly turn each volume up some one at a time. that may help figure what is causing the problem. if not could be small programming issue between the mic and the input program. i would look threw your settings menu for the recording software. see if there are any input or recording preferences/settings. i don't know if the mic came with setup software or a manual. may help alot. probably just one little setting off. learning will only help in the long run

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010

Depending on what audio production program you are using you will need to have the monitoring function engaged. Comment with what program and I can walk you through it. Good Luck, Cody J.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

If you are using a condenser microphone, it's need phantom power (48v) to activate the mic. Hope this helps

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Apr 06, 2010

why is the mic not being recongized on my computer?

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Jan 17, 2010

Here is the detailed manual for MAC and Windows:http://s3.amazonaws.com/samsontech/related_docs/C01U_ownman_v4.pdf There are explanations and diagrams.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Oct 23, 2009

Here is the info on their site:http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810#servsupport Try contacting them with your problem.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009


Thanks for using FixYa.Check the properties of the audio device and see if all options are enabled. Also make sure that you have a latest version of Samson.
If you are using more than one Samson USB microphone or combination with any other manufacturers USB microphones. DO NOT install the Samson Softpre on Windows XP.
Note: Samson SoftPre is not compatible with Windows Vista however the C01U, C03U and Q1U are all Plug-and-Play compatible with Windows Vista.

You can install samson soft pre from this link--

Samson SoftPre

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Samson C01U -... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

You will most likely have to reinstall the sound card driver or at least update it.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

Have you test a different mic, or have you adjusted the pitch control for the mic.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

open up the sound icon on control panel...select recording......select samson mic....make sure set to default.....go into properties ...and boost main volume slider....most mics after install are set quite low and you have to go in and adjust the vol input level

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009

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.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Mar 01, 2009

the Samson C01U picks up the noises running inside the computer, or laptop whichever you have. You can't change that. But if you want to get rid of it. I use Cool Edit Pro. There's this effect we have for Noise Reduction. I won't go further on unless you have this program, or something similar. But basically it takes out any unwanted static

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Feb 26, 2009

The behavior you describe suggests that the mic is not getting power. Since it is a condenser mic, it requires what is usually called "phantom power". This should be provided thru the USB port. Check to be sure that the USB port is supplying that power. Check with another port for example. If that fails, you may have a defective mic.

Keep us posted.

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Feb 10, 2009

did you download the samson pre amp app

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Jan 08, 2009

You can't hear yourself at all when recording or you can hear yourself but with a delay ?

Samson C01U -... | Answered on Dec 15, 2008

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