Top 20 Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser Microphone Consumer Microphone Questions & Answers

Try a different mic to see if problem follows. If yes then it is a setting. If not then the mic is bad and needs to be sent to mfg or get a new one.

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Is the reverb caused by picking up the speaker output? You can't have a monitoring speaker feeding back into the microphone.

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Not to be rude....For 75.00, you can replace it with a new one. It would cost more to have someone fix it. Obviously the drop has damaged it to the point where it doesn't work. Unless you are apt to take it apart and view all of the internal parts/wires what have you. I do not advise though if you are not comfortable doing so.

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1. Try the microphone on another USB port and check.
2. If not OK, try the microphone on another computer and check.
3. If OK on another computer, re-install it or recover the O.S. from a backup.
4. If on another computer the same problem exists, the microphone could have a internal control defect.

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you more than likely have your settings messed up follow this video it should fix the problem

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This kind of problem is very common when you have a computer that has been formatted or some kind of error occurred that required it to remove some part of the drivers designed to control the external devices. In other words, the driver which was responsible for handling this device is no longer available on your computer and as such, the computer cannot handle it unless it is reinstalled.
To do this, there are several methods by which you can go.
First of all, you can insert the disc that came with the device when it was bought and connect the device. When it asks you to install the driver, all you have to do is to set it to read from the CD-rom and it will automatically find the drivers and install them too.
Secondly, if you cannot find the disc that came with the device, you can search online for it and download it to a safe location on your computer and set it to read from that location. If you cannot find the driver, you can drop the complete make and model of the device and i would help you to get the required drivers to make your device function properly.
Hope this was helpful? Please comment for more information and thank you for using FixYa.

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1. Try reinstalling the softpre software.
2. Read through their FAQ at:
3. Contact samson directly at [email protected] with your problem.
Good luck!

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the usb mic can't be used with the m box, it can be used as a source in your audio software however. When you assign your audio sources look for USB Codec in the choices. I have a USB mic and it works great

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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.

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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

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

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

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why is the mic not being recongized on my computer?

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Welcome to the world of STUDIO microphones. Super quality BUT you must have a studio to use them. You can't have any local speaker playing into them. You often use headphones lest your monitor speakers will feedback. At the high frequency capability of these mics, you can fry your amps with oscillations above what you can hear!

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Here is the info on their site: Try contacting them with your problem.

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Here is the detailed manual for MAC and Windows: There are explanations and diagrams.

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

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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.


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

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