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My microphone (C01U) is recording me as if its like on an alein effect setting like a robotic horrid noise, but its still me singing, just altered(Horribly). I've tried it on the sonarLE and audacity, but the problen won't go away. (also i spilled iced tea on my desk a few days ago, but i dont think any got on the microphone..). if you know how to fix this i would be estatic if you could tell me how.

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: tips on Using the Samson C01U with Cakewalk Pro Audio 9

Try this:
Control Panel > Sound Audio Device > go to Voice Tab > check your drop down list for Voice Recording and make sure you put on Samson C01U then test your hardware and see you get any pick up. I had to research on what to do.

Now my problem is why the mic is only picking up on the left side of the ear instead of the right. =/

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: microphone records very quietly.

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.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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Fred Yearian

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SOURCE: whistling background noise with Samson C01U USB condenser mic

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!

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Cannot setup C01U Microphone with Adobe Audition2.0.

Try to disable your laptops build in mic through the recording options on your computer. It worked for me

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

jeremy guerra

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SOURCE: When I started my computer

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

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

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Why is it suddenly way too quiet?


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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Hello, I just purchased the C01U USB mic and whenever I test or record with it I get this really high pitched noise. but when I tap the Mic is goes away and then slowly fads back in after a couple of...


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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I connected the microphone on my computer and the system rec.ognized the microphone but I don't know how to use it with the computer to bring out sound


The thing is that the Samson C01U was not designed for live applications. Your solution, if you like delayed sound, is to use Virtual Audio Cable. Otherwise, I would get either a Samson GTrack, or invest in a cheap but functional mixer with a good mic. If you want to record however, you go into your audio recording settings and select the C01U as the recording mic. If you record and hear little sound, go into sound manager... Click on properties and select on Samson C01U. A one channel volume control will pop out. change the volume and record. BTW, a good audio program is Audacity... It's free. I hope that I have helped you...

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It dont sound like a cd or studio how can i set dis up


There are many factors that can affect how your recorded performance will sound, ranging from the gear (microphone, mixer, interface), the software your using, the room your recording in and the microphone and other recording techniques.

Keep in mind that this is a Consumer Microphone, not a Professional Microphone, so your recording can only sound as good as the mic can record, however there are many ways you can improve the sound you record with the mic.

Start with the recording environment. Hang quilts or other absorbent material on the walls to absorb reflections.

Use EQ and Compression in your software (google this for more info on using these tools)

Most of all, ensure you are using a Pop-Filter to eliminate any plosions (the loud popping noise heard on "B"s and "P"s etc). You can make one out of a coathanger and stocking that is just as effective as most commercial ones if you dont want to fork out the cash.

Use google as a tool to gain as much info as you can on Audio Engineering, and you shoud be able to improve the quality of your recordings quite drematically.

Mar 22, 2010 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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Whistling background noise with Samson C01U USB condenser mic


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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Cannot setup C01U Microphone with Adobe Audition2.0.


Try to disable your laptops build in mic through the recording options on your computer. It worked for me

Apr 06, 2009 | Samson C01U USB Condenser Microphone...

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After i record my voice with the microphone, it comes out 1 side


The Samson C01U records in mono, not stereo. This is why you hear sound coming only out of one (the left) channel.

Mar 29, 2009 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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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.

Jan 08, 2009 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

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Playback only on left speaker


The quick, easy solution is to change your microphone to mono recording. In the attached YouTube clip, I'll show you how to do that.

The short and simple is to go to your Mac HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Audio MIDI Setup. Select your C01U USB device, and set it to 1ch 16bit. This will set the microphone to record in mono, equally over both speakers.

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