Question about Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser Microphone Consumer Microphone
I am recording a podcast in Garageband on iMac OSX leopard. Recording with the internal mic is fine, no problems just rubbish quality.
Bought a Samson C01U USB condenser mic and installed the soft pre application. Problem is that when i set the input volume high enough to pick up the voice at a decent volume there is a very loud constant whistling noise
50% - 75% in system prefs
+ 1 - 30dB in Soft pre
70% in Garageband recording level
I tried changing the USB cable - same noise
same problem using the mic for skype conversations
same problem when tested on a pc as a skype microphone
any help or tips greatly appreciated - even if it is a stab in the dark - it is doing my head right in
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
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