Question about Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser Microphone Consumer Microphone

1 Answer

Samson Usb Mic Driver Will Not Install

I purchased two new Samson C01U USB condenser microphones. When plugging in either mic into my Dell with windows xp, the C01U green light goes on & i notice my computer is searching for the driver. Eventually i get the following message, ''Cannot Install This Hardware''. I went to my windows device manager & there was a yellow question mark next to Samson C01U. I tried various usb ports & also disconnected any other usb device to see if this made a difference. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Posted by roguerat1 on

Ad

1 Answer

David Payne

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Master
  • 14,162 Answers

Posted on May 23, 2015

Ad

5 Related Answers

Anonymous

  • 189 Answers

SOURCE: Playback only on left speaker

It seems that the Samson driver has been reported to have some problems with stereo. Your choices are to use the mic in mono (which most recording is done in anyway) or unistall the SoftPre App which Samson provides with the mic and select a generic driver.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

Ad

Anonymous

  • 2 Answers

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

PBandJ

PBandJ

  • 29 Answers

SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

Fred Yearian

  • 5603 Answers

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

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I only hear my mic mainly on the left channel. How

i found the problem i also fixed the ******* problem in windows 7 theway to fix is that go to recording devices in the volume mixer (i mean in the taskbar the speaker icon right click it recording devices and it will show your mic if ya hav been pluged it) the after going to recording devices then double click the mic u are using then an windows will appear . go to enahcement tab untick "dc offset cancellation". thats it

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

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.

Aug 20, 2011 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

I have 2 samson mics one usb the other audio the audo mic works well with my m box because i use protools but the usb mic does not how can i use both mics together


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

Mar 12, 2011 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

I use the samson C01U usb microphone on my macbook pro for almost 4 years. Now I recently updated to mac os 10.6.6 (latest update) and Samson soft pre won't start up anymore. I can't configure the mic...


1. Try reinstalling the softpre software.
2. Read through their FAQ at: http://samsontech.com/products/productFAQs.cfm?prodID=1810&brandID=2
3. Contact samson directly at [email protected] with your problem.
Good luck!

Mar 03, 2011 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

My mic won't pick anything up. it's plugged in, the recording software is set to line in. how do i adjust the mic settings?


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

Apr 05, 2010 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

I have connected the samson mic to my computer. input not detecte


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

Jan 12, 2010 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

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!

Sep 28, 2009 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

Samson C01U USB mic not working on my PC.


try this;

1.using different usb inputs on your pc desk top
2.update drivers on both your desk top and laptop
3.using a different usb cable

if it works fine on your friends computer most likely its not the mic

Feb 25, 2009 | Samson Audio C01upak C01u Microphone and...

1 Answer

Sound quality not good at all


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

Jan 03, 2009 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

3 Answers

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.

Nov 26, 2007 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser Microphone Consumer Microphone Logo

Related Topics:

705 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samson Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5700 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76466 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

71004 Answers

Are you a Samson Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...