Samson Q1U Supercardioid Dynamic USB Microphone (with Cakewalk Recording Software)
Now includes recording software courtesy of Cakewalk! The Q1U features a smooth sounding neodymium element, capable of handling high SPL, cleverly interfaced to an onboard high quality mic pre, Analog to Digital converter and USB output. The Q1U is perfect for recording your music, podcast or any acoustic audio source on your favorite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Just plug in the supplied USB cable, launch your DAW and start recording. For expanded control, install the Samson Softpre applet software and you’ll have additional features like programmable GAIN, Low Cut Filter, Input Metering and Phase switch. The Q1U faithfully reproduces a variety of sound sources including vocals, acoustic instruments and overhead cymbals, to name a few and because the Q1U can handle high SPL, you can use it on drums or in front of a loud guitar amp. The extended frequency and fast transient response insures an accurate reproduction with linear characteristics from bottom to top.
Dynamic Handheld Microphone with USB interface
Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB input
High Quality A/D Converter with 16-Bit, 48kHz Sampling Rate
Super Cardioid Pickup Pattern
Compatible with any Computer Based Digital Audio Workstation
Tripod desk stand and carry pouch included
The Samson Q1U will work without the SoftPre applet software using the standard drivers included in your computer's operating system. However if you would like added functionality of the Samson SoftPre applet (Input Level Meter, Volume control, High-pass filter and Phase Switch), you may download the appropriate one for your operating system at the SoftPre Page.
Windows Applet Note: The Windows SoftPre applet supports WDM and is designed to work with Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Without the Soft pre applet, Windows should recognize the mic and use the Windows mixer as a volume control if needed.