Before we get started, grab a snack sit back and relax because..
You’ve come to the right place!!
You can record vocals on the cheap yo!
Seriously, this bad boy here .. the Samson C01 large diaphragm vocal condenser microphone, is about as rock-solid as they come. In fact, this feels more like a barbell than a microphone. Well not quite, but you catch my drift.
For the price, this cannot be beaten. I’ve had it for years and it’s still kickin’. It served me well when I was first starting out, and records clean as a whistle.
I’ve heard many recordings over rap beats in the past, and I can tell you even those guys (who I was friends with on YouTube) sounded crappy. It wasn’t because they were bad vocalists, but their sound quality and equipment were atrocious.
They sounded like ET trying to rap. Raspy, airy, and alien-sounding. Like they were recording out of a tin can. Lol.
One day I decided I wanted to record a track but didn’t want to sound like them.
So I did some research.
I found that this microphone performs admirably with a good audio interface. It also can be used with a Samson SP01 Spider Shockmount and should be used with a pop filter also.
After recording some vocals with this, I can honestly say it exceeded my expectations.
My Video Review
Check out my video review of this bad boy! An updated review will be coming soon to my new channel. Be sure to subscribe to it! Any support is much appreciated. 🙂
Video Review + Mic Shootout
As promised, here’s the update! Comparing the C01, AT2020, and Blue Yeti! Don’t forget to leave me some love!! <3
Click to see the C01 in my apt. I’ve had it since 2007-2008!
A word of advice…
Do not use this with the M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB Audio Interface. For some reason, the mic preamps are completely rubbish when coupled with this mic. (You have to scream into it, and still, it records quiet as a mouse). I had not tested any other mic with the FTP before I sold it, so I’m not sure if I got a lemon or what. After reading a ton of reviews, the same consensus was arrived at by some other reviewers.
That said, it sounds great paired with the 2i2!
Look around the internet and you will be hard-pressed to find a bad word said about this baby. The reviews are all spot on: A Great mic for the beginner enthusiast looking for quality.
It also comes in a sturdy case with foam padding and really feels professional to the touch. I was half expecting it to handle like a piece of glorified plastic. This is anything but.
Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! In his spare time, he likes to fish, paint, play guitar, pray, rap, make beats, take photos, record videos, graphic design, and more. His sense of humour, coupled with a knack for excellence and strict attention to detail are what allow him to stand out in an crowded industry.