Samson C01 large diaphragm vocal condenser microphone!
Hi friend and Welcome!!
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 beat. I’ve had it for years and it’s still kickin’. It’s 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 you tube) sounded crappy. It wasn’t because they were bad vocalists, but their sound quality and equipment was atrocious.
They sounded like ET trying to rap. Raspy, airy, and alien sounding. They seemed like they were standing 20 feet away from the mic as well.
One day I decided I wanted to record a track, but didn’t want to sound like them.
So I did some research
And 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.
Check out my video review of this bad boy!
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 complete 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 halfway expecting it to handle like a piece of glorified plastic. This is anything but.