Samson Audio USB Condenser Go Mic
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There comes a point in many people's lives where they want and need better hardware than is included with their favorite personal computer or laptop. If you do a lot of voice over IP, personal recording or even a lot of live streaming with your favorite webcam, I'm sure that you've had complaint about the quality of your microphone. Most microphones built into laptops and webcams are very small and are dynamic microphones. These are more rugged, but don't offer very good sound quality. Today we are looking at an add-on microphone that offers excellent quality along with portability and extra functionality.
About Samson Audio:
Where Passion For Innovation Lives.
Samson began 26 years ago as an audio technology company designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader with three distinct brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 350 products designed and distributed by Samson are sold in 106 countries throughout the world.
Our position as an innovator and leading audio technology company has produced a variety of industry-changing audio products, and has provided the experience to create products with strong crossover from the pro audio and music segments to the consumer market.
Over the years, Samson has pioneered a number of technical breakthroughs in wireless such as the incorporation of dbx Noise Reduction, synthesized wireless with selectable frequencies, the first 19" rack-mount receiver, microprocessor-controlled true diversity (dual receiver) designs and cost-effective UHF wireless for live sound applications, system contracting and video. Samson also was the first company to introduce micro-transmitter wireless systems that don't require belt packs: The Airline System.
With Hartke Systems, innovation first came from the American bass amp and cabinet manufacturer with their unique aluminum cone drivers, Samson Technologies is now the exclusive world-wide distributor of Hartke amplifiers, cabinets, combos and bass guitars. Hartke's new AC150 Acoustic Guitar amplifier is the only product in its category to offer the superior sound reproduction of ribbon in an acoustic amp.
In 2005, we began production on our line of USB Microphones. Now the industry standard and top selling USB microphones on the market, the Q1U, C01U and C03U provide an affordable solution to anyone wishing to enter the latest trends in new media like podcasting.
As the exclusive U.S. distributor for Zoom, Samson Technologies is also a leading design and development partner for products like the legendary 505 guitar effects processor, the best selling effects pedal. More recently, in partnership with Zoom, we launched the H4 Handy Recorder. This "triple threat" product is a stereo field recorder, a multi-track recorder and an audio interface.
Over more than two decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation, to a multinational enterprise with over 100 employees and a 126,000 square feet corporate and distribution headquarters. With products like our USB microphones, the H4 Handy Recorder, and a nearly exhaustive variety of products and accessories for audio, Samson expects its phenomenal growth to continue for the next 25 years and beyond.
Samson has had their roots in the audio game for quite a while so this certainly isn't a new idea for them. They've made several USB mics in the past, but the Go Mic is their smallest unit, with the smallest condenser of any of their USB mics. As you can see in the pictures above, Samson takes care to package and present the Go Mic with everything you need - USB cable, manual, Cakewalk Music Creator LE software and even a nice carrying case. It is big on features as we'll see as we take a closer look on the following pages.