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The U600 USB powered condenser microphone opens up a new era of high quality recording direct to your PC.No mixers, pre-amps or special studio gear is required.Just plug the U600 mic into your computer, set your preferences and enjoy instant professional quality recordings.
This microphone is designed for ease of connection to a PC via a USB connection.This effectively bypasses the sound card input and provides a low latency method of recording vocals direct to the PC's hard drive.The microphone can be used with virtually any recording software.The microphone provides extreme clarity and pure reproduction of vocals making it ideal for both voice recording and podcasting.
Specification of U600 USB powered condenser microphone
- Connects direct to a computer USB port.
- Plug and play digital recording direct to your PC.
- Works with windows Vista/XP/NT/2000, Mac OSX.
- Works with common software - audacity, goldwave, samplitude etc.
- FET preamp has balanced output.
- 16bit 44.1kHZ or 48kHz.
- Includes a USB cable, a desk tripod and shock mount.
- Frequency range 30Hz - 18kHz.
- Polar pattern - cardioid.
- Sensitivity -38db.
- S/N 75db.
- Equivalent noise level 20db (A weighted).
- Max SPL for 0.5% THD : 130db.
- Condenser type: electret condenser microphone capsule.
- Microphone size 190mm high, 51mm diameter wight 376g.
- This microphone is supplied with a hard padded case, a USB lead, a small tripod and shock mountmaking it easy to position in front of your computer.
This microphone is ideal for use in an internet radio/podcast setup, or for recording vocals and music.
It is also available with a podcast style desk stand or a high floor - boom mic stand please check our other adverts
Recent advances in technology mean that it is now possible for anyone to set up a home recording studio. You will need a reasonable quality PC and a good quality microphone. License free software that you can download for free from the internet means you can now record your own vocals, make a demo mp3 file, record a podcast or even set up your own internet radio station and podcast live.
Most currently available personal computers are adequete for the job of recording music at home. It is more than likely that the computer you already own is capable of recording lead vocals and vocal mixing. A recording studio at home is well within your grasp.
In my opinion the best available free recording and mixing software package is audacity. You can download audacity for free from the internet. Type 'audacity' into a search engine to find it. There are plenty of articles describing how to use the software, so it is not covered here. You should check out the details on how to generate a backing track by removing the vocals track. That will then allow you to record your own vocal while listening to the music. You can create a stereo mix that is studio quality.
In order to make a good quality recording you will need a good quality microphone. Using a cheap headset or the type of microphone that is used for skype, games etc will not give top quality results. You should invest in a good quality condenser microphone like the U600 described here. This is the type of microphone used in a professional recording studio. For home studio recording to a PC the best type of home recording microphone is a condenser usb microphone. This plugs directly into your computers usb port, so you need nut worry about the sound card recording quality,and without any additional drivers the microphone will appear as a new audio device. The USB600 powered condenser microphone with usb interface in our opinion offers the best value for money of any available desktop usb microphone. This microphone comes with a tripod desk standand a shock mount, but can also be purchased with a podcast microphone stand or a floor stand/boom stand - which will allow you to stand up while singing. In all options a shock mount is included this will eliminate vibration and unwanted noise.
Once you have a microphone connected to your computer with recording software installed you have all you need to make that recording. Good luck!
This microphone is very similar and functiona1ly equivalent to the Samson C01U USB Condensor Microphone.