The C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first affordable studio condenser mic with a USB interface. C01U – USB Condenser Microphone and so I can see you sitting out there going “who gives a …”.
Well for starters it means for the first time ever, people who record audio on computers don’t need to carry infra-structure. No mixer or preamps, no power supplies, no spare cables (oh wait… a spare cable is a good thing), no fiddling around. Just take out your laptop bung in the mic and press record on Audacity (an Open Source piece of software that records very nicely thank you very much) and then hang around the bar getting smoke in your clothes..
The C01U condenser microphone is based on the Samson C01, which usually get’s a good write up in the trade papers. It features a 19mm internal shock mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pick up pattern and it works with Macs and Windows.
If you are into creating podcasts then this could be for you.