The C-1U USB Studio Condenser Microphone from Behringer is well suited for capturing vocals and instruments in digital recording environments. It features a USB output for plug-and-play style recording with a laptop or desktop computer. The USB output allows you to record using your preferred software without interfaces or preamplifiers. This low-noise condenser microphone contains a cardioid pick-up pattern for reducing ambient room noise and feedback. The C-1U can be used in a wide range of situations, including vocals, piano, guitar, and amp-cabinets. It includes a swivel mount and a USB cable.
What is a USB Condenser Microphone
The primary type of microphone used in recording studios and radio stations, condenser microphones are the ideal choice for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. Unlike a dynamic microphone, a condenser microphone collects sound from throughout an environment such as a room, rather than only picking up what’s happening directly in front of it. It is capable of capturing much more detail with a wider, flatter frequency response. But conventional condenser microphones aren’t designed to interface with a computer – you also have to provide a microphone preamplifier and an analog-to-USB interface. The C-1U features a built-in USB interface that derives the needed power directly from your computer’s USB input and requires no special drivers. Just plug in and start recording your masterpiece!
Wide Frequency Response
The incredible C-1U has an exceptionally-fl at frequency response and pristine sonic resolution that ensures content-rich audio that is as natural sounding as the original source. The cardioid pickup pattern provides unparalleled sound source separation and feedback rejection. Thanks to its ultra-low noise, transformer-less FET input circuitry the C-1U can handle extreme dynamics, all the way up to 136 dB, with ruler-fl at frequency response from 40 Hz to 20 kHz. Which brings us to software.
But That’s Not All…
The C-1U condenser mic is designed to be your go-to USB mic for many years to come. The tough, die-cast metal body can withstand the rigors of all those late-night recording marathons – and since it can be powered directly from your laptop’s USB port, you can take it anywhere, and record when the muse inspires you! An excellent choice for all sorts of recording applications, the studio-grade C-1U is available at a price that will leave enough cash left over to secure other recording essentials.
What's in the box
- Behringer C-1U USB Studio Condenser Microphone
- Microphone Holder
- USB Cable
|Diaphragm||0.63" / 16.0 mm|
|Frequency Range||40 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||136 dB SPL|
|Output Connectors||1 x USB (Type Unspecified)|
|Operating System Support||Windows, macOS/OS X|
|RAM Requirement||512 MB Minimum|
|Available Port||USB 2.0|
|Operating Voltage||5 V|
|Operating Current Consumption||50 mA|
|Length||6.7" / 170.18 mm|
|Diameter||2.1" / 53.34 mm|
|Weight||1.17 lb / 0.53 kg|
|Package Weight||1.765 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.7 x 7 x 3.3"|
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