Samson Q1U Supercardioid USB Dynamic Microphone


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Just plug this microphone in with the supplied USB cable, launch your DAW and start recording!

The Q1U features a smooth sounding neodymium element, capable of handling high SPL, cleverly interfaced to an onboard high quality microphone pre-amp, Analog-to-Digital converter and USB output.
The extended frequency and fast transient response insures an accurate reproduction with linear characteristics from bottom to top. The Q1U faithfully reproduces a variety of sound sources including vocals, acoustic instruments and overhead cymbals, and can handle high SPL perfect for use on drums or in front of a loud guitar amp.

The Q1U is perfect for recording your music, Podcast or any acoustic audio source on your favorite computer based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

The Samson Q1U will work without the SoftPre applet software using the standard drivers included in your computer's operating system. However if you would like added functionality of the Samson SoftPre applet (Input Level Meter, Volume control, High-pass filter and Phase Switch), you may download the appropriate one for your operating system below.

The SoftPre applet is currently being updated to fix Q1U incapability problems. Please check back soon for the updated version.

Instructions for using the Q1U without installing SoftPre is available for Windows XP and Windows 98

Detailed instructions for

Windows Applet Note: The Windows SoftPre applet supports both WDM and ASIO and is designed to work with Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Without the Soft pre applet, Windows should recognize the mic and use the Windows mixer as a volume control if needed.
    •  Dynamic Handheld Microphone with USB interface •  Plugs in directly to any computer with a USB input •  High Quality A/D Converter with 16-Bit, 48kHz Sampling Rate •  Super Cardioid Pickup Pattern •  Compatible with any Computer Based Digital Audio Workstation •  Tripod desk stand and carry pouch included
3 years parts and labor.

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  • Q1U Supercardioid USB Dynamic Microphone


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Samson Q1u Supercardioid Usb Dynamic Microphone

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A Great Starter Microphone


from South Florida

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  • cheap
  • Easy to use
  • Good Quality


  • Not the best quality

Best Uses

  • Low Budget Song Recording
  • Talking

Comments about Samson Q1u Supercardioid Usb Dynamic Microphone:

I use this microphone for recording songs. The quality it brings is great for its price. A great buy for low budget recordings

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Series USB Series
Model Q1U Supercardioid USB Dynamic Microphone
Warranty Info:

Q1U Supercardioid USB Dynamic Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.