Samson Meteor Mic First Look
We were lucky enough to receive the Samson Meteor Mic in today and Taylor jumped on the opportunity to try it out. The tentative release date for this mic is April 15th, so there is plenty of time for you to drool over how awesome it looks. Check out his video above and be sure to leave us a comment below.
Here’s what the box says:
Meteor Mic is the universal solution for recording music on your Mac or PC. Also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition, Meteor Mic’s integral stand adjusts for any application. With Meteor Mic you can make incredible recordings that are out of this world.
- Large (25mm) diaphragm condenser for rich audio recording
- CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
- Patent pending fold-back leg design
- Stereo 1/8-inch headphone jack for no latency monitoring
- Headphone volume control with microphone mute switch
- Includes USB cable and carry pouch
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Video Transcript:Hi guys, this is Taylor with UniqueSquared and you know we’re always bring you the latest information on pro audio and digital recording equipment. Today, we have a brand new microphone from Samson. This is the Meteor Mic, this is a USB powered condenser microphone, 25mm capsule and it just looks cool. It has a nice space age design. What you have on the bottom is for your mic stand, but what’s great about this mic is that you don’t even need a mic stand. You can just pop these legs out, boom, you’re ready to record. It’s totally adjustable too, for any recording situation that you may encounter. So let’s take a look at it, a little closer. On the back you have your USB in and also your ⅛ inch headphone monitoring in. And then on the front this dial here controls your headphone level and then this switch right here is for your mute and unmute. Now, what we’re going to do is we’re going to hook this up and give you guys a chance to hear what it sounds like. So I’m running garageband right now and as soon as I plugged in the microphone, garageband immediately recognized it as the Samson Meteor Mic. Yes I want to use this device. So we are all set up and ready to go, let me enable the track. So right now it’s on blue which means it is record enabled. If I were to flick the switch it would go to amber which means that it is muted, and then if you ever see a red light that’s your peak level for your gain. So, I’m going to go ahead and record a vocal real quick to just let you guys hear how it sounds. Ok so, check, test one two, the waveforms are drawing, it all looks good. Now I’m about six inches away maybe a little further from the microphone, so you’re getting a chance to hear what the levels sound like. I haven’t put any compression on this or any EQ, this is just a flat recording of my vocal just so you guys can get a chance to hear what that sounds like. Ok cool, so what I’ll do is I’ll pick up the guitar real quick and kind of show you guys what that sounds like. Now I’m not a guitar player so please be kind on the forums but I’ll just play you guys a little something, so you can hear how instruments sound on here. It sounds great. So the Samson Meteor Mic, this has a release date for April 15th and we are going to have them in stock here at UniqueSquared. Now, we’re always doing giveaways here at UniqueSquared and if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you can find the latest information on how you can enter to win a prize. So follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our Youtube channel. And always, be you, be unique, at UniqueSquared.com.