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Sean Seah July 7th, 2007 11:08 PM

Samson C01 Vs Rode Podcaster
Ji folks.. I like to do some voice overs in my home for wedding videos n I figured the most cost effective way is via a USB mic. I noticed the Rode Podcaster is critically aclaimed but I cant get it in my country. The only choice I have now is the Samson C01. Does anyone have experience over this? The price is pretty affordable as well.


Hsien Yong July 8th, 2007 01:53 AM

Hi Sean,
Did you ask Hung Bros at Sim Lim Square if they have the Rode Podcaster? I would stay away from the Samson CO1. Another alternative might be to buy a usb mixer? Then you could use any mic..

Sean Seah July 8th, 2007 08:45 AM

Yes the Hung bros do not have it. I have not heard of Samson that is why I'm asking. Thks for the advise. Any idea who else can I ask?

Hsien Yong July 8th, 2007 06:57 PM

Try Kontakt Singapore? http://www.prokontakt.com/
They are the Rode Distributors in Singapore.
Wah sorry man didn't see you got 320 post,
you are much more experianced than me...

Alesis seems to have a usb mic too

James Benstead July 8th, 2007 11:10 PM

I would try Kontakt but be aware the e-mail address on that website is wrong. Suggest you contact Miss Nurhin (email is nurhin@kontakt.com.sg) to ask about Rode microphones.

Sean Seah July 9th, 2007 05:54 AM

Hey dun mention about no of posts! We r all learning here :) I appreciate all the inputs.. Will ask Kontakt then.. thanks.

Mike Peter Reed July 9th, 2007 08:20 AM

The Blue Snowball is also a good USB mic IMHO. Not that I want to complicate your purchasing decision, just had to mention it!

Seth Bloombaum July 9th, 2007 10:10 AM

I purchased a Samson CO1 for the college I teach at - it is an outstanding value, and very good for an inexpensive narration mic that doesn't need a sound card to operate. Students can plug it into any one of our 50 macs for quick and dirty narration (dirty because this is in a lab/classroom environment).

Let's be clear about this, the USB mics bypass the sound card in the computer. Since most sound cards that ship with laptops or desktops are not suitable for pro use, this is a good thing. Anyone who has invested in a high quality sound interface probably wants a different mic.

The Samson is a great value in an entry-level narration mic. It sounds good.

Here in the US, it is about $90 US. You probably want to get a USB extension cable to move the mic away from the noise of a computer - perhaps a closet or the next room.

I've not used the Rode Podcaster.

Ty Ford July 9th, 2007 02:56 PM

I have. The nice thing about the Rode Podcaster is that there's a headphone jack on the mic. That means you can listen to yourself while you record. With other USB mics, the latency caused by the audio going through the computer and back out the computer headphone jack makes listening to yourself impossible.

As a VO guy, performing without headphones is not where it's at.


Ty Ford

Sean Seah July 12th, 2007 06:19 AM

yeah the audio jack on the Rode is wat I'm looking for too. But I have no experience in dealing with Podcasting so I didnt want to invest in a USB mixer and end up not using it. Great advise gang.. I will try to look for the Rode otherwise I'm prob go for the samson

Bill Mecca July 12th, 2007 12:35 PM

You could always go to the source, contact Rode directly. I have dealt with them a few times and all I can say is many companies could and should take a lesson from them in great Customer Service.

Steven Gotz July 12th, 2007 01:59 PM

I recently listed to some audio from the Rode Podcaster and when I asked how much work there was to clean up the audio, it turned out I was listening to the original. The mic appears to not pick up anything outside of a very close range. I just ordered one. It was that good.

Ty Ford July 12th, 2007 08:20 PM

I have heard the mic. In the best of environments and working the mic very closely, I'm sure that's possible.


Ty Ford

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