Samson reveal new Meteorite USB microphone
This week’s gadget-fest in Vegas, CES gave Samson an opportunity to unveil a USB mic for songwriters to capture ideas
ndustry leaders in professional audio solutions, Samson Technologies exhibited at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week, to reveal their latest gadgets, which included the Meteorite – a universal solution for capturing high-quality recordings on desktop computer or USB-compatible mobile device.
The Meteorite is built mainly for podcasting, creating audio for YouTube videos and recording music through audio software or apps, but will also improve day-to-day communication through Skype, FaceTime and other VoIP software. In any of these scenarios, the USB mic presents an immediate improvement over a computer’s internal microphone, bypassing the standard mic capsule and noisy soundcard, in favor of the Meteorite’s studio-quality 14mm capsule and dedicated audio conversion path.
Featuring a larger, professional capsule which provides a flat frequency response, the Meteorite USB mic is designed to capture the natural characteristics and dynamics of the voice. A magnetic mount enables the vocalist to tilt and swivel the microphone and customize its positioning, but it’s also possible to take the microphone off its base and speak directly into it for recording or communicating in noisy environments.
The Meteorite can be used to record straight out of the box, without installing any drivers, as the mic is connected directly to any computer via an integrated USB cable. Plus, when combined with the iPad using Apple’s Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin), the Meteorite can be a recording tool on the go.
Samson’s Meteorite USB microphone is available now at a recommended retail price of £47.99. For more details, visit www.samsontech.com