Samson, an industry leader in professional audio solutions and wireless microphones, has announced a slew of new products in Las Vegas this week. Among these products includes their new Samson Meteorite microphone, a USB powered portable microphone focused on capturing crystal-clear quality audio recording on your computer. The Meteorite works with Skype, Facetime, and other video and voice chat services. Samson says this microphone will dominate your laptop or tablets built-in mic, as it uses a studio-quality 14mm capsule and dedicated audio-conversion path.
The company has also announced a sibling microphone called the Go Mic Direct as seen above, which provides even more portable use, as the microphone has a built-in USB plug to attached right to your laptop or electronic. The Go Mic Direct has noise-cancelling software built into it which is suitable for noisy environments. Both new microphones will be available for $39.99, and you can see a full review of both of them here in a week.
Full Samson description can be seen here:
“Samson‘s Meteorite is the universal solution for capturing high-quality recordings on your computer. Meteorite is ideal for podcasting, creating audio for YouTube videos and recording music on your favorite software or apps. This sleek microphone will also vastly improve your ability to communicate with friends, family and business associates on programs like Skype, FaceTime and other VoIP software.
Meteorite presents an immediate improvement over your computer or tablet’s internal microphone, bypassing their standard mic capsules and noisy soundcards in favor of the Meteorite’s studio-quality 14mm capsule, cardiod pickup pattern and dedicated audio conversion path. Meteorite’s larger condenser diaphragm provides a smooth, flat frequency response to capture the natural warmth and dynamics of your voice. And the mics 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution ensures the audio recorded sounds as authentic as hearing it live. Use the Meteorite once, and you’ll never look back.”
“Samson‘s Go Mic Direct is the ideal portable audio solution for Skype, FaceTime, voice recognition software, as well as recording audio for YouTube, lectures, podcasts and webinars. The Go Mic Direct also features the Samson Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software (Mac OS X/Windows), allowing you to capture pristine, accurate vocal communications and recordings in any environment. With Go Mic Direct, you’ll never want to use your computer’s internal microphone again.
The Go Mic Direct’s custom, ultra-compact design features a built-in USB connector that allows the mic to be plugged directly into your computer without blocking surrounding ports. In addition, the connector is retractable for maximum portability and safe transport when not in use. Compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows, Go Mic Direct offers convenient plug-and-play operation with no driver installation required. Its also works with iPads and iPhones (4S and later) using Apple’s Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin), making it a great tool for mobile podcasting, popular speech-to-text software and field recording.”