Samson Meteor: portable USB condenser mic

A Samson Meteor mic tries to run away from a MacBook Air.
A Samson Meteor mic tries to run away from a MacBook Air.

Samson has been doing the USB mic thing for as long as anyone, and its latest model is a flashy looking device known as the Meteor.

Described as "the universal solution for recording music on your computer," Meteor has its own built-in fold-out stand and boasts the following specs:

* Large (25mm) diaphragm condenser mic for rich audio recording
* Cardioid pickup pattern
* Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz - 20kHz
* CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
* Fold-back leg design provides optimal mic positioning
* Durable chrome-plated body
* Plugs directly into any computer with a USB input, no drivers required
* Compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstation software
* Stereo 1/8-inch headphone jack for no latency monitoring
* Headphone volume control with microphone mute switch
* Includes USB cable and carry pouch

Samson meteor

Samson meteor

The Meteor will be available on 15 April 2010, though we don't yet know at what price.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.