Clean up your sound.
"Hum" in an audio system is often caused by loop effects which act like antennas. These loops can easily pick up a 60 Hz (or higher harmonics) hum transmitted by electrical wiring. Typically, these loops are connected via grounds, more commonly called "ground loops". The safest way to eliminate unwanted noise is with the CleanBOX II. Some examples of Ground Loops:
48V Phantom Power Supply
Different condenser microphones specify different amounts of required phantom power. As a rule these ratings can range from 48 volts all the way down to 9 volts. Fortunately, there is some flexibility in terms of matching phantom voltage to your mic. A rough rule of thumb would be "more is better."
For example, a 24-volt condenser mic will run perfectly on 48 volts. In fact, mics rated at as little as 9 volts can often operate on 48 volts, but you should check with the manufacturer first. Conversely, a mic will generally perform best driven by not less than its rated voltage so, for a 48V mic, you would obtain best results with 48 volts of phantom power. The Phantom I is a great choice for the above needs.
A great USB compatibale mic preamp on a budget.
The USB Dual Pre is a full-featured high quality dual portable preamplifier and computer interface packed into a compact rugged case.
It is designed to work over a wide variety of applications from remote field recording to desktop/studio tracking. Each of the two low noise input channels has up to 48 dB of clean gain with signal present and clip LED indicators. Inputs can be either XLR balanced or 1/4-inch TRS. Each of the 1/4-inch TRS outputs is buffered low impedance balanced.
The Tube MP is the world's most popular external tube microphone preamp. Whether you're working with a digital, computer or analog recording system, the Tube MP's TEC award nominated design will allow you to obtain professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment. The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining exceptionally low-noise and high quality. While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP is an exceptional direct box - impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.
If you need a wedge monitor with more power and clear, precise audio, the RS15M HD is an ideal monitor for almost any live application. A custom designed 15-inch woofer handles the low frequencies while a titanium compression driver offers precise, lucid performance on the top end. The RS15M HD provides 600 watts peak/300 watts RMS power handling at eight ohms, so you have ample power for any performance.
The RS15M HD enclosure employs the same redesigned solid, all-wood construction as the Resound HD PA enclosures, resulting in a durable, portable cabinet. With professional style and performance, it works perfectly in any sound setup on any stage. And since it's tough and lightweight, it's also ideal for gigging musicians. This level of versatility ensures you get the power you want with the precision you need.
The R21 Dynamic Vocal/Presentation Microphone 3-Pack features three R21 mics, each with a tight cardioid pickup pattern for maximum gain before feedback, a dual stage windscreen, heavy gauge mesh and anti-dent ring for enhanced protection, as well as gold-plated XLR pins that ensure positive connetivity.
In light of the remarkable success of our USB microphones, Samson introduces the new UB1 USB boundary microphone. The UB1 is a surface-mount condenser microphone featuring an omni-directional pickup pattern and USB connectivity for easy recording directly to your computer. Since the UB1 is a class compliant USB device, it is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows.
The UB1 can be placed on a conference table, podium, alter or can be mounted using the keyhole mounting points. Because of its low-profile design, the UB1 allows for inconspicuous placement in any setting and will offer professional-grade recordings on either a desktop or laptop computer. The solid zinc body and sturdy steel grill construction make the UB1 a dependable tool for conference rooms, houses of worship, courtrooms, classrooms or anywhere else high quality computer recording is needed.
Samson Q1U USB Dynamic Mic w/Cakewalk. Samson presents the Q1U, the very first dynamic handheld USB microphone, which remains the most affordable choice for simple, versatile handheld dynamic miking capabilities.
The Q1U/Q1UCW delivers pristine audio quality and convenience with high-quality components, handheld design and USB interface. This unit is USB compatible with any Mac or PC, as well as most DAW software programs, including GarageBand. Its supreme ability to produce pristine audio recordings with ease and moblity, along with a desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch also included, makes the Q1U a most valueable addition to any studio, classroom, or office.
The Q1U features a smooth sounding neodymium element, capable of handling high SPL, cleverly interfaced to an on-board high quality microphone pre-amp, high-quality A/D converter and USB output. The supercardioid pickup pattern provides smooth, flat frequency and a fast transient response, insuring a precise reproduction with linear characteristics from bottom to top. Capturing audio at 16-bit resolution up to 48kHz sampling rate, the Q1U offers the accuracy you need to be sure that what you hear is what you get.