AUDIOPHILES! Help buying Mic & USB device in HK

Discussion in 'Musicians and DJs' started by kili-kili power, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. kili-kili power

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    Hey Muggers,

    as some of you know I am in the broadcast industry. and with my work being so mobile there have been times I've had to record and send my voice over using MBPRO.

    But quality has suffered coz I only use the built in mic and I record in a car with a blanket over me and the Mbpro :) para less echo or so I thought.

    Anyhoo I've been told it's still not the best audio quality even if I use garage band then export to iTunes as an mp3.

    So im going to HK this weekend and want to invest and a decent (read: not expensive) yet broadcast quality mic and USB connector.

    I heard Tom Lee is a great audio/music store.

    Where should i go, what should I buy, and how much should I budget? :)

    sana less than $100 all in :)
     
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    Where is it available locally sir? the samson mic :)
     
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    I think the Samson CO1U is available at Audiophile & maybe JB Music for less than 5k...

    TJ, this is a USB mic with seemingly pro-like performance (there's another thread here at philmug about USB mics) and it seems highly recommended. you may want to try this as this is really portable & mac compatible (garageband too!).
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    I'll give a 2 thumbs up to the Samson USB mic... This is what Girl Shake Boy uses to record vocals! We got it from Audiophile! Tom Lee, I think, has it.
     
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    I would suggest you get a Samson Zoom H2 portable recorder

    http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodid=1916

    It records to SD cards, plugs in directly to your computer via USB, can act as a USB mic (its got FOUR internal condenser mics), shows up in Finder as an external drive, and is so portable that you can leave your MBP behind. The guys at JB Music told me once that your rival network bought a bunch of them for their reporters.
     
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    How much is the zoom sir? what JB branch is it available?
     
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    ok, now it's my turn to ask: what credible stores in HK offer these on stock and at a bargain price:

    Samson CO3U
    Samson CO3U PK
    Samson Zoom H2
    Samson Zoom H4/H4n

    Audiophile (local dealer) seems to be out of stock lately and someone might be able to buy this in HK. Priority here will be the CO3U.

    Really need help ASAP...

    or maybe anyone else knows what local stores have these on stock for about the same fair price?
     
    #10 macdrive007, Jan 29, 2010
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    I was just at MOA yesterday and I saw a stock of Samson C03U
     

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