There are many ways to use the Go Mic, and our quick start example is for a typical set-up for recording vocals. Just follow the simple steps below to start recording.
1. Unfold the Go Mic, press the clip in and set the microphone on the top of your laptop screen. If you prefer, you can position the Go Mic on your desktop by using back of the clip as a desk stand.
2. Set the Go Mic’s pattern switch to Cardioid and be sure to face the front side, with the Samson logo, towards the vocalist. Operating the Go Mic 14 Go Mic Quick Start - continued
3. Next, connect your headphones to the PHONES output located on the right side of the Go Mic.
4. Plug the mini-B size (small) end of the included USB cable into the USB socket on the right side of the Go Mic.
5. Now, plug the other end of the USB cable into an available USB port on your computer. Note: Be sure to check the installation guide for Windows and Mac OS to confirm your computer hasrecognized the Go Mic. Also, make sure your computer’s output level isset to maximum for full volume in the Go Mic headphone monitor.
6. Next, launch your DAW, turn down the main output level and select the Go Mic for the input and outputs.
7. Set up a mono record track in your DAW for the vocal track.
8. At this point you want to set the level of the Go Mic and there are few ways to do this depending on your exact computer set up. You can set the microphone’s input level in the Sound playback in Windows or in the Sound dialog box in the System Preferences if you are using the MAC OS.
9. Set level of the microphone by raising the Input level control in your DAW or system to about half way up. If you see the Power/Peak LED light red, your sgnal will be distorted. Turn the MIC level control down until it does not flash red.
10. Next, put on your headphones, speak or sing into the mic and then raise the DAW’s output level control until you reach a comfortable listening level. Now, follow the instructions of your DAW software to enable the track for recording and you’re ready to record.