iSK CRU-1 USB Studio Condenser Microphone - Recording PC Mic
By: Vic on 22 April 2015I am not an expert but I wanted a microphone to produce amateur audiobooks. I have installed this microphone and am very pleased with the sound. I had some difficulties with Windows 8 and Realtek (mic signal too weak) but after a lot of clicking around it came out fine with plenty of volume and a very natural sound. I am not quite sure what I did but I disconnected another USB mic and cancelled some options giving other programs control over the mic. I am using WavePad and find that very good.
By: Vic on 2 October 2014Great mic see my overview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA90koKilPM
By: Vic on 5 May 2013Excellent quality mic for the price. It's particularly good for demo-ing and getting those ideas down quickly. It has a lovely warm sound and can handle highs and lows with ease.
By: Vic on 1 April 2013I was in half a mind to buy a condenser microphone looking through the Swamp site, they had the iSK CRU-1 on extra Christmas special. It pays to keep an eye out with Swamp. I wanted a condenser microphone for voice-over and direct voice for product videos I am am doing for Utube. I use Audacity also as recording software. The quality of a large diaphragm is instantly recognizable compared to some other dynamic microphones that I have used. The usb direct connection to my computer, for me is very good, it saves on peripheral gear. I don't need a lot of flexibility, just articulate voice sound. At the time or ordering the CRU microphone I ordered the desktop goose neck stand to be part my recording setup. The price was equally good. I did have an issue withe microphone stand, The people at Swamp fixed it up in a flash; they sent me a replacement ASAP. There are other reviews on this microphone at Swamp; yes basically I would agree with them; there is no other capacitor microphone available that can provide better performance for the dollars.
By: Vic on 31 December 1969iSK CRU-1 Microphone: I purchased this microphone for studio vocal recording and the occasional acoustic guitar recordings. Been after a large diaphragm condenser for a long time, but only record on PC so lack phantom power and most LDCs are expensive. The price point is fantastic, and I almost had to buy this at the price ($90). Arrived in a very sturdy road case with an impressive shockmount, everything is top-notch construction. Was very simple to set up, plug and play and good to go. The sound is phenomenal, easily on par with more expensive condensers, very warm clear bass and mids, and a bright, airy, crisp top end. Takes a LOT of sound pressure level, I have a loud voice but have no hope in hell of overloading the diaphragm. The only negatives I found were that the included documentation is very poorly written (not that it matters, you don't need it) and that the microphone is the tiniest bit noisy, but a quick narrow cut right on 3k will silence that completely.
iSK CRU-1 USB Condenser
This Studio Condenser Microphone features an onboard high quality Analog-to-Digital converter and USB output, enabling you to professionally record vocals and instruments to any computer with the ease of a USB connection. Plug and play functionality means you simply plug in the cable and your recording software will be ready to record!
Compatible with iPhone and iPad's!
The CRU-1 can be plugged into any iPad or iPhone 4, via a "Camera Connection Kit" piece that allows connection of a standard USB plug. Tested to ensure compatibility. Enjoy the flexibility of recording professional audio on the move.
Vocals and More
The large diaphragm and frequency response on the CRU-1 is ideal for recording vocals. It will also record instruments and other sounds with great authenticity across the full spectrum, EQ tweaking on the computer will help fine tune the desired sound.
With a gold-plate diaphragm capsule, exacting FET, low self-noise, high output and authentic reproduction of sound, the CRU-1 is built to professional standards and is perfect for many recording/performance situations.
- 1x microphone
- 1x shock mount
- 1x mic case
- 1x carry case
- 1x USB cable - 3m
- USB connection
- Uni-Directional Pick Up Pattern
- Connect to your favourite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
- Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Element: Back Electret Condenser
- Frequency Response: 20hz - 18khz
- Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
- Polar Pattern: uni
- Diaphragm Thickness: 2-microns
- USB Cable Length: 3m
Custom Label: CRU-1
Shipping Weight: 1.6000