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 1969I was looking for a USB Studio Condenser microphone that I could use with my laptop and record my clients outside of the studio. After searching the Internet I found Swamp Industries had the iSK CRU-1 Studio Condenser for $150. The price was a bargain so I bought one and took it home to test. The CRU-1 has a 16-bit A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Protecting the instrumentӳ capsule is a heavy-duty wire mesh and it comes in a sturdy box with shock mount. Installation was easy as I plugged it into a USB port and it quickly installed on Windows 7 without any drivers! I used Audacity 1.3 for my recording and recorded spoken word and some singing. When I played back my recordings I was amazed at the full and rich sound characteristic of my expensive studio microphones! The CRU-1 is exactly what I was looking for and now anyone requiring high quality, professional sound on their computer can record music or dialog by simply connecting to a standard USB port. Brilliant!
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