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User Manual
C-1U
USB Studio Condenser Microphone
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Important Safety
Instructions
Terminals marked with this symbol
carry electrical current of sufficient
magnitude to constitute risk
of electric shock. Use only high-quality
commercially-available speaker cables
with ¼" TS plugs pre-installed. All other
installation or modification should be
performed only by qualified personnel.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage
inside the enclosure - voltage that may be
sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to important operating
and maintenance instructions in the
accompanying literature. Please read the manual.
Condenser microphones are
extremely moisture-sensitive.Never
use your microphone in close
proximity to water (e.g. bath tubs, wash basins,
sinks, washing machines, pools, etc.). When doing
voice recordings, always use the enclosed
windscreen to protect the capsule from moisture.
Always use the power
supply specified in the
operating instructions.
Take care not to drop
your microphone as this can
lead to severe damage.
BEHRINGER assumes no liability for any
damage caused by the user.
After each use, wipe the
microphone down with a soft
cloth and place it back into its
protective casing (included with the microphone).
Then, lay the small bag containing the
moisture-absorbing crystals on top of the
microphone head.
LIMITED WARRANTY
For the applicable warranty terms and conditions
and additional information regarding MUSIC Group’s
Limited Warranty, please see complete details
online at www.music-group.com/warranty.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND APPEARANCES
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND
ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED. BEHRINGER,
KLARK TEKNIK, MIDAS, BUGERA, AND
TURBOSOUND ARE PART OF THE MUSIC GROUP
(MUSIC-GROUP.COM). ALL TRADEMARKS ARE
THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS.
MUSIC GROUP ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR
ANY LOSS WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY ANY
PERSON WHO RELIES EITHER WHOLLY OR IN
PART UPON ANY DESCRIPTION, PHOTOGRAPH
OR STATEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. COLORS
AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY VARY FROM ACTUAL
PRODUCT. MUSIC GROUP PRODUCTS ARE
SOLD THROUGH AUTHORIZED FULLFILLERS
AND RESELLERS ONLY. FULLFILLERS AND
RESELLERS ARE NOT AGENTS OF MUSIC GROUP
AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY TO
BIND MUSIC GROUP BY ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED UNDERTAKING OR REPRESENTATION.
THIS MANUAL IS COPYRIGHTED. NO PART
OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED OR
TRANSMITTED IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS,
ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL, INCLUDING
PHOTOCOPYING AND RECORDING OF ANY KIND,
FOR ANY PURPOSE, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
WRITTEN PERMISSION OF MUSIC GROUP IP LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
© 2013 MUSIC Group IP Ltd.
Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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1. Directivity
Your C‑1U features a capsule with a cardioid pickup pattern and is ideal for recording
individual instruments, vocals and speech. Cardioid pickup pattern means that the sound
produced by sources located in front of the mic is strongly picked up. It is often used
in recording situations, since this directivity pattern tones down the pickup of sounds
located to the back of the microphone.
To place the microphone correctly, the BEHRINGER logo needs to face the sound source
being recorded.
2. Mounting the Microphone
There is an adapter on your microphone that lets you mount it on mic stands with
either metric (Europe) or imperial-gauge threads (North America). First dismantle the
microphone from the stand mount adapter by detaching the fine-thread shoulder screw
at the bottom end of the microphone. Fasten the adapter onto the microphone stand,
place the microphone into it and tighten the screw again.
Basically, the microphone in the stand mount adapter should stand upright and face the
sound source at a right angle. The angle of the microphone to the sound source influences
the sound of the recording; therefore, experiment with different positions until you
achieve the desired sound. To this end, you can rotate the mic in the stand mount adapter
by loosening the screw somewhat and tightening it again.
If necessary, you can bend the microphone out of its vertical position by using the hinge
on the microphone stand.
◊ Please make sure to handle the microphone shaft with attention and care
to avoid damaging the screw thread. In no situation should you ever apply
excessive force.
Of course, you can detach the C‑1U from the stand mount adapter and attach it to a
commercially available suspension mount.
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3. Installing the Microphone
3.1 Technical requirements
Your C‑1U microphone comes with a USB connector. The audio signal is sent from the
microphone to the computer through this connection. At the same time the computer uses
the USB connection to supply the microphone with the necessary power. A connection is
made by using the included USB cable with type-B connector.
◊ Use only the included cable to ensure an optimal signal quality and a reliable
power supply.
To operate the C‑1U, your computer needs to meet the following system requirements:
PC
Mac
Intel or AMD CPU, 1 GHz or higher
USB 2.0 interface
G4/G5, 800 MHz or higher
minimum 512 MB RAM
USB 2.0 interface
Windows XP/Vista
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) or higher
minimum 512 MB RAM
3.2 Initial operation
Before you can use your C‑1U, connect it to a free USB port on your computer.
For initial operation of your C‑1U, complete the following steps:
1) Power up your computer.
2) Connect your C‑1U to a free USB port on your computer.
◊ Your operating system automatically installs the required drivers.
3) Select the C‑1U as input source in your preferred audio software application.
Windows:
4) Adjust the recording level as required, using the Windows Volume Control panel.
(Shortcut: Loudspeaker icon found in the taskbar)
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Mac OS:
5) Adjust the recording level as required, using Audio Midi Setup in Mac OS.
◊ Your C‑1U is now ready for use.
Complete the following steps should you want to use your C‑1U by default in
other applications:
Windows:
• Select the C‑1U in the pull-down menu of Sound recording by clicking
on Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel and then clicking
the tab Audio
Mac OS:
• Select C‑1U as Default Input found under the tab Audio Devices in Audio Midi
Setup of Mac OS
4. Using the Microphone
To get the sound you want, try changing the mic position relative to the sound source or
even move the microphone around in the recording room of your studio. Adjusting the
angle at which walls face the sound source can also be helpful. Only when the desired
basic sound has been achieved, should you start to use equalizers and signal processors,
if any at all (remember: less is often more!).
Due to the extremely linear frequency response and the high sonic resolution of your C‑1U,
there is no need for high-frequency “EQing” that can heavily influence the signal and
unnecessarily increase the noise level. The C‑1U provides that much-desired transparency
which often gets lost during recording and mixing.
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dB
20.0
10.0
0.0
-10.0
-20.0
20.0
100.0
1000.0
10k
20k Hz
Frequency response
340˚
0˚
20˚
320˚
40˚
300˚
60˚
280˚
80˚
260˚
100˚
120˚
240˚
140˚
220˚
200˚
Polar pattern
180˚
160˚
1 kHZ
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5. Specifications
Transducer type
condenser, 16 mm (0.63'')
Polar pattern
cardioid
Frequency response
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz)
136 dB
Connector
USB connector type B
Power supply
5 V, max. 50 mA (via USB)
Physical/Weight
Dimensions
0 shaft: 2.1", length: 6.7"
0 shaft: 54 mm, length: 169 mm
Weight (net)
approx. 1.17 lbs / 0.53 kg
BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may
be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those
listed or illustrated.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
C-1U
Responsible Party Name:
MUSIC Group Services US Inc.
Address:
18912 North Creek Parkway,
Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011,
USA
Phone/Fax No.:
Phone: +1 425 672 0816
Fax: +1 425 673 7647
C-1U
complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Important information:
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by MUSIC Group can void the
user’s authority to use the equipment.
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