How to Operate a Behringer C-1U

Written by mark rutkowski
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The Behringer C-1U is a USB condenser mic for recording individual instruments. A condenser microphone is a mic that uses vibrations produced by sound to change the distance of internal plates that produce signal. Condenser mics typically require an extra change, known as phantom power, to operate. Since the C-1U is USB powered, phantom power is not needed. The Behringer C-1U has a frequency response that favours sounds around the 10KHz range. This heightens the clarity of recorded signals due to the microphone's treble boost.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer with USB 2.0 port
  • USB cable
  • Recording software

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  1. 1

    Turn on the computer. When the operating system loads, connect the microphone.

  2. 2

    Install any necessary drivers for the C-1U. This will happen automatically when the device is connected.

  3. 3

    Select the Behringer C-1U as an input source in any desired audio software. In Windows, click the "Volume" icon in the taskbar to open the mixer. Select the C-1U as the primary input. On Macs, use the "Audio/MIDI Setup" in the "System Preferences" menu to select the C-1U as the primary input.

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