If you narrate content as part of your eLearning development, then you know that a good quality microphone is an essential eLearning eLement.
I’ve been really pleased with the Samson USB C01U microphone I’ve been using for a few years now. It has great sound quality. And if you purchase the C01U Pak, like I did, you’ll get a microphone stand, shockmount, and USB cable all inside a nice little suitcase. This makes it easy to bring the mic with you if you travel a lot, like I do.
Still, sometimes it’s tough to squeeze one more thing in during travel, so I was intrigued when I read about the Samson Go Mic in an older blog post by Tom Kuhlmann, Vice President of the Articulate® Community. Talk about portable! Take a look.
It’s really amazing what great sound quality Samson has been able to achieve with this mic. And, as described at the Samson page, it can sit on your desk or you can take advantage of the great design that allows you to clip it to your laptop. You can flip a switch on the side of the mic to change recording modes. Like the C01U, it comes with its own USB cord and carrying case – but a MUCH smaller zipped case.
If you don’t want to take my word for it, check out Tom’s video here. He narrated the content using the Go To Mic. I guess I could’ve done the same, but why reinvent the wheel, right?