Behringer C-1U User Manual
USB Studio Condenser Microphone
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of electric shock. Use only
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.
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Condenser microphones are extremely
proximity to water (e.g. bath tubs, wash basins, sinks, washing machines, pools, etc.).
Always use the power supply specified in the
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). The small bag containing the
Never dismount the screen holding the capsule, as this can damage
the microphone! Never try to modify the printed circuit board inside your C 1U! This can lead to microphone damage that cannot be repaired. Any such attempt will void the warranty.
In exceptional cases, external interference (e.g. contact and electrostatic discharge) may affect the functioning of the unit and result in audio or functional impairment. In any such
case, please disconnect the unit briefly from the USB port and restart the application to return to normal operation.
The sound quality may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting stations and
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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
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.
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
◊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:
Intel or AMD CPU, 1 GHz or higher
G4/G5, 800 MHz or higher
minimum 512 MB RAM
minimum 512 MB RAM
USB 2.0 interface
USB 2.0 interface
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) or higher
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.
4)Adjust the recording level as required, using the Windows Volume Control panel. (Shortcut: Loudspeaker icon found in the taskbar)
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:
•Select the C 1U in the
on Sounds and Audio Devicesin the Control Paneland then clicking the tab Audio
•Select C 1U asDefault Input found under the tabAudio Devices inAudio 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
10k 20k Hz
condenser, 16 mm (0.63'')
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz)
USB connector type B
5 V, max. 50 mA (via USB)
0 shaft: 2.1", length: 6.7"
0 shaft: 54 mm, length: 169 mm
approx. 1.17 lbs / 0.53 kg
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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.
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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