Features of the CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone
A Pick-Up Cardioid
CAD U37’s features include a condenser microphone suitable for rich recordings. It also has a pick-up cardioid which reduces background noises and isolates the primary sound source. Perfect for an at-home studio.
An optional added feature is the Bass-reduction switch for room noise reduction.
This feature is useful if you need to reduce low frequencies during recording or remove ventilation noise and wind noise. Simply, switch the CAD U37 into the Bass Reduction position and you’re good to go.
It comes with a side-address design suitable for TV and radio broadcasts, and studio recordings. This feature is ideal for creating podcasts and your own voiceovers for videos.
The -10dB overload protection switch reduces distortion from loud sounds. Its smooth and extended frequency makes it ideal for speeches, vocal recordings, and instrumentals.
Included with the CAD U37 are a microphone desktop stand and a 10-foot USB cable with flexible microphone placement.
The desktop mic stand is easy to set up and the cable gives you the flexibility to move around your recording space without having to reconfigure your setup.
Most of the reviews of this affordable recording microphone are positive. Users report ease of use, good sound quality, and variable levels to get your recording just right.
CAD U37’s affordability and ease of set up make it perfect for first-time podcasters or beginner home recordings.
Variable settings on the mic are available to complement different options for mic recording. The first switch on the front allows you to decrease the sensitivity of the microphone so that loud sounds would not affect the clear quality of the recording.
The second front switch is for the reduction of picking up deep-bass sounds. Using these switches you can tailor the recording to the type of voice or instrument you are using.
The bright cyan LED makes it easy to see the power and recording level. You can monitor and create adjustments while recording as the recording level is visible.
It adds up to a smooth Skype or video chat experience with a high-quality microphone. For gamers, you can use the mic at full volume with speakers for a completely immersive gaming experience.
It is highly recommended for solo studio recording.
Some of the minor drawbacks become more apparent when recording multiple people or instruments. It can lead to some slight feedback.
However, every solo acoustic performer should add this mic to their arsenal if they wish to record their music with high quality on the go. You can record music without the need of setting up another mic for the instrument to be used.
It can create the same quality as that of having an instrument having a separate mic. It picks up sound very well.
When recording electric guitars through an amp the CAD U37 can get a near-perfect recording. The output is still fantastic and is not affected by the distance of the amp. The overall sound quality is just as good as some pricier microphones.
This microphone is extremely sensitive. It’s best used in a quiet space and not at a live performance with an audience. Loud environments can affect the quality of the recording.
While a studio environment is best you can still make this work for a loud space. Post-processing programs can help solve and reduce background noise. Most of these are available for free over the internet (i.e. Audacity).
Bass-reduction can also help with noise reduction but, it can affect the overall quality of the recording.
This product is not highly recommended as a band mic. Live performances would overwhelm this microphone and make it too hard to adjust post-recording.
The best use for this recording microphone would be someone who is looking to begin podcasting, do great video voiceovers, or do some solo music recordings in a quiet space.
Overall, the CAD U37 is digital recording made easy for everyone. If you’re interested in jump-starting your recording or podcasting career from your own home, this is the USB microphone for you.
Make sure you understand the adjustments available on the microphone and have a decent post-processing program and you’re good to do. This recording microphone will provide an easy and manageable studio-quality recording.