[bct] Fw: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic

  • From: "Kai" <kaixiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 15:16:46 -0800

Greetings List.

Someone asked for instructions on rerouting Jaws to a secondary sound
card. Below is the forward  of an email Larry posted a while back,
detailing this process.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 10:14 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Fw: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic


I have two sound cards on my computer. How do I make sure JAWS uses
one I want?


Many JAWS users who also use music or audio production software want
JAWS and Eloquence to speak through one sound card, while using the
other for their
production work. To do this, you need to edit a file called JFW.ini
install the updated Eloquence Speech driver in the accompanying zip

Editing the jfw.ini file:

1. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer, browse your hard drive to
currently running version of JAWS and find the jfw.ini file in that

2. Press ENTER to open.

3. You should find some lines that read:


Synth1LongName=Eloquence for JAWS


The number doesn't matter, it may be 1, 2, or 3, but it must be the
for all entries for Eloquence.

4. Add the following line after the driver line: Synth1Port=SB Live!
Wave Device Of course, you need to make sure that the synth number
matches the other
lines, so that if the Driver line read:


Then the port line would read:

Synth3Port=SB Live! Wave Device

The text after the = sign in the Port line comes from Control
Panel/Sound & Multimedia/Audio tab It must be one of the entries that
can be chosen for Preferred
Playback device.

5. Save your changes and exit Notepad.

Now you must install the updated driver.As long as JAWS is running and
speaking through Eloquence, eloq.jls cannot be simply overwritten when
the file. You will need to switch to NoSpeech or MS SAPI to get the
eloq.jls to overwrite properly.

1. Download the file from


2. Unzip the zip file into the root of the active JAWS directory where
you made the change to the jfw.ini file.

3. Restart JAWS and it should now be speaking from the sound card you

4. If not, make sure the entries are correct in the jfw.ini file and
that your sound card is indeed installed correctly. Most audio and
software allows you to select a sound device for it as well, so it can
use one sound card while JAWS uses another.

Information found at:

 Be sure to include all previous correspondence pertaining to this
matter when replying to this message so that we might better
assist you. 

Tracey Jackson,
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group
Phone support: 727 803 8600, option #2
E-mail Support: support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Visit our website at:

-----Original Message-----
From: KEITH CREASY [mailto:KCREASY@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:30 AM
To: Support
Subject: JAWS and USB Audio Device

Using JAWS 6.1 under Windows XP Pro


We need to find a way to get JAWS to use the internal audio controller
when it starts up rather than the USB audio device. JAWS always wants
use the USB no matter what. WE know we can shut jaws down and restart
once the computer is up and get it to use the internal card but we are
looking for a better solution.

We first noticed the problem when we began using USB telephone
Since then I quite using the softphone just because it was too much
hassle to use with JAWS. Now I have a delta MobileFree USB audio
mixer/controller that I want to use for recording but need to have
not use it. 

The root of the problem seems to be that Windows XP sets some kind of
magical default device that there is no way to change. Not even using
the administrator account can we seem to get it and JAWS to use the
internal card when it boots. I believe there should be some way to set
JAWS to use a specific audio device as the first choice rather than a



Keith Creasy, Programmer
American Printing House for the Blind
502 895 2405

>>> westbc@xxxxxxxxx Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:09:13 PM >>>
I came in on this discussion late, but I have a c media USB mic and
time I have Jaws set to start atomatically I have to restart Jaws when
plug in the mic in order to make Jaws talk.  Is there a mic that
make you do that or a way around it?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neal Ewers" <ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:01 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Fw: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic

You may also want to check out


There are a few USB mikes there.  Don't let the first one fool you.
It's too eexpensive, but there are others.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dana
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 12:20 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bct] Re: Fw: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic

Hi Mary:
I wrote to Deon and he told me that he paid 69 LBS. UK. money for the
model of that mic, just thought you might like to know.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "bct" <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:12 AM
Subject: [bct] Fw: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic

> Found this on the Studio Recorder list; probably not a lapel mike,
> looks good.
> You pro's out there, any thoughts?
> Mary
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Deon van Wyk" <deonv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <studiorecorder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:28 AM
> Subject: [studiorecorder] Update on Samson C01U USB Mic
> Hi, as previously mentioned, I'm quite impressed
> with this mic and they have now released additional software.  Info
> below:

> =2
> The C01U USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first
> affordable studio condenser mic with a USB interface.
> For the first time ever, musicians who record
> music on computers have a simple, affordable way
> to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances.
> Seamless integration was the idea, and it was
> obtained by creating a studio condenser
> microphone that can be plugged into any computer with no in/out
> no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable.
> The C01U condenser microphone is bPpar We first noticed the problem
wased on our
> wildly successful C01. It features a 19mm
> internal shock mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pick up pattern
> ensuring pristine studio quality recordings.
> The C01U works perfectly on any computer, Mac or
> PC, and with any DAW software program. It
> immediately solves a huge problem for users of many laptops, many of

> which have no other input method for audio devices.
> It's a must for any musician on the road or in
> the project studio, but the C01U is going to
> offer solutions to more than just musicians. The mic opens up
> possibilities for anyone who records audio-from Podcasters,
> journalists, students, and business people adding audio files to
> websites and multimedia presentations.
> USB Compliant
> The Samson C01U will work without the SoftPre
> applet software using the standard drivers
> included in your computer's operating system. However if you would
> like added functionality of the Samson SoftPre applet (Input Level
> Meter, Volume control, High-pass filter and Phase Switch), you may
> download the appropriate one for your operating system below.
> Download the C01U SoftPre applet for Mac OS X
> here
> (Version 1.0.7 - 1.3 MB)
> Download the C01U SoftPre applet for Windows
> here
> (Version 1.0.16 - 1.2 MB)
> Deon

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