The mic came with free software - Sonar LE. However, it was an old version. So Cakewalk was nice and gave me extreme discount on an upgrade to their new version for Windows 7. The problem is that neither the old version nor the new version came with any instructions. The new version is a download, so it's not like there's an opportunity to provide a manual, but still. I tried to use it and it took me fifteen minutes to figure out how to turn the record thing on. And while it's "on", it's not working. I see the meter going in the mic channel, but no little wavido thingies are showing up in the recording area. Also, it automatically turns on a click track, which is pretty cool, but another fifteen minutes and I have not figured out how to adjust the speed of the metronome on the click track or how to turn it off if I don't want it.
So now I've had to pay $9 for the upgrade (a great price, but still a price), drive to Borders ($6 more bucks for gas for the round trip), and try to find a book on Sonar LE (probably $30) just to use my "free" software that comes with the mic. Ain't that a kick in the shorts?
I repeat. Grrrrrrr.