Samson G-Track Pro USB Condenser Microphone

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$140
Samson G-Track Pro USB Condenser Microphone

Perhaps the most unique feature about the Samson G-track Pro is that it isn't just a microphone - it also doubles as an audio interface with a standard 1/4" input for recording line level signals like guitar, bass, keyboard.

One creative use noted on the Samson website is patching in a mono output from a separate mixer to include a mono submix: perfect for recording additional speaking hosts, guests or instruments.

Notable features include a 1/4" instrument input for connecting guitars or line level devices, built in mixer function, selectable polar patterns and zero latency monitoring.

Features:

  • Type: Large diaphragm Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional), bidirectional and omnidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz–20kHz
  • Sampling Rate: Up to 96kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 or 24-bit
  • Maximum SPL: 120dB
  • Applications: Podcasting, gaming/streaming and recording music.

Compatibility

Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher
Windows 7 or higher

Pros

Being able to capture 2 tracks with the line-in sound along with the mic capture is a major plus for users. This enables guitar players to use the mic as a D.I. recording solution for use with plugins inside a DAW.

Cons

There have been some reports of build quality issues. Some retailers have been noted as not supplying a mount adapter. Learning curve can be challenging with so many features and it frustrated some users. However, those who sought help from their respective podcast/gaming communities were able to solve their problems. The unit itself, while solid and weighty, sacrifices portability.

Overall

If you operate from a stationary setup and require a separate mix for line level instruments, or even a separate mixer for guests, the G-track Pro is an excellent choice.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best USB Mics.

Polar Pattern

Samson G-Track Pro Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Samson G-Track Pro Frequency Response

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.

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