Samson G-Track Pro USB Condenser Microphone

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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.

Polar Pattern

Samson G-Track Pro Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Samson G-Track Pro Frequency Response

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