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.
- 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.
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
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.
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.
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.