Samson MTR231 is a full-featured microphone from the house of Samson. This is a large diaphragm condenser microphone suitable for recording a variety of sources. You can use it for vocals, guitars, drums and ensembles too. Moreover, the frequency response of this mic is somewhat linear with gradual dip below 100 Hz and gradual peak at above 10 KHz. Hence, you might require corrective EQ in your mix. Furthermore, the Samson MTR231 takes 48 V phantom power through the XLR connector. The XLR cable needs to be connected to your Audio Interface or Mixer to draw phantom power.
This mic has tons of features like gain reduction, polar pattern selection, etc. Whats more, it comes with pop filter, shock mount and a hard carry case too.
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Samson MTR231 Features
Here are some of the key features of this microphone:
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Samson MTR231 Pros & Cons
- Comes with a very handy 10 db gain reduction switch. Thus, you can flick on this switch when recording high decibel sound sources such as percussion, drums or distorted guitar.
- This mic has a polar pattern selection switch. Hence, you can change the pick-up range between omni directional, bidirectional and heart shaped (cardioid). Therefore, you can take full advantage by using cardioid or omni directional during vocal or guitar recording and bi-directional (also known as figure-of-eight) during ensemble or group recording.
- The package comes complete with pop filter, shockmount and a padded carry case. So, you don’t have to buy these things separately.
- The frequency response curve of this mic is skewed somewhat. Therefore, you will need corrective EQ in your mixer or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
- Package does not contain XLR cable. Hence, you need to buy it separately.
Samson MTR231 Price Comparison
Samson MTR231 Customer Reviews
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