Following M-Audio’s Uber USB microphone announcement, Samson has now stepped in with a successor to its affordable G-Track digital condenser mic. It’s called the G-Track Pro and it certainly looks respectable. A dual-capsule condenser mic with switchable polar patterns and mono/stereo recording, the G-Track Pro is made out of die-cast metal with an integrated desktop base, and is able to record at a full 24-bit/96kHz, with a frequency response between 50Hz-20kHz.
Interestingly, the mic’s built-in audio interface offers a 1/4-inch instrument input for recording instruments and line-level signal – simultaneous with the microphone input. There’s a mixer section for setting the respective levels, alongside an 1/8-inch headphone output with level control and zero-latency monitoring. This makes for a pretty capable recording unit that budding singer-songwriter recordists or podcasters will get lots of value from.
Price and availability
The G-Track Pro will sell from November 20, priced at $150. While not the cheapest option available in its class, the product is still affordable and seems to be made to last. It’s very nice to be able to enjoy this level of quality at a price point like this. It certainly wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago!