Samson G-Track Pro Microphone Review

Samson G-Track Pro Overview

The G-Track Pro is a bit of an all-in-one type of device, as it not only functions as a standard microphone, but it also includes a 1/4″ audio input for instruments or other audio devices. Additionally, there is a built-in mixer for adjusting the microphone and instrument volume, as well as the headphone monitoring volume. These features allow you to use the G-Track Pro to get started with some basic recording and mixing capabilities, without having to dedicate resources to individual components, which can also add complexity to a beginner’s setup.

Hefty. That was our first reaction when we took the G-Track Pro out of the box. This microphone weighs over 3.5lbs with the stand, and that is thanks to the die-cast zinc construction and heavy gauge mesh grille. There is zero flex to this microphone, and it is built like a tank. The black paint job has a slightly textured feel to it, and all of the button, switch, and dial labeling is white.

Samson G-Track Pro

Starting at the top of the microphone, we see the heavy gauge mesh grille, which protects the dual, 1″ condenser capsules. A fine mesh material is also beneath the metal grille to help keep dust out, as well as filtering out some plosives and wind noise. A thin metal frame makes its way up and over the grille for a bit of extra protection and sturdiness.

Samson G-Track Pro

Moving down to the top ring of the microphone body, we find a small Samson label, and just beneath is a three-way switch that allows you to adjust the polar pattern of the G-Track Pro between bi-directional, cardioid, and omnidirectional.

Samson G-Track Pro

A multi-color LED sits in the middle and indicates USB connectivity, clipping, and mute statuses.

Samson G-Track Pro

Just to the right is a two-way switch to select either mono or 2-track recording. Selecting Mono combines the microphone and instrument input into a single track, while the 2-track setting keeps the two inputs as separate tracks.

Samson G-Track Pro

Placed vertically on the body of the G-Track Pro is a Mute button, which sits just above three adjustment dials. The topmost dial adjusts microphone volume, the middle dial adjusts the volume of instruments or audio devices plugged into the 1/4″ jack, while the bottom dial adjust the volume for headset monitoring on the 1/8″ jack.

Samson G-Track Pro

Turning the microphone around to the rear presents us with a switch for enabling or disabling the 1/8″ headphone monitoring functionality of the G-Track Pro, as well as the 1/8″ and 3/8″ input jacks.

Samson G-Track Pro

Samson G-Track Pro

If we tilt the microphone back in the stand, which we will cover next, we see the USB Type-B input jack for PC or Mac connectivity. There is also a fairly significantly sized threaded ring that can be unscrewed from the microphone, to allow it to be removed from the microphone stand.

Samson G-Track Pro

Speaking of the stand, the G-Track Pro comes attached to a very solid and heavy metal stand. The circular base has a nice foam pad on the bottom to protect your desktop surfaces, and two swooping, curved vertical arms extend from the base. Attached to these arms is a bit of a “cradle” for the microphone itself, and the aforementioned threaded ring keeps the G-Track Pro secured to the stand.

Samson G-Track Pro

The stand also offers the ability to tilt forward and back, which can help orient the microphone for the best audio pickup, depending on your setup.

Samson G-Track Pro

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