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Quality, versatility, and value make the Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone one of our best selling studio condenser mics.

SAMSON MTR231A -- Quality Versatiliy, and Value
The Samson MTR231A studio microphone is a versatile studio workhorse for recording vocals, instruments, as a room microphone and more. With three selectable pickup patterns, cardiod, omnidirectional, and bidirectional, the MTR231A can pick up an entire room or reject ambient sounds and focus only on nearby performers.  If you need for studio quality mic priced right that can handle virtually all miking situations, then the Samson MTR231A is for you.

Three Selectable Pickup Patterns
The MTR231A has two large, 1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragms with three selectable pickup-patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional - to meet any recording challenge. Your recordings will sound great with the MTR231A's smooth, extended frequency response and wide dynamic range. It also features an internally shock-mounted capsule to minimize handling noise and vibrations. The rugged MTR231A includes a pop filter, shockmount and protective carry case.

Perfect for the Studio
The MTR231A is perfect for handling a variety of vocal miking techniques. Use the cardiod pattern for any vocal performance where excellent rear-rejection is needed or use it as the "Mid" mic in a Mid-Side stereo setup. Whether recording a single vocalist or surrounded by an ensemble, the omnidirectional setting is ideal for capturing the ambiance of a great-sounding room. The bidirectional pattern can be used to isolate two sound sources, one or both being vocals (two vocalists, a singer-guitarist, etc.). And with a wide 20Hz–20kHz frequency response, the MTR231A can capture all the subtlies of a great vocal performance.

Instruments And More
With a wide dynamic range and the ability to handle ultra-high SPLs, the MTR231 is ideal for close miking a variety of instruments both live and in the studio. Use the MTR231A to mic guitar cabinets, drums, pianos, winds and other instruments. And all of the previously mentioned vocal miking techniques can be easily applied to all of these instruments given the situation and desired sound.

Features:
  • Dual large, 1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm studio condenser microphone
  • Three selectable pickup patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional
  • Smooth, extended frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz
  • Low self-noise, wide dynamic range perfect for recording
  • Handles high SPLs of up to 134dB
  • 10db attenuation switch handles ultra-high SPLs
  • Internally shock-mounted capsule reduces handling noise and external vibrations
  • Rugged die cast construction
  • Includes pop filter, shockmount and carry case

Get your Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

WARNING: This product contains DEHP, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.

Things You Will Get:

    MTR231A Condenser Mic
    Pop Filter
    Shockmount
    Carry Case
    User's Guide
Series MTR
Model 231A
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SamsonMTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

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  • Good price / value (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Price (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Durability (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Recording (14)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Studio (5)
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4.0

SOUNDS GREAT!!!!

By 

from Charlotte, NC

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great Pickup
  • Multi Pattern

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

    This microphone sounds fabulous, and it was very affordable! I found the multi pattern mode very useful for group or room recordings, as well as a vocal mic in my booth. Sounds just as good as many of my more expensive microphones!

    "I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Charlotte"

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beyond Belief!

    By 

    from Westminster, CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • large range
    • Lightweight
    • Record Many Instruments

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live Events
      • Performance
      • Recording

      Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

      I was blown away by how clear this mic was! Everything I recorded was so clean and crisp it's insane! Very versatile and light. If you don't have it, you must get it!

      I am a Sam Ash reviewer at Westminster.

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      4.0

      Great Affordable mic!

      By 

      from Sarasota FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        This mic works perfectly for my needs. I have used it for recording vocals and guitars. very sensitive and well built, this is a very afforadable and quality microphone for the money. Good for someone just starting their own studio.

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        4.0

        Great Entry Level Studio Mic

        By 

        from Phoenix

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • price

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

            The MTR 231 Condensor is a very versatile mic kit. It comes with the shockmount and pop filter, saving you some money as you get your first in home studio up and running, while also allowing you to trim the number of mics you need to start with by being a multi-pattern mic.

            This means the mix can be set to OMNI Directional to record a bluesgrass band using the one-mic technique or a room mic for a drum kit.

            It can be set to FIGURE 8 Mode to record a duet at the same time.

            It can be set to CARDIOD Mode to be used as a traditional front address vocal mic or drum overhead.

            It has a high enough SPL durability to be used for loud, distorted guitar amps or cymbal overheads, while being sensitive enough to mic a violin or quiet vocalist.

            I'm a Sales Associate at Sam Ash in Phoenix

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            5.0

            Super versatile mic

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great Room Mic
            • Super Clear Vocals
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

              This thing really is as versatile as they say. Used it on vocals, drums, and on a guitar amp and got amazing results. Easy to dial in and get set. Really blown away by the vocal clarity, especially in the mid range.

              I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

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              5.0

              $249.99 sounds like $1million

              By 

              from Hollywood, CA

              Staff Reviewer

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                    Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

                    The Samson MTR231 is the Samson brand's highest end studio recording microphone, and wow is it awesome. The 231 is an amazing vocal mic, with a clean and clear sound right out of the box that rivals the Blue Microphone's BlueBird model. What makes this mic great is it's smooth and predictable respond over a wide frequency range, and the selectable pick-up patterns that allow for it to be used in a wide variety of environments and applications.

                    For anyone looking for high-end vocal sound at a low-end price, the Samson MTR231 is hands-down the way to go.

                    I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Hollywood.

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                    4.0

                    High Quality Recording!!

                    By 

                    from Queens, NY

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Affordable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Recording

                      Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

                      It's the most accurate condenser microphone for the price. Whether you're recording vocals or your acoustic guitar this microphone will deliver the clean, accurate recording you've been looking for. Oh, and did I mention comes with a free shock mount and fitted pop filter? Enough said.

                      I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

                       
                      4.0

                      Recording Mic

                      By 

                      from Southern California

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Build
                      • price
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

                        The Samson MTR231 is great for instruments and cabs. The 3 pickup patterns make setting this mic up very easy. It's as easy as flipping a switch. Great sound as well. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Mic for Recording

                        By 

                        from Bradenton, FL.

                        Pros

                        • durability
                        • Easy to use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Recording

                          Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

                          I use this mic in my home studio and it has worked great for years it is very tough and has never given me a problem

                          I am a Sam Ash Associate

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Clean Sound!

                          By 

                          from Miami, FL

                          Pros

                          • Good sound
                          • Great price
                          • Ready To Use

                          Cons

                          • Sound could be better

                          Best Uses

                          • Starter Pack

                          Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

                          This is a great product to use for starter and intermediate singers.

                          I am a sales associate from Sam Ash from Miami, FL

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