Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit

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Samson’s MTR101A Studio Mic Kit brings exceptional performance and high-end quality to a variety of live and studio situations.

Sound Superior
Sound superior with the new MTR101A Studio Mic Kit from Samson. Ideal for recording vocals, close miking instruments, use as a room microphone and more, the MTR101A solidifies Samson’s commitment to offering superior sound and the ability to capture the best audio possible.

Fully Featured Design
The MTR101 is a large, 1-inch diaphragm studio condenser microphone. It features a cardioid pickup pattern that provides increased isolation of a sound source and is designed to handle high SPLs of up to 137dB. The MTR101 produces a smooth, extended frequency response, as well as low self-noise and a wide dynamic range perfect for recording. In addition, its rugged die cast construction features an internally shock-mounted capsule that reduces handling noise and external vibrations.

And All The Extras
In addition to the mic, the MTR101A kit includes a pop filter and shockmount. The pop filter features a stainless mesh screen that reduces vocal popping and sibilance. The filter is easily attached directly to the mic, and just as easily removed. The kit’s specifically designed shockmount provides the mic with enhanced isolation from mechanical noise, and is compatible with all standard microphone stands.

Capture Your Best...
The MTR101 is perfect for capturing vocal performances in the studio. The mic’s cardioid pickup pattern provides increased isolation, avoiding unwanted noise and highlighting only the vocalist. As such, the MTR101 is ideal for any vocal performance where excellent rear-rejection is needed or use it as the "Mid" mic in a Mid-Side stereo setup. And with a wide 20Hz–20kHz frequency response, the MTR101 can capture the most dynamic of voices with ease.

Instruments and More
Featuring a wide dynamic range and the ability to handle high SPLs, the MTR101 is ideal for use as a room microphone or for close miking a variety of instruments both live and in the studio. From aggressive guitar cabinets and drums to vibrant pianos, winds and other preferred instruments, the MTR101 is designed to faithfully reproduce a diverse range of instrument tones. And the previously mentioned vocal miking techniques can be easily applied to all of these instruments given the situation and desired sound.

Features:
  • Includes MTR101 Condenser Microphone, pop filter and shockmount
  • Large, 1-inch diaphragm studio condenser microphone
  • Cardioid pickup pattern for increased isolation
  • Smooth, extended frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz
  • Low self-noise, wide dynamic range perfect for recording
  • Handles high SPLs of up to 137dB
  • Internally shock-mounted capsule reduces handling noise and external vibrations
  • Rugged die cast construction

Things You Will Get:

    MTR101 Condenser Microphone
    Pop Filter
    Shockmount
    User's Guide
Series MTR
Model MTR101A

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SamsonMTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Good price / value (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Inexpensive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Vocals (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Instruments (4)
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    4.0

    Excellent for many uses

    By 

    from Sarasota FL

    Pros

    • recording

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live performance

      Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

      The cover of the top creates a more focused recording based on my experiences, and the mic is a great entry level purchase for a live or studio setting. Works well on vocals, acoustic guitars, and brass instruments.

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      4.0

      The Best Budget Friendly Vocal Mic

      By 

      from Phoenix

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

          The MTR101 is the least expensive option in the new Samson MTR series of mics. While it lacks the versatility of the MTR231 or dynamic range of the MRT201, it is half the price for the home studio on a tight budget, or the person looking for a serious upgrade over a USB mic for podcasting or Skype calling.

          The MTR101 is my first choice for clients on the tightest of tight budgets that are looking for a highly efficient, single purpose mic to record vocals.

          The MTR101 would not be ideal for drum overheads or guitar recording, but it is a perfectly serviceable vocal mic when being used in conjunction with an interface with solid pre-amps such as the Scarlett or UR22.

          I'm a Sales Associate at Sam Ash in Phoenix

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          5.0

          Your first and last home-studio mic

          By 

          from Hollywood, CA

          Staff Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                The Samson MTR101 is the perfect microphone for jump-starting your home studio setup. This mic features a cardioid (heart-shaped) pickup pattern that reduces room noise, and features a low self-noise rating that makes it perfect for laying down vocal tracks in your home recording studio. Additionally, it comes with a great shock mount and pop filter that you usually have to buy separately with microphones in this price range. Pair this mic up with a Scarlett 2i2 interface and you're making vocal magic for an incredibly low cost!

                I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Hollywood

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                5.0

                awesome inexpensive package

                By 

                from lyndhurst Ohio

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Inexpensive
                • Pop Filter Included

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acoustic Guitar
                  • Overheads
                  • Vocals

                  Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                  Very well balanced microphone for a killer price. Comes with a shock mount and pop filter, saving you a good chunk right there!
                  Perfect if you need some inexpensive overheads! Try it on vocals, acoustic guitars, overheads, brass, woodwinds, everything!

                  I am a reviewer for samash@lyndhurst, ohio

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                  5.0

                  Perfect package

                  By 

                  from Southern California

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • price
                  • Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording

                    Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                    The Samson MTR101 is a great entry level microphone for vocals. The cardioid pickup pattern is ideal for a vocal booth. Package includes a pop filter and shock mount. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

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                    5.0

                    Great Mic for Recording

                    By 

                    from Bradenton, FL.

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Low Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Instrument
                      • Recording
                      • Vocal

                      Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                      This is a great mic for all recording purposes

                      I am a Sam Ash Music Associate

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great entry-level mic

                      By 

                      from Chicago, Il

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • clean
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                        Excellent mic for the beginning engineer and the right price.
                        Not sacrificing good sound quality for the price either.
                        I am a Product Reviewer fro Sam Ahs from Chicago, Il

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                        5.0

                        Sweet Mic!

                        By 

                        from Canoga Park, CA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to set up
                        • Everything You Need
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                          Usually, by the time you've bought a nice cable and a pop filter, you're down about 40 bucks, but this mic comes with the mic, which is really convenient. It's a solid mic for vocals.

                          I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

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                          5.0

                          Can't beat the price!

                          By 

                          from Ontario, CA

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accessories included
                          • Price price price
                          • Sound quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Recording

                            Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                            Never did I ever expect to able to buy a condenser mic at this price and I especially didn't expect to be so good. Very clear and picks up lots of detail in both vocals and instruments. If you're on a budget, well this is the mic! The accessories also keep costs down by not needing to purchase all the other items you would need for recording. Certainly a win-win!

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                            5.0

                            Awesome Mics

                            By 

                            from Queens NY

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Amazing sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Instruments
                              • Professional Studios
                              • Small studios
                              • Vocals

                              Comments about Samson MTR101A Condenser Studio Mic Kit:

                              This is another awesome mic from the MTR line. Suitable for vocals or instruments, i find it to respond the best to instruments. Use it to bring out the best qualities of any acoustic instrument, or close mic a guitar cab to get a really honest tone.

                              I am a Sales Associate at Sam Ash Forest Hills

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