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Samson’s MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone brings exceptional performance and high-end quality to a variety of live and studio situations.

Sound Superior
Ideal for recording vocals, close miking instruments, use as a room microphone and more, the MTR231 solidifies Samson’s commitment to offering superior sound and the ability to capture the best audio possible.

Fully Featured Design
The MTR231 is a dual large, 1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm studio condenser microphone with three selectable pickup-patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional. The MTR231 is capable of handling high SPLs of up to 134dB and features a 10db attenuation switch for handling ultra-high levels. The MTR231 produces a smooth, extended frequency response, as well as low self-noise and a wide dynamic range perfect for recording. In addition, its internally shock-mounted capsule reduces handling noise and external vibrations. This rugged die cast mic is bundled with a pop filter, shockmount and protective carry case.

Capture Your Best...
The MTR231 is perfect for capturing vocal performances in the studio. The mic’s selectable cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional pickup patterns make it a most versatile tool in the studio, capable of handling 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 your tracking one vocalist or the mic is surrounded on all sides by an ensemble of singers, the omnidirectional setting is ideal for capturing the ambiance of a great-sounding room. Lastly, the MTR101’s 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 MTR231, no matter the pollar pattern, can capture the most dynamic of voices with ease.

Instruments And More
With a wide dynamic range and the ability to handle ultra-high SPLs, the MTR231 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 MTR231 is designed to faithfully reproduce a diverse range of instrument tones. 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


Sound superior with the new MTR231 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone from Samson!

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
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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      5.0

      Very Nice, Great Price

      By 

      from Ontario, CA

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      Pros

      • Accessories included
      • price
      • Sound quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        Don't be fooled!! I did.....When this mic arrived I was impressed with the way it look and was made. I realized the mic included a pop filter and shockmount as well and expected the sale price to be so much higher than it was. Once I heard the price, I found myself questioning the quality and wasn't expecting a whole lot.....I SO judged a book by it's cover!

        This mic is increadible. It's clear and sensitive. I fell in love with it so much so, I sold one to a good friend of mine who does radio and podcasts. He instantly fell in love with it too. The mic he was previously using (shall remain nameless) is now collecting dust. If you're looking for a new condenser mic, heck, even if you're not, you ought to give this mic a try. In the world of condenser mics, this thing is an absolute steal!

        I am a staff reviewer, Sam Ash #41

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        5.0

        Great Mic For Price

        By 

        from Torrance

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        My expectations weren't high but I was pleasantly surprised with this microphone. It really captured the nuances of my acoustic guitar. Not only does it have great response, it comes with a shock mount and pop filter.
        I am a Sales Associate at Sam Ah

         
        4.0

        Superior Sound from Samson!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        These MTR series mics are the most superior quality Samson has to offer. Not only does this have a wide variety of uses for your recording needs, but it also includes a shockmount & pop-filter!

        I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        Best mic for the money

        By 

        from Cincinnati,OH

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Sound quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio
          • Tudio

          Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

          I was looking for a good condenser mic for my home studio and this works perfect. I tested alot of other brands and more expensive mics but kept coming back to this one. Great tone and value! I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Microphone to add to the vault.

          By 

          from KING OF PRUSSIA PA

          Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

          The Samson MTR231A is a good microphone to add to your collection even if you are not a beginner. It comes with everything you need out of the box for your microphone (shock mount and pop filter). I am a Sam Ash Reviewer.

           
          5.0

          Great sound at a great price

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          from QUeens, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • durable build
          • Multi-pattern
          • Quality sound

          Cons

          • Better Shockmount Needed

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Instrument Or Vocal
          • Recording

          Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

          This mic is awesome. I didnt expect to get such great sounding vocals but to my surprise it has done a great job at capturing detail in various voices of all sorts. Not only is it great for vocals, it also captures instruments such as guitars nicely as well. I do alot of mobile recording, and I was looking for something that would be a great over all mic as far ar quality and applications, on a budget mind you, and this mic has definatley been doing the job. I recommend this to anybody looking to save a few dollars without comprimising sound quality.

          I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Queens.

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          • Yes
           
          4.0

          DURABLE STUDIO CONDENSER, GREAT PRICE!

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          from CARLE PLACE

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Active Response
          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording
            • Vocal Preformance

            Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

            THE MTR-231A HAS A SOLID METAL BODY AND WAS BUILT TO LAST. IT HAS AN AMAZINGLY ACUTE FREQUENCY RESPONSE AND ITS MULTIPLE PATTERNS MAKE IT A VERSITLE OPTION FOR RECORDING.

            I am a Sales Associate @ Sam Ash Carle Place

             
            4.0

            Great Deal!

            By 

            from Ontario Ca.

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Great sound
            • Versatile
            • Well built

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Samson MTR231A Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

              Awesome mic! The multi pattern option makes it really flexible for different recording applications. Cardioid, Omni-directional or bi-directional. Comes with a case, shock mount and pop filter. But most of all, it sounds great for the price range. Great mic for someone who is building their home studio and needs to stay in a budget. "I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Music Ontario."

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