Samson MTR231

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Cardioid/Omnidirectional/Figure-8 Polar Patterns, -10dB Pad, Shockmount, Pop Filter, and Carry Case
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Samson Knows What Your Home Studio Needs

You may have your favorite microphones for certain tasks. But at Sweetwater we also know your studio needs some workhorse mics that you can put on anything and except solid results - and that's what you get with the Samson MTR231 condenser mic. Multiple polar patterns make it easy to get the right sound in your room. And it has impressive SPL handling too, up to 142dB with the pad engaged. It even comes with a shockmount, pop filter, and carrying case for storage or transport. From vocals to instruments, the MTR231 is ready to make quality recordings.

Samson MTR231 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • High SPL handling makes this mic a workhorse
  • Low self noise is perfect for delicate recordings
  • Smart accessory package included
High SPL handling makes this mic a workhorse

The Samson MTR231 can handle high sound levels without a hint of distortion. With the attenuation pad engaged it's ready for up to 142dB SPL - plenty of tolerance for loud drums, raging guitar amplifiers, and aggressive vocalists.

Low self noise is perfect for delicate recordings

While the MTR231 handles loud sources with ease, its low self noise also makes it great for recording delicate sources. Soft vocals and delicate acoustic instruments are captured in all their detail, without a background of hiss or hum.

Smart accessory package included

On top of a great microphone, the Samson MTR231 comes with a shockmount for your mic stand and also a pop filter. While the mic capsule inside the MTR231 is internally shock-mounted, the stand-mounted shockmount is an extra barrier against outside vibrations being picked up by the mic. And the pop filter is a must-have for loud or sibilant vocalists, ensuring you don't lose a great take to pops or clicks. Best of all, you get an aluminum carry case to store and transport the MTR231.

Samson MTR231 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features at a Glance:
  • Multi-pattern condenser microphone for a wide variety of applications
  • Pickup patterns include cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 for recording flexibility
  • Comes with shockmount mic clip, a pop filter, and an aluminum carry case
  • 10dB attenuation pad for recording louder instruments and sources
  • Low self noise makes it ideal for recording soft sources like acoustic instruments
  • High SPL handling (up to 144dB) lets you record louder sources without distortion
  • Internal shockmount helps reduce rumble and handling noise
  • Requires +48V phantom power
The Samson MTR231 is ready to go to work in your studio!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Mono
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 144dB
Pads -10dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Manufacturer Part Number SAMTR231A

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