Question about Samson G-TRACK USB RECORDING MICROPHONE Microphone

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Inputs the instrument input is useful in the sense that it provides a decent quality pre amp if you plug an electric guitar in but for sufficient bolume with an acoustic guitar even through the instrument input you have to turn the gain on the device very high and it becomes digitalised. i'm really at a loss on how to sort this problem out.

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  • toffees49 Jun 04, 2008

    I've just emailed customer services again. I will tell you what they say when they reply.

    I've actually read that snippet on recording acoustic guitars
    previously. It's at the back of the manual. Yet if i followed those
    instructions re:miking distances there would be no output at all!

    I'll be in touch. Thanks for all your help.

  • toffees49 Jun 04, 2008

    I've just emailed customer services again. I will tell you what they say when they reply.

    I've actually read that snippet on recording acoustic guitars
    previously. It's at the back of the manual. Yet if i followed those
    instructions re:miking distances there would be no output at all!

    I'll be in touch. Thanks for all your help.

    p.s. I've tried both the system tray and control panel.

  • corrysmonkey Jun 27, 2008

    I have an acoustic-electric guitar which I've plugged into the instrument input of the G track. When I record, the volume of the guitar is extremely low. I have to turn the instrument volume nearly all the way up, and even then it isn't loud enough and it also sounds bad. I have adjusted the volume on the system tray as well as in the control panel to maximum level. This doesn't help. I'm using Sonar LE as my DAW. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Ok, heres what try contacting the support line on your samson mic and ask the setup if you are going to connect an acoustic guitar, there might be some info for it. actually there is here check this out

Acoustic Guitar
There are a variety of ways that the G Track can be used to mic an acoustic guitar. The
microphone placement will depend on the type of instrument and what kind of sound
you’re looking to capture, for example the tonal quality you want to focus on, and how
much finger slide or pick noise you may or may not want. When miking a standard
steel string acoustic, a good place to start is with the microphone positioned pointing
towards the end of the fingerboard at a distance of about 6 inches to 2 feet away from
the instrument. You can experiment by moving the microphone slightly in the direction
of the sound hole, which will produce more low frequencies, or move it in the direction
of the fingerboard to capture more high-end or to remove any unwanted boominess.
For nylon string acoustic, try positioning the microphone above the bridge to emphasize
more of the attack from the sound of the finger picking, or for less, move the mic closer
to the sound hole. If you have a pair of G Tracks, try one positioned at the fingerboard
and the second over the sound hole.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 04, 2008

    and try changing the volume from the control panel when you set USB codec on playback and recording, dont use the one on the system tray


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try using the instrument input lets see if its going to change something.


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