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Promoted 06-15-2016 by persian_mafia at 09:20 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Samson MTR101A 1" Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone with Shockmount and Pop Filter on sale for $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Looks like a pretty good deal. For this price, you probably can't go wrong for a home studio setup.

I have a lot of budget mics and a couple of nicer ones. I'm tempted to get this one to see what it looks like inside, which I haven't found yet. Reviews are a bit mixed, but the high SPL would let you record loud instruments. Wouldn't mind trying it on a snare or toms or a guitar cab.

Probably fairly comparable to something like an AT2020, which I see it compared to quite a bit.

<del>Another plus is that it's an actual large diaphragm mic, which is not always the case in these cheaper mics.</del>

edit: I take that back, it looks like it is a smaller diaphragm being marketed as large. Tricky.
http://recordinghacks.com/microph...son/MTR101
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Quote from caotico View Post :
Looks like a pretty good deal. For this price, you probably can't go wrong for a home studio setup.

I have a lot of budget mics and a couple of nicer ones. I'm tempted to get this one to see what it looks like inside, which I haven't found yet. Reviews are a bit mixed, but the high SPL would let you record loud instruments. Wouldn't mind trying it on a snare or toms or a guitar cab.

Probably fairly comparable to something like an AT2020, which I see it compared to quite a bit.

<del>Another plus is that it's an actual large diaphragm mic, which is not always the case in these cheaper mics.</del>

edit: I take that back, it looks like it is a smaller diaphragm being marketed as large. Tricky.
http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/Samson/MTR101

i also heard the same, but 2020+ is 2x the money
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How does it compare to old Shure SM58 or SM57's?
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This vs the c01UCW + shockmount at $55.

Do either of these pick up background noise heavily? I mostly game but will be using this for voice overs and skype calls as well.

I will get a pop filter + boom arm (stand) with either one.

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Yay! another microphone
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This is one of those things you have to wait until page 4 to decide to buy or not lol
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Shure SM57 is better suited for recording instruments in real time like acoustic guitar or live trumpet/trombone, etc. Shure SM58 knocks this out of the water in terms of quality of recording vocals in my studio setup. This is not bad for a demo home studio or podcast, but just keep in mind that as this is an XLR condenser microphone, you do need some form of phantom power supply either through a pre-amp or standalone. Hope this helps.
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Shure SM57 is better suited for recording instruments in real time like acoustic guitar or live trumpet/trombone, etc. Shure SM58 knocks this out of the water in terms of quality of recording vocals in my studio setup. This is not bad for a demo home studio or podcast, but just keep in mind that as this is an XLR condenser microphone, you do need some form of phantom power supply either through a pre-amp or standalone. Hope this helps.
Can this mic be used directly on my PC with an XLR to USB converter? This for example:

https://www.amazon.com/XLR-Mini-M...xlr+to+usb
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Can this mic be used directly on my PC with an XLR to USB converter? This for example:

https://www.amazon.com/XLR-Mini-M...xlr+to+usb [amazon.com]
This is just a converter, so it will not will not make it work on your PC. You will still need some sort of phantom power and pre-amp to use it on your computer.

For example: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Micro...preamp+usb
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This is just a converter, so it will not will not make it work on your PC. You will still need some sort of phantom power and pre-amp to use it on your computer.

For example: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Micro...preamp+usb
Ha. Thanks for your reply. That's what I thought. You know what's ironic? The item you linked (Blue Icicle XLR to USB) was actually the item I ordered on Amazon. But the 3rd party seller ended up selling me some generic Radioshack XLR - USB adapter that doesn't provide phantom power. By the time I discovered this it was past Amazon's buyer protection period. : (
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This or the Meteor for streaming?
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Ha. Thanks for your reply. That's what I thought. You know what's ironic? The item you linked (Blue Icicle XLR to USB) was actually the item I ordered on Amazon. But the 3rd party seller ended up selling me some generic Radioshack XLR - USB adapter that doesn't provide phantom power. By the time I discovered this it was past Amazon's buyer protection period. : (
Wow that's crazy and I'm sorry to hear about that. Never had an issue like that personally. You should re-order a super cheap item from that company, do a return, and send them back the Amazon box with your poo in it. Sweet revenge, lol.

On a different note, this microphone is only worth buying if you're willing to spend an extra 50 bucks or so on a pre-amp/phantom power supply. By itself will be useless.
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