Problems With Samson G Track USB Microphone

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Manners1994, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Manners1994

    Manners1994 Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Hello there. I initially saw reviews and video samples online of the Samson G Track and it seemed to work ideally for what I needed.
    But I got it today and I have to say I am a bit disheartened.

    The sound is extremely distorted with a lot of white noise. I tried fiddling around with it a bit such as lowering it to 0HZ on the Microphone settings but to no avail.

    The Microphone has worked great with a lot of other people judging by User Posts Online. Not Studio Quality of Course but still decent enough to pass off.

    I am on Windows 7. What could the problem possibly be? I am really greatful for any helpful answers. Thankyou :D
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Well let's first straighten out some of your nomenclature usage? Firstly, this is a piece of low-end budget equipment. Perfectly fine and perfectly adequate and actually professional. It's just a cheap professional low-end condenser microphone. So it is professional.

    Your description includes no information. You're telling us that hurts but not telling us where? You've made no mention of software. You've made no mention of your computer. You've given no indicator on whether your computer already has some kind of cheap built-in microphone and sound card that you may find it is defaulting to? Yes you'd be disenchanted by that sound.

    Turning your microphone down to 0 Hz is a non sequitur. You either turn the microphone down or its frequency response is screwed delivering nothing more than 0 Hz? Which would indicate it's broke and doesn't work at all. And then you say nothing happens when you turn it down? So it doesn't go away? Which would mean you're not listening actually to that microphone at all? But then which mixer applet were you using? The one built into Windows or a special one that was included with the microphone? And if utilizing the Microsoft mixer, that might only be applicable to the built-in onboard computers sound card and not your USB microphone? That microphone has to be selected within software and/or within the operating system and/or have the original computers sound card disabled in the bios? So there could be three elements of mistakes being made here and perhaps even more?

    Where and how are you monitoring this microphone from? Do you have a pair of headphones plugged directly into the microphone? Or are your headphones plugged into your computer? This would indicate you're not actually monitoring the right device at all? And instead are monitoring the built-in computer microphone? And monitoring it through the built-in computer audio gizmo? And you can't monitor that microphone from the other audio gizmo but only from the microphone itself since it includes a built-in USB audio interface that just happens to be also combined with that body of the microphone. So this is about five or six stages of operator error going on here.

    So please include some further information about what audio software you are using, whose mixer applet you are using, where you have your headphones plugged into and/or monitor speakers? Being able to troubleshoot audio problems without a full roster of information makes it virtually impossible to help you. It's like asking us what's wrong with your car? I would have no idea? You have a car? Would be my first question.

    Toss back another Pint for me
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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