Samson G-track USB Mic noise...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by eddiedietz, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. eddiedietz

    eddiedietz Guest

    I just bought a Samson G-track USB Microphone and was testing it with the included Sonar LE software. In my opinion there was a lot of noise when I listened to some of my voise tests. I tried different settings on the mic volume control. Up untill half power there's noice. At a volume of 3/4 the recorded sound easily gets too loud when singing too close to the mic and that ruins the sound.

    Does anyone have the same problem with their Samson G-track? Is the noise level supposed to be that high? I've watched clips from youtube and the quality was way better.

    I use Windows 7 by the way.

  2. Toot

    Toot Guest

    It seems like such a simple device. It's all internal within the mic and it plugs into the USB. If there's a problem, I don't see how it could really be anywhere besides inside the mic itself. Try a different computer if you can, just on the off chance that your USB port isn't supplying the right power requirements (unlikely). I never looked that closely at the device itself (but like the idea of pulling phantom power off the USB port), but there aren't many options on that sucker, is there? Is there a pad filter that's on maybe?

    Beyond that, I can't think of much else that would be wrong except maybe for a driver issue. Maybe check for newer drivers?
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Define noise? Hiss, hum, background room noise, refrigerator running? How close are you to the mic when recording?
  4. unknown l3gend

    unknown l3gend Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    MY FIX

    i was just having this problem! i turned the instrument nob all the way DOWN and pushed it in since i have no instrument plugged in. that cut out ALOT of hissing. also make sure your "mic" setting is not to high. :cool:
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