Saramonic MTV500 Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone User Manual

Smartmatic MTV500USB Desktop MicrophoneUser Manual


Please read this manual carefully before using and strictly operate and store in accordance with the instructions. Please save it for your future reference. If the user manual can not help you to solve problems, please ask your retailer for help or email us: [email protected].


  1. Do not use the unit under moisture conditions or water, don’t expose it to rain.Please store it in a cool, dry place.
  2. Please use and store it in normal temperature. Do not move it from overheated to supercooled condition frequently as well as keep away from heat sources such as heater or oven.
  3. When using and storing, please pay attention to dust and moisture.
  4. Be careful to violent collisions.
  5. To avoid acoustical feedback, do not hold the microphone close to the loudspeakers.
  6. For the best pick-up pattern, do not hold your hand against the microphone cover.


The Saramonic SmartMic MTV500 is a USB microphone that delivers a professional, broadcast-quality sound to your computer in a variety of applications, such as home-recording, studio, podcasting and much more.Easy-to-operate, gain control, mute button features, you can create a clear and ample audio as you wish.The SmartMic MTV500 also incorporates real-time monitoring features, like a built-in headphone jack with volume control, allowing you to directly monitor zero-latency microphone signals.No need to install any driver, the SmartMic MTV500 can be directly connected to the computer through the supplied cable.

Product Structure

① Pop filter② Polar pattern switch

Mode Indicator Status
Omnidirectional Lights off
Cardioid Green Light

③ Gain control④ Power/Mute button

Mode Indicator Status
Power ON Solid Green Light
Mute ON Flashes Green Light

⑤ Volume control⑥ 3.5mm headphone jackConnect a headphone to monitor the audio output.⑦ Standard USB-C output (DC 5V)⑧ Desktop stand

Operational Instruction

  1. Unfold the microphone and lay it flat on the table, adjust it to an ideal angle,And always face the front side of the microphone’s pop filter to you.
  2. Adjust the “VOLUME” and “GAIN” control to an 80% level position. If your pick-up subject is too quiet, you can slightly turn up the volume.
  3. No need to install any driver, the SmartMic MTV500 can be directly connected to the computer. Connect to the computer through the supplied cable, and plug into the  USB-C output at the back of the microphone. The POWER indicator lights green.
  4. Select SmartMic MTV500 as the input/output device on your computer.
  5.  Polar Pattern IntroductionOmnidirectionalPick up sound equally from all directions, capturing a natural blend of voice and ambiance with low sensitivity to wind and handling noise, as well as to vocal plosives. CardioidMaximizes the rejection of sound coming from the sides and rear of the mic and can be used as a directional microphone to capture full, rich, natural-sounding audio for podcast, speech, dialog, instrument, etc.
  6. Choose an appropriate pick-up pattern and keep a certain distance before you record.
  7. You are ready to record. (The headphone jack supports real-time monitoring, so you can secure the intelligibility of audio.)

Setups Procedure

Mac OSX Setup Procedure

  1. Connect the microphone to your computer via the supplied USB-C to USB-A output cables.
  2. Open the Apple interface and select the “System Preferences”
  3. Select the icon of “Sound”.
  4. Choose “SmartMic MTV500” as the input device and click “OK”.
  5. Choose “SmartMic MTV500” as the output device and click “OK”.

Windows Setup Procedure

  1. Connect the microphone to your computer via the supplied USB-C to USB-A cable.
  2. Open the control panel and select the “SmartMic MTV500”
  3.  Select the “Audio” tab and choose “SmartMic MTV500” as an input device.


To get optimum sound performance, adjust the microphone’s pick-up angle. For maximum clarity and intelligibility, position the microphone pointed directly at the subject’s mouth.Before adjusting the angle, slightly loosen the knobs. Avoid tightening or loosening knobs with great force as it might damage the screw threads. Always mount the pop filter to avoid plosive when recording.


Polar Pattern Omnidirectional/Cardioid
Frequency Response 20-20kHz
Sensitivity -36-±3dB(OdB=1V/Pa,1kH 1.5V 2.2K)
Signal-to-noise ratio 80dB
Maximum SPL 130dB
Gain Control 0-39dB
Operating Voltage 5V 150mA
Headphone Amplifier Impedance >16ohms
Output power 130mW
T HD 0.01%
Frequency Response 15Hz-20,000Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio 100dB
Headphone gain 0-35 dB
Material ABS housing
Output USB-C
Dimensions 88x 100x 171 mm (3.5*3.9*6.7″)
Weight 300.5g (10.6 oz.)

Packing Lists

  • Smartmatic MTV500 Microphone
  • 1.2m (3.9′) USB-C to USB-A audio cable
  • Warranty Card
  • User Manual

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