For pro-level audio recording specific to podcasting, the Shure MV7 truly lives up to the hype. As a high-end, broadcast-style dynamic microphone with both XLR and USB outputs, this microphone guarantees professional podcast sound - whatever the setup. The MV7 suits all skill levels as it works with both audio interfaces and directly to your computer via a USB connection. In regard to sound, this mic offers a unidirectional cardioid polar pattern for clear and true-to-life audio. With the inclusion of optimised frequency response for natural and rich vocal reproduction. Real-time headphone monitoring is available via the 3.5mm headphone output. The plug-and-play functionality allows seamless integration with the ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop app, providing you with a range of effects and settings to dial in your audio recording. You can also control aspects of the mic directly via the tactile touch panel, whilst the in-built pop filter softens plosives and p-pops.
Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone Key Features:
- Broadcast-quality audio in USB format
- Cardioid pickup pattern minimises unwanted background audio
- Dynamic microphone ideal for pro-level podcasting
- Adaptable to various setups - via audio interface or USB to computer
- Capable of 48 kHz / 24-bit high-quality audio
- Tactile touch panel for intuitive mic control
- In-built USB and XLR connections
- Incorporated pop filter to soften plosives
- Direct monitoring enabled via 3.5mm headphone jack
- Includes multi-functional ShurePlus MOTIV desktop app
- Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android compatible
- Comes with relevant USB cables and an integrated mount
- Various accessories available to include table-mounted boom arm
- Sleek, stylish, and functional design
- Note: Does not support iPad USB-C connectivity
Expanded Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone Key Features:
Optimised Audio for Podcasting
As a successor to the well-received Shure SM7B, this microphone seriously impresses when it comes to podcasting. When positioned in close proximity to your mouth, you are left with a clear, intelligible, and true-to-life sound. The optimised frequency response guarantees rich and natural vocal reproduction, with an in-built pop filter to soften plosives and p-pops. This allows for a more efficient and fast-action editing process, which is great for intermediate/pro-level podcasters looking to record multiple episodes in a day.
You are also supplied with both a USB and XLR output to allow for a direct connection to your computer or via an audio interface. This microphone is further compatible with field records, mixers, and even some Android/iOS devices - ideally suited to any and all podcast recording setups.
Unidirectional Polar Pattern
The Shure SM7B utilises an efficient unidirectional cardioid polar pattern. This is the best natural defense against background room noise as the mic capsule focuses upon what is directly in front of it. If you are in a busier environment with some mid-level background noise, you might have to do a small amount of room treatment. This might consist of some form of noise-reduction software, however, this is incredibly unlikely due to the cardioid polar pattern.
Tactile Controls and Connections
In regard to USB connectivity, the Shure SM7B consists of broadcast-quality functionality and reliable audio recording. You have the ability to capture vocal audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 48 kHz / 24-bit, which is the industry standard for mixing and editing broadcast audio. The microphone further integrates a tactile touch-panel interface to control levels, headphone volumes, monitor mix, and mic-mute. You can also attach the SM7B directly to a boom stand, which is great as a space-saving option for those who host and produce their own podcasts.
The ShurePlus MOTIV desktop application comes free when purchasing this Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone. It allows you to save presets that you can then access for future recordings, enable auto-levels, add compressions, EQ the signal, and so much more. Due to its balance of user-friendly navigation and access to pro-level recording settings, the MV7 is ideal for both beginner podcasters and full-time professionals.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone - Silver
- 1 x Micro-USB Type-B to USB Type-C Cable
- 1 x Micro-USB Type-B to USB Type-A Cable
- 1 x Limited 2-Year Warranty
Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone Product Video:
Three Ways to Use Your Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone
Can you dual-record from the USB and XLR outputs simultaneously?
The Sure MV7 does allow for dual audio recording from the USB and XLR outputs at the same time.
Can you record with two Shure MV7 microphones to one computer?
The computer may only recognise one USB microphone. It is therefore best to record via XLR output to an audio interface (sold separately) that can then be connected to your computer.
Can you use this microphone for video conferences and presenting?
The Shure MV7 is great for video conferencing and online presentation. Be sure to select the MV7 as both the audio input and output on your computer preferences. You can then hear the other meeting/conference participants via the in-built 35mm headphone monitoring on the SHure MV7.
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