Shure is releasing new gear for podcasters, streamers, musicians, and people who work from home—and we at B&H are excited to talk about it. First up is the MV7X, the all-analog version of Shure’s celebrated MV7 microphone. This is for voice-over artists and podcasters who love the look and sound of the MV7, but don’t need the USB part of it. This mic offers the discerning user a classic, broadcast look and a classic, broadcast sound—doing so at a price point lower than other comparable mics.
Also on hand is the MV88+, which combines a stereo USB microphone built for various tasks with gear best suited for the home studio (or home office) environment. The microphone itself interfaces with computers through its included USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables—although it can also connect to USB-C mobile devices, making it useful on a variety of devices.
The mic handles a wide array of tasks with aplomb, from acoustic guitar to VoIP conference calls. You can imagine what a boon such a versatile, digital mic from Shure could be: High-quality recording for a diverse set of sound sources is not easy to pull off, especially in the USB microphone market. But this mic lives up to its Shure pedigree, offering quality sound for a variety of uses, as well as built-in DSP presets to tailor the mic for specific applications.
In addition to the DSP, the MV88+ offers quite a few operational modes. The mono cardioid setting, for example, is a smart choice for an interview focused on a single subject, while the mono bi-directional mode might yield better results for handling two people sitting across from each other. Stereo settings offer pickup patterns with variable width, great for recording musical performances. The raw mid-side setting lets you capture dramatic stereo imaging, which you can adjust later in post-production.
All of this will be recorded at broadcast-quality specs: 48 kHz / 24-bit. To make sure the sound is to your liking, a built-in audio jack is on hand, letting you monitor your audio with headphones straight from the mic.
The MV88+ comes to you with a versatile mic clip, one that supports 5/8" and 3/8" threading due to the included adapter. Watch this space: Accessory kits will soon be available to suit your particular needs.
Which excites you more? The all-analog MV7X, or the MV88+ USB-C microphone? Let us know below in the Comments section!