Shure MV7 USB & XLR Microphone Review


In today’s episode, we have a detailed look and listen to the SHURE MV7 podcast microphone. This USB/XLR hybrid microphone uses a dynamic design which is a great fit for recording at home or in other spaces without acoustical treatment. It sounds great when you connect to your computer or mobile device via USB and comes with an app which allows you to fine-tune the sound for your situation, even if you don’t know a lot about sound. But if you are more of a soundie, it also allows you to set some basic EQ settings, a limiter, and a compressor to even things out and increase the overall level of your audio.

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Gear used or mentioned in this episode. The links below are, B&H Photo, Sweetwater, Pictureline or other affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases:

– SHURE MV7 USB/XLR microphone – B&H, Sweetwater, Amazon
– SHURE SM7B broadcast microphone – B&H, Sweetwater, Amazon
– On-stage Stands desk stand – B&H, Amazon
– Canon C200 camera – B&H, Pictureline
– Canon 24-105m f/4 L lens – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Cloud Lifter microphone activator – B&H, Sweetwater, Amazon
– Fethead microphone activator – B&H. Amazon
– Aputure 300x LED Light – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Aputure Light Dome 2 soft box – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Aputure Nova LED Panel Light – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline
– Panasonic GH5 camera – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Lupo Superpanel 30 Full Color Soft – B&H

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00:00 Start
00:12 Summary
00:22 Introduction
01:41 Samples vs SM7B
02:37 Dynamic mic
03:30 Noise Rejection Sample
04:20 USB for Mac PC or Mobile
04:53 Headphone jack
05:20 Broadcast sound
05:39 On-mic controls
06:50 Desktop app
07:00 Auto level mode
08:13 Manual settings
09:50 Limiter
10:30 Compressor
11:16 Custom presets
11:39 MV7 vs SM7B
12:28 Do you need a cloudlifter?
13:03 Build quality
13:30 Cons – limiter
14:00 Plosives or pops
14:30 Use SM7B foam instead
15:22 Touch surface
15:46 USB micro
16:50 Shielded from RF
18:08 Prone to bumps/typing
19:03 Conclusion
21:00 Please take my courses