Surely good news for people in the business of podcasting, video conferencing, home recording, and vlogging, Shure has refreshed its MV Series microphones and some are bundled with new accessories to make unboxing even more exciting.
The low-profile MV5 digital condenser microphone (available in gray with black foam or in black with red foam) sports styling reminiscent of Shure's classic Green Bullet harp mic on the outside and high-tech, yet user-friendly electronics on the inside to create a visually pleasing microphone that can be used with computers, iPhones, and iPads. From its custom-tuned cardioid capsule to its three DSP modes, which automatically optimize gain, EQ, compression, and limiting, the MV5 is made to give you great sound in a hurry. Plus, its integrated headphone output lets you hear your audio in real time. It comes with a desktop stand and cables for USB and Lightning connectivity.
For extended versatility, the MV51 steps up to a large-diaphragm condenser capsule and five DSP modes—as with the MV5, the DSP modes automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to unlock optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. At a glance, you can tell the MV51 blends the old world with the new; it looks akin to the iconic Shure SH55 vocal mic, but also features an intuitive touch panel for fast and easy access to mic gain, headphone volume, mode selection, and mute. Like the MV5, the MV51 has an onboard headphone output. It has an integrated kickstand and comes with USB Type-A and USB Type-C cables.
Replace the MV51's condenser capsule with a built-in mic/instrument preamplifier and you've got the MOTIV MVI digital audio interface. The MVI is equipped with an XLR-1/4" combo input that lets you record with your favorite dynamic or phantom-powered condenser microphone through the XLR jack or an electric guitar, bass, or keyboard through the 1/4" input. In case you're wondering, the MVI does indeed boast the same touch-panel controls, powerful DSP modes, headphone output, and USB cables.
If what you're seeking is simply a clip-on lapel mic that can plug straight into the TRRS port of your computer, smartphone, or tablet, the MOTIV MVL is for you. This omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone features a cable terminated with a 3.5mm TRRS plug for straightforward hookup to your laptop or mobile device—and don't worry, there are no switches or dials to configure. Plus, it's powered by your device, so you don't even need batteries.
Finally, there's the MV88+ Video Kit, a compact digital stereo condenser microphone packaged with a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, a phone clamp, mic clip, furry windjammer, and cables for direct connection to devices outfitted with Lightning or USB Type-C ports. The only thing you need to provide is a smartphone and you'll be set to record quality video and audio for your next vlog, interview, behind-the-scenes special, or music video.
All these MV Series devices can be used with the ShurePlus MOTIV app for intuitive editing and sharing of your recordings without having to load them on a computer. And since they're made by Shure, you know their sound quality benefits from Shure's decades of experience in producing great gear. So, pop into the B&H SuperStore or open a tab to visit our website and check out the MV Series from Shure.