I can't hear you! Why do you lack a normal microphone for happiness
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Devices that can do everything at once are good only as long as they do not require specific functions. Then they are sharply inferior to specialized gadgets that do little, but well. We tell you what SHURE MOTIV microphones are for and who will need them.
If you practice music and rehearse or shoot videos at concerts, then you regularly face the need to record sound and then share it with someone else. Modern smartphones record video perfectly, but their built-in microphones are not designed to record good sound. If you want high-quality audio, then an external microphone will come to the rescue.
The SHURE MOTIV MV88 condenser stereo microphone connects to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) via the Lightning connector and allows you to record excellent quality. The microphone is attached to the base by a hinge, and it can be rotated 90 degrees, pointing towards the sound source. Due to its small size and all-metal construction, the microphone is unpretentious: it copes with almost any operating conditions, and it can be taken everywhere with you.
On the Muztorg website, the microphone costs 14,300 rubles. If you have seen the same model cheaper, you will be given a discount.
Work with MOTIV MV88 is carried out through a free iOS application, which has hints, a choice of recording format and additional functions to improve the sound quality. Of the five presets — ready-made optimal sets of settings — "Loud Sound" is suitable for concerts. However, if you want to configure everything manually, there is a 5-band equalizer, compressor, limiter, gain control and other features for advanced users. Recordings can be edited: trim and split tracks, adjust curves and set adjustment markers. The audio recording is saved as a video if desired.
In general, in the MV88 application, the functions are expanded compared to other MOTIV microphones: here, for example, you can manually adjust the angle of the radiation pattern opening. With MV88, iOS-compatible devices record audio with 24 bit/48 kHz quality. This is the most popular MOTIV microphone for various events, with which you will get professional recording. There are even audio effects for computer games in his track record.
To work with video, the free iOS application Shure Motiv Video with standard video settings is useful - it allows you to record an image with uncompressed sound with several bit depths and sampling rate, and if you use it with MOTIV devices, it has all the functions of an audio application. This way you can record a video with much better sound than in the standard iOS video application, besides you don't have to switch between it and the Shure audio application.
Of course, you can use the built-in voice recorder on your smartphone. But, by and large, it is not intended for this: the built-in microphone does not directionally catch sound, which is why extraneous sounds are recorded, and then the speaker's speech can simply not be heard. Especially if the recording took place in a cafe, a noisy audience or on the street where the wind blows.
The MV88 microphone is bidirectional, that is, it records both the interviewer and the interview hero equally well and ignores extraneous sounds. The preset "Voice" in the application is suitable for an interview. Recorded audio can be instantly uploaded to the cloud, to a file sharing service or sent by mail. Like other SHURE MOTIV models, the MV88 does not need to be plugged into an outlet — the microphone is powered by a smartphone or computer, and it spares the battery of the device and does not require much from it.
The SHURE MOTIV MV51/A microphone is designed for home sound recording and is able to replace a professional studio microphone, which explains its price — 20,100 rubles. It is used to work with acoustic or electronic instruments, for vocals and just for voice: you can record podcasts or even audiobooks at home, voice videos. The microphone has a built-in headphone output, which allows you to monitor the recording in real time. The MV51/A can simply be placed on a table or mounted on a microphone stand.
Professional studio recording is an expensive occupation, and not every young band will spend money on it, but they still want high—quality sound. With the portable audio interface SHURE MVI-LTG, you can quickly and efficiently record musical instruments directly from home or any other place: the device is small and mobile. A microphone, bass guitar, electric guitar or electronic piano are connected to it, recording can be done on a smartphone (iOS and Android), tablet, computer or laptop. Like all MOTIV microphones, the MVI-LTG does not require a separate power supply and is powered by the device being recorded.
SHURE MVI-LTG has five presets for correct recording of speech or vocals, acoustic and electronic instruments. There is a function for adjusting the sensitivity and volume levels, compression and equalization, as well as a signal mutation function. The interface can be used with condenser microphones — this allows the phantom power function. In addition to the Shure Motiv application, the device works with GarageBand on macOS and with similar programs for Windows. Access to all these features will cost 12 thousand rubles.
Yes, the built-in microphones of a computer or smartphone cope with this normally, but if you communicate a lot on Skype, then the sound quality plays a big role. The MV51 has a large diaphragm, a wide frequency range and five sets of settings, and a 25 mm membrane reproduces the most subtle nuances of sound. The touch panel allows you to control sensitivity, mutation and volume using your fingers. The operation of the microphone is simplified by a folding mini-stand. MOTIV MV51/A works with Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices.
The perfect microphone for internet conversations or podcasts is the SHURE MOTIV MV5/A—B-LTG. It has three built-in sets of settings: vocals, smooth signal and instruments. The aluminum table stand is detachable, which provides the device with portability and low weight — 90 grams. The microphone is presented in black and silver colors, complete with wires for connecting to USB or Lightning. Compared to specialized models, it is quite inexpensive — 11,000 rubles.
In this case, a good sound without delay is an indicator of your professionalism and respect for the audience or listeners, without which it will not be possible to increase the audience. It is believed that a video with good sound and a mediocre picture is perceived even better than with a good picture and bad sound.
The SHURE MOTIV MVL lavalier microphone cuts out extraneous noise and interference. With the holder, it can be placed as close to the face as possible to get the clearest possible sound. The MVL comes with a wind shield, and it is great for the street: even reporters of some regional TV channels use it. Perhaps this is one of the most inexpensive devices that can be used in professional photography: it costs only 5,400 rubles.
The four-pin connector allows you to connect to the headphone output of any smartphone or tablet with a sound recording function, and with the iOS mobile app you can share recordings via email, text message or Google Drive. Files are saved in compressed formats.