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Shure MV7 vs SM7B and Super 55

I'm very impressed with this microphone. Simply stated, it's a great low cost and easy to use alternative to the SM7B. Here's why.

There are two major types of microphones, Condensers and Dynamics. Condenser mics are very sensitive, so they often pick up distracting room noise and echos. Dynamics are less sensitive, so they only pick up whatever is right in front of it. That's why the SM7B is so popular among podcasters. Unfortunately, the SM7B is out of range for many people because it's not only more expensive, but you need a bunch of expensive gear to use it.

That's what I LOVE about the MV7. It gives you some of the best features of the SM7B, without all the complexity or expenses. It can be connected directly to your computer via USB, plus it has an XLR connector for mor... [More]

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One of the first steps in my mission to learn the voice over business is to get the right gear, so I'm starting with upgrading my microphones. In today's video, I'm unboxing and setting up my new Shure SM7B, along with (and without) a Cloudlifter.

The Shure SM7B is a legendary microphone, with a long history in the broadcast, blogging, and voice over world, so I thought that would be the best place to start.

Frankly, I'm not exactly happy with the results, so my next step will be to try to optimize my settings and figure out the best way to use it.

The Cloudlifter was almost obligatory. Just about everybody who uses an SM7B buys the CloudLifter at the same time because the SM7B needs a LOT of gain.

The SM7NB is a dynamic microphone, so it needs about 60 db of gain to work.... [More]

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