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Nov 1, 2016
Do You Need a Mixer to Create a Podcast?
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Sep 2, 2023
The Ultimate Solution for On-the-Road Podcasting: Shure MVX2u and the Shure SM7B
Welcome back to Best Podcasting Gear, the show where we help you sound like a million bucks without spending a million bucks. I'm your host, Dave Jackson, from the School of Podcasting.com. Disclosure: Links may include affiliate links, which I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. In today's episode, we will talk about the Shure MVX2u, a game-changing solution for podcasters who want to take their Shure SM7B microphone on the road. You know, we've all had that moment where we dream of being the next Joe Rogan, but then reality hits us when we realize the hassle of bringing our equipment with us. The SM7B requires a significant amount of gain to get that crystal-clear signal. But fear not, my friends, because Shure has come to the rescue with their new tool, the Sure MVX2u. This XLR to USB digital interface is a game-changer. With its headphone jack, integrated preamp offering 60 decibels of gain, zero-latency monitoring, and even 48 volts Phantom Power, it has everything you need to elevate your podcasting experience. But here's the best part: the MVX2u works seamlessly with the Sure Plus desktop software. This allows you to customize your sound and save your settings directly onto the USB device. So, even when you're on the road without your computer, your perfect sound is just a click away. Now, you may be wondering if this is the first time Shure has released such a device. They had the X2U with a micro USB interface before, but the MVX2u takes it to a whole new level. And at just $129, it's a steal. In fact, if you were thinking of getting the Fet head to boost the gain, which only offers 20 decibels of gain for $99, I would highly recommend going for the MVX2u instead. Its 60 decibels of gain essentially turns your SM7B into a USB microphone. And while we're on the topic of recommendations, I have to share my go-to place for purchasing gear: Sweetwater. Not only do they offer financing options if you prefer spreading out your payments, but they also add an extra year of warranty to every purchase. Plus, they even include some sweet candy in the box to make your day a little brighter. So, if you're a podcaster looking to elevate your audio quality and take your Shure SM7B on the road hassle-free, the Shure MVX2u might be the perfect solution for you. Head over to our website, bestpodcastinggear.com, for more information. And remember, I'm Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting.com, here to help podcasters like you sound their best. Let's get started!
Jun 20, 2023
The Rodecaster Duo and The Rode Podmic USB
Rode has really embraced podcasters and before you go buying, the new Rode Podmic might save you hundreds of dollars.
Oct 11, 2022
DJI Mic VS $40 Lav Which One Sounds Better (You Might Be Surprised)
I'm doing more interviews in person and on the go, so I looked at the Rode Wireless Go, but it seemed you always needed your phone or computer to adjust the settings. Then I heard about the DJI Mic, and watched a few videos, and I was hooked. Overview Video DJI Mic Wireless Transmission System Features: * 250m wireless transmission range * Compact build makes for an easy travel solution and keeps recording sessions portable * Dual-channel recording system featuring 2 omnidirectional transmitters; perfect for studio, podcast, and interview recordings * Included charging case provides up to 15 hours of battery life * Touchscreen receiver display offers an easy-to-use interface for controlling your system’s settings * USB-C receiver with 3.5mm TRS ports offers versatile compatibility with most smartphones and computer devices * Safety track, gain control, and windscreen features provide an easier path to high-quality recordings Why LIke The DJI Mic For me, it was about the ability to be hyper-portable and ready to go at a moment's notice. I've also got a ton of battery life as the case charges the mics and receiver when you're not using them. You can also power all of those via USB C. No lav is going to sound good as a dynamic mic, but I watched a ton of videos comparing the DJI Mic vs the Rode Wireless Go and while I thought the Rode system has a little more clarity, I didn't feel it wasn't something I could solve in post (let's face it interview ALWAYS need editing) so I opted for the ease of use, and its been very easy.PowerDewise Interview Lavalier Set This lav set sounds great for being $40 or less. It comes with two lavs with 12 feet of cable each, along with a splitter, and a nic little bag to take it with. If you're looking to do in-person interviews on the go, and don't want to have to bring stands, windscreens and more, this is a very affordable solution. (and just as good as a Rode smartlav) MY Money Was Used Full disclaimer I bought the DJI Mic with my own money via sweetwater ( I love their payment plans). This post contains affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you purchase anything using these links. This podcast is part of the Power of Podcasting Network