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Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:36:06 PM »
Check out acidjacks postings for more info
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I decided to try one of these out to get a little better sound for my cell phone vids (which are 8/22 mono)
Since i already run Schoeps for audio (and i am too lazy to copy the good audio for two cell phone vids a show)
this little thing seemed ideal. It works really well. Here's a sample from my first outing. I tryed all the different settings.
Raw M/S didn't sound as good as stereo 105 spread no compression or limiter. The metering is way off, you have to dial it
back to much less than the meters say, i can live with that.


Added: I tryed two different lightning extension cables and both didn't work.
Anybody using an extension cable with one of these?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 04:06:05 PM by edtyre »
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 12:40:57 AM »
Still debating if I should get this for the upcoming GnR European tour. I think the security is going to be as tight as hell. This should be easy getting in. Where should I place it? I guess in a pocket or something?

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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
I've used this quite a few times now when getting my main rig in proved too difficult and really happy with the results - I've posted a few recordings on Dime.  It's still reasonably bulky but just about squeezes into my wallet at a push.  I highly recommend it.

I did have some issues with the app crashing, but when I freed up a bit of extra space on my phone (an old 5c) the crashes stopped happening.

I stick the phone in my jacket front pocket with the mic sticking out of the top.  I also coloured in my mic with a black marker pen as I found the silver a bit too noticeable.

Shure's customer service was excellent when I had problems getting a recording off when the app crashed - emailed me back immediately with full instructions and managed to retrieve it.
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 10:38:06 PM »
I stick the phone in my jacket front pocket with the mic sticking out of the top.  I also coloured in my mic with a black marker pen as I found the silver a bit too noticeable.

Great idea!
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Shure's customer service was excellent when I had problems getting a recording off when the app crashed - emailed me back immediately with full instructions and managed to retrieve it.
do you mind sharing those instructions?

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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 02:21:04 AM »
I don't have the email anymore, but it was very simple.  I had to connect the phone to my PC and open up iTunes.  The motiv app showed up on the menu on the left side from memory and when I selected that there was a file listed, think the extension was *.tmp or similar.  I simply had to select that and copy it to my PC - it was the wav file but wasn't visible on the phone via the motiv app.  It was an important recording (to me) as it was one of my favourite bands, so it was a bonus to find I could retrieve it.

Btw the reason the app crashed was because I had unplugged the microphone from the phone before stopping/saving the recording - I realise it was  a daft thing to do in hindsight, but for some reason that's what I did!

Shure Europe said they were aware of the issue with files not being visible in the app following some crashes during recording and the developers of the app were working on a fix.

It was very unusual in my experience to get such a prompt and helpful reply from a company when I had emailed a general help email address.  So top marks to Shure.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 02:26:17 AM by pontiacb »

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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 08:38:32 AM »
Good to hear people are trying this thing out.  It's not going to replace any kind of legit rig or a cell phone solution like the DPA d:vice, but at the price it is definitely in the ballpark of a stealth rig.

Curious what you meant about the 105 spread... In that, raw M/S can just be turned into 105 spread, right?
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
Only way to get this show recorded

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source : shure mv-88 > iphone 6 plus > motiv ios app > 16/44.1 wav
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 07:09:52 PM »
Only way to get this show recorded

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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 11:39:53 AM »
^^ Nicely done :)
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 01:59:07 PM »
Only way to get this show recorded

https://soundcloud.com/edtyre/the-real-me

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source : shure mv-88 > iphone 6 plus > motiv ios app > 16/44.1 wav
adobe audition > ozone 6 > xact 2.39 > 16/44.1 flac
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I'm a little surprised by how well this turned out. Where were you located in relation to the PA?  Did it require much post-processing?
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 02:32:26 PM »
Is this an extra iPhone?  I've wondered what would happen if you received a phone call or txt. 
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 02:51:48 PM »
Very intrigued. I've been using a zoom h2n for this kinda thing lately, but this has more potential in terms of actually stealthing (as opposed to being placed on a ledge), and sound quality.

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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 03:59:57 PM »
Is this an extra iPhone?  I've wondered what would happen if you received a phone call or txt.
No, you have to put it in airplane mode for the app to work properly. I can go two hours without a text or phone call.
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 04:03:07 PM »
I'm a little surprised by how well this turned out. Where were you located in relation to the PA?  Did it require much post-processing?

15th row right in line with the right stack. EQ'ed to pump up bass a little.
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Re: Shure MV88 iPhone Mic
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 10:12:19 AM »
Has anyone tried an extension cord with this yet?

Was thinking the shirt pocket method could work, but it might be even better in a hat, or on a shoulder (with a backpack or something).

As an aside, that gave me two thoughts (other than I can't believe I'm entertaining the idea of  >:D again, since I hated it when I tried it ~15 years ago):
1. I could probably do something fairly similar with my CA14's - but that does lack the simplicity of the one mic directly into an iphone (so I guess I'm not really feeling that)
2. Is this just a stopgap between going all in w/ a DPA / dvice setup?

I just figured that using an iphone as a recorder wasn't going to be a feasible option, but it appears we are there.

 

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