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Gear / Technical Help => Microphones & Setup => Topic started by: hotdog on June 20, 2019, 10:20:20 AM

Title: Shure Mv88
Post by: hotdog on June 20, 2019, 10:20:20 AM
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MV88--shure-mv88-digital-stereo-condenser-microphone-for-ios

Anyone have any thoughts a buddy has done 5 shows at the egg and they sound great 👍
Title: Re: Share Mv88
Post by: edtyre on June 20, 2019, 11:39:54 AM
Had one, did a few shows, doesn't pass metal detection so i would opt for something better.
Sound is pretty weak imho
Title: Re: Share Mv88
Post by: tapeheadtoo on June 20, 2019, 11:54:34 AM
I've had variable results.  For one show it amazingly outperformed a set of AT943s.  Other times not so good.  I'm keeping mine in the arsenal for use as a backup or for special situations.
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: detroit lightning on June 21, 2019, 11:48:24 AM
I have one that I've used quite a bit - I like it, and think it's capable of pulling some nice tapes.

Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: acidjack on June 21, 2019, 03:44:19 PM
It's not as good as a "full rig" or certainly DPAs + d:vice (not even close) but it's a pretty nice piece of gear for the convenience/price. I've done a few shows with one. And I did get through a metal detector just fine.
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: detroit lightning on June 21, 2019, 10:00:55 PM
Metal detector shouldn’t be a concern really. It’s just a thing that you use with your phone...
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: edtyre on June 22, 2019, 03:41:33 PM
Metal detector shouldn’t be a concern really. It’s just a thing that you use with your phone...

Tell that to security at Ceasars Palace in Vegas or even at The Well's Fargo Center in Philly
where it sets it off. Sure, at some venues it wont set off, the ones where you can get your full size rig
in easy anyway. I made a decent, not killer recording of The Who and yet a decent but not killer of Karla Bonoff
then i sold mine. "I need killer like a crack addict needs crack" said a taper i know :-)
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: tapeheadtoo on June 22, 2019, 10:56:35 PM
I think what detroit lightning is saying is--you don't need to put it through the detector, just put it in the dish with your keys and phone and if they ask what it is just give 'em some BS.  I'm really good at BS'ing.   ;) ;D




Metal detector shouldn’t be a concern really. It’s just a thing that you use with your phone...

Tell that to security at Ceasars Palace in Vegas or even at The Well's Fargo Center in Philly
where it sets it off. Sure, at some venues it wont set off, the ones where you can get your full size rig
in easy anyway. I made a decent, not killer recording of The Who and yet a decent but not killer of Karla Bonoff
then i sold mine. "I need killer like a crack addict needs crack" said a taper i know :-)
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: detroit lightning on June 22, 2019, 11:28:40 PM
Yup. Can only speak to my experience with it, but yeah, throw it into the dish with the other 5000 things in your pockets.

I think what detroit lightning is saying is--you don't need to put it through the detector, just put it in the dish with your keys and phone and if they ask what it is just give 'em some BS.  I'm really good at BS'ing.   ;) ;D




Metal detector shouldn’t be a concern really. It’s just a thing that you use with your phone...

Tell that to security at Ceasars Palace in Vegas or even at The Well's Fargo Center in Philly
where it sets it off. Sure, at some venues it wont set off, the ones where you can get your full size rig
in easy anyway. I made a decent, not killer recording of The Who and yet a decent but not killer of Karla Bonoff
then i sold mine. "I need killer like a crack addict needs crack" said a taper i know :-)
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: Gutbucket on July 17, 2019, 05:06:41 PM
5 shows at the egg and they sound great 👍

The Egg has good acoustics.  I suspect a large part of why the recordings sound great is the qualities of the room as much as those of the microphone.

I made a decent, not killer recording of The Who and yet a decent but not killer of Karla Bonoff
then i sold mine. "I need killer like a crack addict needs crack" said a taper i know :-)

+T
Mo killer!
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: gormenghast on July 17, 2019, 09:27:23 PM
I have Ed’s.  Used it for Def Leppard and Journey at the Gorge.  Two different sounding sets.  Journey definitely sounded better but Def Leppard cleaned up nicely. 
Title: Re: Shure Mv88
Post by: jbosco on July 19, 2019, 09:18:41 AM
Metal detector shouldn’t be a concern really. It’s just a thing that you use with your phone...

Looks like a handle to mount your phone on to take videos to me.