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Shure Mv88
« 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 👍
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Re: Share Mv88
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Share Mv88
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #3 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.


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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #5 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...

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #6 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 :-)
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #7 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 :-)
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Recorders: In use--Tascam DR-2d, Sony PCM-A10, Sony M10, Zoom L-20R; collecting dust--Ediirol R-09, Zoom H4n, Zoom H6, Cymatic LR16
Video: In use--Panasonic VX981, Panasonic ZS100, GoPro Hero 8; collecting dust--Sony HDR-CX520V, Sony HX9V, Panasonic ZS3/ZS7

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #8 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 :-)

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #9 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 :-)

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #10 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. 
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2022, 03:41:22 PM »
Based on the advice in another thread, I picked up this lightning extension cable that allows for separating the mic from your phone. Can confirm that it does work, in case anyone is looking for a similar solution.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0963KH66F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anyone have experience / ideas for unique mounting opportunities? I'm mostly using this as a backup to my DPA rig these days - but having the ability to extend it from the phone should have some benefit. Taping it to railings, posts, tables all seem to make sense. Just trying to think of some other ways to use it...

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2022, 04:44:41 PM »
I'm still awaiting the ability to record more than two channels into a phone.

MV88 in the middle between your DPA omnis spaced to either side would be an attractive option to my way of thinking.
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2022, 04:56:16 PM »
I'm still awaiting the ability to record more than two channels into a phone.

MV88 in the middle between your DPA omnis spaced to either side would be an attractive option to my way of thinking.

Absolutely.

I do have two phones, so while I can’t run 4 channels in one recorder, I can record 2 stereo signals

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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2022, 12:37:06 AM »
Based on the advice in another thread, I picked up this lightning extension cable that allows for separating the mic from your phone. Can confirm that it does work, in case anyone is looking for a similar solution.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0963KH66F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anyone have experience / ideas for unique mounting opportunities? I'm mostly using this as a backup to my DPA rig these days - but having the ability to extend it from the phone should have some benefit. Taping it to railings, posts, tables all seem to make sense. Just trying to think of some other ways to use it...

Just be careful with these lightning extension cables. I have had variable results with the ones I bought to try to do half-assed spy recording. Sometimes the audio goes to the phones, sometimes not. Possible just the particular brand of cable giving me trouble.

One aspect of the MV88 which does not seem to have been mentioned in this thread is that the software for the mic has several settings which could be customized for particular recording circumstances, such as pickup pattern and variable stereo width as well as the ability to record in mid-side.

It's a very convenient option for making decent (and occasionally very good) recordings.

The very few times I have been asked about it by security I have truthfully explained to them that it is a signal booster for when I am inside buildings. I mean, that's obviously what it is.
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Re: Shure Mv88
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2022, 07:01:36 AM »
Based on the advice in another thread, I picked up this lightning extension cable that allows for separating the mic from your phone. Can confirm that it does work, in case anyone is looking for a similar solution.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0963KH66F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anyone have experience / ideas for unique mounting opportunities? I'm mostly using this as a backup to my DPA rig these days - but having the ability to extend it from the phone should have some benefit. Taping it to railings, posts, tables all seem to make sense. Just trying to think of some other ways to use it...

Definitely good to know on the cables…I’ll do some more testing.

Just be careful with these lightning extension cables. I have had variable results with the ones I bought to try to do half-assed spy recording. Sometimes the audio goes to the phones, sometimes not. Possible just the particular brand of cable giving me trouble.

One aspect of the MV88 which does not seem to have been mentioned in this thread is that the software for the mic has several settings which could be customized for particular recording circumstances, such as pickup pattern and variable stereo width as well as the ability to record in mid-side.

It's a very convenient option for making decent (and occasionally very good) recordings.

The very few times I have been asked about it by security I have truthfully explained to them that it is a signal booster for when I am inside buildings. I mean, that's obviously what it is.

 

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