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What microphone should I buy?”
We get this question weekly. When it comes to getting the necessary equipment to record a podcast, a microphone is obviously at the top of the list. It can also be one of the most significant barriers keeping you from launching your podcast!
Related: The Complete Podcast Starter Kit
The great news is you don’t have to be an audio engineer to record professional-sounding podcasts. You just have to get the right microphone. We want to take the intimidation and uncertainty out of picking the right podcast microphone and set you up for success. (So much so that we devoted two entire episodes to discussing Recording Equipment on the Podcircle Podcast. Check out Part 1 and Part 2!)
Today, we’re going to tell you about our hands-down favorite podcast microphone. Whether you’re recording in-person or remote interviews, this mic does it all! It’s time we introduce you to the perfect podcasting microphone, the Shure MV7.
What Makes the Shure MV7 the Perfect Podcast Microphone?
This microphone is truly plug-and-play. It connects straight into your computer with the USB cord. You can set it up and get started in seconds! Also, once you determine your ideal recording settings, you can lock them in. Set it and forget it!
2. Works Great for Remote AND In-Person Recordings
For the longest time, podcasters with dual set-ups had to have two different mics. A USB mic and a hard-wired mic. Not anymore! The Shure MV7 provides the best of both worlds. With the dual cord options, you can use USB and a microphone cable depending on your situation. Easily swap between set-ups without a second thought.
This mic is compact and travels well. As you may or may not know, Podcircle Founder Kyle Cummings has been living as a digital nomad all over the world over the last two years, and his microphone has traveled every leg of the journey with him!
Before you go! Download our Complete Podcast Starter Kit.
✅ Podcircle’s Essential Equipment Guide
✅ The Ultimate Podcast Launch Checklist
✅ Content Calendar Template formatted for Google Sheets
✅ Remote Interview Preparation Pack
✅ 8 Tips to Improve Your Interviews PDF
✅ Three Steps to Writing a Compelling Podcast Show Description
4. Looks Great on Camera
We’re not just being biased (okay, maybe we’re a little biased), but this microphone LOOKS good on the camera!
5. Expert Sound Quality
At Podcircle, we care a lot about sound quality. It’s what we do! That’s why we love, recommend, and personally use the Shure MV7. It’s modeled after the iconic vocal microphone called the Shure SM7b. If you want professional sound, it’s the top of the line.
6. Versatile Set-Up
Moral of the story?
The Shure MV7 is the absolute best, all-around perfect podcasting mic. We couldn’t stop raving about it on the Podcircle Podcast in our 2-part episodes on The Essentials of Recording Equipment.