Buyer's Briefs

In this Buyer’s Guide we examine a number of options for recording and mixing audio, each designed to capture pristine sound while offering portability and reliability.
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Shure MOTIV MV88

MOTIV iOS Recording Solutions

From conducting interviews on location to getting the story down in the studio, you never want to miss a single word. MOTIV iOS microphones are a convenient way for mobile journalists to get the professional-sounding audio they need on location and in the studio. Whether you prefer the plug-in-and-go convenience of the MV88 stereo condenser mic or the hands-free recording capability of the MVL iOS lavalier, MOTIV gives you simple, portable and powerful tools that help you record every word. The free ShurePlus MOTIV mobile app for enhanced recording and editing has additional preset modes for gain, EQ, compression, stereo width settings and more. Shure’s MOTIV gives you seamless control, so you can focus on fine-tuning your story, not your gear.

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Sony ICD-SX2000

ICD-SX2000 Recorder

Ideal for recording music, business uses and field recording, the ICD-SX2000 offers high-quality sound recording and playback at an affordable price. With smartphone app control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB direct, an adjustable three-way microphone for optimization and a compact size, users can easily record, download and enjoy high-resolution audio content. The ICD-SX2000 enables seamless smartphone control with the REC Remote app, which allows users to start and stop recordings, adjust levels and settings, and even add track marks, all using a smartphone—even at a distance. It features linear PCM recording for capturing sound at up to 96 kHz/24-bit and supports playback at up to 192 kHz/24-bit. 

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