Convert any XLR microphone to USB with this adapter


No need to buy a USB mic. Just use your XLR mic with Shure's adapter.
No need to buy a USB mic. Just use your XLR mic with Shure's adapter.
Photo: Shure

If you’re a content creator and you have an XLR microphone, you don’t necessarily need to buy a USB microphone to interface with your computer for uses like streaming and podcasting. Shure’s got you covered with its new Digital Audio Interface. It converts any XLR mic to USB for easy use directly with a computer.

Shure MVX2U Digital Audio Interface

Shure’s new single-channel MVX2U Digital Audio Interface converts XLR to USB, enabling you to connect your microphone to your computer with so-called phantom power to keep it going.

“With the MVX2U, users can transform their existing XLR mic into a USB powerhouse equipped with the tools required to take the guesswork out of achieving extraordinary audio,” Shure said.

That means you use any XLR microphone to record or stream high-quality audio directly to a computer.

After a very simple setup, the adapter works with the ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop App, which allows you to customize and gives you up to +60dB of clean gain — enough for most top microphones. To get started, just download the app and plug the adapter into the XLR output of the mic or at the end of an attached in-line XLR cable.

Auto Level Mode makes it easy to use

The MVX2U comes set to Auto Level Mode, intended to automatically set and adjust the gain for consistency, like an audio engineer would. And you can control the Auto Level Mode settings, presets and other parameters using the MOTIV Desktop App.

In addition, the app provides a Manual Mode so you can tweak EQ, limiter and compressor presets. The MVX2U will receive firmware updates regularly, Shure said.

Priced at $129, the MVX2U ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable. While a lot of Shure gear sells on Amazon, this doesn’t appear to be there yet.

Where to buy: Shure


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