Has anyone had any luck getting the Shure MV7 USB Mic working with Ubuntu Linux?
I use Ubuntu as my primary computer, which I use a microphone for conference calls and tech podcasts on Linux. I currently use a RODE NT-USB for this purpose on Linux, but the NT-USB picks up a lot of ambient noise (since it's a condenser). When the Shure MV7 USB microphone came out, it was compelling to me because it's a high-quality dynamic USB microphone, that was touted to be able to cut out a lot of background noise. So I bought it.
However, I've been trying to use it with Ubuntu 20.04 (using the USB input) but have not been able to get it to work yet. I've also tried on another Ubuntu 16.04 system with the same results.
When I plug the Mic into the USB interface, it does show up as an available sound device in the settings. Unfortunately, the Mic reboots (alternating green and yellow lights on the device) every time I try to select the input device in the sound settings input dropdown, and then it becomes deselected after the mic reboot. Sometimes, I am able to get the selection to "stick", but no sound seems to be registered on the mic input.
This Microphone can be customized with a bit of software called Motive to configure some of the sound systems, but my understanding is that all of the settings are stored on the Mic itself (so you can use it on a computer without the software installed). While I fully expect that the Motiv software will not work on Linux, my hope is that since the settings are stored on the Mic itself, I was hoping that Linux would just detect it as a USB sound device. The mic also supposedly works on Android (which is Linux-based), IOS, and PS4, so I'd think that it would be using a pretty standard sound interface. I'm using firmware 1.1.0 on the MV7. My computer is a Dell Precision 7740.
Other USB mics (RODE NT-USB and a Logitech USB webcam/microphone) works perfectly on the same system, so I know the Linux sound system is working just fine. I'm really disappointed that the MV7 does not seem to work on Linux, where I've never had any issues with other sound devices.
I'm wondering what others have experienced with this Mic? Do you have any recommendations to get the MV7 to be usable by Linux?
arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC289 Analog [ALC289 Analog] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: MV7 [Shure MV7], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0