Shure MV88 MOTIV Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for iOS Devices
Overview by GAK
The Shure MV88 MOTIV is a portable plug-in-and-play microphone tailored for mobile audio capture that can fit in your pocket, with the MOTIV app providing options to configure your sound. The MV88 delivers crystal clear professional-quality sound. Plug the MV88 into any iOS device that’s equipped with a Lightning connector and starting recording straight away!
The microphone design on the MV88 has two capsules - one has a cardioid pattern and picks up sound directly in front of the microphone. The other microphone is bi-directional and captures sound from the left and right sides.
The MV88 is multi-directional, letting you flip, tilt, and rotate up to 90 degrees so you can get just the right angle, allowing for more comfortable use as well as providing the optimal sound.
There are five DSP preset modes - Speech, Singing, Flat, Loud and Acoustic - so you can tailor your sound according to what you’re recording, making sure you get the very best quality. Once you’ve chosen a preset, you can further customise with the limiter, compressor, and equalizer settings.
The ShurePlus MOTIV Video App gives you on-screen integrated controls and audio monitoring, and the ShurePlus MOTIV Audio App lets you record studio-quality audio, and lets you trim and share your content in multiple formats with ease, and stores your most recently used settings for quick setup each time you record.
The MV88 has an all-metal, lightweight build, making it great for content creators on the go.
- 90Â° hinge with left/right rotation for flexible audio and video recording
- ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼Shure tested, all-metal construction withstands the most demanding conditions
- Matched capsules and mid-side design for clear, detailed stereo capture
- Convenience and control come together with a Lightning connector and five DSP preset modes for voice and instruments. Together with the free ShurePlus MOTIV mobile app, any iOS device can record 24-bit/48 kHz audio and take advantage of advanced settings including adjustable stereo width, EQ and limiter/compressor.
Superb sound quality and easy to use. Great for podcasts and vlogs when you won’t always be in a fixed set up.
Easy to use and set up. good quality recording
Easy to use, excellent reproduction, does the job perfectly.
My initial response is very positive. I had been concerned somewhat about the reliance of the mic to my ipad solely by the lightning jack to hold the device in place. A couple of review videos I’d seen hadn’t identified this as a problem, but I was still concerned that it might be rather delicate. In the event it seems sturdier than I’d feared. I do still, think, though, that an accidental sharp knock when mounted could snap off the connecter. I have so far only used it for videocasting (not interviewing, etc) and very pleased. Easy to get to grips with the various options & modes and I’ve tested it both indoors and out. Much sharper and more sensitive than the built-in ipad mic. Very pleased.