Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

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Sure MOTIV MV88

Shure MV88

Anyone can benefit from the high fidelity stereo recording that comes with the MV88. Plug it right into any iOS device equipped with a Lightning® connector and capture sound like never before.

The all-metal construction has a hinged, rotating design perfect for multiple recording angles.

The MV88 has 5 preset recording modes and includes a carrying case, windscreen, and headphone adapter cable.

Use the free ShurePlus MOTIV app to record and control every aspect of the MV88, including advanced features and file sharing. Life's moments aren't just about the view. Document and share them with the MV88. Because great sound matters.

  • Overview

    The Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone directly connects to any iPhone, iPad or iPod equipped with a Lightning connector to capture clean, clear stereo sound on the go. The mid-side microphone element is mounted to a unique 90-degree hinge with built-in rotation that allows for a highly flexible microphone position, even in video applications.

    Integrates seamlessly while shooting audio for video on iPhone and iPad or when recording audio with GarageBand and other third-party recording apps. Access five built-in DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) via the free ShurePlus MOTIV Recording App. The app also lets you make real-time adjustments, including microphone gain, stereo width and high-quality 24-bit/48 kHz recording for optimal results in virtually any environment. Shure-tested, all-metal construction provides confident performance anywhere.

    Highlights

    Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified compatible with all iOS devices equipped with a Lightning connector

    Matched cardioid and bi-directional 1 cm cartridges for excellent audio

    Mid-side architecture for a phase-perfect, clear stereo image

    Five DSP Preset Modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud)

    Automatically adjusts EQ, compression and limiting for optimal results

    Convenient hinge/rotation design supports multiple recording angles, including video applications

    Free ShurePlus MOTIV recording app offers control over DSP mode selection, stereo width, raw mid-side adjustments and more

    All-metal construction engineered to withstand the most demanding recording conditions

    Did You Notice?

    Handy hinge/rotation design lets you pivot the mic and rotate the barrel for the best positioning.

    Apple Recommends For

    Recording live performances, interviews, audio for video, vocals and instruments using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    What’s in the Box

    Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

    Windscreen

    Headphone adapter cable

    Zippered carrying casee

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Lightning

    Height: 6.6 cm/2.6 in.

    Length: 3.5 cm/1.4 in.

    Width: 2.5 cm/1 in.

    Weight: 40.5 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: MV88

    UPC or EAN No.: 042406491549

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two-year limited

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    iPod Models

  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Power Hungry Microphone

      This review takes no issue with recording quality nor microphone quality. I had high hopes for the MV88. I should, it cost $150.00. I purchased this Mic This review takes no issue with recording quality nor microphone quality. I had high hopes for the MV88. I should, it cost $150.00. I purchased this Mic so that I could leave my iPod Touch with the Mic attached for several hours of uninterrupted recording. I discovered the following. My iPod battery is in excellent condition. The MV88 would drain the full battery to the 20% low-battery warning in 120 minutes. When the low battery window opens the recording stops. The iPod Touch (6th Gen) is rated for Video playpback up to 8 hours. When recording with the built in Microphone the recording time was over 6 hours. I'd be willing to overcome this with an external battery but the Microphone uses the Lightning Port so it's unable to support an external power source while it's recording. I've gone to using a Mic that plugs into the headphone port.

      • Written by THOMAS N T from Upper Marlboro

      27 of 33 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power Hungry Microphone

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best iPhone Mic Available

      After buying a pair of Shure's headphones, I figured I'd try out the Motiv mic. The packaging, build quality, and most importantly sound quality, are top notch. After buying a pair of Shure's headphones, I figured I'd try out the Motiv mic. The packaging, build quality, and most importantly sound quality, are top notch. I highly recommend this mic for recreational and professional use. Well worth the (relatively cheap compared to most mic's this quality) $150.00 price tag.

      • Written by Jonathan U from Antioch

      20 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best iPhone Mic Available

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Probably the best mobile microphone on the market, wish it would work when taking calls but apple blocks this mic during calls.

      • Written by Eli P from Fort lee

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Straightforward, good quality, does what it says.

      I have now recorded some 30 hours of speech using this microphone, for use in an app we sell. It is excellent, straightforward, and a pleasure to use. The a I have now recorded some 30 hours of speech using this microphone, for use in an app we sell. It is excellent, straightforward, and a pleasure to use. The associated app is well designed and intuitive and I feels like a paid-for app in quality. I have not, however, tried its editing features. My workflow is: 1. Record using the microphone attached to an iPod. 2. AirDrop to the Mac. 3. Edit and process on the Mac using Audacity.

      • Written by Martin K from London

      Is this review useful?Straightforward, good quality, does what it says.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Power Hungry?

      I noticed someone in the reviews here had the same issue i did. If the microphone is drawing too much power, you can purchase the adapter made by Belkin that gi I noticed someone in the reviews here had the same issue i did. If the microphone is drawing too much power, you can purchase the adapter made by Belkin that gives you two lighting ports (commonly used with the iPhone 7 to charge and listen to music at the same time) and that will allow you to use the microphone while your iOS device charges (this solution works on all iOS devices).

      • Written by Tom F from Langhorne

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power Hungry?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Probably the best mobile microphone on the market, wish it would work when taking calls but apple blocks this mic during calls.

      • Written by Eli P from Fort lee

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

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