Shure's MOTIV MV88 may look like a lot of other iOS mics, but its combination of amazing sound and phenomenal versatility have made it one of the most popular mobile mics among the staff here at Music Experience. For starters, the MV88's sound is clean and clear, whether you're inches away, recording an interview in a noisy environment, or sitting back on your sofa and laying down a new song idea with your favorite couch guitar. Multiple capsules let you record in variable cardioid, figure-8, and mid-side stereo, among other options, which you can access from the free ShurePlus MOTIV iOS app.
iOS app lets you tap into powerful DSP
One of the coolest things about Shure's MOTIV series hardware is the flexible DSP onboard. While some devices let you recall multiple presets from their control panels, the ShurePlus MOTIV iOS app lets you access their entire DSP engine. From the ShurePlus MOTIV app, you can dial in your MV88's gain structure, add compression and limiting, and fully adjust the frequency response via a graphic EQ. The ShurePlus MOTIV app also makes recording in iOS easy. The interface is simple yet effective, editing is remarkably fast and intuitive, you get full 24-bit/48kHz digital resolution, and compatibility with Dropbox and other export options streamline the rest of your creative process.
The sound you need for any application
Whether you're creating music, gathering news, podcasting, vlogging, conducting interviews, or applying your mobile device to any other recording task, your Shure MV88 delivers the top-quality sound you need. When you need the highest resolution audio you can get, turn to the dedicated ShurePlus MOTIV iOS app, where you get access to full 24-bit/48kHz. Music Experience iOS recording experts love that you can program your MV88 from the app and then take those settings into any other app, including your favorite video apps or iOS DAW. Lay down layers of music tracks in Cubasis, capture pristine audio for video in Pinnacle Pro, put together world-class podcasts in bossjock — it's all at your fingertips with the Shure MOTIV MV88.
Built tough and ready for real field work
One thing that many field-recording pros at Music Experience consider about mobile mics such as the Shure MV88 is how well they'll hold up to real field work. We're talking about the kind of run-and-gun recording, where you have seconds to get your rig out before losing the chance to capture one-of-a-kind opportunities. Those are the times when you're going to occasionally fumble with your gear, and it's going to take a spill. After months of field work with the MV88, we're happy to say this thing holds up. Its all-metal body is no joke, and even the lightning connector is built tougher than normal. What's more, the MV88 comes complete with a zippered carrying case, which, along with the windscreen and headphone adapter cable, makes this a truly complete kit.