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Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for iOS

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Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for iOS
Key Features
  • For Mobile Interviews & More
  • Clips onto iOS Devices
  • Stereo or Mono Selectivity
  • 90° Hinge for Audio Flexibility
People who need a professional sound out of an iOS-compatible clip-on mic will delight in the Shure MOTIV MV88, a convenient microphone that lets you record anything from in-field interviews to stereo musical performances with high-quality audio. The microphone simply clips into the lightning port of your device, mounting there as well.
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Shure MV88 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Simple Multi-Purpose Solution
  • 3High-Quality Audio
  • 4Handy Companion Software

People who need a professional sound out of an iOS-compatible clip-on mic will delight in the Shure MOTIV MV88, a convenient microphone that lets you record anything from in-field interviews to stereo musical performances with high-quality audio. The microphone simply clips into the lightning port of your device, mounting there as well.

Once affixed, the mic can be positioned in a variety of ways to get the kind of professional audio capture you desire. The companion Shure App lets you select among five DSP presets: choose between two different mono modes for different purposes, or capture everything in naturalistic stereo. The mic is plug-and-play, powering directly from your iOS device. A windscreen is included for filming in windy locales.

A Simple Multi-Purpose Solution

Shure made this mic to handle a variety of tasks in mobile settings. You can adjust the 90° hinge to point the mic where you want, and even switch the left-right orientation of the capsule. This makes the mic useful for selfie-social videos, mobile interviews, two-way interviews, and capturing performances in stereo.

High-Quality Audio

The mic captures audio in high-quality 48 kHz/24-bit, making it suitable for use with professional editing applications. You can choose one of two mono modes: Cardioid will focus the capture on what's directly in front of the mic, like a shotgun microphone. Bidirectional will provide even capture on either side of the mic, making it great for two-way interviews in a mono format. Finally, you can choose to use both the cardioid and bidirectional capsules together; since they're configured in an M/S orientation, they'll give you a naturalistic stereo response.

Handy Companion Software

The ShurePlus MOTIV audio app gives you the ability to record studio-quality audio—and so much more. Choose among the five DSP presets. Modify the gain and EQ. Trim and share your clips in multiple formats. Do it all with a few quick taps. Recording video? Use the MOTIV Video App. The mic works with both.
UPC: 042406491549

Shure MV88 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorMobile Device Mic
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationMid/Side (Adjustable Stereo Width)
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.4" / 10.2 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable via Software)
OrientationSide Address, End Address
CircuitrySolid-State
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain Adjustment0 to +36 dB
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL
Sensitivity-37 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Lightning (MFi Certified)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Digital Signal ProcessingCompressor, EQ, Limiter, Sound Presets (via Software)
Operating System SupportiOS
Power
Bus PowerLightning
Physical
MountingDirect Connection to Mobile Device
Construction MaterialMetal
DimensionsH: 1.4 x W: 1 x L: 2.6" / H: 3.5 x W: 2.5 x L: 6.7 cm
Weight1.4 oz / 40.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 3.75 x 2.85"

Shure MV88 Reviews

Great sound- plugs directly into your phone

By Tobi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

A very convenient way to get better sound from videos taken with your phone. Wish I had this when my kids were in band and choir!

great kit

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

Great little kit--I was already planning on getting the MV88 and getting the kit was a no brainer.

Perfect iPhone Mic

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-08

Plug & Play easy peasy

Solid easy to use microphone

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

This microphone is very easy to use with iOS devices, just plug in and use. The sound quality is significantly above the iPhone built in microphone - verified so far with my iPhone 11, iPhone XS and iPad Air devices. There are a range of microphone settings available to choose from, suitable for different applications, all easily customized with Apps provided by the manufacturer. I used it so far mainly for live music recordings, and it performed flawlessly. The build is solid and so far it survived several average (~1-1.5m) height drops.

Seamless stereo mic upgrade

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

A seamless stereo mic upgrade for iPhone .. step up your audio to make your movies sound like they look . Shure is a company with a vast history making pro microphones of high quality for many recording and performance applications so they were a brand I felt the best choice . I was not disappointed. Sound quality is balanced and true , use with downloadable apps that instantly link your upgraded microphone to your iPhone with ease . Very reasonable price point as well .

Great Microphone

By Thomas J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-24

If you are doing recording on the go on your iPhone and are concerned about the quality, get this mic. You'll be glad you did.

Great quality microphone

By Dimitrios
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-15

It makes iPhone record audio in such high-fidelity you couldn't ever imagine. By using the app, you can get audio profiles that make a real difference. It also has EQ and compression and all those little necessities. The only annoying thing is that you have to remove the iPhone case to mount it, but that's reasonable as one could guess.

Great mic, not for what I need

By Raquel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-17

I sing under a bridge and my iPhone mic pics up all the echoes abs reverbs that bounce around after I let out a big sound. I wanted something that would capture those echoes and make them more pronounced in my recordings. This mic is great and comes with an app and you can specify how you want the mic to pick up sound. I tried having it pointed straight at my and got really great sound, however, it didn't pick up the echoes because of its direction. If I rotated the mic the other way then the sound was further away. I ended up returning it and sticking with my iPhone mic because it actually works better. I don't like that the mic has to plug in the bottom. I guess one could always turn your phone 360... but sometimes apps won't allow you to do that. I think it's a great mic depending on what you're doing. TikTok: raquelreigns if you wanna check out my videos and natural iPhone sound.

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Asked by: Luis
No, Unfortunately the MV88 will not work with the DJI Osmo Pocket. The MV88 only works with IOS devices. In order to properly control the MV88 you need to use the free app that comes with the device.
Answered by: Product Expert
Date published: 2019-01-30

Is this mic compatible with MP3 Pro Software?

Is this mic compatible with MP3 Pro Software?
Asked by: Norris G
MP3 Pro software is only for use with a Windows computer and not available as an app for iPhone or iPad which are the compatible devices for the MV88. You can transfer any audio files recorded on an iPhone or iPad with the MV88 and send them to a Windows computer running MP3 Pro.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-27

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with audio wav file - it says it can be exported and edited using other software. Question: when wav is edited in, say, garage band app, perhaps creating a multitrack recording - does that still stay in sync with the video?
Asked by: Eric
To my knowledge a WAV file is a separate and independent audio file. So any syncing would need to be done yourself when adding the audio to your video editing timeline. It would not be synced with a highly accurate time code. I’m not a professional editor although I have taken editing classes. And I believe it’s common practice to use an external audio recorder and sync the audio source to the video manually in the video editor. The motiv microphone and apps are not providing anything to that syncing step - just capturing the audio.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2020-11-01

could you monitor recording while using this ...

could you monitor recording while using this microphone by using a bluetooth connected earbud/earphone?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes. Via the MOTIV Video App
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-03-12

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Will this work with iPad dictation (the one that is available on any text field in any app by clicking the mic key to the left of the space key on the on-screen keyboard)?
Asked by: AVRAHAM N.
Great question! The mic is app dependent, and from my conversations with Shure techs, the MV88 will not work with iPad dictation. You may consider researching 3rd party apps like Dragon speak which may allow you to use the MV88 as the main microphone for dictation.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can you buy/fit a foam windscreen on this mic?

Can you buy/fit a foam windscreen on this mic?
Asked by: Zach
it's already included.
Answered by: Jerome
Date published: 2019-05-31

Will this mic work with a live video platform ...

Will this mic work with a live video platform such as Zoom or FaceTime? I need to livestream a wedding.
Asked by: Roshan
Yes, if your iPhone or iPad is set up for live streaming this mic will work be because it plugs into the lightning port
Answered by: ALLAN
Date published: 2020-11-12

Is there an adapter from lightening to 3.5 mm for ...

Is there an adapter from lightening to 3.5 mm for using it in a dslr?
Asked by: Rho
The MOTIV MV88 will only work with an iOs / Ligtning device. There are no adapters.
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Date published: 2021-09-13
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