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Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android, New Packaging)

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Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android, New Packaging)
Key Features
  • Podcasts, Vlogs, Music, Conference Calls
  • High-Quality Audio Rig for Smartphone
  • Feature-Rich Stereo Microphone
  • Large Clamp Mounts to Any Smartphone
The Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video making and video conferencing on your iOS or Android phone to the next level, with a host of powerful features not commonly found on similar mobile microphones. The kit is centered around the MV88+ microphone, specifically engineered to deliver Shure's broadcast-quality sound to your phone, and adds all the accessories needed to create a portable, manageable, versatile, and above all, self-contained audio/video rig.
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Shure MV88+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Great-Sounding Video Right Out of the Box
  • 3For a Variety of Applications
  • 4High-Quality Audio
  • 5Built-In Monitoring Jack
  • 6ShurePlus MOTIV App for Better Sound in Any Situation
  • 7For Smartphones & Beyond
  • 8ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App

The Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video making and video conferencing on your iOS or Android phone to the next level, with a host of powerful features not commonly found on similar mobile microphones. The kit is centered around the MV88+ microphone, specifically engineered to deliver Shure's broadcast-quality sound to your phone, and adds all the accessories needed to create a portable, manageable, versatile, and above all, self-contained audio/video rig.

Whether reporting from the field, collaborating on a video-conference call, streaming on Facebook Live, shooting a documentary, recording your vlog, or capturing a musical performance, the kit delivers great-sounding video—wherever the action is. The kit includes a phone clamp, a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, and all the cabling you need for iOS and USB-C devices. It all packs up neatly into a roll-up bag that safely keeps your accessories in one place, so nothing gets lost.

Note:
The Shure MV88+ is not compatible with Facebook Live on the Android platform. Also, please note: this item is sold in the new packaging. That is the only difference between this item and the other Shure MV88+ on this site, presented in this color.
Great-Sounding Video Right Out of the Box
The kit comes complete with all you need to capture great-sounding content on your smartphone right out of the box. The stereo mic slides snugly into the versatile mic clip, allowing you to mount it on your phone using the phone clamp.

The clamp adjusts to fit any size smartphone—you can even leave the case on. Then, attach the included Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod to the clamp, position your phone, and get the shot you want. The versatile tripod can be placed on a desktop or folded into a grip for handheld work. To connect and power the mic, use either the included 15" Lightning or USB Type-C cable with your iOS or Android phone.
For a Variety of Applications
The MV88+ Video Kit offers a range of setup configurations for a variety of applications. When self-recording or livestreaming, press the quick-adjust red button on the tripod to release the ball head and position your phone and MV88+ mic in a widescreen orientation on a desktop.

For videography work, simply pivot the mic to the other direction, so it faces the talent. For handheld work, including audio-only applications, the PIXI tripod legs fold to form a grip that lets you move around with your phone and follow the talent in the field. This gives you the freedom to bring your mic close to the subject and capture clear-sounding interviews or wide stereo ambience. Alternatively, videographers can mount the kit on any large tripod using the 1/4"-20 thread on the phone clamp.

High-Quality Audio
Unlike your phone's built-in mono mic, the MV88+ can be configured with different settings to optimize your sound according to your recording situation. The mono cardioid setting, for example, is a smart choice for an interview focused on a single subject.

For a two-person interview, the mono bidirectional setting might yield better results. The stereo settings offer pickup patterns with variable width, great for recording musical performances or environmental sounds for video B-roll. The raw mid-side setting lets you capture dramatic stereo imaging, which you can adjust later in postproduction.

Whichever setting you choose, you can rest easy knowing the mic captures high-quality 48 kHz/24-bit audio. This means you can edit the audio in any DAW or NLE if need be without losing resolution.

Built-In Monitoring Jack
The mic's built-in headphone output lets you properly monitor your sound in real time, so you can always know what you're recording and be sure your video sounds great. Slip the windscreen over the mic to reduce wind noise, and you're ready to fire up the MOTIV app.

Also, a Monitor Mix function for headphone output lets you blend between live monitoring and phone playback. Finally, you can record to the analog line input of an audio recording device using the mic's headphone output—an additional USB power supply is required to power the mic.

ShurePlus MOTIV App for Better Sound in Any Situation
The ShurePlus MOTIV app for iOS and Android phones is an integral part of your kit. It controls the mic and audio settings, and functions as a full-featured audio/video recorder. The app also offers digital signal processing (DSP) with presets to get you started quickly. Included is a limiter to avoid overloading the input, a compressor to help level out volume differences, and a 5-band EQ to tame problem frequencies and reduce low-end rumbles.

The app lets you capture your audio and video in multiple formats, edit it, and share your creations via email, text, iTunes, AirDrop, and Dropbox. You can also choose to livestream right from your phone and share your video in real time with your online audience.
For Smartphones & Beyond
The MV88+ microphone isn't limited to smartphone use. Once configured, it can also work with a Mac or Windows computer or an iPad Pro, operating with device-dependent gain control options and the last settings made on the app.
ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App
The ShurePlus MOTIV Video recording app for iOS and Android phones provides instant video recording with uncompressed audio for your mobile device. You can customize your sound with digital signal processing (DSP) preset modes, adjustable gain, and stereo-width control.
UPC: 042406677356

Shure MV88+ Specs

Microphone
Form FactorMobile Device Mic
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationMid/Side (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Capsule2 x Condenser
Diaphragm0.4" / 10 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8
Pattern SelectionContinuously Variable (Adjustable via Software)
OrientationSide Address, End Address
CircuitrySolid-State
High-Pass FilterYes
Gain Adjustment0 dB to +36 dB
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Windsock/Windjammer (Available Separately)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL
Sensitivity-37 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Micro-USB
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16 / 24-Bit
Sample Rate44.1 / 48 kHz
Digital Signal ProcessingCompressor, EQ, Gain, Limiter, Stereo Width Adjustment
Operating System SupportAndroid, iOS
OS CompatibilityAndroid
iOS
*As of October, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone 6 or Later
iPad 4th Gen. or Later
iPad Mini 2 or Later
iPad Air or Later
iPad Pro (with Lightning Connector)
iPod Touch 6th Gen. or Later
Android Smartphone
Android Tablet
Power
Bus PowerUSB / Lightning
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Mounting Thread Size1/4"-20 Female
Construction MaterialMetal
DimensionsH: 1.7 x W: 1.7 x L: 3.7" / H: 44 x W: 44 x L: 93 mm (with Windscreen)
H: 1.1 x W: 1.1 x L: 3" / H: 27 x W: 27 x L: 77 mm (without Windscreen)
Weight2.87 oz / 81.5 g (with Windscreen)
2.78 oz / 79 g (without Windscreen)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.29 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Shure MV88+ Reviews

Extremely impressive

By Levi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

I've been extremely impressed with what this can do when I seat it next to my guitar amp. For the price, I can record really nice video/audio from my phone. Highly recommended for those that simply want good quality sound and don't need the full versatility of an audio interface.

Disappointing

By Stephen
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

Very disappointing. Mic does not perform any better than the built-in iPhone mic. The phone holder does not hold the phone securely. The mini tripod does its job.

Easy way for a novice to improve sound

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-18

I'm not that into video recording but wanted to improve the audio quality on my videos. This kit provides a noticeable improvement over the built in microphone on an iPhone 13 Pro. I did have to remove my phone case to use the supplied lighting cable, which is somewhat inconvenient, but I could presumably use a different lighting to micro USB cable with a smaller collar.

Outstanding!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I've been writing and recording songs for years now and I've used quite a few different mic setups but found most of them a bit too complicated for my limited technical chops. Then a professional sound engineer friend suggested the Shure MOTIV MV88+. Right out of the box you could tell this was a sturdy, well made and well thought out recording system. I downloaded the Shure app, to my iPhone, plugged in the mic, and in minutes I was getting recordings as good or better than I had with more expensive and complicated systems. It was easy to use and the sound quality is extraordinary.

Compatibility Issues with iPhone 12 Pro Max and IOS 14.5

By Scott
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

After upgrading to IOS 14.5, my 2 iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhones, after about 1 minute, the orange error light comes on and the iPhones will crash and go into a hard reboot loop. The only way to get the iPhone to reboot is to unplug the Microphone. I just bought this a few weeks ago and it was working fine up until the IOS 14.5 upgrade. It works on my iPad mini 5 with IOS 14.5.1, but not on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Shure is aware of this bug and is blaming Apple, so this could be a while to get resolved. The latest update to 14.5.1 did not fix this either. If this isn't resolved very soon, I will have to return it for another brand.

Easy to set up, no brainer

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-21

Compact, light, works very well with my iPhone 11 Pro. The only thing I would improve is the phone attachment - you have to really screw it on tight to make sure of a snug fit. Otherwise this is a great economical mic, good quality sound, easy to use, a real no-brainer. Comes with its own wrap case so you can tidy all the cords and accessories.

Fast Service

By Ronice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I would definitely buy from them again. Got my order earlier than expected! Thank you, it was exactly what I ordered!

Meet my needs and easy to use

By Gordon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

Simple set up, easy to use. Excellent results for recording/video guitar and voice

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