Easily capture interesting and engaging sound for at-home music production, live streaming, content creation, and video conferencing, straight to your laptop or USB-C mobile device with the Shure MOTIV MV88+ Home Kit, a digital stereo USB mic and accessories bundle that offers a host of powerful features not commonly found on similar microphones. The kit is centered around the dual-capsule MV88+ microphone, specifically engineered to deliver Shure's broadcast-quality sound along with customizable settings such as EQ, compression, mono and stereo polar pattern selection, and more. Since it includes a mic clip and two USB cables, it can be mounted on virtually any mic stand and connects to devices that have USB Type-A or USB Type-C ports available.
To connect and power the mic, use either of the included 10' USB cables—one features a USB Type-C connector for newer laptop computers and compatible mobile devices, while the other has a USB Type-A connector for use with older laptops or desktop computers.
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. 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 24-bit / 48 kHz audio. This means you can edit the audio in any DAW or NLE if need be without losing resolution.
The Monitor Mix function for the headphone output lets you blend between live monitoring and device playback, great for overdubs. Alternatively, you can use the mic's headphone output to record to the analog line input of an audio recording device (USB powering of the MV88+ is still required).
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 computer and share your video in real time with your online audience.