After years spent in professional audio and Live performance, Shure are turning this expertise to the ever growing mobile recording market with the Motiv Range. The motiv range offers Offers high quality recording solutions on the go, yet unlike the others in the series, the MV88 is designed to take advantage of the nifty lightning connector so it's for iOS devices only (sorry Android!)
However, if you do have an iPhone, iPod or iPad(with lightning connection) and you're looking for the truly compact handheld recorder experience without buying the whole shebang, the MV88 is your choice. you can be minutes away from being able to record your band, choir performance, or even provide quality audio for your iOS videos thanks to a fantastic design.
The Beauty of Rotation
One of the potential issues of using mics with iOS devices is that the screen can be viewed in both portrait or landscape mode depending on what it's trying to display and what is easier to see.A Great feature of the MV88 is that the mic can be rotated 90 degrees to adjust for the perfect angle needed in each situation. So if you just want a stereo recording of your band, using the screen to change levels when in portrait mode, the mic can be straight on so that the stereo picture is perfectly lined up. However if you are creating a film or video, you will probably want to view your live footage in landscape mode so that you have the right aspect ratio. In this case the MV88 easily turns the 90 degrees so that the stereo field is unaffected when you have turned your device sideways!
Free Partner App Gives More Control
The MV88 also comes with a corresponding ShurePlus Motiv recording app, that not only enables you to adjust the gain and eq, but also gives you 5 DSP presets that allow you to adapt the mic to the characteristics of what you're recording. The 5 presets offer the perfect setup for Speech, Singing, Acoustic & Loud instruments, plus of course a flat setting for a completely natural response. You don't have to have years of engineering experience and a whole cabinet of different mics to take on the road with you.