How to Choose the Best Mic for Your Needs
Shure’s MOTIV digital microphones and mobile-ready recording devices offer artists, video content creators, and podcasters an array of useful hardware for capturing quality sound wherever they go. Options ranging from all-in-one digital microphones to iOS-ready preamps let you choose the format that best fits your situation, and onboard functions such as preset modes for speech and music make capturing great audio a breeze. This guide will help you decide which MOTIV recording device is the best choice for you.
The MOTIV Line in Brief
Digital Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Whether you’re strumming on the couch or sitting at the piano, the MV51 digital mic can instantly turn any room into a recording studio. You can shape its naturally warm and musical sound with five touch-panel-accessible DSP modes, all captured in detailed 24-bit/48kHz digital resolution. It also features a kickstand for desktop and stand use.
Compatibility: iOS, Android, Mac/Windows PCs
Stereo Microphone with Lightning Connector
The pocket-sized MV88 stereo microphone is a serious step up from your iOS device’s onboard mic. Just connect it to your device via the integrated Lightning connector, and you’re good to go. Pair the MV88 with Shure’s MOTIV app, and you get access to advanced functions, too, such as mid-side stereo width, EQ, and more.
ShurePlus MOTIV App
“The Content Capturer”
This free iOS app lets you get the most from your Shure MOTIV series recording device. It provides 24-bit/48kHz recording resolution for Lightning-equipped hardware, plus it offers you access to the MV88’s stereo spread, DSP modes, EQ/filter, and compression.