Shure Motiv MV88
The Shure Motiv MV88 is a professional quality condenser microphone that plugs directly into an Apple iOS device using a Lightning connector. Two microphone capsules are arranged in a Mid-Side configuration to provide an adjustable stereo image. Therefore it’s suitable for capturing a variety of sources, including music and speech. The MV88 features include 5x preloaded DSP settings, Lightning Connector compatibility, and iOS ShurePlus MOTIV app editing.
Furthermore, the ShurePlusMOTIV app allows users to customize the sound with digital signal processing (DSP) preset mode selection, gain adjustment, and stereo width control. This means that you can use your iPhone or Tablet and replace field recorders with the ability to record audio on the go.
A Mid-Side Stereo Microphone
The MV88 is a classic mid-side stereo microphone technique that uses two coincident capsules. One cardioid pointed directly at the source, and one bidirectional aimed toward the sides. As a result, this configuration allows the user to adjust the stereo width and provides excellent mono compatibility. The MV88 is compatible with any iOS device equipped with a Lightning connector. It features lightweight, all-metal construction and is small enough to carry anywhere. Like all Shure products, the MV88 ensures reliability in the field.
MOTIV recording app
The MOTIV recording app controls MV88 settings, such as gain, stereo width, and preset modes. Additionally, you can access further functions such as; Basic audio editing, Markers for keeping track of audio and Dark theme for low-light recording situations. Mono microphone support is available with Support for all MOTIV microphones. Lastly, you can choose from multiple bit depths and sample rates options to your liking. It also supports additional applications such as Dropbox, AirPlay and Bluetooth.
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