Shure Motiv MV88 – iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone


The Shure Motiv MV88 is a professional quality condenser microphone that plugs directly into an Apple iOS device using a Lightning connector.

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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.


Also on offer is a wide selection of Shure Microphones, Head Phones and Accessories at your local or online DJ City store.


To find the best frequency for your location, you can use the Shure Frequency Calculator.

  • A stereo condenser microphone that connects straight to your iOS device
  • Mid-Side microphone capsule capture true stereo sound with adjustable width
  • 90-degree hinge makes mic positioning easy, particularly for video recording
  • Lightning connection transmits clear 24-bit/48kHz digital audio right to your device
  • Free ShurePlus MOTIV app unlocks the capsules full potential
  • The all-metal design makes this microphone tough enough for field use
  • Includes windscreen, headphone adapter cable, and zippered carrying case
  • MFi certified compatible with all iOS devices equipped with a Lightning connector
  • Matched cardioid and bi-directional 1 cm cartridges for best-in-class audio
  • Mid-side architecture for a phase-perfect, clear stereo image
  • 5 DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud)
  • Automatically adjusts EQ, compression and limiting for optimal results
  • Innovative hinge/rotation design supports multiple recording angles, including video applications
  • Free ShurePlus™ MOTIV recording app featuring:
  • 24-bit/48 kHz .wav (uncompressed) recording.
  • Control over DSP mode selection, microphone gain, stereo width, raw mid-side adjustments, wind reduction, capsule selection, Left-Right Swap, 5-band EQ and compression/limiting 
  • All-metal construction engineered to withstand the most demanding recording conditions

Type: Cardioid / Bidirectional Condenser Cartridge

Polar Pattern: Adjustable Width Stereo / Mono Bidirectional / Mono Cardioid / Mid-Side

Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz

DSP Modes (Presets): Speech / Singing / Acoustic / Loud / Flat

A/D Converter: Up to 24-bit/48 kHz

Adjustable Gain Range: 0 to +36 dB

Sensitivity: -37 dBFS / Pa at 1 kHz

SPL Maximum: 120 dB SPL

Headphone Output: Available Through iOS Device

Power Requirements: Powered Through Lightning Connector

Housing: All-Metal Construction

Weight: 40.5 g

Dimensions: 67 mm × 25 mm × 35 mm

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.