Whether you want to record at home or on the go, using your laptop or mobile device, the new Shure Motiv range offers you the best solution - an unbeatable combination of affordable price, compact size and great sound quality. Here's all you need to know, so you can choose the one that's right for you.
The Shure MOTIV Digital Microphones were specifically designed for highly portable, plug-and-play audio capture. You can easily connect your new Shure Motiv to any Apple device, Mac or PC computer, and these mics deliver easy to use, streamlined operation without sacrifice to the high-quality performance Shure customers have come to expect. Not to mention they also give a (not so) subtle nod to some classic Shure designs, for an almost "vintage" feel to these very modern mics.
Why use Shure Motiv?
Motiv microphones are very affordable, versatile and easy to use. They are the best option when it comes to capturing the best possible audio on your mobile device. As you should know by now, devices such as iPhones and iPads have built-in microphones which are far from great. But with the simple help of a compact condenser microphone, such as the new Shure Motiv MV88, you can make great-sounding recordings and videos - especially useful if you want, for instance, to capture a live performance to share online!
The Shure Motiv MV5 is even more versatile. This compact condenser microphone has a cool, retro-looking design, and also comes with a desktop stand. You can plug it to your Mac or PC, and it's also Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad), which means it's certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits. You can also use it with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity.
It's great for webcasts, podcasts, video chats and as a simple way for recording music at home, convenient, for instance, for singer-songwriters who want to make recordings in an easy and affordable way! For iOS users, the ShurePlus MOTIV App makes this process even simpler!
The MV5 has 3 DSP Preset Modes (Vocals, Flat, Instrument) which automatically applies Gain, EQ, Compression and Limiting for optimal results.
However, the best mic of the range is the Shure Motiv MV51, which is a large-diaphragm condenser mic, which is ideal for high-fidelity audio capture, and has 5 audio capture modes - two more than the MV5.
Other than that, it works pretty much like the MV5, but with clearer, better audio quality, which makes it the best option for singer-songwriters who want to make great-sounding recordings.
The MV51 rear kickstand allows you to angle the microphone, and it can also be attached to any standard mic stand, for even more flexibility when recording, making the MV51 an ideal choice if you want a more professional recording setup.
Don't need a new microphone?
Completing the Motiv range, there's the Shure Motiv MVi, a very affordable and compact audio interface, which connects any XLR microphone or 6.3mm instrument to iOS, Android, Mac or PC devices, creating a high-quality audio portable recorder for vocals and instruments.
The MVi features a discrete JFET Class A buffered instrument preamplifier input for exceptional tone and clarity, and phantom power for conventional condenser mics.
Additionally, five onboard DSP modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) quickly optimise settings for clean and clear digital recordings. If you already own a microphone you love, but want to use it to record on your computer or mobile device, then this little MVi is the perfect choice for you!