We show you 5 reasons why the Shure MV88+ is an essential microphone kit for the likes of reporters, amateur filmmakers, videographers and more

If you’re a roving reporter, amateur filmmaker, podcaster or a YouTuber wanting to get the edge on the competition, then you really need to take a look at the Shure MV88+ video microphone kit here. This nifty, palm sized all-in-one mobile recording rig has completely changed the game when it comes to offering professional audio recordings on a budget. Ideal for those who need to be able to assemble their video rig in seconds and those who choose a mobile based setup for reporting, recording video or podcasting.

What is the Shure MV88+?

In a nutshell the Shure MV88+ is a portable, video microphone kit which connects to your mobile device, tablet or laptop via USB-C or lightning cables. It’s a digital stereo condenser microphone attached to an industry leading Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod. It offers incredible sound quality for all applications whilst the stand ensures your mic is stable and easily manipulated depending on environment. But why do you need one? If you’re a videographer, reporter or podcaster, listen up. Here’s 5 reasons why you need to add this portable podcast and YouTube microphone to your rig.

1. Epic stereo sound quality

The Shure MV88+ feature a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20 kHz, which is impressive considering its smaller size. In fact, you get detailed stereo sound capture so whatever you’re recording, whether it’s a live gig, spoken word or you’re shooting your next award-winning short film, you can rely on the MV88+ to produce the very best audio at all times. To top it off and ensure you’re always part of the mix, the MV88+ also utilises a built-in headphone output so you can monitor in real-time and make adjustments quickly on the fly – a very useful feature for roving reporters and podcasters with limited gear.

2. Switchable Frequency With 5 DSP Preset Modes

Environments change, so your microphone needs to keep up. Fortunately, the frequency settings on the Shure MV88+ are even adjustable to provide the best sound possible for your environment. Thanks to the free ShurePlus MOTIV audio & video Apps, you can make changes to your recording parameters. These apps offer real-time audio control allow you to switch between the built‐in DSP preset modes such as Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument and Loud. You can also change the amount of gain, the stereo width and enjoy 24‐bit /48 kHz recording – impressive for a portable mic!

3. Highly portable

The Shure MV88+ has been designed for mobile applications, for vloggers and YouTubers on the move, so it makes sense that it’s entirely portable. Not only is the mic adjustable to allow for different environments, the Manfrotto PIXI Tripod, phone clamp and shoe-mount mic clip allow you to attach your phone and go. The stand acts as a handle too, so you can simply grab it and start recording. There are no big wires sticking out or extra parts to add, you simply plug-in and you’re away! Should you need to interview in a static environment, you can simply change the DSP setting on your mic and unfold the stand to enjoy broadcast quality audio instantly.

4. Connectivity Options

The Shure MV88+ has been designed to slot into your existing workflow with ease and start capturing content straight out of the box. In fact, Shure have made it easy as the included phone mount is even compatible with your existing tripod with a ¼”‐20 (or ¼ camera tripod) connector. You’ll appreciate the fact the Shure MV88+ has also been designed to be compatible with a range of different smartphones including Apple and Samsung devices. It directly connects to your Apple device via the included lightning connector or via the included USBC to selected devices. You can find out more about compatible devices here.

5. Accessories

To help you get your recording underway, you also get an array of different accessories included. The Shure MV88+ comes with a windscreen to make outdoor and field recording easier, a phone clamp/mic clip combo, Lightning cable, USB-C cable, the Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod and roll-up bag to keep it all together. All you need is your smartphone and a set of headphones and you’re on your way to superb quality recordings! Shop the Shure MV88+ here at PMT Online today or call in to your local PMT store to speak to our experts and let us help you take your recordings to the next level!