Pro Audio on the Go

Katrina Hughes, 31st July 2019

When Shure released the MV88, it revolutionised mobile recording.

Simply plug the mic into an iOS device and you’re able to capture amazing audio no matter where you might be. And now with the new MV88+ Video Kit there’s an ideal way to record both handheld and static video shots with professional audio. It’s perfect for content creators like vloggers, musicians, reporters and documentary filmmakers who are on-the-go and can’t lose sight of sound quality.

So, what are the main benefits of the new MV88+ Video Kit? We’ll break it down for you.


Compact and Portable

Problem: Owning and carrying lots of expensive video equipment.

Solution: The MV88+ Video Kit comes in an all-in-one carry case with a compact Manfrotto PIXI tripod, phone clamp, shoe-mount, USB-C and lightning cables. Your mobile phone is your professional recording rig, so you don’t need to carry or own multiple devices.

You can choose from five different setup:

  • Videography
  • Self-Recording
  • Audio Capture/Field Recording
  • Desktop Mode
  • Two-way video Interview - (bi-directional)


Get Professional Audio Results in Real Time

Problem: My video looks great, but the sound quality was poor while I was recording. 

Solution: The MV88+ has its own dedicated 3.5mm headphone output so you can monitor audio in real time. The microphone pivots and rotates, allowing you to adjust the stereo width, polar patterns, EQ to establish the most ideal direction for pro-level recording with Shure’s free MOTIV audio app. You can choose from mid-side stereo, bidirectional or cardioid.


Live Streaming on Web TV or YouTube

When the MV88 was first conceived in the Shure labs, the Periscope app and Facebook Live did not exist. The new MV88+ has been designed with this added functionality in mind, so it’s the perfect option for someone who streams live content.


Plug and Play Compatibility 

The MV88+ Video Kit is compatible with iOS, Android, PC and Mac devices:

  • iOS: iOS 11.3 and higher
  • iPhone: iPhone 6 and higher
  • iPod Touch: 5th gen

And will work with any Android device that has:

  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 and higher
  • USB Host Power Requirement of >100 mA
  • USB Audio Class 1.1 support

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Charge your Battery and Voice Record at the Same Time

Another great feature of the new MV88+ is that iOS users can charge their phones while recording with a USB3 camera adapter. You’ll never have to worry about battery life during a long session. No more putting off filming your vlog when your iPhone runs out of juice!


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