Audio electronics company Shure today announced its new line of MOTIV digital microphones, which are intended to make it easy for users to record audio both at home on their computer and on their iOS devices.
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The MV88 is a digital stereo condenser microphone that connects to any iOS device with a Lightning connector. The microphone is mounted to a 90-degree hinge that rotates and allows for users to put the microphone in multiple positions for both audio and video applications. The ShurePlus Motive Mobile Recording App allows the microphone to record with five preset modes for voice and instruments.
The MV51, a digital large-diaphragm condenser microphone, comes with headphone output and a kickstand that's compatible with any mic stand. A touch panel on the front allows users to access gain, mute and headphone monitoring volume adjustments. The MV51 also features seamless 24-bit / 48 kHz digital recording that Shure says delivers "unmatched" audio results. It includes cables that can connect it to PCs, Macs, Android and iOS devices.
The MV5 digital condenser microphone is more of a standard microphone that comes with a detachable stand and in two different colors that are regionally dependent. This microphone also has headphone output for realtime monitoring and is available with either cables for PCs and Macs or iOS devices.
The MVi digital audio interface allows users to connect any XLR microphone or 1/4-inch for guitars, bass or keyboards into any iOS device, Mac or PC. The device comes with a touch panel that allows "easy, real-time access" to volume, gain and mode selection. It also has five preset modes and Shure says it offers the convenience of a professional studio in a portable package. Like the MV5, it's available with either cables for PC and Macs or iOS devices.
Finally, Shure unveiled the free ShurePlus Motiv Mobile Recording App, which allows users to select between five preset modes, adjust microphone gain, compression, equalization and stereo width control. The app also allows users to share audio files via email and text.
The MOTIV Digital Recorders will launch in summer 2015. However, it's currently unknown how much the devices will cost.