ShurePlus™ MOTIV™

The MOTIV family works right out of the box with any iOS device - but this is just half of the story. Because what makes them stand out is the powerful ShurePlus™ App – Free to download from Apple App Store. The digital audio toolbox provides high level of control and great features to fascinate anyone who thinks great sound matters.

Note: Products from the MOTIV suite comes with different specifications. Features offered by ShurePlusTM may only be applicable to some of the products. For details please check this Summary.

What’s New in Version 2.0

  • New Editor that allows user to trim or split tracks and add user-defined fades.
  • Streamlined user interface making it easier and faster to navigate.
  • Improved metering for more accurate, jitter-free visual experience and a more effective clip indicator.

Simple and Ingenious, quick to apply

Capture the sound before it slips away. Record sounds with desirable details requires careful adjustments on parameters such as gain, polar patterns and equalization. ShurePlus™ App simplifies the whole process with 5 preset modes, which are optimized for some of the most common recording scenarios.

  • Speech
  • Singing
  • Flat
  • Acoustic
  • Band

Easy Sharing

Once you finished recording, name your soundtrack and organize it your way. All recordings could then be transferred to iTunes when you sync your iPhone/iPad with your computer, from where you can share them via AirDrop, email attachments, or on social media.

Quality & flexibility maximizer

ShurePlus™ is engineered with 24-bit audio processing to work in tandem with MOTIV suite’s 24-bit architecture, while the native uncompressed .wav format further enhances sound quality.

The iOS App also enables in-app conversion of soundtracks into AAC 96/128/256 kbps. Alternatively, the soundtracks can be saved as Apple Lossless format.

Toggle with powerful features

Give your input control a solid boost - ShurePlus™ App is built with a comprehensive range of powerful features to accommodate the needs of serious AV hobbyists and sound professionals.
    • Mic Gain with Input Meters
      Control recording level manually from 0dB to 36dB and monitor it in real time via earphone jack with the 2-channel, wide-range tri-colored Input Meter. The switchable Limiter prevents clipping at high volume.
    • Equalizer (EQ)
      5 band EQ gives you the option to tailor sound characteristics at 200, 350, 1.5k, 6k and 10k Hz.
    • Compressor
      Offers 3 levels of data compression - OFF-LIGHT-HEAVY – that gives way to balance between sound qualities, file size and available storage to suit your need.
  • Polar Pattern Selection (For MV88 only)
    Choose from 4 pickup (polar) patterns in different situations:
    • Stereo
      For normal 2-channel stereo recording
    • Mono Cardioid
      For 1-channel mono recording focusing on the front, such as news gathering
    • Mono Bidirectional
      Ideal for 2-way interviews
    • Raw Mid-Side
      Records both front and side channels separately for post-processing of stereo separation using a suitable PC software

ShurePlus™ App for MOTIV™ Summary

MV5
MV88
MV51
MVL
MVi
MVi
(-LTG Version)
Microphone Functionality
Type Digital Condenser Digital Condenser Digital Condenser Analog Condenser Not Applicable Not Applicable
Stereo/Mono Mono Stereo Mono Mono Not Applicable Not Applicable
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid Cardioid Cardioid Omnidirectional Cardioid Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Android Compatibility# Device-dependent* No Device-dependent* Yes Device-dependent* Device-dependent*
Lightning Connection Via included cable Direct connection Via included cable No No Via included cable
Micro USB-to-USB Cable Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Analog TRRS Connection No No No Yes No No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Earphone Out Yes, via Phone jack Yes, via Earphone Out No Yes, via Earphone Out Yes, via Earphone Out
Warranty 2-years 2-years 2-years 2-years 2-years 2-years
MV5
MV88
MV51
MVL
MVi
MVi
(-LTG Version)
ShurePlus™ App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSP Preset Modes 3 5 5 0 5 5
EQ (Equalizer) Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Limiter Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Compressor Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Polar Pattern Selection No 4 No No No No
Raw Mid-Side Recording No Yes No No Not Applicable Not Applicable
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost No No No No Yes Yes
MV5
Microphone Functionality
Type Digital Condenser
Stereo/Mono Mono
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes
Android Compatibility# Device-dependent*
Lightning Connection Via included cable
Micro USB-to-USB Cable Yes
Analog TRRS Connection No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Earphone Out
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 3
EQ (Equalizer) Yes
Limiter Yes
Compressor Yes
Polar Pattern Selection No
Raw Mid-Side Recording No
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost No
MV88
Microphone Functionality
Type Digital Condenser
Stereo/Mono Stereo
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes
Android Compatibility# No
Lightning Connection Direct connection
Micro USB-to-USB Cable No
Analog TRRS Connection No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Phone jack
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 5
EQ (Equalizer) Yes
Limiter Yes
Compressor Yes
Polar Pattern Selection 4
Raw Mid-Side Recording Yes
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost No
MV51
Microphone Functionality
Type Digital Condenser
Stereo/Mono Mono
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes
Android Compatibility# Device-dependent*
Lightning Connection Via included cable
Micro USB-to-USB Cable Yes
Analog TRRS Connection No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Earphone Out
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 5
EQ (Equalizer) Yes
Limiter Yes
Compressor Yes
Polar Pattern Selection No
Raw Mid-Side Recording No
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost No
MVL
Microphone Functionality
Type Analog Condenser
Stereo/Mono Mono
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Apple MFi Certified No
Android Compatibility# Yes
Lightning Connection No
Micro USB-to-USB Cable No
Analog TRRS Connection Yes
Real-time Monitoring No
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 0
EQ (Equalizer) No
Limiter No
Compressor No
Polar Pattern Selection No
Raw Mid-Side Recording No
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost No
MVi
Microphone Functionality
Type Not Applicable
Stereo/Mono Not Applicable
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes
Android Compatibility# Device-dependent*
Lightning Connection No
Micro USB-to-USB Cable Yes
Analog TRRS Connection No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Earphone Out
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 5
EQ (Equalizer) Yes
Limiter Yes
Compressor Yes
Polar Pattern Selection No
Raw Mid-Side Recording Not Applicable
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost Yes
Mvi
(-LTG Version)
Microphone Functionality
Type Not Applicable
Stereo/Mono Not Applicable
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Apple MFi Certified Yes
Android Compatibility# Device-dependent*
Lightning Connection Via included cable
Micro USB-to-USB Cable Yes
Analog TRRS Connection No
Real-time Monitoring Yes, via Earphone Out
Warranty 2-years
ShurePlus App Functionality
Gain Control with Input Meter Yes
24bit/48kHz Recording Yes
DSP Preset Modes 5
EQ (Equalizer) Yes
Limiter Yes
Compressor Yes
Polar Pattern Selection No
Raw Mid-Side Recording Not Applicable
+20 dB Mic Gain Boost Yes
* Connecting cable not included
# The Shure MV5, MV51 and MVi support select Android devices that meet the following requirements:
  • Android Lollipop 5.0 or later
  • USB Host Power Requirement of >100mA
  • OTG Cable
  • USB 1.1 or greater Audio support
Not all Android devices are compatible. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.