The silver Shure MOTIV MVI is a compact and portable single-channel USB audio interface that lets you stream and record a microphone or instrument to your Mac/Windows computer. It is well suited for podcasters, vloggers, singer-songwriters, and guitarists, or for people using a microphone when video-conferencing at home or on the go. The interface is also MFi-certified and can be used to capture sound to an iPhone or iPad (requires a Lightning cable available separately).
The MOTIV MVI features a discrete JFET Class-A buffered preamplifier input for high-quality tone and clarity. The combo XLR/1/4" jack allows you to plug either an XLR microphone or a guitar/bass/keyboard. When connected to a computer the interface also provides the phantom power required to operate condenser microphones.
Five DSP modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to ensure optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. If you prefer to fine-tune your recording for a specific purpose, you can manually adjust the limiter, compressor, and five-band EQ to find your unique sound.
The touch panel on the front allows for fast and easy access to mic gain, headphone volume, DSP mode selection, and mute. There is also a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack to monitor your audio in real time.
The MOTIV MVI comes with cables for USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity.
Connect any standard XLR microphone or 1/4" plug for guitar, bass, or keyboard to any Mac or Windows computer for quality audio capture.
All-metal construction, designed, built, and rigorously tested by Shure.
Five built-in DSP preset modes: Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud.
Automatically adjusts gain, EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results.
Supplies phantom power for use with condenser microphones (48V via USB, 12V via Lightning).
Front-panel touch controls for DSP mode selection, headphone volume, microphone gain, and mute.
Built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring.
Includes cables for USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity.
Apple MFi-certified for direct connection to any iOS device equipped with a Lightning port (requires Lightning cable available separately).
Compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and micro-USB OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity—not all Android devices are compatible.
ShurePlus MOTIV Video App for iOS:
The ShurePlus MOTIV mobile recording app (free download available separately) offers recording, monitoring, and control for your MVI interface when used with an iOS device. It provides metering, equalization, and compression, wind-noise reduction, improved UI, and a sound editor.
Form Factor Mobile
Display 1 x LED Touchscreen
Channels of I/O 1 Input
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Input Level Adjustment via Touchscreen
Solo/Mute Mute per Input Channel
Expansion Slots None
Analog Audio I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Balanced/Unbalanced Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB Micro-USB (Class-Compliant)
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O None
Wireless Connectivity None
Memory Card Slot None
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Gain/Trim Range Mic:
0 dB to +36 dB
Max Input Level Mic:
Impedance Mic :
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths 16 / 24-Bit
OS Compatibility macOS 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
Windows 7 or Later
iOS 7 or Later
Included Software None
Mobile Device Compatibility iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus
iPad 4th Gen.
iPad Air 2
iPad Mini 1st Gen., 2nd Gen., 3rd Gen.
iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Power Requirements Lightning Bus Power, USB Bus Power
Dimensions 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.7" / 84 x 72 x 42 mm
Weight 10.9 oz / 310.0 g
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