Use the ShurePlus™ MOTIV app for high-quality digital recording and editing with MOTIV microphones or as a standalone tool.


• Record high-quality uncompressed WAV audio using built-in mic
• Edit recordings using trim or split options that include adjustable fade curves and markers
• High-resolution metering
• Save to compressed formats (ALAC, AAC 96, 128, 256)
• Share files via email, text, iTunes, Airdrop and Dropbox

The app includes support for the Shure family of MOTIV microphones*, including:

• Multiple bit-depth/sample rate options
• 36 dB of adjustable gain
• Preset modes
• 5-band equalizer
• Limiter
• Compressor

* NOTE: These options are only accessible to MOTIV digital mics.

What’s New

Version 3.2.2

We are constantly working to improve our app to give you a better experience. Every update contains bug fixes and general enhancements.

Thank you for using ShurePlus MOTIV! Your feedback is important to us and will help to improve our app in the future – leave us a review or send us feedback in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

Matador nel Hatador ,

Very good—except on longer recordings

I’ve used this app a lot in the last year or more, primarily with the MVi, to record simple live performances around town. When it works, it’s a fantastic app. Compression settings work well without harshening the sound, it’s pretty easy to change your audio quality, and it never has trouble recognizing which Shure device I’ve plugged in.

My major issue is that I can’t leave the app alone for more than about an hour. On two separate recordings on two separate devices, the app has crashed after about 90 minutes of recording. The first crash was on an iPad mini 2, so you could argue aging hardware—but the second was on a 2018 iPad with >50 GB free space. I didn’t lose any audio that had been recorded, thankfully, but I still missed about a third of the event each time. Because I can’t rely on it to behave without watching it, I’ve stopped using it for recordings longer than 60 minutes.

One feature I would like would be the ability to record a second track simultaneously, either at an adjustable dB level below the main recording, or automatic peak reduction.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear that you had issues with longer recordings. We will pass your feedback on to our development team.

lengjaihk ,

Needs some bug fixes, was near perfect before

I've been using this app alongside the MV88 for a few years now and the app has always been a reliable way to capture sound, edit fade and length of the audio, different file formats to share, etc. The trouble since this last update is the scrobbling on the playback skips ahead a few tracks or will stop the audio. Also, the controls on the fade have always been difficult to use, but now they're way harder. I spend a lot of time trying to tap and swipe the controls and end up grabbing the beginning or end markers.

Basic effects like reverse, gain, reverb and normalizing would be great additions to a future release. But for now, please fix the issues mentioned.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! We will pass your comments on to our development team.

Darrel M ,

My New Go To Remote Video and Audio Recording App

I had been using a Zoom HandyRecorder, but wanted to integrate my remote video and audio recording so I purchased the Shure MV88+ microphone and iPhone recording setup. The Shure hardware setup works great with the MOTIV Video app with excellent stereo sound and video sync using an iPhone or iPad.

One night I needed to record a band practice session and did not bring the Shure mic setup, so I used the MOTIV Audio app with the iPhone mic and it sounded reasonably good. On several subsequent sessions I have recorded for over two continuous hours without problems. The MOTIV app quickly converts wav files to Apple Lossless format and AirDrops the files to my iMac for further editing and processing in Logic ProX. I always have my phone and the MOTIV app is so “handy” I sold the Zoom recorder.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! We're very happy to hear that you're enjoying the app and the MV88+!

App Privacy

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Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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