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 3.5.0

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

3.0 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 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.

1.6B6T ,

Bug in the App/Forced Preview Mode:Resolved

Your latest version 3.2.3 has a bug. With the MV88 connected to my iPhone 12Pro Max/iOS 14.6, upon launching the App all appears normal. But as soon as I minimize the App to do something else like open my camera, the Motiv App changes and reverts to the “Preview Mode” of the App which basically means you cannot do any audio recordings with the App or make any recording setting changes that you would normally find in the “Device” section of the App. It will remain stuck on this mode until you close the App then re-open it. This had me confused before I figured out what was going on. I thought maybe you were forcing everybody to switch to a pay version of the App! Basically the work around right now is to close the App then re-open it (while having the MV88 connected). Please fix this annoying problem!

Update 9JUL2021: A special thank you to the developer, you read my problem and fixed it with the latest update version 3.2.4 on the same day! An uncommon gift, can’t ask for more than that! Thank you! To be clear, when you minimize the Motiv screen, it still reverts to the “Discover Shure Motiv Microphones” promotional screen. However, as soon as you bring it back to the front it immediately switches to the proper “Device” screen where you can make all your changes/adjustments. Thank you for listening and I’m especially grateful for the lightning fast response!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for reporting this issue! Please try updating to the newest version 3.2.4 if you haven't already. If you are still experiencing this problem, we would love to know more at

lengjaihk ,

Needs some bug fixes, was near perfect before


still the same issues as below, but now a new bug where converted files don't show up in the list, but they do in the file list if connecting the phone to a Mac.

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. Here's a problem though... 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 instead of the fade control. It's too small to grab most of the time. Basic effects like reverse, gain, reverb and normalizing would be great additions to a future release. But for now, please fix the issues mentioned. I understand the need to update the design because of a overall redesign, but can we have an option to have the previous look? I like it a lot more as it was, especially dark mode.

Developer Response ,

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

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