A couple of years ago, I reviewed the Yeti USB Microphone by Blue Microphones. It is a great mic, but certainly not portable.
Out of nowhere I came across the Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone. Thank you technology because I must say, if you’re an iPhone lover, this little baby is a portable gem!
The MV88 connects to any Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad equipped with a Lightning connector to capture high-quality recordings on the go. The mid-side microphone element is mounted to a unique 90-degree hinge with built-in rotation that allows for highly flexible microphone position, even in video applications. Five built-in DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) can be accessed via the Shure Plus MOTIV Recording App, a free download from the Apple App Store. The MOTIV app also allows for real-time adjustments including microphone gain, stereo width, and high-quality 24-bit/48 kHz recording for optimal results in virtually any environment.