Universal Audio Completes Studio Microphones with Trio of New SD Dynamic Mics Featuring Hemisphere Modeling Technology

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Universal Audio (UA) expands its microphone collection with the introduction of three new dynamic microphones – the SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7 – designed to deliver professional sound quality and versatility for musicians, producers, and audio engineers of all experience levels.

Each microphone leverages UA’s groundbreaking Hemisphere mic modeling technology, granting users access to the sonic characteristics of legendary microphones from iconic brands like Shure, Sennheiser, Audix, Beyerdynamic, and AKG. This eliminates the need for a vast microphone collection, allowing users to capture the sound of classic recordings with a single, versatile SD microphone.

Unveiling the SD Microphone Series

  • SD-3: A Modern Classic for Snare, Percussion, and Guitar Amps
    • Ideal for close-miking snare drums, toms, guitar cabinets, and brass instruments.
    • Includes models of popular workhorse mics like Shure SM57, Audix D6, and Sennheiser MD 409.
    • Features a cardioid polar pattern for excellent sound isolation in various recording environments.
  • SD-5: Capture Kick and Bass Tones from Any Era
    • Designed to capture the power of kick drums, bass amps, and other instruments requiring extended low-end response.
    • Features a supercardioid polar pattern for superior sound isolation and high SPL handling for clean recordings in loud environments.
    • Includes models of renowned dynamic microphones like Shure classics (likely SM57 and SM58) and AKG models (potentially the D112).
  • SD-7: Capture Toms and Instruments with Legendary Clarity
    • Perfect for capturing toms, guitar cabinets, horns, and other instruments with exceptional clarity and detail.
    • Features a hypercardioid polar pattern for superior sound isolation and ultra-high SPL capability, making it ideal for loud instruments on stage or in the studio.
    • Includes models of famous Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic microphones including the MD 421 and M 160.

Beyond Emulation: Precision Control for Personalized Sonic Sculpting

The SD microphones go beyond simply emulating classic sounds. The included Hemisphere Mic Collection software offers unparalleled control over filter, proximity, and axis. This industry-first feature allows users to meticulously tailor the microphone’s response to perfectly capture their desired sound, whether it’s finding the sweet spot for a screaming guitar solo or adding vintage warmth to a vocal recording.

Built to Perform, Anywhere

All three SD microphones feature a rugged all-metal construction to withstand the demands of professional use in studios and on stages. Their cardioid or hypercardioid polar patterns provide excellent sound isolation, allowing for focused recordings even in loud environments.

Classic Design, Modern Performance

The SD microphones boast a sleek, modern design with a touch of retro aesthetic, complementing their vintage microphone emulation capabilities. Hand-selected capsules and high-quality build ensure these microphones will be reliable companions for years to come.

Key Features of the SD Microphone Series

  • Hemisphere mic modeling technology for emulating legendary mics (varies by microphone)
  • Included Hemisphere Mic Collection software with multiple classic microphone models
  • Cardioid or hypercardioid polar patterns for excellent sound isolation
  • High SPL handling for clean recordings in loud environments
  • Precise control over filter, proximity, and axis (with Hemisphere Mic Collection software)
  • Rugged all-metal construction for professional use

Universal Audio – A Legacy of Innovation

Universal Audio’s SD microphone series signifies a continued commitment to delivering professional audio equipment to artists and sound engineers. With their innovative features, exceptional sound quality, and undeniable versatility, the SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7 microphones are poised to become integral parts of any microphone collection.

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