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Universal Audio SD-1 Dynamic Microphone | Tips & Tricks

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Universal Audio SD-1 Dynamic Microphone | Tips & Tricks

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The SD-1 standard dynamic microphone from Universal Audio brings pro-level recording capabilities to your home studio or live rig. This flagship dynamic mic excels at capturing rich, nuanced vocals and instruments with broadcast-ready fidelity. Whether you're tracking a new song, livestreaming a performance or recording a podcast, the SD-1 makes achieving polished sound easier than ever.

Universal Audio SD-1


Pristine Audio From a Classic Dynamic Design

At the heart of the SD-1 is a cardioid dynamic capsule tuned to provide exceptional clarity across its wide 50Hz–16kHz frequency range. You'll capture every detail of your voice or instrument in a warm, natural way without harshness or resonances getting in the way. The cardioid polar pattern focuses directly on the sound source while rejecting off-axis noise. An integrated shockmount and built-in windscreen further enhance audio purity.

Universal Audio SD-1 Switch Detail

Shape Your Sound With Onboard Filters

While the SD-1 delivers open, transparent sound by default, it also gives you tools to refine your tone as needed. The selectable low-cut filter removes muddy rumble below 200Hz, keeping your tracks tight and focused. When you want added articulation for speech or instruments, just engage the 3–5kHz boost to bring out crispness and detail. These filters let you quickly dial in a professional, broadcast-ready presence.

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Get the Sounds of Legendary Mics

Thanks to the included Hemisphere modeling software, the tonal possibilities of the SD-1 are virtually limitless. This powerful plug-in emulates the unique response and character of the most famous studio dynamic mics from Shure, EV, Sennheiser and more. You can even tweak proximity effect, axis and filtering to further shape the tone. With Hemisphere, your single SD-1 microphone gives you an entire locker's worth of iconic mic sounds at your fingertips.

Universal Audio SD-1 In the Studio

Made for Modern Home Studios

With its sleek, compact design and rear-mounted XLR jack, the SD-1 integrates seamlessly into any desktop recording setup. Its rugged metal construction and included mic clip lend professional style. And you can position the SD-1 to perfection thanks to its internal shockmount. Whether you record music, podcasts, voiceovers or livestreams, this dynamic mic makes an elegant addition to your creative space.

Don't let your home recordings fall short of professional quality. With the Universal Audio SD-1 dynamic microphone, you can capture polished vocals and instruments that truly stand out. Visit your local Guitar Center to experience how the SD-1 takes your audio game to a higher level.

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  • Capture close-miked vocals and instruments with a classic dynamic cardioid mic
  • Get the sound of iconic dynamic mics with Hemisphere mic modeling
  • Get natural-sounding recordings with SD-1’s flat, wide-range frequency response
  • Add clarity and presence with low-cut and enhanced articulation boost switches

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  • Microphone type: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 50Hz–16kHz
  • Sensitivity: –58dB (1.3mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: > 1 kohms
  • Adjustable controls: Low-cut filter (200Hz): off, on
  • Articulation boost: (3–5kHz): off, on
  • Connector: 3-pin XLRM
  • Included accessory: 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter
  • Dimensions: 7.68" length, 2.36" diameter
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.

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One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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