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The Universal Audio SD-3 dynamic microphone brings pro-grade sound to your instrumental and percussion recordings. This compact and rugged mic combines UA’s acclaimed Hemisphere modeling technology with high SPL handling and an isolating cardioid pickup pattern, making it an incredibly versatile tool for capturing drums, amps, brass and more with outstanding realism. Mixing the best of both worlds, the UA SD-3 is a perfectly optimized analog transducer on its own, while simultaneously offering the impressive flexibility of digital manipulation in real time or post.

Universal Audio SD-3 Dynamic Microphone Hemisphere Modeling

Emulate Iconic Microphones With Hemisphere Modeling

At the heart of the SD-3 is Universal Audio’s Hemisphere mic modeling. Drawing from the same tech as UA’s premium Sphere modeling mics, Hemisphere lets you digitally recreate the sound of legendary dynamic microphones from Shure, Audix and Sennheiser in real time. Simply load up the free plug-in, and you’ll have spot-on emulations of industry staples like the Shure SM57, Audix D4 and Sennheiser MD 409 at your fingertips. You can even tweak the tone further with Hemisphere’s filter, proximity and axis controls, dialing in the perfect character before or after tracking.

Universal Audio SD-3 Dynamic Microphone Cardioid Polar Pattern

Cardioid Polar Pattern for Focused Isolation

The SD-3’s cardioid pickup pattern ensures surgical precision when miking sources like drums and guitar amps. Its tight directionality captures the on-axis source with exquisite accuracy, while rejecting off-axis room ambience and bleed from other instruments. You can aim it straight at a snare or speaker cabinet, confident you’re getting the pure, focused sound you need. This isolation makes the SD-3 ideal for close miking in the studio, or for isolating sources in dense live environments.

Universal Audio SD-3 Dynamic Microphone High SPL Tolerance

Uncompromising Fidelity for High-Volume Sources

While versatile enough for vocals and acoustic instruments, the SD-3’s forte is high-SPL sources like drums and guitar amps, utilizing a carefully engineered dynamic capsule to maintain exceptional clarity without distortion. Whether you’re capturing a blistering snare crack, massive kick thump or searing amp tone, the Universal Audio SD-3 delivers with detail and presence. Regardless of the source you match to this microphone, you can confidently capture the subtle complexity or brash assertiveness of horns, cymbals, toms, bass amps and more.

Universal Audio SD-3 Dynamic Microphone Accessories Included

Built for Rugged Daily Use With Stylish Flair

More than just a workhorse, the Universal Audio SD-3 dynamic microphone exudes style and craftsmanship. Its all-metal body feels reassuringly solid, while remaining compact enough to position in tight spaces around drums, amps and other instruments. UA’s iconic styling gives it a sleek, professional look that stands out from typical dynamic mics. And with included accessories like a swiveling stand mount and protective pouch, the SD-3 is ready for daily use in the studio or on stage.

Whether you’re recording drums, brass, guitar cabs or hand percussion, the SD-3 dynamic embodies the essence of multiple iconic studio mics in a single, standalone package. With powerful Hemisphere modeling and uncompromising build quality, it’s sure to become a go-to tool for capturing virtually any source in exceptional, lifelike detail that effortlessly slides into every mix. Experience the Universal Audio SD-3 at your local Guitar Center today.

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  • Compact dynamic mic for drums, amps, brass and woodwinds
  • Hemisphere mic modeling for iconic dynamic mic sounds
  • Shape tone with filter, proximity and axis controls
  • Rugged all-metal build and hand-selected capsule

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  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 40Hz–15kHz
  • Sensitivity: -58dB
  • Output Impedance: 250 Ohms
  • Connector: 3-Pin XLRM
  • Included Accessory: 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter, standmount, storage pouch
  • Dimensions: 3.58" (91 mm) length, 1.65” (42 mm) height
  • Weight: 0.47 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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