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Jacquire King: UA Modeling Microphones Masterclass (Jazz)

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The Universal Audio SD-5 is a supercardioid dynamic microphone meticulously designed to excel at recording kick drums, bass amps and other low-frequency sources. Combining a hand-tuned capsule, precision polar pattern and unique Hemisphere modeling, the SD-5 gives you the warmth and thump of legendary dynamic mics with modern versatility. Whether tracking hard-hitting drums or earthshaking bass rigs, this mic delivers mixable low-end tone from the jump.

Universal Audio SD-5 Dynamic Microphone Hemisphere Modeling

Sculpt Iconic Low-End Tones With Mic Modeling

While the SD-5 captures chest-pounding bass power on its own, the included Hemisphere plug-in elevates it to an entirely new level. Using the same technology as UA’s acclaimed Sphere modeling mics, Hemisphere lets you shape the SD-5’s tone with spot-on models of legendary dynamic mics from Shure, AKG and Audix, including the ubiquitous BETA 52A, vintage D12 and contemporary D6, respectively. You can even tweak the proximity effect, axis response and filtering to precisely tune the tone before or after tracking. With the ability to alternate between classic mic voicings, the SD-5 is a supremely versatile tool for low-frequency recording.

Universal Audio SD-5 Dynamic Microphone Supercardioid Polar Pattern

Maximum Isolation From a Supercardioid Pattern

Crafted with a supercardioid polar pattern, the SD-5 rejects an incredible amount of sound from the sides and rear, while maintaining maximum sensitivity to the source in front of the capsule. This tight pickup pattern ensures you capture every nuance of your kick drum’s attack and resonance without spill from other drums. When recording bass amps, the SD-5’s focused pickup lets you get up close to the speaker cabinet with surgical precision, and allows you to leverage proximity effect for even greater low-end response. In the studio or on stage, this supercardioid dynamic delivers an unparalleled level of isolation.

Universal Audio SD-5 Dynamic Microphone High SPL Tolerance

Designed for Uncompromising SPL Handling

The SD-5 is built to thrive under intense conditions, like being pushed incredibly hard by loud sound sources both on- and off-axis. Its rugged capsule can easily withstand SPLs beyond the threshold of pain in the human ear—all while maintaining clarity and low-end definition—so there’s literally no instrument too loud for the Universal Audio SD-5. Go ahead and position it right in front of that hard-hitting beater for thunderous punch without fear of overloading the capsule. You’ll capture every percussive nuance with realistic presence.

Universal Audio SD-5 Dynamic Microphone Carry Pouch

Roadworthy Craftsmanship With Pro Appointments

As you’d expect from Universal Audio, the SD-5 exhibits exceptional build quality and aesthetics, demonstrated by its rugged all-metal enclosure in a uniquely stylish finish. Along with vintage vibe, you also get practical appointments, such as an integrated mic stand mount with adjustable angle and removable threaded adapter. The included storage pouch keeps your SD-5 safe between sessions, so this mic is made to go the distance in professional studios and touring rigs alike.

When it comes to recording massive low-end sources that comprise a mix’s foundation, the UA SD-5 delivers in spades. Backed by the high-tech Hemisphere modeling engine and uncompromising build standards, this dynamic mic is ready to elevate your recorded kick and bass tones with renowned Universal Audio fidelity. Visit your local Guitar Center today to experience its versatile tone-sculpting power for yourself.

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  • Supercardioid dynamic microphone for kick drums and bass amps
  • Hemisphere mic modeling with iconic mic emulations from Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules handle extreme SPL
  • Rugged all-metal construction

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  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz–15kHz
  • Sensitivity: -64dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz)
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Connector: 3-Pin XLRM
  • Included Accessory: Integrated standmount w/ angle adjustment, 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter, storage pouch
  • Dimensions: 4.06" (103.2 mm) length, 5.61" (142.6 mm)
  • 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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