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Getting Started with UA Sphere Modeling Microphones

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Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Sound Examples

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About Universal Audio by Bill Putnam Jr.

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The Universal Audio Sphere DLX modeling microphone gives you an unprecedented level of tonal versatility and control. This groundbreaking mic and its accompanying state-of-the-art software allow you to record through 38 precise emulations of the most coveted studio transducers ever made. With advanced modeling capabilities, you can craft your ideal mic locker and dial in a huge range of classic sounds, whether you’re a producer, engineer, musician or podcaster.

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Software

Explore a Legendary Mic Collection

UA’s industry-leading modeling technology is the engine that drives the Sphere DLX large-diaphragm condenser. The brand’s relentless pursuit of analog-emulated perfection lets you virtually “swap out” microphones with a mouse click, auditioning various models before, during and after recording. Choose from 38 faithful recreations of iconic ribbons, condensers and dynamics from esteemed makers like Neumann, TELEFUNKEN, AKG and Sony—and save thousands in the process. Suddenly, those prized vintage U 47s and C12s become an option for any session.

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Stereo Recording

Capture Instruments in Gorgeous Stereo Detail

The UA Sphere DLX’s dual-capsule design means you can record in stereo with a single mic. Effortlessly translate the immersive qualities of a performance precisely as it sounds in the room—piano, strings, overheads and acoustic guitar are just a handful of instruments that sound larger than life. It’s also possible to use different microphone models for the left and right channels, so you can sonically “paint” with unique, handpicked colors suiting your individual taste palette. Using Dual Mode, you can additionally blend a pair of mono mics for thick tones on sources like drums and guitar amps. Love the sound of an SM57 and MD 421 on a speaker cabinet? Record a mono combo of the famed recipe.

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Recording Vocals

Unmatched Flexibility and Control

Typically, you’re stuck with a standard mic’s sound once you press record, but the Universal Audio Sphere LX gives you the versatility to tweak polar patterns, proximity effect and other nuanced sonic details after tracking. This unlocks a new level of creative freedom in your recordings. At any time during production, you can experiment with different mic positions and settings that would take hours of trial, error and refinement using traditional gear and methods. You have the power to tweak your tones until they’re utterly utopian, saving immense time and effort compared to standard studio workflows—with just one golden take, you can shape the sound until it’s ideal for the tune.

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone IsoSphere

Pristine Clarity With IsoSphere

The UA Sphere DLX incorporates IsoSphere software to reduce room coloration and ambient noise in your recordings. This advanced processing allows you to capture crisp, clean sound anywhere, whether it’s your bedroom, dining area, den, home studio or rehearsal space. IsoSphere models a range of popular reflection filters for enhanced fidelity in untreated acoustic environments, in addition to offering an emulation of a studio vocal booth for a moderately more open—but still controlled—tonality. Your tracks will translate with stunning clarity, giving you a professional edge while recording vocals, instruments or dialogue.

With its seamless blend of cutting-edge technology and unparalleled sonic malleability, the Universal Audio Sphere DLX modeling microphone delivers a creatively limitless production experience, letting users explore an array of legendary sounds in an easy-to-use hardware/software package. Head to your local Guitar Center today and experience the UA Sphere DLX modeling mic for yourself—after all, why take home one microphone when you could bring back 38?

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  • Record with 38 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class
  • Shockmount, mic stand mount, 25' cable and carrying case included

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  • Type: Modeling condenser
  • Polar pattern: Variable dual output
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Sensitivity: –33dB (22mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: > 1 kohms
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL, 1% THD (with pad)
  • Dynamic range: 133dB
  • Capsule: 1" diameter dual diaphragm
  • Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 5mA typical
  • Connector: 5-pin XLRM
  • Adjustable controls pad: 10dB, 20dB

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

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