Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone (FREE Plugins)

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Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone (FREE Plugins)


Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone (FREE Plugins)

Limited Time OFFER!!

Buy SD-1 and and get the new UAD Essentials Edition, featuring 11 UAD plug-ins and instruments of $299 value absolutely free!

Free Plugins includes:

  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection (3)
  • Pultec EQ Collection (3)
  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • PolyMAX Synth

Universal Audio’s SD-1 is a cardioid dynamic microphone for vocal and instrument recording featuring Hemisphere mic modeling technology, low cut and articulation switches, and included accessories.

The world’s most inspiring dynamic vocal mic.

Get natural-sounding vocal and instrument recordings with Universal Audio’s SD-1, a classic dynamic mic with flat frequency response and onboard tone-shaping. With its cardioid polar pattern and best-in-class Hemisphere mic modeling, SD-1 gives you pro results, no matter where you record. 

Key Benefits

      Capture studio-quality vocals with UA’s flagship dynamic modeling microphone

      Harness the authentic sound of the most popular microphones ever made with Hemisphere mic modeling technology

      Get pristine recordings of vocals or instruments in any environment, from pro rooms to home studios

      Craft your perfect sound with ease using selectable low-cut filters and enhanced articulation boost to make vocals and instruments stand out

Record Through Five Famous Mics

SD-1 is powered by the same mic modeling technology found in Universal Audio’s award-winning UA Sphere microphones. With the included Hemisphere Mic Collection, it’s the only dynamic modeling mic that gives you the authentic sound of famous vocal and instrument mics from RCA, Sony, Sennheiser, and more.*

A Modeling Mic That Works for You

SD-1 and the included Hemisphere Mic Collection plug-in work with or without UA hardware, and go way beyond subtle EQ curves to give you precise control over filter, proximity, and axis — an industry first. Just set up SD-1 and use the plug-in to find that “sweet spot” for vocals, or tame harsh frequencies on your instrument. 

Get Natural Vocals in Any Environment

Universal Audio fine-tuned the cardioid polar pattern on SD-1 to easily reject background noises like fans, refrigerators, or noisy bandmates. So whether your setup is in a bedroom, rehearsal space, or pro studio — your close-miked speech and vocals will naturally pop through the mix, no muss no fuss. 

Tailor Your Tone

The filter switches on SD-1 let you easily reduce low-end rumble for cleaner recordings, or add some presence to any source. And if you own an Apollo audio interface, you can audition and record through different mic models in realtime, plus use custom channel strip presets to get album-ready sound right out of the box. 

Deck Out a Desktop Studio

SD-1’s sleek design and rear-mounted XLR jack make clean cable runs a breeze. And its built-in shockmount and windscreen will make your music recording, podcasts, livestreams, or Zoom meetings sound automatically cleaner. 

Included Hemisphere Mic Models  


Renowned for its use on high-profile records by everyone from Michael Jackson to Metallica, this ubiquitous cardioid dynamic mic can also be found in radio and broadcasting studios around the world. By adjusting the AXIS control, you can get the sound of the mic without a windscreen — a “studio secret” favored by pro engineers.** 


This industry-standard broadcasting mic has applications ranging from vocals to kick drums. Its presence boost and high frequency dip minimize sibilance, and with the filter switch you can get additional tone shaping by cutting below 400 Hz.

RB-77DX Satin

Used by musical icons such as Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash — this classic ribbon mic has also graced the desks of famous TV personalities such as David Letterman and Larry King.** 


This all-purpose dynamic mic delivers smooth, even sound and is known for being flattering, but not overpowering. Famously used as a vocal mic by Phil Collins, it is also effective on bass guitar amps and tom drums.


Favored by artists ranging from Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty to Tame Impala, this large-diaphragm supercardioid mic provides balanced natural sound for vocal and instrument recording. It is also widely used in radio, television reporting, and live sound applications.**

Key Features

      Cardioid dynamic microphone for vocal and instrument recording or broadcasting

      Get the sounds of iconic dynamic and ribbon mics with Hemisphere mic modeling

      Flat frequency response (50 Hz – 16 kHz) for natural-sounding recordings

      Tailor your sound with low cut and articulation boost switches

      Internal shockmount reduces low-end rumble and mechanical noise

      Rear-mounted XLR jack for easy cable management

      Built-in windscreen reduces plosives and breath noise

      Rugged all-metal construction and stylish UA craftsmanship 


Microphone Type


Polar Pattern


Frequency Range

50 Hz – 16 kHz


-58 dB (1.3 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz

Output Impedance

200 Ohms

Recommended Load Impedance

Greater than 1 K Ohms

Adjustable Controls

Low Cut Filter (200 Hz): Off, On
Articulation Boost (3 – 5 kHz): Off, On


3-Pin XLRM

Included Accessory

⅝" to ⅜" Thread Adapter


7.68" (195 mm) length, 2.36" (60 mm) diameter


1.6 lbs (735 g)


*Hemisphere Mic Collection plug-in available upon product registration. All trademarks are property of their respective owners and used only to represent the microphones and sound treatment modeled as part of the Hemisphere software.

**Use of artist names does not constitute an official endorsement of SD-1 Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling.

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