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With Hemisphere Mic Modeling

Get kick and bass tones from your favorite era.

Easily capture all the punch and heft of your kick drums, bass amps, and anything else where extended low-end is required. A classic dynamic mic with a supercardioid polar pattern, high SPL handling, and best-in-class Hemisphere mic modeling — SD-5 gives you pro sound, no matter where you record.

Record Through Five Workhorse Kick Mics

SD-5 is powered by the same mic modeling technology found in our award-winning UA Sphere microphones. With the included Hemisphere Mic Collection software, it’s the only dynamic modeling mic that gives you the authentic sound of famous dynamics from Shure, Audix, and AKG.* See included mic models ›

Already own SD-5? Register your mic today to get your free Hemisphere Mic Collection UAD plug-in.

      A Modeling Mic That Works for You

      SD-5 and the included Hemisphere Mic Collection software 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-5 and use the plug-in to quickly find that “sweet spot” for your kick drum or bass amp.

      Easily Capture Your Best Sounds

      We fine-tuned the supercardioid polar pattern on SD-5 for use on stage or in the studio. And with its ultra-high SPL capability and exceptional isolation, you’ll capture all the thump, tone, and transients in your instrument without bleed from other sources.

      Add a Pro Mic with Vintage Style

      With all-metal construction, retro styling, and hand-selected capsules, SD-5 gives you a trusted companion to reliably capture valuable low-end frequencies for decades of solid performance.

      Included Hemisphere Mic Models



      Our DN-6 model is based on an American kick drum mic that has become a go-to for studio recording. With its deep bass and heavily contoured sound, it works especially well for tight, syncopated Metal genres.



      Based on a popular dynamic microphone dating back to the 1950’s — this model is favored by producer/engineer John Leckie (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd), who often uses a 12 model alongside a 421 on kick drums.**



      The DN-52 model is based on a current production version of the American 52-style kick drum microphone. This model provides extended low frequency capture, and an overall balanced sound useful on nearly any kick drum or bass instrument.



      This Austrian-made kick drum microphone is now considered an industry standard. Used on countless Hip-Hop and Rock records, it has extended low frequency capture with clear top end presence for beater attack.



      The DN-SUB model is based on a studio trick which uses a full-range speaker driver wired-in-reverse for extended sub frequency capture. Many engineers will blend this sound along with a traditional mic for adding weight to kick drums and bass cabinets — now an easier task with just a single mic and the Hemisphere plug-in.

      Get studio-quality kick drum and bass recordings with a UA-designed dynamic modeling microphone

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

      Get pristine results in any environment, from pro rooms and home studios to stages

      Find your perfect sound with ease using filter, proximity, and axis controls


      Microphone Type Dynamic
      Polar Pattern Supercardioid
      Frequency Range 20 Hz - 15 kHz
      Sensitivity -64 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa @ 1 kHz)
      Output Impedance 50 Ohms
      Connector 3-Pin XLRM
      Included Accessory Integrated standmount w/ angle adjustment, "⅝" to ⅜" thread adapter, storage pouch
      Dimensions 4.06"(103.2 mm) length, 5.61" (142.6 mm)
      Weight 1.6 lbs (727 g)

      FAQ User Guide

      *Hemisphere 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 official endorsement of SD-5 Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling.

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