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Press Release


Media Contact:
UA Media Relations
Harris Barnard

Universal Audio Ships SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone Stereo Pair

— Expertly record instruments, live performances, and more in stereo with pristine fidelity for instant album‑quality sound —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • JULY 20, 2022 Universal Audio Inc. (UA), a worldwide leader in audio production tools including Apollo and Volt audio interfaces, UAD plug‑ins, UA mics, and UAFX guitar pedals, is proud to announce that their SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone Stereo Pair is now shipping

Adding to UA’s growing line of home and studio microphones, the SP-1 stereo pair allows music creators and engineers to record acoustic instruments and live performances with album-quality sound.

Sold as a matched stereo pair, UA’s SP‑1 is designed to be the workhorse, everyday choice for adding clarity, width, and dimension to any recording project. The SP‑1’s classic cardioid design, high SPL tolerance, and smooth, clear top‑end deliver consistently clean capture of acoustic guitars, drum overheads, percussion, horns, and more

For creators with any Apollo audio interface, custom SP-1 mic presets provide the perfect settings for adding shimmer to cymbals, or bolster horns and stringed instrument recordings with rich stereo sound.

SP‑1 Standard Pencil Microphone Stereo Pair — Key Features:

  • Now shipping with a US street price of $399
  • Capture stringed instruments, drums, and more with a matched condenser pair
  • Harness smooth top-end for clear, professional stereo recordings in any environment
  • Cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sounds and room noise
  • Get professional sound easily with SP‑1 Apollo Channel Strip Presets
  • Includes mic clips, foam windscreens, stereo T‑bar mount, and travel case

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