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Press Release


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UA Media Relations

UA Introduces Hemisphere Mic Modeling Plug-in and SC-1 Standard Condenser Microphone

— New Studio Condenser Joins UA's Popular Standard Series Mic Lineup; All Mics Now Updated to Include Award-Winning Modeling Technology —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • October 17, 2023 — 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 products, is proud to introduce Hemisphere Mic Modeling software and the new SC‑1 Standard Condenser Microphone.

Coinciding with the announcement of the SC‑1 Standard Condenser Microphone, all products in UA's popular Standard Series, including the SD‑1 Standard Dynamic Microphone and SP‑1 Standard Pencil Microphone Pair, get a free update to the Hemisphere Mic Collection plug‑in, giving these mics the ability to emulate a wide range of classic microphones from the past 50 years, with class‑leading accuracy.

Hemisphere features models of classic mics from Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more.*

Using the same award-winning technology as UA Sphere modeling microphones, the Hemisphere Mic Collection plug‑in gives creators the authentic sound of dozens of classic mics using any UA Standard Series (SD‑1, SP‑1, SC‑1) – in realtime with Apollo interfaces* or natively within their DAW.

Key Features:

  • Easily audition mics, tweak proximity effect, filters, and axis controls, even after recording
  • Experience the rich sound of iconic mics from Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, and more*
  • Record "through" vintage mics in realtime with near-zero latency using Apollo interfaces
  • Access the legendary sound of iconic dynamic, ribbon, and condenser mics, free with any UA Standard Series microphone

The SC‑1 Standard Condenser Microphone is a professional large‑diaphragm studio condenser mic tailor made for vocals, guitars, and acoustic instruments of all types. Its key features include extended dynamic range, ultra‑flat frequency response from 20 Hz – 20 kHz, low self noise, and the powerful Hemisphere mic modeling plug‑in.

Key Features:

  • Get the sounds of the world's most famous studio condenser mics with Hemisphere mic modeling software
  • Shape the sound of your recordings using filter, proximity, and axis controls – even after tracking
  • Enjoy smooth, professional recordings with SC‑1's ultra-linear circuit and extended dynamic range
  • Enjoy years of uncompromising recordings with genuine UA craftsmanship
  • Available for preorder now, and shipping world‑wide in Fall 2023

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