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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:
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New UA Standard Series Mics Bring Powerful Hemisphere Mic Modeling to Full Band Recordings

— Introducing SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7 Drum & Instrument Microphones, Starting at $129 US —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 14, 2024 — Universal Audio Inc. (UA), a worldwide leader in audio production tools, is proud to introduce three new microphones in the Standard Series line-up — the SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7 Dynamic Microphones with Hemisphere Modeling, designed to easily capture drums and instruments.

Joining the award-winning UA Sphere and handmade UA Bock microphones, Universal Audio continues to bring world-class sound and timeless design to the microphone market with the expansion of the Standard Series.

Key features include classic cardioid (SD-3), supercardioid (SD-5), and hypercardioid (SD-7) designs, ultra-high SPL tolerance, and exceptional isolation. Additionally, each microphone is built with UA’s professional reliability, rugged all-metal construction and stylish craftsmanship.

Standing out as extraordinary recording microphones on their own, all Standard Series models come with Hemisphere mic modeling software for Apollo DSP and Native for Mac / Windows.

The Hemisphere Mic Collection empowers music creators to select from 32 classic dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mic tones across six unique microphones in realtime, while also offering the ability to adjust powerful attributes like the mic’s filter, proximity effect, and off-axis response before and after recording — featuring a level of control that would be impossible with traditional microphones.

SD‑3 Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling

A modern classic for snare, percussion, and guitar amps.

($129 Single | $349 3‑Pack MAP USD)

Key Benefits:

  • Easily capture snare and tom drums, loud guitar cabs, brass, and more
  • Compact dynamic microphone for percussion and instruments
  • Cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sounds
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules to handle extreme SPL
  • Includes integrated standmount and storage pouch

SD‑5 Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling

Get kick and bass tones from your favorite era.

($199 MAP USD)

Key Benefits:

  • Capture heft and punch from kick drums, bass amps, and other low‑frequency instruments
  • Supercardioid polar pattern rejects off‑axis sounds while maintaining low frequency presence
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules to handle extreme SPL
  • Includes integrated standmount and storage pouch

SD‑7 Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling

Capture toms and instruments with legendary clarity.

($149 MAP USD)

Key Benefits:

  • Capture toms, guitar and bass amps, horns, percussion, and other loud or transient‑rich sources with natural open tone
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern rejects off‑axis sounds
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules to handle extreme SPL
  • Includes integrated standmount and storage pouch

Now shipping worldwide, UA Standard Series microphones are ready to elevate recording sessions for musicians and producers everywhere.

*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.


Learn more about the SD‑3 Dynamic Microphone:
uaudio.com/microphones/sd-3-dynamic-microphone.html

Learn more about the SD‑5 Dynamic Microphone:
uaudio.com/microphones/sd-5-dynamic-microphone.html

Learn more about the SD‑7 Dynamic Microphone:
uaudio.com/microphones/sd-7-dynamic-microphone.html

Download images and press materials:
u.audio/standard-mics-2024

Learn more about UA Microphones:
uaudio.com/microphones.html