Universal Audio Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Modeling


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Capture your best, every time.

Get natural-sounding vocal and instrument recordings with 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 close-miked vocals and instruments with a classic dynamic cardioid mic
  • Get natural-sounding recordings with SD-1’s flat, wide-range frequency response
  • Add clarity and presence with low-cut and enhanced articulation boost switches
  • Shape vocals and instruments with included SD-1 Apollo Channel Strip Presets

Get Natural Vocals in Any Environment
The fine-tuned the cardioid polar pattern on SD-1 easily rejects 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.

Sound Like the Pros with Apollo Channel Strip Presets
Take the guesswork out of getting polished sound with Apollo's custom SD-1 mic presets, featuring radio-ready EQ and compression settings for vocals, guitars, and broadcasts.

Deck Out your Desktop Studio
With a sleek modern design and rear-mounted XLR jack for easy cable runs, the SD-1 will instantly level-up your production space. Whether it’s music, podcasts, livestreams, or Zoom meetings, your new go-to home studio mic has arrived.

Capture your Best Recordings Yet
The SD-1 features an internal shockmount and built-in windscreen, meaning your recordings and livestreams will automatically sound cleaner, with less handling noise and breath sound.


A Modeling Mic That Works for You

SD-1 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-1 and use the plug-in to find that “sweet spot” for vocals, or tame harsh frequencies on your instrument.



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.**



  • Microphone Type
  • Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern
  • Cardioid
  • Frequency Range
  • 50 Hz – 16 kHz
  • Sensitivity
  • -58 dB (1.3 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
  • Output Impedance
  • 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance
  • > 1 K Ohms
  • Adjustable Controls
  • Low Cut Filter | Articulation Boost
  • Low Cut Filter (200 Hz):
  • Off, On
  • Articulation Boost (3 – 5 kHz):
  • Off, On
  • Connector
  • 3-Pin XLRM
  • Included Accessory
  • ⅝” to ⅜” Thread Adapter
  • Dimensions
  • 7.68" (195 mm) length, 2.36" (60 mm) diameter
  • Weight
  • 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.

Manufacturer: Universal Audio