Universal Audio SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphones with Hemisphere Modeling


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The perfect pair for stereo recording.

With the SP‑1 Standard Pencil Microphone Pair, you can record acoustic instruments, drums and percussion, and live performances in stereo, with pristine fidelity for instant album‑quality sound.


Key Features:

  • Small-diaphragm condenser stereo mic pack for studio and live use
  • Cardioid polar pattern rejects off‑axis sounds and room noise
  • Perfectly matched pair for accurate stereo recordings
  • Get the sounds of iconic small-diaphragm condensers from AKG and Neumann*
  • Includes mic clips, foam windscreens, stereo T‑bar mount, and travel case
  • Quality UA craftsmanship and stylish, rugged build


Get Album-Ready Stereo Sound
As a matched stereo pair, SP‑1s add clarity, width, and dimension to your recordings. Whether it’s tight X/Y patterns or spaced pairs, combine them how you want and hear the detail in your instrument like never before.

Capture Your Best Recordings, Anywhere
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 — at any volume, in any environment.

Find Your Sound, with Style
We engineered the SP-1 pair to be your everyday choice for stereo recording. With a retro finish and road‑worthy build, these stylish condensers are a serious studio upgrade, with vintage elegance for days.

Sound Like the Pros with Apollo Interface Presets
Take the guesswork out of getting professional sounds with Apollo's custom SP‑1 mic presets. Get the perfect preamp, EQ, and compression settings for adding shimmer to cymbals, or bolstering horns and stringed instruments with rich stereo sound.


Mic Modeling That Works for You

The SP-1 pair and 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 them up in front of your source and use the plug-in to find that “sweet spot” for an acoustic guitar or piano, or tame harsh frequencies on drum overheads and more.



Included Hemisphere Mic Models

This classic small-diaphragm condenser features a thin nickel diaphragm, delivering clear mids and open top end. It is a go-to in pro studios and has been used to record such greats as Larry Carlton, Ry Cooder, Yo Yo Ma, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrel, and Eric Clapton.**

A side-address condenser featuring a dual nickel diaphragm in cardioid mode, coupled with the legendary AC701 tube. Its silky top end and pillowy lows are useful on anything from guitars and grand piano to vocals.

This modern cardioid condenser is prized for its detailed top end. It can be found in studios and stages around the globe, and has been used by artists such as Anderson Paak, Mac DeMarco, and Johnny Marr.**

With its back-to-back KM84 type capsules in cardioid mode, this prized condenser delivers crisp top end and mellow midrange — a sound which you can hear on the countless Motown classics it was used on.

This modular end-address condenser mic has become an industry mainstay for its forward, bright tone. Its 75 Hz and 150 Hz low-cut filters make it useful for a wide range of sources, from pianos to snare drum bottoms and overheads.



  • Microphone Type
  • Small Diaphragm Condenser Pair
  • Polar Pattern
  • Cardioid
  • Frequency Range
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity
  • -38.0 (12.6 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
  • Output Impedance
  • 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance
  • Greater than 2K Ohms
  • Output Connector
  • 3-Pin XLRM
  • Maximum SPL
  • 142 dB SPL, 1% THD
  • Phantom Power Requirements
  • 48 VDC
  • Included Accessories
  • Two Mic Stand Mounts, Stereo T-bar, Two Foam Windscreens, Two ⅝" to ⅜" Thread Adapters
  • Dimensions
  • 5" (128 mm) length, 0.93" (23.5 mm) diameter
  • Weight
  • .28 lbs (125 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 SP-1 Pencil Microphone Pair with Hemisphere Modeling.

Manufacturer: Universal Audio