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Universal Audio SD-5 Standard Dynamic w/ Hemisphere Mic Modeling

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The rugged Universal Audio SD-5 standard dynamic microphone delivers powerful low end for kick drums and bass amps. Equipped with supercardioid polar pattern and hand-selected dynamic capsules, it captures instruments with extended low frequency punch and handles high sound pressure levels with ease. Using the same tech as Universal Audio's acclaimed modeling mics, the free Hemisphere modeling plug-in provides the authentic tone of renowned dynamic and ribbon mics so you can shape your sound with virtual proximity effect and filter controls. Whether on stage or in the studio, the retro-styled SD-5 gives you a trusted tool for reinforcing your low end.

Captures Low End With Clarity

The SD-5's supercardioid pickup pattern isolates your source while maintaining rich low-end presence. Its hand-selected dynamic capsule withstands extreme volume levels to capture kick drums and bass amps with power and definition. Move the mic around your source and listen as the amount of low-end detail and punch changes without using EQ. The SD-5 gives you an up-close, uncolored sound so you can achieve the perfect amount of thump in your mix.

Create Your Sound With Modeling

Hemisphere modeling lets you craft your tone with the character of iconic mics from Shure, Sennheiser, Audix and AKG. Using the same technology as Universal Audio's acclaimed Sphere modeling mics, the free Hemisphere plug-in provides realtime modeling when used with Apollo interfaces or as a native plug-in in your DAW. Adjust virtual proximity effect and filtering controls to enhance the low end or roll off unwanted highs. You can even apply the "woofer-in-reverse" trick for mega lows. Shape your tracks with classic sounds or forge your own signature tone with the SD-5.

A Trusted Companion for the Long Haul

With a rugged all-metal body and capsule, the retro-styled SD-5 handles the demands of stage and studio use for years of solid performance. Its integrated stand mount attaches securely while its mesh grill protects the capsule without compromising your tone. A storage pouch provides safe transport for the mic between sessions. For powerful, mix-ready low end and the versatility of modeling technology in a hard-wearing package, the SD-5 dynamic microphone is a trusted companion.


  • Supercardioid dynamic microphone for kick drums and bass amps
  • Hemisphere mic modeling with iconic mic emulations from Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules handle extreme SPL
  • Rugged all-metal construction

Capture the punch and depth of bass and low frequencies with modeling.


SD-5 Standard Dynamic w/ Hemisphere Mic Modeling Specifications:

  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz–15kHz
  • Sensitivity: -64dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz)
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Connector: 3-Pin XLRM
  • Included Accessory: Integrated standmount w/ angle adjustment, 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter, storage pouch
  • Dimensions: 4.06" (103.2 mm) length, 5.61" (142.6 mm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.

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