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Universal Audio SD-3

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Now you can record drums with the Universal Audio SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7 mics, equipped with Hemisphere Microphone modelling technology.

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Universal Audio has expanded the Standard Series with an all-new range of dynamic microphones. The three new mics are built for recording drums and other instruments such as percussion and amp cabinets.

Universal Audio SD-3, SD-5, and SD-7

Each of the three microphones has a unique feature set, with cardioid, supercardioid, and hypercardioid pickup patterns. With their sturdy metal designs, the mics offer high-SPL handling and great off-axis rejection.

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In addition, the included Hemisphere microphone modelling software is available natively on MacOS and Windows, as well as for the Apollo DSP hardware systems.

Moreover, its library gives you a range of 32 legendary dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics to choose from. Also, the software allows you to make post-production adjustments to microphone settings like the roll-off filter, off-axis response, and the proximity effect.

SD-3

The SD-3 is a compact but rugged microphone with extremely high SPL handling, designed for snare drums, toms, guitar amps, and brass instruments.

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Universal Audio Standard SD-3 Dynamic Microphone · Source: Universal Audio
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With its cardioid pickup pattern, the SD-3 offers great isolation. This makes it an excellent choice for drum kit configurations. The SD-3 is available in a 3-pack as well as separately, including a zip-up storage pouch and stand mount.

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SD-5

Now, you can swap out your kick drum mic in post-production with the SD-5 and its Hemisphere mic modelling software. With this supercardioid dynamic mic, you can capture kick drums and other low-end instruments like a bass amp or cajon.

Universal Audio Standard SD-5 Dynamic Microphone
Universal Audio Standard SD-5 Dynamic Microphone · Source: Universal Audio

Once again, the metal Standard Series studio-ready construction makes the SD-5 a formidable addition to your mic locker. What’s more, its low impedance rating means you can run it directly into most audio interfaces.

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SD-7

The SD-7 is a hypercardioid dynamic mic designed for capturing toms, guitar and bass amps, as well as brass and percussion instruments.

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Universal Audio Standard SD-7 Dynamic Microphone · Source: Universal Audio

From Sennheiser dynamic mics like the MD-421 and the MD-441 to the Beyerdymic M 160 that captured the famous ‘John Bonham’ drum sound, the SD-7 provides incredible versatility with the accompanying Hemisphere software.

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