Universal Audio SD-5
Universal Audio SD-5
Universal Audio SD-5


Universal Audio SD-5

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The Universal Audio SD-5 is a professional dynamic microphone with Hemisphere sound modeling function to emulate the sound characteristics of renowned microphones from famous manufacturers. It’s suitable for a wide range of audio applications with its supercardioid polar pattern, superior off-axis rejection, 20 Hz - 15 kHz frequency range, -64 dB Sensitivity and 50 Ohms Output Impedance. 

Sound of Kick Drums and Bass Amps from Your Favorite Era of Music

Easily record snare drums and toms, loud guitar cabinets, wind instruments, and more with the SD-3 — a classic high-SPL dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern and best-in-class Hemisphere microphone modeling, ensuring professional sound in any setting.

Five microphones in one

The SD-5 operates on UA Sphere microphone modeling technology. With the included Hemisphere Mic Collection software, it is the only dynamic modeling microphone that provides the authentic sound of famous dynamic microphones from Shure, Audix, and AKG. The microphone comes with the free Hemisphere Mic Collection UAD plugin, available upon product registration.

A modeling microphone that helps you find that perfect sound

The SD-5 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-5 and use the plug-in to quickly find that “sweet spot” for your kick drum or bass amp.

Easily Record Your Best Sounds

The SD-5 microphone capsule features a supercardioid polar pattern for a wide range of conditions. It boasts ultra-high SPL handling and exceptional sound isolation, you’ll capture all the thump, tone, and transients in your instrument without bleed from other sources.

A Professional Microphone in a Stylish Vintage Design

With its all-metal construction, retro fit and finish, and carefully selected capsules, the SD-5 stands out among other workhorses, making it a reliable partner that is perfect for recording virtually any source.

Included Hemisphere Mic Models

  • DN-6. The DN-6 model is based on an American kick drum mic that has become a go-to for studio recording. With its deep bass and heavily contoured sound, it works especially well for tight, syncopated Metal genres.
  • DN-12A. Based on a popular dynamic microphone dating back to the 1950’s — this model is favored by producer/engineer John Leckie (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd), who often uses a 12 model alongside a 421 on kick drums.
  • DN-52 The DN-52 model is based on a current production version of the American 52-style kick drum microphone. This model provides extended low frequency capture, and an overall balanced sound useful on nearly any kick drum or bass instrument.
  • DN-112 This Austrian-made kick drum microphone is now considered an industry standard. Used on countless Hip-Hop and Rock records, it has extended low frequency capture with clear top end presence for beater attack.
  • DN-SUB The DN-SUB model is based on a studio trick which uses a full-range speaker driver wired-in-reverse for extended sub frequency capture. Many engineers will blend this sound along with a traditional mic for adding weight to kick drums and bass cabinets — now an easier task with just a single mic and the Hemisphere plug-in.

Universal Audio SD-5 FEATURES

  • Compact design, specifically optimized for low-frequency sound sources
  • Ideal for recording kick drums and bass amps
  • Hemispherical microphone modeling
  • Advanced filter, proximity and axis positioning options for optimal accuracy
  • Supercardioid polar pattern to reject off-axis noise
  • Hand-selected capsules
  • Rugged all-metal construction
  • Integrated stand mount and storage bag included for added convenience and protection.


  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -64 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa @ 1 kHz)
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Connector: 3-Pin XLRM
  • Included Accessory: Integrated standmount w/ angle adjustment, "⅝" to ⅜" thread adapter, storage pouch
  • Dimensions: 4.06"(103.2 mm) length, 5.61" (142.6 mm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (727 g)