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Universal Audio SD-3 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Mic Modeling

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Capture anything, from pounding drums and screaming guitars to crisp brass, with the Universal Audio SD-3 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Mic Modeling. This dynamic microphone combines classic design with cutting-edge technology to deliver professional sound in any recording space.

Unleash the Legends: The SD-3 boasts the revolutionary Hemisphere mic modeling technology, found in our award-winning UA Sphere mics. It's the only dynamic mic that transforms into five iconic workhorses from Shure, Sennheiser, and Audix. Need the punch of a Shure SM57? The smooth clarity of a Sennheiser MD409? The SD-3 and the included Hemisphere software give you them all, with unmatched sonic accuracy.

Sculpt Your Sound: Forget generic EQ tweaks. The SD-3 goes beyond, offering industry-first controls for filter, proximity, and axis. Want to tame harsh snare tones? Dial it in with the Hemisphere plug-in. Finding the sweet spot for a roaring guitar cab? The SD-3 makes it effortless.

Built to Perform, Anywhere: The SD-3's cardioid polar pattern focuses on what matters, rejecting unwanted noise. Its ultra-high sound pressure level (SPL) handling tackles even the loudest instruments. And the compact size lets you position it perfectly, even in tight spaces. Whether you're in a bedroom studio, a professional studio, or rocking the stage, the SD-3 delivers exceptional isolation and that classic "sits-right-in-the-mix" sound.

Classic Style, Modern Muscle: The SD-3 isn't just about sonic power. The all-metal build, vintage design, and hand-selected capsules exude quality. It's a mic you'll rely on for years to come, capturing any sound source with confidence.

Need More? The SD-3 is also available in a convenient three-pack, perfect for miking up a full drum set or your entire guitar backline.

Hear the Difference: With the UA SD-3, you don't just get a microphone, you get a gateway to legendary sounds and the power to sculpt them to your will. It's a studio essential for musicians and recording engineers who demand flexibility and pro-quality results.

The UA SD-3 expands your sonic palette with five legendary microphone emulations included in the Hemisphere Mic Collection software. These models capture the essence of some of the most sought-after mics in recording history:

DN-4: Based on a versatile modern instrument mic, the DN-4 excels on toms, guitar cabs, and even snare drums. A three-position filter provides additional sound sculpting options.
DN-57: The ubiquitous "57" needs little introduction. This industry standard, modeled after a recent production model, brings its legendary punch and clarity to your recordings. It pairs well with other mics for a balanced sound.
DN-409U: Renowned for its smooth top end and low-end response, the DN-409U shines on electric guitar amps. It helps instruments and vocals sit seamlessly in the mix.
DN-545: A historical gem, the DN-545 emulates a predecessor to the SM57, featuring the Unidyne III capsule. This mic was used extensively on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and countless other classic recordings.
DN-604: This model captures the sound of a popular European-made clip-on mic, a standard on stages and studios worldwide. The DN-604 is perfect for miking snare and tom drums.

Key Features

  • Classic dynamic microphone design
  • High SPL handling
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Hemisphere microphone modeling software
  • Filter, proximity, and axis controls
  • Available in a three-pack

Technical Specifications

Microphone Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz - 15 kHz
Sensitivity
-58 dB
Output Impedance
250 Ohms
Connector
3-Pin XLRM
Included Accessory
⅝" to ⅜" thread adapter, standmount, storage pouch
Dimensions
3.58" (91 mm) length, 1.65” (42 mm) height
Weight
.47 lbs (214 g)

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Universal Audio SD-3 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Mic Modeling

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Capture anything, from pounding drums and screaming guitars to crisp brass, with the Universal Audio SD-3 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Hemisphere Mic Modeling. This dynamic microphone combines classic design with cutting-edge technology to deliver professional sound in any recording space.

Unleash the Legends: The SD-3 boasts the revolutionary Hemisphere mic modeling technology, found in our award-winning UA Sphere mics. It's the only dynamic mic that transforms into five iconic workhorses from Shure, Sennheiser, and Audix. Need the punch of a Shure SM57? The smooth clarity of a Sennheiser MD409? The SD-3 and the included Hemisphere software give you them all, with unmatched sonic accuracy.

Sculpt Your Sound: Forget generic EQ tweaks. The SD-3 goes beyond, offering industry-first controls for filter, proximity, and axis. Want to tame harsh snare tones? Dial it in with the Hemisphere plug-in. Finding the sweet spot for a roaring guitar cab? The SD-3 makes it effortless.

Built to Perform, Anywhere: The SD-3's cardioid polar pattern focuses on what matters, rejecting unwanted noise. Its ultra-high sound pressure level (SPL) handling tackles even the loudest instruments. And the compact size lets you position it perfectly, even in tight spaces. Whether you're in a bedroom studio, a professional studio, or rocking the stage, the SD-3 delivers exceptional isolation and that classic "sits-right-in-the-mix" sound.

Classic Style, Modern Muscle: The SD-3 isn't just about sonic power. The all-metal build, vintage design, and hand-selected capsules exude quality. It's a mic you'll rely on for years to come, capturing any sound source with confidence.

Need More? The SD-3 is also available in a convenient three-pack, perfect for miking up a full drum set or your entire guitar backline.

Hear the Difference: With the UA SD-3, you don't just get a microphone, you get a gateway to legendary sounds and the power to sculpt them to your will. It's a studio essential for musicians and recording engineers who demand flexibility and pro-quality results.

The UA SD-3 expands your sonic palette with five legendary microphone emulations included in the Hemisphere Mic Collection software. These models capture the essence of some of the most sought-after mics in recording history:

DN-4: Based on a versatile modern instrument mic, the DN-4 excels on toms, guitar cabs, and even snare drums. A three-position filter provides additional sound sculpting options.
DN-57: The ubiquitous "57" needs little introduction. This industry standard, modeled after a recent production model, brings its legendary punch and clarity to your recordings. It pairs well with other mics for a balanced sound.
DN-409U: Renowned for its smooth top end and low-end response, the DN-409U shines on electric guitar amps. It helps instruments and vocals sit seamlessly in the mix.
DN-545: A historical gem, the DN-545 emulates a predecessor to the SM57, featuring the Unidyne III capsule. This mic was used extensively on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and countless other classic recordings.
DN-604: This model captures the sound of a popular European-made clip-on mic, a standard on stages and studios worldwide. The DN-604 is perfect for miking snare and tom drums.

Key Features

Technical Specifications

Microphone Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz - 15 kHz
Sensitivity
-58 dB
Output Impedance
250 Ohms
Connector
3-Pin XLRM
Included Accessory
⅝" to ⅜" thread adapter, standmount, storage pouch
Dimensions
3.58" (91 mm) length, 1.65” (42 mm) height
Weight
.47 lbs (214 g)

Configuration

  • Single
  • 3-Pack
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