“Whenever my musician buddies or clients looking to start recording at home ask me what their first mic purchase should be, I often propose the Shure SM7B cardioid dynamic. This decades-old design has been a workhorse for broadcasters and audio engineers. It’s inexpensive, durable, and surprisingly flexible in the studio. But my (ahem) standard reply may be changing after reviewing this new SD-1 Standard Dynamic microphone from Universal Audio. …In most of my studio testing, I found the SD-1 to have tremendous flexibility in its neutral and natural sound, with explicit strengths in tracking vocals and broadcast-style dialog.” – Tape Op
“For the price, the Universal Audio SD-1 is an excellent and well-rounded dynamic microphone. Besides being a real eye-catcher, the cream-colored microphone gave me excellent results with voice and vocal recordings, but also on acoustic guitar and percussion instruments.” – Gearnews
Capture Your Best, Every Time.
With the SD‑1 dynamic microphone, you can capture vocals, instruments, livestreams, and podcasts like a pro, quickly giving you polished studio sound that’s broadcast‑ready.
Dynamic studio vocal microphone with low cut and articulation boost
Cardioid polar pattern rejects off‑axis sounds and room noise
Flat frequency response (50 Hz–16 kHz) for natural‑sounding recordings
Shape vocals and instruments with SD‑1 Apollo Channel Strip Presets
Internal shockmount reduces low‑end rumble and mechanical noise
Rear-mounted XLR jack for easy cable management
Built-in windscreen reduces plosives and breath noise
Quality UA craftsmanship and stylish, rugged build
Get Pro Vocals, Anywhere
The SD‑1 delivers studio-grade sound and style, no matter where you record. It’s tailor‑made for close-miked speech and vocals, with a simple design that rejects background noises like fans, refrigerators, and noisy bandmates.
Shape your Sound with Quick Controls
Reduce rumble and mud from your recordings with the SD‑1’s selectable low cut filter. And with its enhanced articulation boost, vocals and instruments will instantly stand out with added presence.
Sound Like the Pros with Apollo Channel Strip Presets
Take the guesswork out of getting polished sound with Apollo’s custom SD‑1 mic presets, featuring radio-ready EQ and compression settings for vocals, guitars, and broadcasts.
Deck Out your Desktop Studio
With a sleek modern design and rear-mounted XLR jack for easy cable runs, the SD‑1 will instantly level-up your production space. Whether it’s music, podcasts, livestreams, or Zoom meetings, your new go-to home studio mic has arrived.
Meet With A Passionate Product Specialist
Our sales staff are on hand to answer all of your questions. Whether you’re picking up your next microphone, an audio interface or planning a new studio from the ground up, we can help. Contact us or visit our showroom