The Universal Audio SC-1 is a modelling microphone designed to capture professional-quality vocals and instruments, offering classic condenser sound for various applications while maintaining a high SPL handling capability and minimal distortion across the frequency range. It includes Hemisphere mic modelling technology, delivering the authentic sound of renowned condenser microphones from Neumann, Sony, AKG, and others, with real-time modelling capabilities. This versatile microphone allows post-recording sound shaping through filter, proximity, and axis controls. Built for long-term use, the SC-1 combines modern design and rugged build quality, ensuring uncompromised recording performance over the years.
At a glance
- Get the sounds of the world's most famous studio condenser mics from Neumann, Sony, AKG, and more*
- Shape the sound of your recordings using filter, proximity, and axis controls — even after tracking
- Enjoy smooth, professional recordings with SC-1’s ultra-linear circuit and extended dynamic range
- Enjoy years of uncompromising recordings with genuine UA craftsmanship
The Universal Audio SC-1 is a modeling microphone that ensures you capture album-ready vocals and instruments with the authentic sound and character of the most renowned studio microphones ever created, all while using a single high-quality condenser.
When it comes to recording professional vocals and instruments, the SC-1 is your ideal companion. Its classic condenser sound is perfect for a wide range of applications, including vocals, acoustic guitar, strings, and even a loud guitar cab, thanks to its remarkable high SPL handling capability. Additionally, its ultra-linear circuit and extended dynamic range guarantee distortion-free results across the entire frequency spectrum, providing consistently smooth and pristine recordings every time.
What sets the SC-1 apart is its authentic mic modeling made easy. Leveraging the same award-winning technology found in UA Sphere modeling microphones, the included Hemisphere mic modeling plug-in allows your studio to harness the genuine sound of essential condenser microphones from respected brands such as Neumann, Sony, AKG, and more. This modeling occurs in real-time when used with Apollo or natively in your digital audio workstation (DAW). Moreover, you have the flexibility to shape the sound of your recordings using filter, proximity, and axis controls, even after the initial tracking.
In terms of durability and longevity, the SC-1 boasts a sleek, modern design and rugged build quality that ensures decades of uncompromising recording performance, regardless of what you place in front of it.