Universal Audio SD-7

Dynamic Modelling Microphone

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Hypercardioid dynamic microphone for drums and instruments, featuring Hemisphere mic modelling technology, high SPL tolerance, precise control over filter, proximity, and axis, ultra-high SPL capability, a rugged all-metal construction, and a retro design with hand-selected capsules, providing professional sound with precision in any environment.

At a glance

  • Hypercardioid dynamic microphone for toms, guitar and bass amps, horns, and percussion instruments
  • Hemisphere mic modeling gives you the sounds of iconic dynamic and ribbon mics from Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic*
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sounds
  • Hand-selected dynamic capsules to handle extreme SPL
  • Includes integrated standmount and storage pouch
  • Rugged all-metal construction and stylish UA craftsmanship

The Universal Audio’s SD-7 is a hypercardioid dynamic microphone for drums and instruments. It features Hemisphere mic modelling technology, high SPL tolerance, and included accessories.

Capture Legendary Clarity

Easily record tom drums, guitar cabinets, horns, and more with a natural open tone. The SD-7 is a classic dynamic mic with high SPL handling, a hypercardioid polar pattern, and best-in-class Hemisphere mic modelling, delivering professional sound with precision in any environment.

Record Through Five Famous Instrument Mics

SD-7 leverages the same mic modelling technology found in Universal Audio’s award-winning UA Sphere microphones. The included Hemisphere Mic Collection uniquely provides the authentic sound of iconic dynamics from Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic.*

A Mic That Works for You

SD-7 and the Hemisphere Mic Collection plug-in function with or without UA hardware. It goes beyond subtle EQ curves, offering precise control over filter, proximity, and axis — an industry first. Set up the SD-7 and use the plug-in to quickly locate the “sweet spot” for a guitar amp or make horns stand out.

Discover Your Best Sounds

SD-7’s ultra-high SPL capability is ideal for loud, transient-rich sources, from rowdy stages to quiet studios. Its hypercardioid polar pattern allows you to back the mic away for added "air" without losing isolation.

Add a Pro Mic with Vintage Style

With rugged all-metal construction, a retro look, and hand-selected capsules, the SD-7 is a trusted companion that reliably captures your sources for a lifetime of professional performance.

Included Hemisphere Mic Models

  • DN-421B: Based on a modern 421, slightly brighter and harder than earlier versions, famous for toms, kick drums, and brass instruments.
  • DN-421S: Based on a rare early 421 with a script logo, it offers a vintage character useful for warming up guitar amplifiers, drums, or vocals.
  • RB-160: Modelled on a vintage 1960s ribbon mic with rich mid-forward character, used on famous rock recordings from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin.**
  • DN-409N: Based on the earliest 409 line version, slightly more coloured than current models, ideal for electric guitar and vocals, used notably by Pink Floyd.**
  • DN-441: The classic 441 used by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Tame Impala is known for its balanced and natural sound on vocals, snare drums, and guitar amps.**

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