Universal Audio Inc. (UA) has introduced its first microphone lineup in the company's 60 year history. UA microphones include UA Bock tube microphones handmade in Santa Cruz, California; the Sphere L22 Modeling Microphone with its ability to accurately emulate 34 classic studio mics; and new Standard Series microphones designed for home recordists, serious podcasters and content creators.
Bill Putnam, CEO/Founder of Universal Audio, told us, "We're excited to bring UA's audio expertise to microphones, and to bring something new to the table. With Bock, Sphere, and the new Standard Series mics, there's a UA mic within reach of every serious creator " ready to inspire great recordings, performances, and content for a lifetime."
Handmade in Santa Cruz, the new flagship UA Bock mics represent a trio of premium tube and FET based models designed by vintage mic authority David Bock, who joined the UA team with the purchase of his Bock Audio brand in 2020.
David Bock said, "The UA Bock mics are the best-sounding and most beautiful mics I've had the pleasure of designing over my long career. These mics are going to have discriminating singers, producers, and audio engineers smiling from ear to ear."
UA says that the accessible Standard Series mics feature two proven designs destined to become workhorses in serious production spaces: the SD-1 Dynamic mic for vocal and broadcast / podcast applications, and the SP-1 Pencil Condenser mics for easy stereo recording of instruments and live performances.
On the digital side, with the technology acquisition of Townsend Labs Inc. in 2021, UA has welcomed proprietary Sphere Modeling Microphone technology and modeling guru Chris Townsend to the UA team - aligning with UA's market leading UAD audio plugin platform.
All UA Microphones include presets designed to deliver album and broadcast ready sound with the company's award winning Apollo audio interface range.
Select UA microphones are now shipping to UA dealers worldwide.
UA Microphone Lineup 2022
UA says that their microphones aim to bring world-class sound and timeless UA design to content creators, home recordists, and audio professionals alike.
Accessible mics for home recording, podcasting and content creation
Standard SD-1 Dynamic Mic - Now Shipping - $299 USD MAP
Standard SP-1 Pencil Mic (Pair) - Summer 2022 - $399 USD MAP
Sphere L22 Modeling Microphone
Award-winning system with 34 classic mic models, tailored to professional vocal and studio recording
Sphere L22 Modeling Microphone - Now Shipping - $1,499 USD MAP
UA Bock Series
Premium, hand-built classic mic designs, made in Santa Cruz, Calif.
UA Bock 187 Large-Diaphragm FET Condenser - Fall 2022 - $1,249 USD MAP
UA Bock 167 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser - Fall 2022 - $2,999 USD MAP
UA Bock 251 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser - Fall 2022 - $5,999 USD MAP
UA Standard Series and UA Bock microphones include presets for use with UA Apollo audio interfaces.
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