Universal Audio has this week unveiled its new range of microphones designed for professionals and content creators. All UA microphones features presets that can be used straight out-of-the-box to deliver album and broadcast-ready sound with the company’s award-winning Apollo audio interface range. With prices starting from $299 up to $6,000.
“Universal Audio Inc. (UA), worldwide leader in audio production tools including the popular Apollo and Volt audio recording interfaces, UAD plug-ins, LUNA recording application, and UAFX guitar products, is proud to introduce its first microphone lineup in the company’s storied 60-year history. Befitting a company with roots in both analog and digital audio recording, UA microphones include world-class UA Bock tube microphones handmade in Santa Cruz, California; the award-winning 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.”
Microphone pricing and availability
Standard SD-1 Dynamic Mic – Now Shipping – $299USD MAP
Standard SP-1 Pencil Mic (Pair) – Summer 2022 – $399USD MAP
Sphere L22 Modeling Microphone – Now Shipping – $1,499USD MAP
UA Bock Series – Premium, hand-built classic mic designs, made in Santa Cruz, Calif.
UA Bock 187 Large-Diaphragm FET Condenser – Fall 2022 – $1,249USD MAP
UA Bock 167 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser – Fall 2022 – $2,999USD MAP
UA Bock 251 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser – Fall 2022 – $5,999USD MAP
“”We’re excited to bring UA’s audio expertise to microphones, and to bring something new to the table,” said Bill Putnam, CEO/Founder of Universal Audio. “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.”
Source : UA