Common Audio is stepping into premium microphones


, which has lengthy been recognized for its premium audio interfaces and plugins, is transferring into a brand new market because it has revealed its first microphones. As with the corporate’s different gear, anticipate to pay a fairly penny to get your fingers on these.

Universal Audio SD-1 Dynamic microphone

Common Audio

The SD-1 Dynamic is on the decrease finish of the preliminary lineup. Common Audio says it is a broadcast-style mic geared towards capturing speech, vocals and devices. It features a “cardioid polar sample and selectable low lower and articulation enhance switches.” It appears to be Common Audio’s try to chop into the market share of , a favourite amongst podcasters. You’ll be able to decide up the SD-1 Dynamic beginning immediately for $379.

Just like the SD-1 Dynamic, the SP-1 Condenser has Apollo interface presets designed to assist customers attain professional-sounding audio shortly. The SP-1 contains a pair of pencil microphones that Common Audio designed to document drums, acoustic devices and reside performances. 

Universal Audio SP-1 Condenser microphones

Common Audio

The corporate says the SP-1 is designed to dam out background noise and off-axis audio. The SP-1 Condenser might be out there this summer time and value $499.

On the greater finish of the dimensions is the Sphere L22 Modeling microphone. Common Audio says that, when paired with the UAD Sphere L22 plugin, the system will be capable to replicate 34 traditional ribbon, condenser and dynamic mics. 

Universal Audio Sphere L22 Modeling microphone

Common Audio

It is a “large-diaphragm modeling condenser that pairs a dual-capsule design for stereo or blended mono recording with award-winning mic modeling expertise,” in accordance with the corporate. With the power to imitate many different “sought-after” microphones, it isn’t too shocking that the Sphere L22 Modeling microphone would not come low cost. It is out there now for $1,499.

Trying additional forward, Common Audio plans to launch a sequence of tube and solid-state condenser microphones. The very fairly Bock Sequence mics are designed by David Bock and may arrive this fall.

Universal Audio Bock Series microphones

Common Audio

These merchandise aren’t actually designed for creators who’re simply beginning out (except they plan to splurge on a high-end setup out of the gate). Nevertheless, these mics ought to not less than give skilled podcasters, streamers and musicians who wish to enhance the sound high quality of their output extra choices to think about.

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