Gear Review: Universal Audio New Microphones


An organization recognized predominantly for its audio interfaces, audio manufacturing gear, and recording programs over the past 60 years Common Audio has now moved into the microphone classes in a large manner. UA not too long ago release their UA Bock tube microphones, Sphere Modeling mic, and Same old Collection.  The 3 other UA Bock mics are hand-crafted in Santa Cruz, California, and are to be had in FET or Tube Condenser fashions via David Bock.  Those microphones are aimed toward studio paintings with audio engineers and manufacturers. 

The Bock microphones additionally come with presets for the UA Apollo audio interfaces. The Sphere Modeling Microphones are digital-driven with modeling designed via Chris Townsend, and so they serve as neatly with UAD audio plug-in platform. They’re created round an award-winning device that has 34 vintage mic fashions in a single unit. The Same old Collection of mics are aimed toward content material creators, house recording, and podcasters on the lookout for nice sound replica. 

One is a dynamic mic, and the opposite mics are a couple of pencil microphones for micing tools.  The Same old SD-1 mic is priced at $299 MAP (See on Sweetwater), Same old SP-1 will likely be $399 MAP, the Sphere L22 modeling sells for $1,499 (See on Sweetwater). Within the UA Bock Collection, the 187 FET Condenser will promote for $1,249, 167 Tube Condenser at $2,999, and the 251 Tube Condenser microphone will likely be priced at $5,999. The Same old SD-1 Dynamic mic and Sphere L22 modeling mic are lately to be had.  The Same old SP-1 Pencil Mic (that are available a couple) will unencumber this summer time and the UA Bock 187, 167, and 251 microphones will all unencumber this autumn.

Those microphones are constructed to closing and are a wise extension of the sturdy Common Audio logo already established.  


UA makes nice recording apparatus and those microphones, particularly the Bock mics, will set a brand new same old. The Sphere L22 modeling mic is a brilliant worth taking into consideration you’ve got the potential of 34 microphones in a single.


Hand-built microphones made in the US, like the 3 UA Bock mics, don’t seem to be reasonable.  The Bock mics, particularly the 2 tube fashions, it is going to be the area of studios greater than folks.


I’m shocked UA didn’t release a line of microphones two decades in the past. As soon as those present microphones release, I’d be expecting to look the corporate release extra. Nice audio replica is price the associated fee for the fitting sound. Best-quality microphones are dear for a reason why and maximum manufacturers and audio engineers can listen the adaptation when within the studio. I imagine the UA microphones will likely be in call for and wanted.