Universal Audio’s SP-1 pencil mics are now shipping worldwide

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Universal Audio’s SP-1 pencil mics are now shipping worldwide

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A matched stereo pair providing “instant album-quality sound”

Universal Audio’s SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone Pairs are now shipping worldwide.

The matched stereo pair is ideal for recording acoustic instruments, drums and percussion, as well as live sets with high-class off-axis rejection for “instant album-quality sound”.

Read all the latest product news here.

As a matched stereo pair, SP‑1s can add clarity, width, and dimension, whether it’s tight X/Y patterns or spaced pairs, these will be your go-to match pairs.

The SP-1’s classic cardioid design, high SPL tolerance, and smooth, clear top-end deliver consistently clean capture of acoustic guitars, drum overheads, percussion, horns, and more – at any volume, in any environment.

On the exterior, they feature a retro finish and road‑worthy build, as these stylish condensers are a serious studio upgrade, boasting vintage elegance for days.

Furthermore, Universal Audio said you can “take the guesswork out of getting professional sounds with Apollo’s custom SP‑1 mic presets. 

“Get the perfect preamp, EQ, and compression settings for adding shimmer to cymbals, or bolstering horns and stringed instruments with rich stereo sound.”

Head to Universal Audio for more information.