SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphones
Universal Audio

SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphones

The perfect pair for stereo recording.

With the SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone Pair and Hemisphere mic modeling software, you can record acoustic instruments, drums and percussion, and live performances in stereo, with pristine fidelity for instant album-quality sound.
Key Benefits
  • Capture stringed instruments, drums, and more with a matched condenser pair
  • Get the sounds of iconic small-diaphragm condenser mics with Hemisphere mic modeling
  • Harness smooth top-end for clear, professional stereo recordings in any environment
  • Add retro, road-worthy small diaphragm condenser pack to your mic collection

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

The Perfect Pair for Stereo Recording
As a matched stereo pair, the SP-1 adds clarity, width, and dimension to your recordings. Whether it’s tight X/Y patterns or spaced pairs, combine them how you want and hear the detail in your instrument like never before.

Get the Sounds of Classic Small-Diaphragm Condensers with Hemisphere
Using the same award-winning tech as our UA Sphere modeling microphones, the free Hemisphere mic modeling plug-in gives you the authentic sound of iconic mics from AKG and Neumann — in realtime with Apollo or natively in your DAW.* You can also shape the sound of your recordings using filter, proximity effect, and axis controls — even after tracking.

Capture Your Best Sounds, Anywhere
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.

More Than your Average Pencil Mics
We engineered the SP-1 pair to be your workhorse, everyday choice for stereo recording. With a retro finish and road-worthy build, these stylish condensers are a serious studio upgrade, with vintage elegance for days.

The UA SP-1 Microphone Pair includes everything you need for instant pro sound, including:

  • Two mic stand mounts
  • Stereo T-bar
  • Two foam windscreens
  • Two ⅝” to ⅜” thread adapters

*Hemisphere plug-in available upon product registration. All trademarks are property of their respective owners and used only to represent the microphones and sound treatment modeled as part of the Hemisphere software.

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity -38.0 (12.6 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance Greater than 2K Ohms
Output Connector 3-Pin XLRM
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL, 1% THD
Phantom Power Requirements 48 VDC

5" x 0.93"

0.28 lbs.

Included Accessories
2 x Mic Stand Mounts, Stereo T-bar, 2 x Foam Windscreens, 2 x Mic Thread Adapters