Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone

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The Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone gives you the sound of 38 classic ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones; all in stereo. Record with the greatest mics ever made!

The UA Sphere DLX modeling microphone system gives you the sound of classic mics used by everyone from The Beatles and Beyoncé to Radiohead and Frank Sinatra.

Grab the Keys to the Ultimate Mic Locker
Featuring 38 legendary mic models of Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more,* the Sphere DLX gives your productions the most sought-after ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones ever made.

Find your Perfect Mic in Real Time with Apollo
The Sphere DLX lets you audition classic mics before, during, and after recording with any interface, in any DAW. And when paired with an Apollo interface, you can do this with near-zero latency.

Get Stereo Sound and More from a Single Mic
Thanks to its dual-capsule design, the Sphere DLX lets you easily record piano, drums, strings, and more in stereo. You can even use different mic models on the left and right channels for a more colorful stereo image. Plus, you can blend the sound of two mono mics using Dual Mode, and get classic-sounding mic recipes on snare drums and guitar cabs.

Reduce Room Sound for Better Recordings
Easily tame room coloration for cleaner, more professional recordings using IsoSphere and its expert presets tailored for everything from your bedroom studio to popular isolation filters from sE Reflexion Filters, Aston Halo, Kaotica Eyeball,* and more.

Built to Last a Lifetime
With dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class, the Sphere DLX outfits your studio with a premium, large-diaphragm condenser microphone, precision-built to deliver years of inspiration for your music, podcasts, and voiceovers.

Includes Everything you Need to Record
Right out of the box, the Sphere DLX mic gives you a professional shockmount, 25' cable, mic stand mount, and carrying case — so you'll be creating with the sound of legendary mics in no time.

Note for L22 Owners
For owners of the Townsend Labs L22, we at Front End Audio have great news for you. You might be thinking you are missing out on the cool new models that come with the DLX Sphere 180 software, but you are not! All you need to do is log into your online account at Universal Audio's website, and register your original Townsend Labs L22 microphone. Upon doing so, you will get the new Sphere 180 Plug-in for free! Please note the new Sphere 180 Plug-in is a UAD based plug-in, and runs on UA's DSP platforms.

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Features

  • Record with 38 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns, and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Specifications

  • Microphone Type: Modeling Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Variable Dual Output
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -33 dB (22 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 1 K Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 140 dB SPL, 1% THD (w/ pad)
  • Dynamic Range: 133 dB
  • Capsule: 1” Diameter Dual Diaphragm
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48 VDC, 5 mA typical
  • Connector: 5-Pin XLRM
  • Adjustable Controls:  Pad: 10 dB, 20 dB
  • Included Accessories: Shockmount, Mic Stand Mount, 25’ Cable, Carrying Case
  • Dimensions: 8.9" (225 mm) length x 2.5" (63 mm) diameter
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs (770 g)

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Includes

  • Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone
  • Professional Shockmount
  • 25' Cable
  • Mic Stand Mount
  • Carrying Case

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The Sphere DLX microphone is awesome! Universal Audio did an excellent job emulating the character of so many famous microphones we all know and love. There are a ton of microphone models to choose from. I love that with the Sphere plugins, you can decide whether to record through the emulations using the UA Console app, or apply them after recording in your DAW. Also, the Sphere 180 software allows you to change helpful parameters like the polar pattern, adjust proximity effect, and make off axis corrections. Even if you’re not a fan of modeling microphones, I would suggest considering this for harmonies and doubles. Having the ability to switch microphone models and layer tones on vocal stacks can add nice separation and depth to your mix! The cool thing about the DLX versus its little brother the LX, is that it’s stereo – meaning you’re able to use different microphone models and control the parameters for the front and back of the microphone independently! Check out the Universal Audio Sphere DLX, you won’t be disappointed!

Wes DeLoach, Pro Audio Sales

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