512 Audio Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser USB Microphone for Professional Recording

Item # AUD512UPM (Part # 512-UPM)
Brand new, USA Warranty
Call For Availability
and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Item Description:
  • Real studio sound
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Direct USB-C connection
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution
  • The 512 Audio Tempest is a true large-diaphragm studio microphone for capturing rich, high-fidelity audio with the convenience of modern USB-C connectivity. Drawing on the design and sound profile of the professional Warm Audio WA-47jr studio condenser mic, Tempest features a vintage-inspired, 34mm gold-plated condenser capsule and 24-bit / 48kHz resolution that brings pristine studio sound to your desktop. Tempest has built-in studio features that help keep your recording or stream on track including microphone gain, zero-latency headphone volume monitoring, and mute for full control over your sound, no software required. Because creator setups are rarely the same and frequently change, Tempest includes a premium desktop stand and professional shock-mount for connecting to mic stand or boom arm. Engineered to capture polished, detailed audio for podcasts, livestreams, acoustic instruments and vocal performances, Tempest is the simplest way to get true studio sound.

    • Vintage-inspired 34mm gold-plated capsule engineered with premium components with modern USB-C connectivity
    • Full 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response captures clear highs, smooth mids, and detailed bass on a variety of sources
    • Produce rich, articulate audio for podcasts, livestreams, acoustic instruments, and vocal performances
    • Record professional audio on your Mac or PC, no interface or studio hardware required
    • Built on a professional audio legacy, Tempest draws on the design and sound profile of the Warm Audio WA-47jr and combines premium components with decades of microphone design experience for professional performance you can trust

    Tempest delivers tight lows, nuanced midrange and pristine high end with a full 20 Hz - 20 kHz frequency response. From pristine streams and rich podcasts to stellar vocal performances, Tempest captures every detail with the richness and depth you’d expect from a studio microphone.

    Streamlining the home recording setup, Tempest allows creators to professionally record and stream straight to their PC or Mac with modern USB-C connectivity, no additional audio interface or studio hardware required.

    At the center of the Tempest design is a true, large diaphragm, vintage-inspired 34mm gold-plated condenser capsule that shares design DNA with the best-selling WA-47Jr. mic from Warm Audio. With 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution capabilities, Tempest captures high-fidelity audio with exceptional clarity and detail for modern hi-res recording.

    Combining premium, professional components and decades of microphone design experience with modern USB-C connectivity, Tempest levels up the sound of your streams and recordings right out of the box.

    Built on legacy: 512 Audio is built on the professional legacy of vintage-inspired Warm Audio. Headquartered in Austin, TX, where creativity and innovation collide, our mission is to build professional gear for every creator who has something to say.

    Tempest lets any source you put in front of it come through loud and clear. Whether it’s voiceover, vocals, or a singer with their guitar, the fixed cardioid pickup pattern captures what’s in front of the mic and rejects surrounding ambient noise.


    • True large diaphragm studio microphone
    • Designed for voice, vocals and instruments
    • Real studio sound
    • Cardioid pickup pattern
    • Direct USB-C connection
    • 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution
    • 360° swivel mic mount and shock mount
    • Vintage-inspired studio design

    512 AUDIO Tempest Specs


    Primary Applications Studio Recording, Broadcast, Podcast, Web-Streaming
    Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
    Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Capsule Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.3" / 34 mm
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Orientation Side Address
    Circuitry Solid-State
    Pad None
    High-Pass Filter None
    Tone Adjustment None
    Gain Adjustment Up to +45 dB
    Indicators 1 x Violet Single LED (Power)
    1 x Red Single LED (Mute)
    On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
    Windscreen None


    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz


    Output Connectors (Analog) None
    Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
    Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Wireless Connectivity None
    Bluetooth None

    Digital Audio

    A/D Conversion 24-Bit
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Mobile Device Compatibility None
    Available Port USB 2.0


    Bus Power USB
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer


    Color Black
    Mounting Desktop Stand, Mic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (Included)
    512 Audio Tempest - Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser
    Premium desktop stand
    Hard mount and shock mount (for mounting on a boom arm),
    USB Cable
    This Kit Includes: