Introducing the SV33
Following a heritage defined by jaw-dropping realism and unparalleled performance, the front address SV33 delivers vocal performances brimming with stunning detail. The SV33 is our flagship studio vocal microphone featuring a 14mm capsule that delivers warmth coupled with staggeringly precise audio performance. A true cardioid polar pattern provides freedom and ease for every recording session with an enormous sweet spot and incredible rear rejection, maintaining complete sonic accuracy for vocal performances.
Freeder has there been a vocal microphone that gives you this much freedom. Freedom to express, to move, to take risks and capture every essence of the vocal performance. The SV33 eliminates limitations found in other high end studio microphones and infuses ease into the process for both the vocalist and the engineer. With 140 degrees of freedom across the frontal hemisphere every moment of joy, longing, pain or elation will come through with breathtaking lifelike clarity.
You—Front and Center
The SV33 excels at delivering crystal clear vocals full of detail and nuance; effortlessly positioned forward in the mix with incredible low end, smooth midrange and high frequency detail. The openness and the air, it’s all there. Giving you a big vocal track full of vibrant presence with incredible intimacy.
Its discrete Class A circuitry means that your signal path will remain uncompromised, delivering the purest sound possible. With the SV33 you will achieve unmatched sonic clarity and world-class performance for every recording session.
The SV33’s wide cardioid pickup pattern behaves incredibly well on-axis, maintaining the integrity of your vocals and allowing more freedom to move in front of the microphone. Off-axis it excels at rejecting unwanted sounds, so in the unlikely event of bleed, the sound will remain uncolored and pure.
Capture Lifelike, Emotive Vocals
Transparency. Precision. Clarity. That's exactly what you get with the SV33. Earthworks' first-ever studio vocal mic, the SV33's generous 30Hz to 33kHz frequency response captures any voice with unparalleled accuracy. A massive sweet spot and excellent off-axis rejection make the SV33 a pleasure to set up and use. A respectable 145dB of SPL handling ensures that the SV33 can tackle loud sources. The detail and nuance provided by this microphone are nothing short of astonishing. When we ran it through its paces, we found that every voice it records sits perfectly in the mix — no EQ or compression required. The lifelike, emotive quality of the SV33 is sure to inspire many amazing vocal performances.
Wide cardioid pickup pattern for easy positioning
The SV33 is a pleasure to set up and use, by virtue of its massive sweet spot. Vocalists appreciate the 140 degrees of freedom this mic provides, while engineers value its forgiving nature — the SV33 practically positions itself! This microphone performs incredibly well on-axis and offers exemplary off-axis rejection, for pure, uncolored reproduction with a minimum of mic bleed.
Discrete Class A circuitry yields astonishing detail and nuance
With the Earthworks SV33, you'll capture every source with unmatched sonic clarity. Discrete Class A circuitry ensures a clean, ultra-pure signal with zero compromise. Vocals are positioned effortlessly in your mix and are delivered with incredible detail and nuance. You can expect robust low end, smooth mids, and airy highs with an open, lifelike quality that commands attention. This is the kind of vibrancy and intimacy that inspires a stellar vocal performance.
The Mic In the Mix - David Weiss
A 2X Grammy-nominated producer, mixer, engineer, songwriter and beatmaker (Ornette Coleman, Norah Jones, Randy Brecker, Pete Seeger), Klun is partners with the celebrated drummer Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) in their well-equipped Brooklyn facility.
“This vocal recording gives me everything I need to work with,” said Klun after his first listen of Hoyes’ track. “The low end, the air were all there. The Earthworks SV33 has a very big sweet spot that brings forward the intimacy in the human voice.
“Looking ahead in the production, I can already hear how this lead vocal is going to sit so clearly in the middle of the mix. A lot of mixers will tell you that the hardest thing to do is to get that vocal to the forefront – the vocal is always the struggle. With this microphone, there’s no more struggle.”
Transparent-sounding vocal microphone with 30Hz to 33kHz frequency response
Class A circuitry maintains the full integrity of your signal
Wide cardioid pickup pattern provides a massive sweet spot and excellent off-axis rejection
145dB of SPL handling ensure that the SV33 can tackle loud sources with ease
Yields crisp, clear, authentic reproduction that sits perfectly in the mix
Delivers a lifelike, intimate quality that inspires stellar performances
Includes cherry wood box, mounting bracket, and manual
Frequency Response: 30Hz – 33kHz ±2dB at 5 inches (12.7cm)
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
Power Requirements: 24-48V Phantom, 10mA
Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL
Output: XLR (pin 2+)
Output Impedance: 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
Noise: 15dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
Dimensions L x D: 211mm x 50mm (8.32 x 1.97 inches)
Weight: 2.5 lb (1.13kg)