Hear the New Mics on Soundcloud

Here's a Soundcloud playlist where you can hear the new additions to the Sphere plug-in (version 1.2). Want to try out the mic models in your own DAW? Get the free Sphere plug-in here. On the same page, you'll find sound files recorded with Sphere and even prepared sessions for the major DAWs. Now you…

Sphere L22 Receives Sound On Sound Editors' Choice Award

We are extremely honored to have received 2018's Sound On Sound Editors' Choice award for the Sphere L22. The award is given to what the Editors of Sound On Sound judge as the best new product of the year. Sound On Sound magazine is one of the best in the business and this is a major…

Announcing the Ocean Way Mic Collection for Sphere

Townsend Labs is pleased to announce the Ocean Way Microphone Collection plug-in, exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, which expands the capabilities of the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 microphone system* with faithful emulations of the 12 “best of the best” vintage mics from Allen Sides' world-renowned mic locker at Ocean Way Studios. A natural…

STEM: Slinkys and Sound

What is sound?  That's the question that my wife and I posed to a group of about forty primarily Hispanic and African-American 4th- to 6th-grade girls. The students offered a range of accurate and insightful answers and it was immediately clear that we had a very enthusiastic and engaged group on our hands. My wife's…
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It's Official - Sphere is a Smashing Success!

Our crowd funding campaign for the Sphere microphone system ended August 31st at midnight PST with total funds raised of $317,023 from 281 backers. This is 789% of our original $40k funding goal! We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of our backers and everyone that supported us through the campaign. We, of…
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This Is How We Thank Those People Who Got Us To $300,000

Not much more than a month ago no one had heard of Townsend Labs and the amazing Sphere real 3D mic modeling system. We asked people to believe in our vision and set a target on Indiegogo of $40,000. As we come to the end of the campaign we've just passed $300,000... THANK YOU! We promised…
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Get the Sphere Plug-in Now For Free

Do You Want To Try Out Sphere For Free? We have something special for you - a free demo build of the Sphere plug-in. This is your opportunity to get your hands on the Sphere plug-in. The demo is entirely free of charge and will never expire. We've prepared some pre-recorded audio tracks and sessions…
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Demand For Townsend Labs’ Sphere 3D Microphone Through The Roof

An instant crowdfunding success story The Sphere L22 microphone, unveiled by Townsend Labs as their debut product, launched this week with a phenomenally successful international crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, raising over $100,000 (250% of its target) in 24 hours. Support is coming from across the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, the…
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We're Trending - Indiegogo Day One

What a great first day of our Indiegogo campaign! Well, more like twelve hours actually. We just hit 200% of our funding goal ($80k+) and we're trending on Indiegogo. We are extremely grateful for everyone that has supported us so far. Here's to the next 29 days of the campaign being even better. For anyone else…
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Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Pricing

Pricing for the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 microphone modeling system: Suggested Retail Price: $1799* Expected Advertised Price: $1499* What’s included: Sphere L22 Microphone – high precision, dual-capsule, large-diaphragm condenser studio microphone, which can be used with or without modeling Sphere Plug-in – supports UAD, VST, AU, AAX Native Bundled Accessories 10 Foot (3 Meter) Breakout…
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Live Q&A with Grammy-winner Cassidy Turbin

Get ready for a Live Q&A session with Grammy-winner Cassidy Turbin: For the 5x-Grammy-winning producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Cassidy Turbin, the magic of recording lies in capturing real musicians playing together in one room. The LA native is an in-demand session musician, engineer, producer, and mixer. Consequently, he has collaborated with artists such as Beck,…
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Free Webinar: Live-Recording with Sphere

Is live tracking of acoustic music right up your alley? If so, don't miss our FREE webinar about live recording with Sphere and how our patented technology can help you capture those magical moments. In the live event, our product expert Julian David will walk you through the recording session of Nico Gomez' Höher video.…
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Gunna's WUNNA album stars Sphere L22's cutting-edge features

Campbell, California, May 28, 2020. Last Friday, the US rap superstar Gunna released his highly anticipated new album 'WUNNA'. It features an A-list line-up of producers and guests such as Wheezy, Turbo, and Young Thug. A significant portion of the LP's vocals were tracked by Angad 'Bainz' Bains and Flo Ongonga using the Sphere L22.…
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Sphere L22 captures rap vocals for Rich The Kid’s new album

Campbell, California, March 31, 2020. Boasting features from modern rap heavy hitters like Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Lil Tjay, and YoungBoy, Rich The Kid’s recently released third album ‘BOSS MAN’ has been highly anticipated. A majority of the rap vocals, including those featured on the singles ‘Money Talk’ and 'Red', were tracked…
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AES Academy 2020: Is There a Modeling Microphone in Your Future?

Repeating last year's event, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has put together a fantastic conference program that runs in parallel with the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. They have invited Townsend Labs to host two workshops at the 2020 AES Academy. In this presentation, Townsend Labs product expert Julian David gives an in-depth overview of…
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Sphere L22 is Product of the Year 2019 on Pro Tools Expert

London based Multi-Instrumentalist, Arranger, Music Producer, and Mixer Dan Cooper of Pro Tools Expert chose the Sphere L22 as his Product of the Year 2019. After initially being rather skeptical, the Sphere L22 has become an absolute workhorse microphone for Dan. He first tested the mic for Pro Tools Expert back in 2018 and quickly…
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AES Academy 2020: Modeling Microphone Applications in Audio Education

Repeating last year's event, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has put together a fantastic conference program that runs in parallel with the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Townsend Labs has been invited to host two workshops at the 2020 AES Academy. This presentation by Townsend Labs product expert Julian David is all about microphone modeling…
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Townsend Labs at NAMM 2020

We're excited to return to Anaheim in January, and this show is going to be more exciting and better than ever. We'll be in a new location, we'll have a more spacious booth, and there are more workshops and presentations for you to enjoy. Here is everything you need to know about Townsend Labs at…
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Sphere L22 nominated for 35th TEC Award - Vote now!

We are honored to announce that the Sphere L22 with the version 1.3 update has been nominated for the 35th TEC award in the Technical Achievement category. Following previous accolades such as the Sound on Sound Editors' Choice award, the Townsend Labs L22 continues to receive public praise. The recently released version 1.3 update of…

Music Expo San Francisco 2019 with Townsend Labs

Two days of exclusive access to Grammy-winning producers, engineers, and music industry professionals, and the opportunity to connect with lots of great pro audio brands. Music Expo San Francisco 2019 at the SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA is now spanning two full days. What’s not to love? The masterclasses cover a full range of…