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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…
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The AES NYC 2019 Wrap-Up

We had a blast at this year's AES Convention in New York. All of us had been to previous AES shows in past years, but this was the first time we had our own booth with Townsend Labs. Here's our AES 2019 wrap-up post with all the little stories, videos, and a few photos. We…
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Meet Townsend Labs at AES NYC 2019

For the first time in the company history, Townsend Labs will exhibit at the New York AES Convention this October. Whether you're a seasoned audio professional or just getting started in your home studio: AES NYC 2019, the 147th Pro Audio International Convention has you covered in one exclusively end-user focused event. With its unique…
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Sphere Expanded - Townsend Labs Releases Sphere 1.4 Update Adding Ten New Mics

Campbell, California, August 6, 2019: Townsend Labs is proud to announce that no less than ten new microphone models have been added to the Sphere plug-in—the software component in the award-winning and best-in-class Sphere L22 microphone modeling system. With the 1.4 update, which is free of charge, the collection now includes over 30 individual models.…
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Pro Tools Expert Reviews Sphere for Audio Post

With the recently added support for AAX DSP and the addition of the SD-416 shotgun microphone model, our Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System becomes an even more attractive solution for post-production professionals and Pro Tools HDX users. So we asked our friends at Production Expert to have another look at Sphere from an audio post…
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Soyuz Microphones and Townsend Labs Announce Collaboration

Two contemporary microphone brands with very different approaches to microphone design are excited to announce their collaboration. Soyuz Microphones is known for creating high-end modern classics — microphones designed and hand manufactured in the same fashion as the iconic vintage transducers of yesteryear. Townsend Labs, on the other hand, are the inventors of multi-dimensional mic…
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Sphere L22 now supports AAX DSP for Pro Tools HDX

Townsend Labs is proud to announce that AAX DSP support is included in version 1.3 of the Sphere plug-in—the software component in the award-winning and best-in-class Sphere L22 microphone modeling system. Ever since its initial introduction, the Sphere plug-in has been available for all major native plug-in formats, as well as on Universal Audio’s UAD-2,…
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Preserving the Sound of Stradivarius

We are honored to be involved in a very unique, first-of-a-kind project by e-Instruments, a German company creating high-quality virtual instruments. They set out to capture and preserve the sound of a range of super rare and precious violins by Amati, Guarneri del Gesù, and Stradivari. The project was initiated by the renowned Museo del Violino in…
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AES@NAMM Workshop about Microphone Modeling with Julian David

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) and NAMM have once again joined forces and put together a Pro Sound Symposium program this year. This event program runs in parallel with the NAMM show and offers technical presentations and hands-on training. This year, Townsend Labs has been invited to host a presentation on microphone modeling as part…

Meet us at NAMM 2019

Once again, Townsend Labs will be exhibiting at the NAMM Show, the world's biggest pro audio and MI trade show. Featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as special events, concerts and experiences - all under the California sun. The NAMM Show is without a doubt the place to be in January. Don't…

Included update: Nine new mic models

All Sphere users can now enjoy nine new mic models at no extra cost. We added four different 414s, two different sounding RCA 77DX ribbons, the classic 7A dynamic, a new old stock 67—which sounds surprisingly different to the vintage one that’s already included—and a 87 with the famous Korby mod. The Sphere plug-in now…

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…