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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…
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An Introduction to Sphere | Inside Sphere

 What is the Sphere Microphone Modeling System and why would you want to get one? Townsend Labs product expert Julian David explains the basic concepts of Sphere and what the benefits are. Learn more and reimagine our library of pre-recorded tracks now. Click here to download the free, fully featured plug-in and ready-to-go sessions…

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…

Behind the Session: Halpin & Li - Lion's Mane

This performance of the jazz composition "Lion's Mane" features the American pianist Christian Li and Irish saxophone player Matthew Halpin. A spaced pair of Sphere L22 microphones with the LD-12 model from our core collection captures the lovely Steingraeber & Soehne grand piano. Matthew's tenor sax is also picked up by the L22, but this…

The Many Faces of the 414

It is one of the best known and widely used studio microphones of all time, yet over the years there have been so many different versions of the 414 it hardly makes sense to think of it as one type of microphone. AKG has released at least ten incarnations with the 414 moniker, some of…

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 U67—which sounds surprisingly different to the vintage one that’s already included—and a U87 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…

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…

Recording Magazine Reviews the Sphere L22

Recording Magazine Technical Editor Paul Vnuk got his hands on a Sphere L22 microphone and wrote a review for the November 2017 issue. He concludes with: What I find so great about the Sphere L22 is not just its modeling, or its pattern control, or Axis and Proximity setting. It’s how all of it comes…

Sound On Sound: Can Sphere Defy the Laws of Physics?

We are excited and honored that Sound On Sound magazine has published their review of the Sphere L22 microphone system. As far as product reviews go, they are one of the best in the business. The review is very clearly written and covers just about every feature that Sphere has to offer in considerable detail.…
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Sphere Audio Comparisons with Vintage Mics

How does Sphere compare to the classic microphones we modeled? That’s perhaps the question most asked and which, of course, deserves an answer. Central to the development of Sphere were countless listening tests and comparisons, with the various vintage mics that we modeled. Over the last few weeks, in particular, we hosted several listening sessions…

If you could add one mic model to Sphere which would it be?

Sphere will already ship with a great selection of some of the most sought after mics. Even though we're off to a good start, we have some exciting stuff already planned. But we thought it time to ask our backers and prospective customers what additional microphone models they would like to see added to Sphere…
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Get the Sphere Plug-in Now For Free

Do You Want To Try Out Sphere? We have something special for you - a 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 and will never expire. We've prepared some pre-recorded audio tracks so that you can try it now even…
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THANK YOU for making the first week of the Sphere 3D mic modeling system such a huge success.

  THANK YOU for making the first week of the Sphere 3D mic modeling system such a huge success. Our aim was to raise $40K in a month, after week one we raised nearly $200K. But as we have said before this is just the start and for those who have invested so far, then here’s…
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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…

Pro Tools Expert Reviews Sphere!

We were lucky enough to get a pre-production Sphere L22 microphone in the hands of James Ivey at Pro Tools Expert and he did a very in-depth review of the product. This one is definitely worth watching.
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Sphere® Technology Whitepaper

Over the years there have been a handful of products designed to model microphones. Typically these products took a conventional studio microphone, such as a Shure SM57, as a source and applied processing to make it sound like some other microphone, such as a Neumann U47. Some microphone modeling products have used a custom designed microphone…