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Microphone Masterclass: Sony C-37A

Japan Takes On The World With An Underappreciated Classic One of the hidden gems of the Bill Putnam Mic Collection, available for users of the Sphere L22 and the Universal Audio UAD-2 and Apollo DSP platforms, is the BP-37A. Recently, Sphere version 1.5 added the LD-37A and LD-37P models to the Sphere L22’s growing mic…
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Sphere 1.5 Reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen, the reviews are in! Over the past couple of weeks since the release of our Sphere 1.5 software update, several reviewers have put the Sphere plug-in through its paces. From big YouTube channels like Podcastage to personal shout-outs from customers - we're flattered by them all. We're particularly thrilled about the Sphere…
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Sphere 1.5 Live Event on November 13

To celebrate the launch of our latest Sphere software update 1.5, we're inviting you to a special live event on our YouTube channel this Friday, November 13. Sphere 1.5 Live Event Schedule We are thrilled to welcome an A-list roster of guests such as Chris Baseford (Nickelback, Shinedown), Antonio Dixon (Toni Braxton, Ariana Grande), Karen…
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Beyond Modeling - Townsend Labs Releases Sphere 1.5

Campbell, California, November 10, 2020: Townsend Labs is proud to announce the latest update to Sphere—the software component in the award-winning and best-in-class Sphere L22 microphone modeling system. Version 1.5 adds new features for voice-over artists and music producers seeking better recordings under challenging conditions. New models of four classic microphones, each with a proud…
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Trust Your Ears: With Audio Test Kitchen and Sphere

Jason 'Cheese' Goldberg is one of the top modern rap engineers trusted by clients like Youngboy, Post Malone, and Rich The Kid.  By auditioning the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 on Audio Test Kitchen’s free website and then confirming the impressions in his studio, Jason was able to trust the Sphere L22 for his most critical…
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Microphone Masterclass: AKG C12

Our LD-12 model – and the two specific mics in the Ocean Way Collection,  the OW-12 #1 and #2 – are based on the AKG C12, a legendary mic from the 1950s whose unparalleled sound arose from its unique combination of capsule design and tube electronics. In this Microphone Masterclass, meet the mic that, for…
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Townsend Labs earns patent for innovative microphone technology

Campbell, California, October 8, 2020: As reported by Production Expert, Townsend Labs has successfully been granted another innovative US patent that pushes the envelope for professional microphone technology. Parts of this new patent will find their implementation in a forthcoming, free update of the Sphere plug-in, the software counterpart to the award-winning Sphere L22 microphone.…
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The Magic of Recording with Cassidy Turbin | Sphere Stories

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. We met up with him at his personal studio, Willowcrest Recorders, in Los Angeles to talk about microphones, the magic of recording, and what it was like working with the artist 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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How the Sphere L22 microphone played a part in capturing an iconic piece of musical history

When the Museo del Violino (the guardians of the Stradivari collection) wanted to find a way to capture and preserve the tone and playability of their priceless collection of instruments, they turned to e-instruments. The team at e-instruments is known for approaching the creation of modern digital instruments with the same craftsmanship and attention to…
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The Making of the Ocean Way Mic Collection

The Ocean Way Microphone Collection has been out for a while, and I thought I’d take a moment to reminisce about the events that led to the making of that plug-in and what went into its creation. It was an exciting project for me to work on, and the response from customers has been phenomenal.…
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Compare Sphere and other modeling mics to an original Sony C800G

Sometimes we get asked: "How close is the modeling to the original?" - Typically, our answer is, "Which one?" Production tolerances and aging effects of capsules and components are causing vintage mics to vary substantially from one unit to the next. But we recognize that it's still a burning question for some. Fortunately, the fantastic Audio…
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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…
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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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Explore the Sphere L22 on Drums | Sphere Sounds

Recording drums is challenging, and for rock, pop, and urban genres, great sounding drums often make or break the song. So it's an area where much attention to detail is needed. Large-diaphragm condensers are often used to capture the drum overheads, but they can also work really well on the individual drums. We teamed up…
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Optimize Your Vocal Booth with Sphere | Tech Talk

Let's face it: Vocal recordings often have to take place in less than ideal spaces. It's not uncommon to run into boxiness in small booths, regardless of the microphone. Recently a few Sphere L22 owners have approached us asking if our patented technology could help with that. So in this blog post, we're going to…
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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…