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The Top 5 Stereo Microphone Techniques to Make Great Recordings

Most of us take the stereo listening experience for granted. After all, we have two ears and stereo has two speakers! For decades our recorded music has been delivered and played back in stereo, but that doesn’t mean that capturing music effectively in stereo is a trivial operation. It’s taken many years for engineers to…

Brent Hagel reviews L22 for Voice-Over

Are you looking for a versatile microphone to record professional voice-overs? Look no further and check out Brent Hagel's video review of the Sphere L22:  The voice-over artist and owner of the Trailer Voice Artists agency set out to run the Sphere L22 through its paces. The video is a good reminder that a…
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Watch Dave Grohl perform 'Times Like These' with Sphere L22

For BBC Radio One's Big Night In charity event on April 23, 2020, rock icon Dave Grohl joins a cast of the world's biggest music artists for a heartfelt remote performance of 'Times Like These". In support of the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis, all artists recorded themselves…
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Sphere Spotify Playlists - Call for Submissions

Discover, share, get heard!Submit your music to get picked for our curated Sphere playlists on Spotify. As we’re all hunkered down in isolation, there’s one thing we can always fall back on: The joy of listening to great music. It’s true for us here at the Townsend Labs HQ, at the very least, but we’re…
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Rap Vocal Recording Template

A laptop, a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface, and the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 modeling microphone, all packed up neatly in a sturdy road case. That's all that Jason Goldberg needs to record modern rap vocals for major label artists like Post Malone, Rich The Kid, and NBA Youngboy. Watch the video to get to…
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Acoustic Guitar Reviews the Sphere L22

Doug Young, an editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, honed in on the benefits of the Sphere L22 for acoustic guitar players in his detailed review:  In the written review on the Acoustic Guitar page, Doug explains how Sphere gives access to a world-class microphone locker. He then moves on to highlight some of the…
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Sphere L22 wins 2020 TEC Award

Anaheim, California, January 21, 2020. Townsend Labs is honored to announce that the Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System Version 1.3 has been awarded a prestigious TEC Award (Technical Excellence & Creativity Award) for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Recording Microphones category at the recent 2020 NAMM show. Following previous accolades such as the Sound on…
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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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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…