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'Spell of Love' Session Walkthrough with Cassidy Turbin

5x-Grammy-Winner Cassidy Turbin (Beck, Keyon Harrold, Childish Gambino) and his brother Jason (aka Cadence Kid) embarked on recording a song using mostly the Sphere L22 microphone. The project highlights how Cassidy uses the Sphere L22 to record and mix a wide range of instruments. Here is Cassidy's exclusive session walkthrough of their original tune "Spell…
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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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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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Nico Gomez - Höher | Sphere Sessions

Hand-made, authentic, and live - the German singer-songwriter Nico Gomez goes back to the roots on his latest acoustic EP. His most personal song on the release, "Höher" ("Higher"), was tracked with Sphere L22 microphones all around in our latest Sphere Session. Watch the performance video of his expressive vocal delivery, then learn how our…
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Record Anywhere - Modern Rap Vocals With Jason Goldberg | Sphere Stories

The LA-based engineer has developed a minimalist tracking setup that allows him to record modern rap vocals anywhere. A Mac Mini, a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface, and the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 are all he needs. With a no-nonsense approach that always puts the talent first, Jason keeps cranking out chart-topping tracks at breakneck…
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How to produce records and choose mics with Joe Chiccarelli | Sphere Stories

With ten Grammy nominations under his belt, record-making comes naturally to the veteran producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. For the past ten years, he has called Hollywood's legendary Sunset Sound studio his home base. Here, he has worked with artists such as Jason Mraz, Young The Giant, My Morning Jacket, and many more. We recently sat down…

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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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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Alana Alexander & Nico Gomez - Best Part | Sphere Sessions

One mic, two singers, and a universe of emotion. Watch this soulful, one-take interpretation of Daniel Caesar’s song ‘Best Part’ performed by Alana Alexander and Nico Gomez on a single Sphere L22 in this “Sphere Sessions” episode. Find out how our product expert and engineer Julian David made the most of Sphere’s patented features and…
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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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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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Why Pros Like Billy Bush & Joe Chiccarelli Choose Sphere | Sphere Stories

Why do top producers choose Sphere? Join us for this conversation with the multi-Grammy nominated producers/engineers Billy Bush and Joe Chiccarelli. In the video, the two explain why they go for the Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System for their work with A-list artists like Morrissey, Garbage, and Silversun Pickups. You are invited to install the…
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KTEE sings her ‘Melody’ with the Sphere L22 | Sphere Stories

Austrian singer KTEE has been singing since the moment she spoke her first word, so nailing a vocal performance at 2:00 am in a freezing warehouse is just up her alley. This was, in fact, the setup for this one-take acoustic live video showcasing our Sphere L22 microphone. Performing together with her producer and guitarist…
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Alana feat. Christian Frentzen - Mama | Sphere Sessions

The loss of a loved one is incredibly difficult to come to terms with, yet it's something we all have to deal with at some point in our lives as human beings. The power of music is that it can sometimes help us process or even overcome these tragic moments. For singer Alana, who lost…
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Stereo Acoustic Guitar Made Easy | Sphere Shortcuts

The ability to record in stereo with a single L22 microphone is one of Sphere’s features that go far beyond mic modeling. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it sounds great - it comes as no surprise that many Sphere owners love using the mic like this. Join our product expert Julian David for this super…
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Grand Piano Mic Model Comparison | Sphere Sounds

What does the Sphere L22 sound like on a grand piano? Townsend Labs product expert Julian David recorded this piano performance by Christian Li with a spaced pair of Sphere L22s. Hear and compare select mic models from our included Core collection of more than 20 mics with Christian's improvisation titled "Patriot Peace". Check it…
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Sphere Plug-In Basics | Inside Sphere

 Explore the basic controls and main features of the Sphere plug-in In our second episode of Inside Sphere, Townsend Labs product expert Julian David walks you through the basic view of the Sphere plug-in. Learn about all of the controls in the plug-in's "Single View", designed to give quick access to great sounds. You will…
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Acoustic Guitar Comparison | Sphere Sounds

What does the Sphere L22 sound like on acoustic guitar? Townsend Labs product expert Julian David recorded this acoustic guitar performance by Matthias Krämer with a single Sphere L22. Hear and compare select mic models from core collection including 30 mic models on a looping guitar part. Check it out:  Mic Models The acoustic…