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Congratulations to our lucky winners: Karl-Michel D. from Canada and William R. from New Zealand.

We’re honored to announce that we have teamed up with the 5x-Grammy-Winner Cassidy Turbin (Beck, Keyon Harrold, Childish Gambino) for a very special ‘Halloween’ giveaway and the rare chance to win a Sphere L22 mic.

Cassidy and his brother Jason Turbin (aka Cadence Kid) recorded their original song ‘Spell of Love’ almost entirely with the Sphere L22. This ‘Halloween’ challenge gives you exclusive access to the session’s multitrack files. All throughout the month of October, we’ll be celebrating Halloween and Sphere’s magic power with this creative challenge.

About the song ‘Spell of Love’

Cassidy and Jason set out to give the song a smokey, New Orleans vibe, and they chose the instrumentation accordingly. The arrangement is starts centered around a single electric guitar and then builds up from there. Cassidy and Jason not only wrote and recorded the track, but they also performed all the instruments themselves.

The Sphere L22’s capability to change microphone models and other parameters after the recording is done was instrumental in the process, allowing them to work extremely quickly. The entire tune was recorded in a single afternoon.

Watch the walkthrough video of the recording and mixing process:

How to participate

Now it’s your turn to get creative: Nail the perfect mix of the tune, go to town with a spooky remix, re-record the vocals in your own (ghostly?) language, replace parts to create your own ‘Frankenstein’ Halloween version. Get freaky, put a spell on us, and invite your friends to collaborate.

Since most of the tracks were recorded with the Sphere L22, the files will be stereo files to be used with the standard Sphere plug-in or the Sphere 180 stereo version. All files will be labeled accordingly.

The deadline for your submission is October 31st (Halloween) at 11:59 PM PDT. The winners will be announced on November 10th, 2020.

Even though the giveaway has ended, you can still download the multitrack files and experiment with the sounds and settings in the Sphere plug-in.

What to win

We will be giving away two (2) Sphere L22 microphones to two lucky winners. Winners will be drawn randomly from all submissions. Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to find the full terms and conditions: https://townsendlabs.com/spell-of-love-halloween-challenge-terms-and-conditions

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Get started, get spooky

Here are the next steps:

  1. Create an account if you haven’t already done so
  2. Download the free ‘Spell of Love’ multitracks.
  3. Download the free Sphere plug-in installer.
  4. Share your work on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and SoundCloud using the hashtags #TownsendLabsSphere #SpellOfLoveChallenge and don’t forget to tag Townsend Labs (@townsendlabs)
  5. Submit your version via the form below to get a chance to win! The winners will be drawn randomly from all submissions. We will not judge the entries.
  6. Listen to other versions and leave constructive comments. You’ll find them via the #SpellOfLoveChallenge on the mentioned platforms and in our Facebook/Instagram stories.
  7. Share the ‘Spell of Love’ Halloween challenge with your friends.