Townsend Labs Sphere L22

Three-dimensional microphone modelling system

  • For simulating the sound behaviour of various microphones, including transient response, proximity effect, and three-dimensional directional characteristic
  • Change of microphone type, directional characteristic, as well as other characteristics can be implemented after recording
  • Try out the sound of different microphones
  • Reduction in crosstalk, unwanted room colouration, as well as other common recording problems by using the Off-Axis Correction (TM)
  • Stereo recording with a single microphone
  • Includes a 2 capsule microphone and DSP plugin

Sphere L22 Microphone:

  • Output impedance: 200 ohm
  • Recommended load impedance:> >1000 ohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 7 dB-A
  • Max. sound pressure level: 140 dB (with activated -20 dB attenuation
  • Attenuation options: -10 db and -20 dB
  • Sensitivity: 22 mV / Pa
  • Connection: XLR-m (5-pin)
  • Requires phantom power: 44-52 V
  • Dimensions: 225 x 63 mm
  • Weight: 770 g
  • Incl. breakout cable, microphone shock mount, microphone clip, carrying case and dust cover

Sphere DSP Plug-in:

  • Microphone models: LD-47, LD-49, LD-67, LD-87, LD-12, SD-451, RB-4038, DN-57, Sphere Linear
  • Supported plug-in formats: UAD, AAX Native, VST2, VST3, Audio Units (Mac only)
  • Supported operating systems: Native (AAX, VST and AU), Mac OSX 10.8.5 and later, Windows 7 and later
  • Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 hardware (AAX, VST, AU and RTAS): Mac OSX 10.9.5 and later, Windows 7 and later
  • System requirements: 4 GB RAM, 200 MB of free hard disk space, internet connection, compatible plug-in host application (DAW software) with support for AAX, VST2, VST3, AU or UAD, 2x phantom-powered microphone preamps

Further information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Kevin W Smith, 09.02.2018
It's amazing what this mic system can do and it sounds excellent on everything I've tried. Without any emulation it's a really good microphone, and the emulations are legit. Ocean Way collection for UAD users offers even more options but "out of the box" it's fantastic. Excellent build quality, looks great, sounds great. This is the future of microphones. It doesn't come with mic preamps, but very flat and clean preamps aren't expensive anymore. You probably already have some (it needs 2).

Mine is paired with a UAD Apollo Twin Quad which lets me use different preamp sounds from their channel strips. My current favorite for this mic is the Neve 88RS, but without all that it sounds amazing on it's own; all the options and emulations in the Sphere plugin still work and sound great with just the interface mic preamps.
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Excellent microphone at an affordable price

Billy Pilgrim, 15.07.2018
The most important first: The Sphere L22 sounds fantastic, resp. The wide range of emulations makes it easy to find a sound that works well with any sound source.

Just the versatility of the microphone is absolutely unique: microphone model, directional characteristics, filters, even the proximity effect can be influenced in retrospect.

All in all, you can create a sound directly in the Sphere plugin that only requires a little post-processing and "sits" very fast in a mix.

A very innovative product that I can recommend without restriction.
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