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Townsend Labs Sphere L22

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Three-dimensional Microphone Modelling System

  • For reproducing the sound behaviour of different microphones including transient reproduction, proximity effect and three-dimensional directional characteristics
  • Changing microphone type, directional characteristics and other properties is possible even after recording
  • Listen to the sound of different microphones
  • Reduce crosstalk, unwanted room colouration, and other common recording problems using Off-Axis Correction (TM)
  • Stereo recordings with a single microphone
  • Includes 2 capsule microphone and DSP plugin

Sphere L22 microphone:

  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohm
  • Replacement noise level: 7 dB-A
  • Peak SPL: 140 dB (with activated -20 dB attenuation)
  • Attenuation options: -10 dB and -20 dB
  • Sensitivity: 22 mV/Pa
  • Connector: XLR-m (5-pin)
  • Requires phantom power: 44 - 52 V
  • Dimensions: 225 x 63 mm
  • Weight: 770 g
  • Includes 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)
  • Natively supported operating systems: (AAX, VST and AU) Mac OSX 10.8.5 and higher, Windows 7 and higher
  • Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 hardware (AAX, VST, AU and RTAS): Mac OSX 10.9.5 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, AAX DSP support for Pro Tools HDX
  • System requirements: 4 GB of 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, two phantom power mic preamps
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
Item number 402672
£1,359
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The futur is here !!
Emmanuel Cambier 14.10.2021
Amazing quality microphone, sound great as is... but of course the real magic happens when you apply one of numerous fantastic sounding emulations !!

If I could only have one microphone, this would be my pick for certain !!
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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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No words...!
NikosGr 10.04.2019
Just get it guys!
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Townsend Labs en post production Voix (Voiceover et voix off)
Pierre Julien 19.05.2020
1. Qualité de fabrication
Les plus : Très belle qualité, c'est du solide, à mon avis la meilleure qualité pour un micro dédié à la modélisation (Metal pour le corps, double membrane), petite éclairage interne, belle mallette.
Les moins : la suspension à élastique est efficace mais contrairement aux Neumann on doit la démonter pour une suspension tête en bas, La mousse de la mallette, très ferme, est calculée un peu juste pour les rangement, problèmes de préhension. Pour finir concernant les points négatifs, la diode lumineuse à l'intérieur de la grille n'est désactivable qu'en démontant le micro.
2.Le son
Très bon micro, les deux larges membranes encaissent et sont très transparentes (un pad physique est disponible). La polyvalence Modélisation/prise stéréo est très bien pensée. Une qualité qui n'a pas à rougir de la concurrence allemande.
3. La modélisation
Le logiciel de modélisation est très bien pensé, efficace, voir bluffant. Tous les micros essentiels et de référence sont présents. Un réglage de l'effet de proximité, de l'axe bouche/membrane et de la directivité sont modifiables en post production.
Contrairement aux autres micros de modélisation, Townsend prend en compte l'avant et l'arrière du micro (donc l'effet de pièce). La modélisation est très réaliste. j'ai comparé avec l'U87 d'origine, pas de différence notable.
Bref, super satisfait.
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