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Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System

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Sphere 1.4 - Adding Ten New Mic Models! With the update, which is free of charge, the collection now includes over 30 individual models. No other modeling microphone on the market today gives you this combination of flexibility, authenticity, and stellar sonic options. Version 1.4 of the Sphere plug-in is available now in all major native plug-in formats, as well as Avid’s AAX DSP platform for Pro Tools HDX systems. In sync with Universal Audio’s v9.10 software update, Sphere 1.4 is also immediately available for UAD-2 customers.

Featuring breakthrough modeling technology, the Sphere L22™ microphone system provides you with your microphone dream collection. The Sphere L22™ microphone system from Townsend Labs models the characteristics of the most sought-after large-diaphragm condenser microphones with amazing accuracy and allows selection of different mics and patterns even after tracking.

The Sphere® system consists of a high precision dual channel microphone, which when paired with the included Sphere plug-in (UAD, VST, AU, AAX Native) accurately models the response of a wide range of mics, including transient response, harmonics, proximity effect and three-dimensional polar response.

Now You Can:
  • Record with the sound of microphones many have only dreamt about
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other microphone characteristics, even after tracking!
  • Audition the sound of different microphones without tiring the vocalist
  • Reduce bleed, undesirable room coloration, and other common issues using Off-Axis Correction™
  • Record in stereo from a single microphone
Breakthrough Microphone Modeling Technology
Sphere’s three-dimensional approach captures the spatial nuances, proximity effect and off-axis frequency response of a wide range of microphones, which until now was not possible with any other product.

Dream Collection

Access some of the most prized microphones of all time, including a 47 (with VF14 tube), a 67, an M49, and a C12.

Sphere L22 Microphone
The Sphere system employs the high-resolution, dual-channel L22 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, custom designed to capture the three-dimensional soundfield with exacting detail. Manufactured to extremely tight tolerances, the L22 ensures that modeling is consistent and accurate.
Sphere L22 Internal

Realtime UAD Processing
With Universal Audio Apollo, achieve extremely low latency (approx. 1.6ms round trip at 96kHz) for guaranteed real-time performance. Also supports native AAX, VST and AU.

Polar Pattern Modeling
Because Sphere captures the three-dimensional response of target microphones, it precisely emulates the polar patterns and other off-axis characteristics of vintage microphones which are essential to their unique sound.

Sphere L22 Sphere

Re-Mic Sphere Tracks
Select mic type, polar pattern and other settings both before and after tracking.

Adjustable Proximity Effect
No need to move a microphone solely because of too little or too much bass due to proximity effect. Great for punching in a vocal where distance from the mic varies from take to take.

Dual Mic Models
Dual Mode in the Sphere plug-in makes possible phase-coherent mixing of multiple virtual mic models from the same physical microphone, before or after tracking. It's also possible to adjust the relative phase alignment of the two mics with the Align control.\

Sphere L22 Dual Mic

Record In Stereo (With One Mic)
With just one Sphere L22 mic it’s possible to make coincident stereo recordings, and even have different mic models on the left and right channels, using the Sphere 180 plug-in.

Sphere L22 Stereo

This track was recorded with one Sphere microphone and processed only using the Sphere 180 plug-in first with the LD-47 and then with the LD-12 mic model.

Axis Shift
Virtually rotate the axis of the mic to give a more off-axis sound before or after tracking.

Off-Axis Correction™
Create more accurate polar patterns to reduce bleed, room coloration, and susceptibility of feedback before or after tracking.

Polar Meter
The Sphere plug-in features a visually informative (and very cool) Polar Meter that dynamically displays the direction and level of sound being picked up by the microphone, as well as the currently selected polar pattern.

Low Noise
The microphone hardware has a self-noise level of 7dB-A SPL, well below most vintage microphones and comparable to many of the best modern microphones.

High SPL Handling
The L22 can handle in excess of 140dB SPL before clipping and is remarkably rugged. It won’t be damaged by high SPLs or air blasts as some vintage microphones can be.

All modeled product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Townsend Labs Inc. These product names and descriptions are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Sphere’s sound model development.

Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System Includes
  • Sphere L22 Microphone – high precision, dual-capsule, large-diaphragm condenser studio microphone, which can be used with or without modeling
    • Bundled Accessories
      • 10 Foot (3 Meter) Breakout Cable
      • Shock Mount
      • Swivel Mount
      • Hard Carrying Case
      • Plush Dust Cover
  • Sphere Plug-in
    • Sphere® Core plug-in – accurately models a wide range of the most sought-after microphones in the world.
    • Re-Mic technology – allows the user to change the mic type and polar pattern even after tracking.
    • New patented features – including Off-Axis Correction™, which can produce more accurate polar patterns for reduced bleed, room coloration, and feedback.
    • Supports a wide range of plug-in formats – including UAD, VST2, VST3, Audio Units, and AAX Native on Mac and Windows. Voucher included for free UAD Sphere plug-in.


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Product Specifications

Sphere L22™ Microphone
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 7 dB-A
  • Max SPL at 0.5% THD: 140dB (with -20dB pad engaged)
  • Pad Attenuation: -10db and -20dB
  • Sensitivity: 22 mV/Pa
  • Output Connector: 5-pin male XLR
  • Breakout Cable: 10’ (3m) 5-pin female XLR to dual 3-pin male XLR
  • Weight (mic only): 1.7 lbs. (770 grams)
  • Dimensions (mic only): 8.9" x 2.5" (225mm x 63mm)
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >1000 Ohms
  • Phantom Power
    • Voltage: 44 to 52 V per channel
    • Current: 5 mA per channel typical, 8 mA at max SPL 
Sphere® Core Plug-In
  • 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 above
      • Windows 7 and above
    • Apollo Interfaces and UAD-2 hardware (AAX, VST, AU, and RTAS)
      • Mac OSX 10.9.5 and above
      • Windows 7 and above 
  • System Requirements: 
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 200 MB free disk space
    • 1024 x 768 display resolution
    • Internet connection to download software
    • Two microphone preamplifiers with phantom power
    • Compatible plug-in host application (DAW) software supporting AAX, VST2, VST3, AU or UAD. 
  • Current Microphone Models:
    • LD-47K
    • LD-49K
    • LD-67
    • LD-67 NOS
    • LD-251
    • LD-800
    • LD-87
    • LD-87 TK
    • LD-414 Brass
    • LD-414 Nylon
    • LD-414 US
    • LD-414 T2
    • SD-451
    • RB-4038
    • RB-77DX Satin
    • RB-77DX Umber
    • DN-57
    • DN-7
    • Sphere Linear 
All modeled product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Townsend Labs Inc. These product names and descriptions are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Sphere’s sound model development.

Customer Reviews

Review: KINGZAGE MUZAK Submitted: 7/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A DREAM COME TRUE!!!!
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The Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System is a dream come true. The ways one can record is unbelievable due to the fact that it's limit less. Just imagine 15 microphones placed perfectly and using only the mics the fit the artist vocal. Well with the sphere it perfectly possible. I had the pleasure to visit Ocean Way Studio while I was in Nashville right then I knew I needed the Sphere L22 and the Ocean Waves plugin to accompany my Apollo quad. AMS made it all possible with those affordable payments THANK YOU AMERICAN MUSICAL SUPPLY

Review: Will Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Worth every penny!

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I’ve owned a few mics and this is by farther the best I’ve ever owned. Coupled with my UA Apollo, this is the greatest combo since Kobe & Shaq! The included software allows you to literally create any sound you’re looking for with this mic! Couldn’t be happier with this purchase!

Review: Gahttz Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best mic ive owned so dar

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Ive had this for a month and i really like. It my last mocrophone was harsh. The options yoh get with this are amazing happy with my purchase.

Review: Dahl Moss Submitted: 3/21/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I am a believer

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As an owner of very expensive microphones, I had my doubts, but after my first session, I quickly became a believer.

Review: Joshua Recinos Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Expectations exceeded.

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First impression, the mic comes in a sturdy padded hard case, the mic is Heavy. Has looks to Kill. Sound is phenomenal. Captures so much more detail than compared to the mics I have been using (OktavaMod Mk319, SM7B, primarily for vox) Love the software. Its very interesting how you flip to a mic and your like that's the one on a given singer. If you clip the mic it gets chirpy but this is not really an issue. Just don't clip! All In worth wild investment hope it lasts me years. Been using it for a month now and still loving it!

Review: Joseph Boone Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Top self vocals

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Top notch modeling.. No need for all these other mics.. All anyone needs is a townsend lab mic..

Review: Dwayne Submitted: 2/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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OMG

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The best mic I've ever owned. The mic emulations are on point !

Review: Tawanda Mclaurin Submitted: 1/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this mic, it is a great access to my production studio.

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It is a good product and I would recommend it to others.

Review: Grevan Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Revolutionary!

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This microphone lives up to the hype. Not only are the models exceptional, but even without them it sounds great! And the ability to change polar patterns and adjust off axis response after the fact makes it a no brainer.

Review: Puzzle Audio Productions Submitted: 12/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love Mine!

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I purchased mine somewhere else because AMS didn't offer it at the time. Nice to see that's changed! After using it for almost a year, I'm very pleased with it. By itself, with no "mic modeling" engaged, this is an excellent microphone. Perfect for vocals, voice-over, acoustic instruments, room, drums... but factor in the modeling technology and you're getting access to about 30 rare and vintage microphones. Mine is paired with a UAD Apollo Quad interface because I wanted to take full advantage of all the mic models. Easily my favorite microphone purchase to date! Best of all, the company was extremely responsive when I was first setting mine up. If you already using UAD products, this is a no-brainer. If you are not, you may want to consider a switch to take full advantage of all this mic can do.

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