Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System

Townsend Labs

  • €1.499,00
20% VAT included.


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, AAX DSP, AAX Native, VST, AU) accurately models the response of a wide range of mics, including transient response, harmonics, proximity effect and three-dimensional polar response.

Using a dual-capsule microphone with dual outputs makes it possible to more completely capture the soundfield—including the directional and distance information otherwise lost with a conventional single-channel microphone. This allows the Sphere® system to precisely reconstruct how different microphones respond to the soundfield.

In contrast, other virtual microphones apply EQ to filter the sound from what is essentially a conventional microphone. This is fundamentally no different from using EQ to process a recorded track.

Sphere L22™ Microphone Specifications:

  • 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 DSP
    • 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.
  • 30 Included Microphone Models:
    • LD-47K
    • LD-49K
    • LD-67
    • LD-67 NOS
    • LD-12
    • LD-251
    • LD-800
    • LD-87
    • LD-87 TK
    • LD-414 Brass
    • LD-414 Nylon
    • LD-414 US
    • LD-414 T2
    • LD-563
    • LD-017T
    • SD-451
    • SD-416
    • RB-4038
    • RB-77DX Satin
    • RB-77DX Umber
    • DN-57
    • DN-7
    • DN-409N
    • DN-409U
    • DN-421N
    • DN-421S
    • DN-421B
    • DN-12A
    • DN-12E
    • Sphere Linear

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