Townsend Labs have announced that AAX DSP support is included in version 1.3 of the Sphere plug-in, the software component in the Sphere L22 microphone modelling system. Ever since its initial introduction, the Sphere plug-in has been available for all major native plug-in formats, as well as on Universal Audio’s UAD-2, Apollo and Arrow platform. With the addition of AAX DSP support in Sphere 1.3, owners of Pro Tools HDX systems can now enjoy perfect integration of the Sphere microphone into their existing DSP-based workflow, and monitor the over 20 included microphone models with near-zero latency while recording.
The Sphere L22 system is comprised of a dedicated, dual-channel microphone and its software counterpart, the Sphere plug-in. The plug-in currently includes over 20 models of coveted microphones, a collection which would be worth more than a hundred thousand dollars if it was ever up for sale, and to which new microphone models are regularly added. With version 1.3 of the Sphere plug-in, Sphere is the first and only microphone modelling system available for Pro Tools HDX.
Producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, Jason Mraz, The Strokes), a long time Sphere owner, told us…
“Working with Sphere as a native plug-in has been great and I’ve been a big supporter of the company from the beginning. Now it fits perfectly into my workflow with Pro Tools HDX at Sunset Sound.”
The Sphere plug-in is free of charge and available for download on Townsend Labs’ website. The Sphere L22 microphone can be purchased from most pro audio dealers worldwide
Production Expert is proud to present a world exclusive. The first review of the new Townsend Labs Sphere Microphone system. Technical Editor James Ivey shows you around the Sphere L22 large dual diaphragm microphone and the Sphere and Sphere 180 software in a practical demonstration recording voice, drums and acoustic guitar. He talks about how to get the best out of the L22 mic and the Sphere software to get the sound of some of those classic money can't buy vintage microphones.
On 1st September 2016 I attended a very special Sphere microphone event hosted by Townsend Labs at Kore Studios London. The event gave me and many other London based audio professionals the opportunity to experience the new Sphere microphone system by Townsend Labs.
The team at Townsend Labs are offering the opportunity to download a free demo build of their Sphere plug-in to enable you to get your hands on the Sphere plug-in.
There's been a lot of comments posted in various places online suggesting everything from it being vapourware, months away, or simply wondering how it will sound. Well we've been sworn to secrecy over the many details, we understand they are coming from the team at Townsend Labs in the next week or so, but what we can say is that it is real and it is amazing.