There is a Townsend Labs Summer Sale going until September 30, 2022! The manufacturer and its retail distributors (such as our affiliate partner Thomann *) let you get the Sphere L22 modeling microphone from Townsend Labs at a summer sale price that’s EUR 1199, down from EUR 1427. You are saving almost EUR 250, which is pretty sweet!
Townsend Labs Sale – EUR 250 off L22 modeling microphone
Towsend Labs’ high-quality modeling microphone lets you emulate up to 34 studio microphones using your audio interface and a software application. Unlike competing solutions from Antelope Audio and Slate Digital, Sphere is just mic and software. That’s a blessing, considering the competitors tout their mics as performing the best when used with their interfaces’ bespoke ultra-linear preamps.
I think any decent interface has at least a pair of highly linear, competently designed pres these days. So don’t let a lack of posh pres stop you from trying out mic modeling. Besides, saving almost EUR 250 is an attractive proposition at a time when everything is becoming more expensive.
For a limited time, the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 is on sale and is always a value proposition, discounted or not. Say you want to upgrade your studio and have the budget for a good condenser mic but would like to experiment with different mic tones? Modeling mics are a viable solution. They tend to recreate the subtle changes in tone and response between different microphones quite nicely. Moreover, such mics are out of budget for a large group of people and may be old, requiring extensive maintenance.
The Townsend Labs Sphere L22 deals away with all that by being a sonically transparent, sturdy microphone with software that offers 34 microphone models. After recording a voice or instrument, you can choose the ideal mic model for it. If you have a low-latency interface and a fast computer, you can even give real-time mic modeling a try.
Additionally, anyone who owns UAD hardware can benefit here, as the Townsend labs plug-in can be integrated directly into the Apollo mixer and the plug-in runs on the built-in DSPs. That’s one way of recording with mic models in real-time.
Townsend Labs sale – Price and availability
Until September 30, 2022, the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 is available here at Thomann * for EUR 1199, down from EUR 1427. The package includes the microphone, a 3m breakout cable, shock mount, swivel mount, hard case, and dust bag for the microphone.
There is also the Sphere Core plug-in that works under macOS 10.8.5 or later and Windows 7 or later in 64-bit AAX, AU and VST formats. The UAD platform is also supported. A demo version is also available on the Townsend Labs website.
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