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Source Distribution has been appointed the official distributor in the UK and Ireland for Townsend Labs, manufacturer of the Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System.


The Sphere uses a proprietary linear-response microphone integrated with a software plug-in package, where the user is able to alter fundamental characteristics of recordings, and to do so after the recording has been completed. The user can adjust microphone type, polar pattern, and many other microphone characteristics after tracking, allowing for greater post-recording flexibility.

It additionally allows for stereo recordings from one single microphone, and enables the user to reduce the influence of room characteristics on the final recording. It also incorporates authentic-sounding models of some of the most desirable and costly studio microphones ever made, from dynamic, to condenser and ribbon microphones, and imparts their unique characteristics into user recordings with complete flexibility.

This high-precision, side-address, large-diaphragm condenser microphone was launched via an international crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo raising more than $100,000 in the first 24 hours. 

Commenting on the appointment, Source Distribution brand manager, Andy Bensley, said: “The opportunity be involved with a genuinely unique and forward thinking product like the Sphere is something that comes around very rarely. With one microphone, you get access to results which otherwise could only be achieved with a prohibitively expensive vintage microphone locker.

"When you combine that with its ability to allow the user to adjust the microphone’s character, proximity effect and its rejection of extraneous noise even at the mix stage, you have a tool with wide-reaching benefits for musicians, post production houses and broadcasters. We’re delighted to be distributing Townsend Labs and look forward to growing the brand in the UK and Ireland.”

The Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System will available from select dealers in the UK and Ireland in August.



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