Townsend Labs Inc Universal Audio Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System


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Townsend Labs Inc Universal Audio Sphere L22 Modeling Microphone

Universal Audio’s Sphere L22 condenser microphone features a variable dual output polar pattern for stereo or blended mono recording and advanced mic modeling technology, allowing you to record through 34 of the most legendary mics ever made.


Record with the greatest mics ever made.

Universal Audio’s Sphere L22 modeling microphone system gives you the sound of classic mics used by everyone from The Beatles and Beyoncé to Radiohead and Frank Sinatra.

Key Benefits

  • Record with 34 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns, and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class

Grab the Keys to the Ultimate Mic Locker

Featuring 34 legendary mics from Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more,* the Sphere L22 gives your productions the most sought-after ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones ever made.

Find your Perfect Mic

Take the guesswork out of choosing the right mic for your voice or project. The Sphere L22 plug-in lets you quickly audition classic mic types before, during, and after recording.

Get Big Stereo Sound from a Single Mic

Thanks to its dual-capsule design, the Sphere L22 lets you easily record piano, drums, strings, and more in stereo. You can even use different mic models on the left and right channels for professional acoustic guitar recordings.

Built to Last a Lifetime
With dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class, the Sphere L22 outfits your studio with a premium, large-diaphragm condenser microphone, precision-built to deliver years of inspiration for your music, podcasts, and voiceovers.

Includes Everything you Need to Record
Right out of the box, the Sphere L22 mic gives you a professional shockmount, 10' cable, mic stand mount, and rugged flight case — so you'll be creating with the sound of legendary mics in no time.

Audition Mic Sounds in Real Time with Apollo

The Sphere L22 works with any interface in any DAW, but when paired with an Apollo interface, you can audition the sound of classic mics, without latency.

*All trademarks are property of their respective owners and used only to represent the microphones modeled as part of the Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Software.


Microphone Type

Modeling Condenser

Polar Pattern

Variable Dual Output

Frequency Range

20 Hz – 20 kHz


-33 dB (22 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz

Output Impedance

200 Ohms

Recommended Load Impedance

> 1 K Ohms

Maximum SPL

140 dB SPL, 1% THD (w/ pad)

Dynamic Range

133 dB


1” Diameter Dual Diaphragm

Phantom Power Requirements

48 VDC, 5 mA typical


5-Pin XLRM

Adjustable Controls

Pad: 10 dB, 20 dB

Included Accessories

Shockmount, Mic Stand Mount, 10’ Cable, Flight Case


8.9" (225 mm) length
2.5" (63 mm) diameter


1.7 lbs (770 g)


Type: Microphone