Following more than three years of technical development, Townsend Labs was founded in 2015 by thirteen-year Avid alum and DSP architect Chris Townsend, together with Erik Papp, previously CEO of Summit Audio Inc. In July 2016, Townsend Labs debuted their world-class patented microphone modeling technology, Sphere.

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.

Accurate and flexible, Sphere sets new standards in microphone modeling technology, delivering the real three-dimensional characteristics of the most sought-after microphones of all time. When combined with the included Sphere plug-in, Sphere is the most comprehensive microphone modeling solution available to date. With the reception it's had, the Sphere L22 looks set to be a significant contributor to countless recordings in the coming years.