Sphere Studios moved to L.A. because Studio Founder and Chief Engineer, Francesco Cameli wanted to work on music that was more in the genres that he enjoys listening to, and he wanted to be surrounded by some of the greatest studios on the planet and some of the greatest engineers in the business. Cameli wants to create a space with state-of-the-art equipment but in an environment where the gear melts away and leaves a comfortable vibe that allows clients to express themselves freely and perform to the best of their abilities.
Cameli explains: “The same goes for the microphone stands and that’s kind of why we ended up going with Triad-Orbit because their stands allow you to do things other microphone stands don’t. The Triad-Orbit stands that we gravitated towards greatly facilitate our ability to mic up instruments in ways that before I was never able to do. I can use half the number of stands to achieve the same miking. The way they’re designed, I get microphones into places and at precise angles that I wouldn’t ever be able to achieve with just a traditional straight stand.”
It’s important to them to be able to change set-ups quickly and the Triad-Orbit system lets them do so. The stands can hold a lot of pressure so there’s no issue in using heavier ribbon mics. They won’t fall onto the floor and don’t get damaged in any way. The ball joints on the stands let you extend the stand in any way possible. There’s no need to move the base of your stand because you can simply manipulate the arm of the boom into any position you want.
Cameli adds: “I now have this incredible range of motion with a microphone where I can pretty much put it wherever I want. My microphone is placed exactly in the right spot which you just can’t do with a normal stand. Working with these stands hasn’t necessarily changed the way I work. It just enabled me to achieve what I need so much faster. This means sessions flow faster and clients can see and hear their results faster.”