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{"id":4697115918425,"title":"Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt 8-Channel Audio Interface + Slate VMS ML-1 Matte Black Microphone Bundle","handle":"slate-digital-vrs8-8-channel-thunderbolt-audio-interface-bundle-with-ml-1-microphone","description":"\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-selenium=\"overviewLongDescription\" class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBundled together by \u003cstrong\u003eScitscat Music\u003c\/strong\u003e for your convenience the Slate Digital VRS8 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface Bundle combines a high-quality eight-channel interface with an Slate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black). The USB audio interface offers a flat, linear response across the preamps, all the better to utilize Slate's microphone modeling technology. The interface also boasts a 124 dB dynamic range and a low latency of 0.7 ms.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e The ML-1 is a cardioid condenser microphone, and it models famous large diaphragm condenser mics and dynamic microphones. It offers a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response with minimal distortion and is highly receptive to the included modeling software.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e With this interface and this microphone, you can recreate the sound and feel of many prized vintage capsules.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cb\u003eSlate Digital VRS8 \u003c\/b\u003eis an 8-channel interface designed to provide a flat, linear frequency response, as well as extremely low latencies of 0.7 ms at 96 kHz. It utilizes a satellite-grade clocking system and AKM AK5578 converter chips, ensuring a stable audio performance and a dynamic range of 124 dB. Two discrete headphone amplifiers are on hand for pristine private monitoring, and two front-facing 1\/4\" instrument jacks accept both instrument and line-level signals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis interface is designed to be paired with separately available Slate Digital microphones to deliver what slate calls the VRS, or Virtual Recording Studio. Using this preamp, the aforementioned microphones, and included software, the VRS aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic\/pre combinations at your fingertips, with each element in the chain contributing to that goal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSlate Digital is a company well-regarded for its modeling software, and the VRS8 offers almost all of this software, some of it on perpetual basis—as is the case with the Virtual preamp collection—and the rest of it via annual licenses.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, a complimentary one-year subscription to the Slate Everything Bundle is included with your purchase. This package of software comprises a continuously updated suite of emulations and plug-ins, including venerable compressors, equalizers, tube-circuit modules, tape machines, consoles, mastering processors, and more. Everything from vintage and modern buttons from the 76s are represented, as are channel strips from venerated boards, and a few proprietary designs such as an Air EQ by way of Eiosis and a harmonic enhancer by way of the Revival.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUsing the VRS8, an ML-1 Microphone, and the Everything Bundle, you can achieve the sound of a 67 through a variety of authentic-sounding gear, such as a British channel strip, a 73-style preamp, a 76-style compressor, a de-esser, and a tape machine emulation—all in real time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, operating in AU, VST and AAX formats. On Mac computers, the interface connects via Thunderbolt. A PCIe card is provided for use with Windows machines and other compatible computing systems. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"note_2g6LBzXiJpmArOmRfXfXQY\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease note: This listing is for the VRS8 Interface only and requires separate purchase of the corresponding microphones.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"h2_2rws9renUitYEzmey3mjuE\"\u003eVRS8 Interface\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003e8 Linear Preamps\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eThe start of any signal chain is extremely important, which is why the VRS8 features eight high-bandwidth Ultra Linear microphone preamps. These are of the same blank canvas design as the VMS-One preamp, enabling you to use the modeling software to recreate the authentic sound of famous microphones and preamps. Each preamp has its own high-quality metal knob, so you can easily set levels like a regular analog preamp.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eHigh-Quality Converters\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eThe next step in the signal chain is the converter itself. The VRS8 offers AKM AK5578 converter chips that provide 124 dB of dynamic range.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eLLN Technology\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eIn order to achieve low-latency across multiple platforms, Slate developed LLN technology, which stands for Low Latency Native. LLN utilizes a custom hardwired converter chipset, which reduces managed components in the audio path and allows an 0.7 milliseconds of latency at 96K (with a 32-sample buffer). This latency spec allows you to monitor through mic and preamp emulations while tracking, giving you the ability to hear your audio in context while still allowing you to change your mind later.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eXTC Audio Clock\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eThe audio clock is the heart of any recording interface, and the VRS8 is no exception with its XTC clocking technology. This clock is satellite-grade, utilizing four temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for stability, keeping your audio jitter and distortion free.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eDiscrete Headphone Amplifiers\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eMost engineers listen to music on headphones when working in the studio, so Slate has implemented discrete amplifiers to ensure that your headphones sound robust and clear. Not only that, Slate also added two separate monitor mixes and the ability to use the VRS8 as a speaker switcher.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eCross Platform Low-Latency Performance\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eThe world of audio interfaces is rarely cross-platform when it comes to performance, meaning that Mac devices (using Thunderbolt) usually far outperform Windows interfaces (using USB). While USB can be effective for two-channel designs, it requires more CPU overhead to manage, resulting in higher CPU usage and longer latency values than Thunderbolt. Thus, the VRS8 offers both Thunderbolt and PCIe connectivity for maximum cross-platform compatibility. The PCIe performance is the same as Thunderbolt, so you can decide for yourself which connection to use. You can also link up to 6 VRS8's via Thunderbolt to achieve 48 inputs and outputs.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eNative MIDI I\/O\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eUnlike USB MIDI interfaces (where MIDI information has to fight with your mouse, keyboard, and other USB traffic), MIDI I\/O on the VRS8 never touches the USB bus. You can count on accurate MIDI timing.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eIncluded Preamp Models\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eMore preamp models will be released, but at the very least, you get the following:\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-73: The FG-73 preamp module is modeled after a famous, discrete solid-state preamp made in Britain and used on countless recordings from the 70s onwards. It has a bold, present, and warm sound that works great on any audio source, even full mixes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-76: The FG-76 preamp module is modeled after a vintage German tube preamp that has been used on many classic recordings. It has a thick, colorful tone that can help enliven tracks and mixes. The bottom-end saturates in a musical way, making it a great module for bass guitar.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"h2_2rws9renUitYEzmey3mjuE\"\u003eEverything Bundle\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"h3_RYMvSMGmLapc6xVCXADQ2\"\u003eIncluded Software\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"description_dROY_Wl-Y_I8SrM9_Ji7q\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003eThe Everything Bundle is constantly updating with new products, but at its core are the following:\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAudified U73b\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-Stress\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClassic Tubes 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClassic Tubes 2\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClassic Tubes 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVirtual Tube Collection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVirtual Console Collection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVirtual Preamp Collection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-116 FET Blue Series\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-Bomber\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom Series\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAir \u0026amp; Earth Modules\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMix Bundle (FG-N, FG-S, FG-401, FG-116)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe Monster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRevival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTrimmer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVirtual Buss Compressors \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVirtual Tape Machine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFG-X Mastering Processor \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-injected-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSlate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStyled in a matte black finish, the Slate Digital ML-1 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is meant to be used with the VMS (Virtual Microphone System) or the VRS (Virtual Recording Studio). The microphone captures a linear frequency response between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, doing so with minimal distortion. In this way, it can serve as the unpainted canvas on which you'd apply the digital color of Slate's microphone emulations. Indeed, paired with the VRS or VMS, the microphone aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic\/pre combinations at your fingertips.\u003c\/p\u003e\nIncluded with the ML-1 is a bundle of emulations of prized microphones often used on vocals. Models of the U47, U67, SM7, 251, and other famous microphones are included with your purchase. For preamps, Slate offers software versions of the classic British 73 preamp, and the German 76.\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHere, the microphone is offered a la carte. It is recommended you pair the ML-1 with Slate's complementary preamps or interfaces, so that the emulations work to the best of their ability. 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The USB audio interface offers a flat, linear response across the preamps, all the better to utilize Slate's microphone modeling technology. The interface also boasts a 124 dB dynamic range and a low latency of 0.7 ms.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e The ML-1 is a cardioid condenser microphone, and it models famous large diaphragm condenser mics and dynamic microphones. It offers a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response with minimal distortion and is highly receptive to the included modeling software.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e With this interface and this microphone, you can recreate the sound and feel of many prized vintage capsules.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cb\u003eSlate Digital VRS8 \u003c\/b\u003eis an 8-channel interface designed to provide a flat, linear frequency response, as well as extremely low latencies of 0.7 ms at 96 kHz. It utilizes a satellite-grade clocking system and AKM AK5578 converter chips, ensuring a stable audio performance and a dynamic range of 124 dB. Two discrete headphone amplifiers are on hand for pristine private monitoring, and two front-facing 1\/4\" instrument jacks accept both instrument and line-level signals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis interface is designed to be paired with separately available Slate Digital microphones to deliver what slate calls the VRS, or Virtual Recording Studio. Using this preamp, the aforementioned microphones, and included software, the VRS aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic\/pre combinations at your fingertips, with each element in the chain contributing to that goal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSlate Digital is a company well-regarded for its modeling software, and the VRS8 offers almost all of this software, some of it on perpetual basis—as is the case with the Virtual preamp collection—and the rest of it via annual licenses.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, a complimentary one-year subscription to the Slate Everything Bundle is included with your purchase. This package of software comprises a continuously updated suite of emulations and plug-ins, including venerable compressors, equalizers, tube-circuit modules, tape machines, consoles, mastering processors, and more. Everything from vintage and modern buttons from the 76s are represented, as are channel strips from venerated boards, and a few proprietary designs such as an Air EQ by way of Eiosis and a harmonic enhancer by way of the Revival.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUsing the VRS8, an ML-1 Microphone, and the Everything Bundle, you can achieve the sound of a 67 through a variety of authentic-sounding gear, such as a British channel strip, a 73-style preamp, a 76-style compressor, a de-esser, and a tape machine emulation—all in real time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, operating in AU, VST and AAX formats. On Mac computers, the interface connects via Thunderbolt. 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Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt 8-Channel Audio Interface + Slate VMS ML-1 Matte Black Microphone Bundle

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Bundled together by Scitscat Music for your convenience the Slate Digital VRS8 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface Bundle combines a high-quality eight-channel interface with an Slate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black). The USB audio interface offers a flat, linear response across the preamps, all the better to utilize Slate's microphone modeling technology. The interface also boasts a 124 dB dynamic range and a low latency of 0.7 ms.

The ML-1 is a cardioid condenser microphone, and it models famous large diaphragm condenser mics and dynamic microphones. It offers a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response with minimal distortion and is highly receptive to the included modeling software.

With this interface and this microphone, you can recreate the sound and feel of many prized vintage capsules.

The Slate Digital VRS8 is an 8-channel interface designed to provide a flat, linear frequency response, as well as extremely low latencies of 0.7 ms at 96 kHz. It utilizes a satellite-grade clocking system and AKM AK5578 converter chips, ensuring a stable audio performance and a dynamic range of 124 dB. Two discrete headphone amplifiers are on hand for pristine private monitoring, and two front-facing 1/4" instrument jacks accept both instrument and line-level signals.

This interface is designed to be paired with separately available Slate Digital microphones to deliver what slate calls the VRS, or Virtual Recording Studio. Using this preamp, the aforementioned microphones, and included software, the VRS aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic/pre combinations at your fingertips, with each element in the chain contributing to that goal.

Slate Digital is a company well-regarded for its modeling software, and the VRS8 offers almost all of this software, some of it on perpetual basis—as is the case with the Virtual preamp collection—and the rest of it via annual licenses.

In fact, a complimentary one-year subscription to the Slate Everything Bundle is included with your purchase. This package of software comprises a continuously updated suite of emulations and plug-ins, including venerable compressors, equalizers, tube-circuit modules, tape machines, consoles, mastering processors, and more. Everything from vintage and modern buttons from the 76s are represented, as are channel strips from venerated boards, and a few proprietary designs such as an Air EQ by way of Eiosis and a harmonic enhancer by way of the Revival.

Using the VRS8, an ML-1 Microphone, and the Everything Bundle, you can achieve the sound of a 67 through a variety of authentic-sounding gear, such as a British channel strip, a 73-style preamp, a 76-style compressor, a de-esser, and a tape machine emulation—all in real time.

This software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, operating in AU, VST and AAX formats. On Mac computers, the interface connects via Thunderbolt. A PCIe card is provided for use with Windows machines and other compatible computing systems. 

Please note: This listing is for the VRS8 Interface only and requires separate purchase of the corresponding microphones.

VRS8 Interface

8 Linear Preamps

The start of any signal chain is extremely important, which is why the VRS8 features eight high-bandwidth Ultra Linear microphone preamps. These are of the same blank canvas design as the VMS-One preamp, enabling you to use the modeling software to recreate the authentic sound of famous microphones and preamps. Each preamp has its own high-quality metal knob, so you can easily set levels like a regular analog preamp.

High-Quality Converters

The next step in the signal chain is the converter itself. The VRS8 offers AKM AK5578 converter chips that provide 124 dB of dynamic range.

LLN Technology

In order to achieve low-latency across multiple platforms, Slate developed LLN technology, which stands for Low Latency Native. LLN utilizes a custom hardwired converter chipset, which reduces managed components in the audio path and allows an 0.7 milliseconds of latency at 96K (with a 32-sample buffer). This latency spec allows you to monitor through mic and preamp emulations while tracking, giving you the ability to hear your audio in context while still allowing you to change your mind later.

XTC Audio Clock

The audio clock is the heart of any recording interface, and the VRS8 is no exception with its XTC clocking technology. This clock is satellite-grade, utilizing four temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for stability, keeping your audio jitter and distortion free.

Discrete Headphone Amplifiers

Most engineers listen to music on headphones when working in the studio, so Slate has implemented discrete amplifiers to ensure that your headphones sound robust and clear. Not only that, Slate also added two separate monitor mixes and the ability to use the VRS8 as a speaker switcher.

Cross Platform Low-Latency Performance

The world of audio interfaces is rarely cross-platform when it comes to performance, meaning that Mac devices (using Thunderbolt) usually far outperform Windows interfaces (using USB). While USB can be effective for two-channel designs, it requires more CPU overhead to manage, resulting in higher CPU usage and longer latency values than Thunderbolt. Thus, the VRS8 offers both Thunderbolt and PCIe connectivity for maximum cross-platform compatibility. The PCIe performance is the same as Thunderbolt, so you can decide for yourself which connection to use. You can also link up to 6 VRS8's via Thunderbolt to achieve 48 inputs and outputs.

Native MIDI I/O

Unlike USB MIDI interfaces (where MIDI information has to fight with your mouse, keyboard, and other USB traffic), MIDI I/O on the VRS8 never touches the USB bus. You can count on accurate MIDI timing.

Included Preamp Models

More preamp models will be released, but at the very least, you get the following:

 

  • FG-73: The FG-73 preamp module is modeled after a famous, discrete solid-state preamp made in Britain and used on countless recordings from the 70s onwards. It has a bold, present, and warm sound that works great on any audio source, even full mixes.
  • FG-76: The FG-76 preamp module is modeled after a vintage German tube preamp that has been used on many classic recordings. It has a thick, colorful tone that can help enliven tracks and mixes. The bottom-end saturates in a musical way, making it a great module for bass guitar.

Everything Bundle

Included Software

The Everything Bundle is constantly updating with new products, but at its core are the following:
  • Audified U73b
  • FG-Stress
  • Classic Tubes 1
  • Classic Tubes 2
  • Classic Tubes 3
  • Virtual Tube Collection
  • Virtual Console Collection
  • Virtual Preamp Collection
  • FG-116 FET Blue Series
  • FG-Bomber
  • Custom Series
  • Air & Earth Modules
  • Mix Bundle (FG-N, FG-S, FG-401, FG-116)
  • The Monster
  • Revival
  • Trimmer
  • Virtual Buss Compressors 
  • Virtual Tape Machine
  • FG-X Mastering Processor 

 

Slate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black)

Styled in a matte black finish, the Slate Digital ML-1 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is meant to be used with the VMS (Virtual Microphone System) or the VRS (Virtual Recording Studio). The microphone captures a linear frequency response between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, doing so with minimal distortion. In this way, it can serve as the unpainted canvas on which you'd apply the digital color of Slate's microphone emulations. Indeed, paired with the VRS or VMS, the microphone aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic/pre combinations at your fingertips.

Included with the ML-1 is a bundle of emulations of prized microphones often used on vocals. Models of the U47, U67, SM7, 251, and other famous microphones are included with your purchase. For preamps, Slate offers software versions of the classic British 73 preamp, and the German 76.


Here, the microphone is offered a la carte. It is recommended you pair the ML-1 with Slate's complementary preamps or interfaces, so that the emulations work to the best of their ability. If you prefer, you can use the mic with your existing preamp or interface, but the results may not be the same.

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