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Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System

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VMS

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The Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System gives users access to the virtual microphone locker of their dreams. The Virtual Microphone System is a hybrid system that utilizes an extremely transparent condenser microphone, a sonically neutral preamp, and a plugin module that works in concert with the hardware to replicate some of the world's finest and most sought-after microphones and preamps.

Includes:

ML-1 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The ML-1 is an extremely high definition, ultra linear, large diaphragm condenser microphone. It has extremely precise transparent reproduction, flat frequency response, and super wide bandwidth, making it the ideal blank canvas on which to impart the colorful vibe of classic tube and condenser microphones. The capsule proximity effect precisely replicates the classic cardioid of vintage large diaphragm mics.

VMS-ONE Preamp
To ensure that the ML-1 avoids any color when recorded to the workstation, Slate Digital created the VMS-ONE preamp. Using state-of-the-art amplifiers, this super linear and clean circuit preamp is the final step in ensuring that the purest signal is created, giving the VMS plugin module the opportunity to add the perfect reproduction of classic microphones and preamps.

VMS Plugin Module
The final piece of the Virtual Microphone System is the VMS plugin module. This module turns the ultra clean signal coming from the VMS hardware into classic recreations of famous microphones and microphone preamps. It accomplishes this through extremely complex algorithms that are the result of a groundbreaking new physical modeling process that is ultimately tuned by ear. The VMS algorithms add zero latency, so recording in real-time through the emulations is easy on a new powerful native system.

Features:
• A hybrid microphone and preamp modeling system that gives you access to virtually any signal path tone you can imagine
• System includes an extremely transparent and totally flat ML-1 cardioid condenser micro-phone
• Totally neutral VMS-ONE preamp ensures minimal coloration, giving you a clean slate for preamp modeling
• VMS plugin software lets you completely change the tonal characteristics of your recording, even after the fact
• Choose from a collection of classic vintage mic and preamp models as well as unique models for advanced recording techniques

In the Box:
• ML-1 large diaphragm condenser microphone
• Shock mount
• Microphone/shock mount case
• Microphone preamp base unit
• Microphone preamp power supply
• Software redemption passcode postcard

Specs:
• Software Type: Virtual Modeling
• Platform: Mac, PC
• Format: AAX, AU, VST2 & VST3
• Hardware Requirements - Mac: Quad Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM
• Hardware Requirements - PC: Quad Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM
• OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.7 and above
• OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 and above
• iLok2 Required

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Never used the original mics and don't care. I read a lot of reviews online saying it sounds great and it definitely does. No matter what vocalist I'm recording, I'm 100% sure one of the emulations will sound great on them. The Mic is super clean, built amazing and looks good. first purchase in a long time I'm totally satisfied with.
Posted by Chad on Aug 26, 2017
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It's like having the best Mic locker EVER!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This microphone system changes everything. I've been blessed enough to have used many of the real versions of these mics at Blackbird in Nashville, but I never though I could have all of them in my studio too. Well now I do, and they sound just as good. The free preamp is an added bonus. Having all of the amazing mics is one thing; being able to go back after recording and change the mic or preamp to best suit the track, well that's just AWESOME! In fact, owning the VMS, I wouldn't bother with the real mics even if I had them. If you have two VMS systems, it's the most perfect match pair you could ask for. Also think about 0 warm up time as there are no real tubes. I just ordered my second.
Posted by Chad on Mar 5, 2017
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