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Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Modeling Microphone - Matte Black

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Enjoy the Benefits of Using the World's Greatest Recording Mics with the Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Modeling Microphone

The Slate Digital ML-1 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone initially developed for use with the Slate Virtual Microphone System (VMS) or Slate's Virtual Recording Studio (VRS). The microphone captures a linear frequency response between 20 Hz to 20 kHz with the absolute minimum of distortion. In this way, it provides an unpainted canvas on which to apply the digital color of microphone emulations. Paired with the Slate Digital VRS or VMS, this microphone puts the heretofore cost-prohibitive and iconic holy-grail mic/pre combinations right at your fingertips.

The ML-1 comes with a bundle of emulations of highly prized microphones often used on vocals; models of the U47, U67, SM7, 251, and other famous microphones will be included with your purchase. For preamps, Slate is offering software versions of the classic British 73 preamp, and the German 76. Here, the microphone is being offered a la carte.

From "The hardware components of the Virtual Microphone System are fully analog! You may use the ML-1 with another microphone preamplifier and you may use another microphone with the VMS ONE." This means that if you prefer, you can use the mic with your existing preamp or interface as well, but the results may not be the same, so they officially recommend that you pair the ML-1 up with Slate's complementary preamps or interfaces, allowing the emulations work at the best of their ability.

Low Latency Operation

None of the processing included with this microphone should add latency to the audio signal, so if you use a low latency interface with the microphone, you can track through the VMS software without any audible monitoring delay. This low-latency operation can be achieved through Thunderbolt or high-speed USB, recording at 96 kHz with the lowest possible buffer size.

Mac and Windows Compatible

The software works with Mac and Windows systems. For Mac, it's recommended you're running OS X 10.9 or later. For Windows, you'll need Windows 8 or 10. A second- or third-generation iLok is required. VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX formats are all supported.

Included Software - Classic Tubes 1 & 2

FG-47 - This mic model recreates a venerated vintage tube microphone with a thick, full-bodied low end, rich and present midrange, and a smooth top end. This mic works well on lead vocals, kick drums, drum kits overall, guitars, horns, and strings.

FG-M7 - A combination of a dynamic microphone made famous by Michael Jackson and the tube stage of a classic 47, this model offers a punchy, crisp sound with a cutting midrange.

FG-800 - This is a recreation of a popular modern tube microphone, used often on hip hop and pop vocals. It’s quite airy and bright, though the bottom-end is warm, resulting in a timbre that sounds polished right from the source. In addition to vocals, this model shines on acoustic guitars and drum overheads.

FG-251 - This model recreates a well-regarded vintage tube microphone with a crisp, yet warm sound. In addition to vocals, try this model on electric guitars, acoustic guitars, drums, and more.

FG-800M - Slightly darker and fatter than the FG-800, this model captures the feeling of an older model with a Japanese tube stage. Use this when you like the sound of the FG-800, but want to mitigate brightness and sibilance.

FG-67 - This model emulates a classic 67 microphone, giving you the dark, bold, and thick sound that mic often delivers. Vocals, pianos, and horns can all benefit from the FG-67, or you can use it as your room mic model for drum kits.

FG-269 - This emulation captures a mic with the same circuit as the 67, but with a different tube stage. The result is an open and clear sound in the same German style of the 67 and 47 models.

FG-12 - Taking its cues from a classic Austrian microphone, this model delivers both a rich and smooth sound.

Preamps Offered

FG-73 - The FG-73 preamp module is modeled after one of the most famous discrete solid-state preamps in the industry, made in Britain and used on countless recordings. It has a bold, present, and warm sound that works great on any audio source, including 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 and colorful tone that can make tracks and mixes sound more lively. The bottom end saturates in a musical way, making it a great module for bass guitar and kick drum tracks.

In the Box

  • Slate Digital ML-1 Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Black)
  • Single License for Mic and Preamp Software
  • VMC Classic Tubes 1 & 2
  • VPC Virtual Preamp Collection software card
  • Shock mount
  • Travel case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Manufacturer: Slate Digital
Model: ML-1-MATTE
SKU: I622950-9-WHXE

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