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Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System  

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What if you could have a mic locker filled with dozens of the world’s greatest microphones and preamps available at your fingertips? What if you could audition virtual mics on any v... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

What if you could have a mic locker filled with dozens of the world’s greatest microphones and preamps available at your fingertips? What if you could audition virtual mics on any vocalist or any instrument while you sit in your studio chair? Well with the VMS Virtual Microphone System you can.


ML-1

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

To ensure that the ML-1 avoids any color when recorded to the workstation,  Slate 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.


FG-47

This mic will take you back in time. It’s lush, warm, fat, present, and BIG sounding. If you have a wimpy source, it gets fixed with this mic. It doesn’t have that modern sizzly top-end air, but it takes EQ in the top end like a champion. I love adding some Custom Series 10kHz when using this mic. By pushing the intensity, it gets even darker, moodier, and a bit more saturated. Don’t just use this microphone on vocals. Put it on drums as a room mic. Put it on the outside of a kick. Put it on horns, strings.


FG-800

The FG-800 is based on a solid performing studio vocal mic. This is a bright and airy microphone. That airy, clear, bright tone works perfectly in a pop mix with no EQ needed. When this mic works, nothing will sound as good. And it actually works a lot, even on modern male rock vocals.


FG-251

The FG-251 sounds so good on just about everything. It’s the perfect balance of top, middle, and bottom. There is something so flattering about this mic that every singer just sounds better than they do in the actual room.


The intensity is really fun with this one. This mic pairs well with both preamps, so try them both using the VMR A->B system.

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Slate DigitalVMS Virtual Microphone System
 
4.4

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5.0

So Far, So Good.

By Darius

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

Haven't had much time to play but the sound I got while testing for functionality was better than I expected. REALLY looking forward to getting down with the VMS!

 
5.0

Nice mic, models work well

By Davidson

from Ft Myers, FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

    You need purchase an ilok2 if you don't already have one.

     
    5.0

    It's everything it was supposed to be!!!

    By theaudioman

    from Utah

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Super clean, emulation is great!

    Cons

    • Carrying case no space for bulky power supply

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

    The Slate VMS lives up to the Hype! I've used the real version of every mic included with the VMS other than the Sony C800G. It's close enough to the real thing that I could never justify the cost of the real thing again. With a few small tweaks (and I mean very very minor) it sounds so close it would be indistinguishable in a mix. In fact probably head to head would be indistinguishable with a tiny amount of eq. I'm extremely happy with my purchase. It's my new go to mic.

     
    4.0

    Good, but not perfect

    By Vincent

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

      This system is a lot of fun, but some of the emulations are closer than others. I've had better luck with emulating some of these classic mics using moderately priced tribute mics. Most of the emulations are a bit brighter than their counterparts. The FG47 and FG269 are probably the best emulations. The FG67 is way to bright and needs EQ to match a real deal U67. That said, if you want a nice color palette for your studio, you can't beat this pricing.

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      3.0

      Good tool, but not perfect.

      By Vincent

      from Long Island, NY

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      Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

      I bought this microphone looking for an extra microphone to have around the studio that could kind of match many of the tribute microphones I have around. Some of the emulations are closer than others, but often they miss the 3rd dimension of one of my tribute microphones. All of the emulations are a bit brighter than their counterparts with a bit of missing low end. However, with a little EQ you can get them close enough. All that said, when you consider the cost this all in one unit is great. Also, the flexibility to switch microphones in the mix as needed is a nice feature. If you know what microphone you really want around, I would go for it, or a tribute mic. If you're not sure and looking for a number of options, or looking for a mic to add more colors to your locker, this is a great tool.

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