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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 vocalist or any instrument while you sit in your studio chair? Well with the VMS Virtual Microphone System you can. Please note: an iLok 2 is required for operation.ML-1T...  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. Please note: an iLok 2 is required for operation.

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.


Now Includes the Classic Tubes 2 Expansion Pack

FG-12: The FG-12 emulates an Austrian classic known for being incredibly smooth and rich-sounding. Slate chose an absolutely incredible mic to model that is the perfect representation of this famous tone.

FG-800M: The FG-800M emulates an older Japanese tube mic and is slightly fatter and darker than the stock

FG-800. If you love the FG-800 but wish it was a tad less sibilant and bright, you're gonna love this.

FG-M7: The FG-M7 takes one of the most famous dynamic vocal mics used by artists like Michael Jackson, and adds the tube stage of the classic 47 making it extremely punchy, crisp, with incredible mids that cut through the mix.

FG-269: The FG-269 emulates an extremely rare German classic that shares much of the same circuit as the 67, but has a different tube that makes it more open and clear. 

FG67: The FG-67 emulates a German classic known for being bold, slightly dark, and thick. This is amazing as a vocal mic, room mic, horn mic, and piano mic.

Features

  • Amazingly accurate microphone emulations
  • Extremely transparent condenser microphone
  • Sonically neutral microphone preamp
  • State-of-the-art digital processing
  • Access the virtual mic locker of your dreams
  • Note: an iLok 2 is required
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Slate DigitalVMS Virtual Microphone System
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By theaudioman

from Utah

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good, but not perfect

By Vincent

from Long Island, NY

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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.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So Far, So Good.

    By Darius

    from undisclosed

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    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!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice mic, models work well

    By Davidson

    from Ft Myers, FL

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    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

      Glad I took the leap. More than I expected!

      By Jamie

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

        Have been putting off getting the VMS and considering putting the money towards a single semi-expensive microphone. My songwriting partner and I Re-recorded vocals and guitar on two songs that we had previously recorded with some lower-end mics, and with the VMS and it's emulations, the sonic difference is amazingly better! Thanks to Toby at Guitar Center for your stellar technical advice and experience and helping me to decide!
        Jamie D

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Software Stopped working

        By MaxMartin

        from Stokholm, Sweden

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System:

        updated to 1.8.6.1 and all slate modules stopped working. error "corrupted binary". reinstalled still doesn't work.

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