Slate Digital VMS & Aston Halo
Microphone & Preamp Emulation System
Welcome to the future of Microphones
Imagine having a world-class mic locker full of the most classic microphones from the history of the recording industry. Well, you can stop imagining. We are proud to announce the Virtual Microphone System – a hybrid system that utilises an extremely transparent condenser microphone, a sonically neutral preamp, and a plugin module that works in concert with our hardware to replicate some of the world’s finest and most sought-after microphones and preamps.
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 colourful vibe of classic tube and condenser microphones. The capsule proximity effect precisely replicates the classic cardioid of vintage large diaphragm mics.
To ensure that the ML-1 avoids any colour when recorded to the workstation, we 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 Plug-in ModuleThe 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.
- 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
What's 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