Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Brass Finish)

Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Brass Finish)

Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Brass Finish)

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  • VMS ML-1 Mic in Classic 47-Style Finish
  • Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 1.1" Capsule
  • Emulations of Prized Vocal Microphones
  • Minimal Distortion for Accurate Modeling
  • Works Best with Slate VMS & Slate VRS
  • Mac & Windows Compatibility
  • Works in AU, AAX & VST Formats
  • iLok 2 or 3 Required
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Finish: Vintage Edition

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Vintage Edition

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Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition overview

  • 1Description

The Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition is designed to perform similarly to their VMS ML-1 modeling microphone, though in a chassis with a brass finish that far more resembles a vintage 47-style body. Thus, the microphone not only models the sound of classic microphones, but the look and feel as well.

As with the VMS ML-1, the Vintage Edition sports an innately linear frequency response. It also offers a 1.1" capsule with a cardioid polar pattern. It achieves its performance thanks to its edge-terminated six-micron gold-sputtered capsule. Paired with the VMS ONE preamp, or the Slate VRS, the ML-1 modeling microphone acts as a blank canvas for you to paint the tone of classic, cardioid microphones upon it.

Included with the ML-1 is a bundle of software emulations of prized microphones often used on vocals. Models of the U47, U67, SM7, 251, and other famous microphones are included with your purchase. For preamps, Slate offers software versions of the classic British 73 preamp, and the German 76.

Here, the microphone is offered a la carte. It is recommended you pair the ML-1 with Slate's complementary preamps or interfaces, so that the emulations work to the best of their ability. If you prefer, you can use the mic with your existing preamp or interface, but the results may not be the same.

Mac and Windows Compatible
The corresponding 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 7 and above. A second- or third-generation iLok is required. VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX formats are all supported.
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.
Overview of Mic Models Included
More mic models are released sporadically, but at the very least, you get the following:

  • 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 Vintage Edition Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Brass Finish)
  • Single License for Mic and Preamp Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Slate Digital ML-1 Vintage Edition specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.10" / 28 mm (Condenser)
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 48 V

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