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Slate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black)

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Slate Digital ML-1 VMS Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone (Matte Black)
Key Features
  • Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Models LDCs & Dynamic Mics
  • Emulations of Prized Vocal Microphones
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Styled in a matte black finish, the Slate Digital ML-1 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is meant to be used with the VMS (Virtual Microphone System) or the VRS (Virtual Recording Studio). The microphone captures a linear frequency response between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, doing so with minimal distortion. In this way, it can serve as the unpainted canvas on which you'd apply the digital color of Slate's microphone emulations. Indeed, paired with the VRS or VMS, the microphone aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic/pre combinations at your fingertips.
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Slate Digital ML-1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Low-Latency Operation
  • 3Mac and Windows Compatible
  • 4Overview of Mic Models Included
  • 5Preamps Offered

Styled in a matte black finish, the Slate Digital ML-1 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is meant to be used with the VMS (Virtual Microphone System) or the VRS (Virtual Recording Studio). The microphone captures a linear frequency response between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, doing so with minimal distortion. In this way, it can serve as the unpainted canvas on which you'd apply the digital color of Slate's microphone emulations. Indeed, paired with the VRS or VMS, the microphone aims to put heretofore cost-prohibitive, holy-grail mic/pre combinations at your fingertips.

Included with the ML-1 is a bundle of emulations of prized microphones often used on vocals. Models of the U47, U67, SM7, 251, and other famous microphones are included with your purchase. 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.

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 7 and above. VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX formats are all supported.
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.
UPC: 850009217202

Slate Digital ML-1 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
1.10" / 28 mm (Condenser)
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Impedance
Cardioid: 200 Ohms
Load Impedance
10 Kilohms
Sensitivity
Cardioid: 20 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Cardioid: 77 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
Cardioid: 17 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Digital Audio
Digital Signal Processing
Compressor, EQ, Gain, Sound Presets (via Software)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
ø: 2.13 x L: 8.47" / ø: 54 x L: 215.2 mm
Weight
1.28 lb / 582 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.6 x 11.4 x 6.3"

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es compatible con studio one?

es compatible con studio one?
Asked by: Carlos
El B&H # SLSDVMSVMS1K si es compatible con Studio One, por medio de un interfaz de audio.
Answered by: Luz
Date published: 2019-02-20
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