SLATE VMS ML-2 Microphone

SLATE VMS ML-2 Microphone

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:21
Like its big brother the ML-1, the ML-2 was designed to have an ultra linear response with no distortion, so that it can serve as a blank canvas for our modeling software.
Slate tested a large number of mics during the development of the ML-2, and we found that even the most expensive small-diaphragm microphone designs saturate when micing very loud and transient-rich sources like close mic’d drums. Therefore, we added a proprietary switch on the ML-2 called “Dynamic” which attenuates the mic’s output and repolarizes the capsule, allowing the ML-2 to be used in extremely high SPL situations without overloading or saturating. As a result, it can be used just like a dynamic mic on drums, guitar cabs, and more.
To get the most out of the ML-2 you can pair it with our VRS8 interface, which includes eight VMS Ultra Linear mic preamps.  Additionally, the ML-2 is available a la carte and can work with any preamp, although we can’t guarantee that the software emulations will be accurate.

LATENCY FREE PROCESSING

The Virtual Microphone System software consists of the Classic Tubes microphone module, which contains eight classic tube microphone models, the FG-73 British discrete preamp module, and the FG-76 German tube preamp module. None of these processing blocks add any latency to the audio signal, so if you use a low latency interface with VMS you can track through the VMS software without any audible monitoring delay.

To accomplish this, Slate recommend a Thunderbolt or fast USB interface, recording at 96khz with the lowest buffer size possible. The combination of the 96khz sampling rate and low buffer size ensures the lowest possible latency.

 

Call 01355 272 500 or email info@mediaspec.co.uk for latest pricing and availability.