Slate Digital VRS-8 Audio Interface with VMS ML-1 Microphone


10 x 8 Thunderbolt/PCIe Audio Interface, with 8 VMS-One Mic Preamps, 2 Instrument/Line Inputs, 8 Line Outputs, 2 Headphone Outputs, and Built-in Monitor Switching – Mac/PC

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Slate Digital VRS-8 Audio Interface with VMS ML-1 Microphone

Class-leading Audio Quality Plus Virtual Microphone/Preamp Modeling

With next-generation AKM converters providing an industry-leading 124dB dynamic range, plus eight transparent VMS-One microphone preamplifiers, the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface delivers best-in-class performance for Mac and PC. The integration of VMS-One mic preamps means you can tap into Slate Digital’s spot-on emulations of classic mics and preamps, giving you complete control over your tone after tracking. The custom converter chipset allows for an astonishingly-low .7-millisecond latency, even when tracking through microphone and preamp emulations. Complete with built-in monitor switching and powerful headphone amplifiers, the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface is a comprehensive control room solution.

Next-generation sound quality

Every inch of signal path in the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface has been designed for maximum fidelity and minimal latency. Thanks to their Low-latency Native (LLN) technology, Slate reports the latency at an incredible .7 milliseconds at 96kHz with 32 sample buffer. The VMS-One mic preamps are the same ultra-linear model as found in the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System, designed to be a blank canvas that can be colored in infinite ways using Slate’s spot-on emulations of classic mics and preamps. Class-leading conversion delivers an amazing 124dB dynamic range, while XTC “satellite-grade” clocking uses four temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for precision audio clocking and ultra-low jitter and distortion.

Capture the sound of legendary mics and preamps

Setting up for a vocal overdub session? How would you like access to a coveted German large-diaphragm condenser mic from the early 1960s? No problem. Why not pair that with the channel strip preamp from a classic ’70s British console? Done. Using advanced physical modeling and state-of-the-art digital signal processing techniques, Slate Digital’s VMS-One mic preamps give you access to virtually any signal-path tone you can imagine. You can apply mic and preamp emulations during tracking, or during mixdown in your DAW. VMS-One mic preamps are outstanding with any microphone and are optimized to be a blank canvas for Slate Digital ML series microphones.

Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI timing

MIDI has managed to remain relevant for over three decades. The Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface offers native MIDI in and out for much more precise MIDI timing than USB-based MIDI interfaces usually offer. However you use MIDI in your studio, your synchronization will be rock solid with the Slate Digital VRS-8.

Slate Digital VRS-8 Thunderbolt/PCIe Audio Interface Features:

  • 10-input audio interface for Mac (Thunderbolt) and Windows (PCIe)
  • Eight VMS-One mic preamps with ultra-linear, sonically-neutral performance
  • Apply spot-on microphone and preamplifier emulations to re-create legendary recording paths
  • Next-generation AKM AK5578 converters for 124dB dynamic range
  • Ultra-low jitter and distortion thanks to XTC satellite-grade clocking technology
  • Dual front-panel inputs for instruments and line-level sources
  • Dedicated mic gain knobs so you can adjust levels fast with hands-on immediacy
  • The perfect match for Slate Digital ML series ultra-linear microphones
  • Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI clocking compared to USB

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity Thunderbolt 2, PCIe
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 10 x 8
Analog Inputs 2 x 1/4″ (line/instrument), 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic),
Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4″
Headphones 2 x 1/4″
Number of Preamps 8
Phantom Power Yes
Clock I/O In/Out
Data I/O 2 x Thunderbolt 2, 1 x HDMI (PCIe)
Power Supply 12V DC power supply (included)
Manufacturer Part Number VRS-8

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