The “VMS” is a hybrid system that utilizes an extremely transparent condenser microphone, a sonically-neutral preamp, and state-of-the-art digital processing suite that recreates the tone of classic microphones and preamps. The Virtual Microphone System collapses the wall standing between audio engineers and expensive world-class audio tools, allowing them access to the virtual microphone locker of their dreams for under a thousand dollars.

*Requires An iLok 2 or 3.

The Slate Digital ML-1 is at the heart of your VMS system, providing a gateway to a vast array of classic microphones. This ultra-linear, sonically neutral large-diaphragm condenser mic captures even the loudest sounds with clinical precision — the perfect blank canvas to use with Slate Digital’s microphone emulations. Beyond that, the ML-1 accurately reproduces the proximity effect of a vintage large-diaphragm condenser in cardioid mode. When combined with a Slate Digital VMS-ONE mic preamp or VRS8 audio interface, and their incredible VMS software, the ML-1 supplies you with unprecedented sonic flexibility.

Tailor-made for Slate’s Virtual Microphone System

The ML-1 is a perfect match for Slate’s Virtual Microphone System. Whether you use it with Slate’s VRS8 audio interface or your own clean-sounding preamp, this mic delivers a coloration-free signal. And when you combine it with the included VMS microphone/preamp modeling software, it gives you a staggering selection of microphone models ranging from coveted tube classics (the FG-47 and FG-251) to a modern ultra-fidelity condenser (the FG-800).