Slate Digital ML-1 Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphone - Matte Black

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VMS ML-1 MB

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The ML-1 is an extremely high definition, ultra linear, large diaphragm condenser microphone. It has extremely precise transparent reproduction, flat frequency response, and super wide bandwidth, making it the ideal blank canvas on which to impart the colourful vibe of classic tube and condenser microphones. The capsule proximity effect precisely replicates the classic cardioid of vintage large diaphragm mics. This large diaphragm mic has a shock-mounted, gold sputtered, 6-micron capsule and a state of the art FET circuit path that ensures the most linear, flat, and clean "blank canvas" response.

YOUR NEW MIC LOCKER INCLUDES:

FG-47
The FG-47 recreates the sound of one of the most famous vintage tube microphones in the history of audio. It has a thick and full-bodied low end, rich and present mid-range, and smooth top end. This microphone sounds great on thick lead vocals, but also sounds incredible as a kick drum mic, room mic, guitar mic, and on horns and strings.

FG-M7
The FG-M7 takes one of the most famous dynamic vocal mics used in the studio by artists like Michael Jackson and adds the tube stage of the classic 47, making it extremely punchy and crisp, with incredible mids that cut through the mix. Definitely gonna be a favourite!

FG-800
The FG-800 recreates the sound of one of the most popular modern tube mics, known for being the go-to choice for pop and hip hop vocalists. It's extremely bright and airy, but with a warm bottom end. Using this mic on vocals will give you an instant polished "pop" sound. However, this mic also sounds great on overheads and acoustic guitar.

FG-251
The FG-251 recreates the sound of one of the most sought-after vintage tube mics in the industry. It's one of the most in-demand lead vocal mics on the planet, known for being crisp, warm and flattering on a variety of voices. The FG-251 also sounds great on drums, guitars, acoustics, and just about anything else you put it on!

FG-800M
The FG-800M emulates an older Japanese tube mic, and is slightly fatter and darker than the stock FG-800. If you love the FG-800 but wish it was a tad less sibilant and bright, you're gonna love this.

FG-269
The FG-269 emulates an extremely rare German classic that shares much of the same circuit as the 67, but with a different tube that makes it more open and clear. This is one of the best-sounding vocal mics we've ever heard.

FG-12
The FG-12 emulates an Austrian classic known for being incredibly smooth and rich-sounding. Slate chose an absolutely incredible version of this mic to model - it's the perfect representation of this famous tone.

FG-67
The FG-67 emulates a vintage German classic known for being slightly dark, bold and thick. This mic is amazing on vocals, rooms, horns and piano, and it's one of Steven's favourite on toms.

Latency Free Processing
The Virtual Microphone System software consists of the Classic Tubes microphone module, which contains eight classic tube microphone models. 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, it's recommended to use 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.

System Requirements
macOS
- macOS 10.14 or later
- Intel or Apple Silicon (M1) Processor
- AU, VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host

Windows
- Windows 10 or 11
- Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM
- VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host

ML-1 for the win!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I own 3x ML-1, 2 VRS8 and 10 ML-2. I'm about to buy 1 more ML-2 and 2 more ML-2 to replace all my other mics. It just makes sense. The models are great...so many to choose from, hoping to see even more coming. Do they sound like the real thing? Not sure...I don't own the mics they are modelled after...but I don't think I need to now.
Posted by Dave S on Nov 5, 2020
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ML-1 for the win!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I have 3.

I swear by this not just for recording vocals on albums, but also for my FM Radio show.

I own 2x VRS8 racks, 3x ML-1, and just picked up 12 ML-2. I'm about to buy 2 more ML-2 and another ML-1 to replace all my other mics. It just makes sense. The models are great...so many to choose from, hoping to see even more coming. Do they sound like the real thing? Not sure...I don't own the mics they are modelled after...but I don't think I need to now.
Posted by Dave S on Nov 4, 2020
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