Slate's Virtual Recording Studio technology is a suite of products - both hardware and software - that are designed specifically to work with each other. At NAMM 2017 we caught up with Slate to get the lowdown on the two newest additions to the family: the VRS-8 recording interface and ML-2 small diaphragm modeling microphone.
The VRS-8 Virtual Analog Interface features eight VMS Ultra Linear microphone preamps, mastering grade A/D and D/A converters, high-end circuit design featuring boutique op-amps, WIMA capacitors and discrete headphone amplifiers, and the lowest latency of any native solution (down to .7 ms at 96k!). It contains a specialised chipset to handle latency issues, which Slate claims almost completely removes latency from the system. Slate also makes a PCIe card for PC users to connect to their Windows machines via a specialised connector.
The newest member of the VMS family, the ML-2 small-diaphragm modeling microphone features the same ultra-flat and linear response as its larger sibling the ML-1, the ML-2 and allows you to recreate the sound of nearly twenty microphones, including both dynamic and condenser emulations.
The two new products will be available to buy in Q2 2017, with various bundle pricing options to be announced.
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