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Slate Digital VMS

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Modeling System with Software, Multiple Mic and Preamp Emulations

  • Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Microphone
  • Slate Digital VMS Power Supply
  • Slate Digital VMS Control

Price: $999.00

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Product Description

This stand alone mic modeling system is ready to rock your DAW with your iLok2 or iLok3!

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 only $999.

*Requires An iLok 2 or higher.

The following software emulations are included with purchase at ZenPro Audio:

Meet the Mics

  • FG-47
  • FG-M7
  • FG-800
  • FG-251
  • FG-800M
  • FG-269
  • FG-12
  • FG-67

Meet the Preamps

  • FG-73
  • FG-76

Meet the Hardware

ML-1 Microphone: The ML-1 microphone is arguably the most important part of the Virtual Microphone System, because everything starts here. With a shock-mounted Mylar capsule sputtered in gold and custom-made components, the ML-1 is NOT just any ordinary microphone. It was designed in tandem with the VMS-One preamp to provide an exceedingly flat output for the VMS microphone and preamp software modules to act upon.

VMS-One Preamp: The VMS-ONE preamp ensures that your A/D converter sees the flattest signal possible from the ML-1 microphone. It utilizes state-of-the-art amplifiers to produce the purest and most linear signal possible, giving the VMS plugin module the ability to transform your recordings with hyper-accurate reproductions of classic microphones and preamps.

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, we 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.

System Requirements

Power Supply

  • Auto-sensing 100 to 250 AC (global)
  • Standard IEC cable

Minimum System Requirements

  • Quad Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok2 Required

Recommended System Requirements

  • Quad Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok2 Required

Supported Plugin Formats

  • Intel Mac 32bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST2, VST3, AAX

*Always check the Slate Digital website for the most up to date system requirements.

Product Videos

Virtual Microphone System Shoot Out At NRG Studios 04:12

We went to the famous NRG Recording Studios to compare the VMS FG-251 and FG-47 to the real vintage microphones on male and female vocals, acoustic guitar, and drums. Extreme care was taken to ensure that the capsules were aligned for each source. The vintage microphones went through the real 1073 preamp that was used for the modeling process of our FG-73 preamp, which was used for the VMS tracks. NRG has several U47’s but one in particular sounded nearly identical to the VMS’s own FG-47 model. This is the same mic that famed engineer Ross Hogarth used for his VMS/47 comparison at NRG a few months ago, only to proclaim he was “blown away.” NRG’s Elam 251 also sounded nearly identical to the VMS’s FG-251 with the intensity set around 125%. Download the 24bit/96khz audio files at: Learn more about the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System by visiting, Intro & outro music by Florian Schartner

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    We went to the famous NRG Recording Studios to compare the VMS...

Warranty Information

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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