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Slate Digital VMS ML-2 Modeling Microphone

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Brand: Slate Digital

The ML-2 microphone is the second model in Slate Digital's award-winning Virtual Microphone System. This small diaphragm microphone is capable of recreating the tone of an entire mic locker of your favorite legendary instrument mics. Like its big brother the ML-1, the ML-2 was designed to have an ultra linear response with no distortion, so that it can serve as a blank canvas for the VMS Virtual Instruments modeling software.Slate Digital tested a large number of mics during the development of the ML-2, and found that even the most expensive small-diaphragm microphone designs saturate when micing very loud and transient-rich sources like close mic'd drums. Therefore, the ML-2 features a proprietary "Dynamic" switch which attenuates the mic's output and repolarizes the capsule, allowing the ML-2 to be used in extremely high SPL situations without overloading or saturating. As a result, it can be used just like a dynamic mic on drums, guitar cabs, and more.To get the most out of the ML-2 you can pair it with the VRS8 interface, which includes eight VMS Ultra Linear mic preamps. Additionally, the ML-2 can work with any preamp, although it is not guaranteed that the software emulation will be accurate. (iLok 2/3 required)
- Meet The Mics:
S-57 VINTAGE: This model is a recreation of an early '80s dynamic 57, perhaps one of the most famous dynamic microphones in audio history. It's known for its punchy midrange and smooth top end, which is why it is a top choice on guitar and snare Drums.S-57 MODERN: A dynamic 57, this mic sounds very similar to the vintage model but with smoother mids and more sizzly highs.S-CUSTOM SNARE: This is a modified version of the S-57, with added curves from famous EQ's to enhance the sound, producing the ultimate polished snare sound.S-222: This is a model of a famous small diaphragm tube mic. It's bright but not harsh, with a smooth midrange and flat low end. It's ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and string instruments.S-121 NORMAL: This is a cardioid model of the classic ribbon mic, and like the real thing, it has fat lows and slightly dark highs, making it perfect on horns, strings, room mics, guitar cabs, and overheads.S-121 DYNAMIC: The emulation is the same source microphone as the 121-NORMAL, only it has been optimized for use with the ML-2 when it's in Dynamic mode. Use this model and the ML-2's Dynamic mode when micing very loud sources.S-421: Another classic dynamic mic, this model is perfect on toms, kick, guitar cab, bass cab and horns. It has thick low mids and punchy lows.S-414 NORMAL: This is a model of one of the most famous FET large diaphragms mics. It has clear, punchy mids, slightly extended highs and a very fat low end. It's perfect on overheads, guitar cabs, bass cabs, toms and horns.S-414 DYNAMIC: This emulation is the same as the S-414 NORMAL, only it has been optimized for use with the ML-2 when it's in Dynamic mode. Use this model and the ML-2's Dynamic mode when micing very loud sources.S-47F: This famous German FET microphone model is known for round highs, fat mids and huge low end. It's a standard on kick drum and bass cab, but also sounds great on Toms.S-67: This is actually a model of a large-diaphragm tube mic! It has smooth and slightly dark highs, thick mids and big lows. Great on room mics, overheads, toms, snares, basses and everything else!S-451: This is a model of a famous small diaphragm condenser that is smooth and clear, with a beautiful high end. It's the great on snare, overheads, hi hat, toms and guitar cabs if paired with one of the dynamic models.S-7: This is a dynamic mic that became famous as a broadcasting microphone, but its present mids make it ideal for all sorts of instruments such as kick, toms, snare, guitars, bass and more.S-112: This is a model of a famous modern kick drum microphone. It has a classic "bouncy" mid range and fat low end.S-12: This is a model of a vintage kick microphone. It has a crisp top, fat low mid, and warm bottom end.

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