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- Slate Digital - VRS-8 Virtual Recording Studio - Standalone Edition
Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
10 x 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface, with 8 VMS-One Mic Preamps, 2 Instrument/Line Inputs, 8 Line Outputs, 2 Headphone Outputs, and Built-in Monitor Switching - Mac/PC
This is the option to purchase the standalone VRS-8 with no microphones but this does include a free one-year subscription to the Everything Bundle
Next-generation sound quality
Every inch of signal path in the Slate Digital VRS8 audio interface has been designed for maximum fidelity and minimal latency. Thanks to their Low-latency Native (LLN) technology, Slate reports the latency at an incredible .7 milliseconds at 96kHz with 32 sample buffer. The VMS-One mic preamps are the same ultra-linear model as found in the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System, designed to be a blank canvas that can be colored in infinite ways using Slate's spot-on emulations of classic mics and preamps. Class-leading conversion delivers an amazing 124dB dynamic range, while XTC "satellite-grade" clocking uses four temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for precision audio clocking and ultra-low jitter and distortion.
Capture the sound of legendary mics and preamps
Setting up for a vocal overdub session? How would you like access to a coveted German large-diaphragm condenser mic from the early 1960s? No problem. Why not pair that with the channel strip preamp from a classic '70s British console? Done. Using advanced physical modeling and state-of-the-art digital signal processing techniques, Slate Digital's VMS-One mic preamps give you access to virtually any signal-path tone you can imagine. You can apply mic and preamp emulations during tracking, or during mixdown in your DAW. VMS-One mic preamps are outstanding with any microphone and are optimized to be a blank canvas for Slate Digital ML series microphones.
Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI timing
MIDI has managed to remain relevant for over three decades. The Slate Digital VRS8 audio interface offers native MIDI in and out for much more precise MIDI timing than USB-based MIDI interfaces usually offer. However you use MIDI in your studio, your synchronization will be rock solid with the Slate Digital VRS8.
Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features:
- 10-input Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows
- Eight VMS-One mic preamps with ultra-linear, sonically-neutral performance
- Apply spot-on microphone and preamplifier emulations to re-create legendary recording paths
- Next-generation AKM AK5578 converters for 124dB dynamic range
- Ultra-low jitter and distortion thanks to XTC satellite-grade clocking technology
- Dual front-panel inputs for instruments and line-level sources
- Dedicated mic gain knobs so you can adjust levels fast with hands-on immediacy
- The perfect match for Slate Digital ML series ultra-linear microphones
- Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI clocking compared to USB
- Includes a 1-year license to the Everything Bundle
The VRS-8 comes with a free one-year subscription to the Everything Bundle, as well as the option to purchase a five-pack of ML-2 microphones at a substantial discount - so you’ll have everything you need to put together your own professional virtual recording studio.
In December 2017, we went to Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville Tennessee to do something pretty groundbreaking. http://slatedigital.com/vrs-experience/ For the first time ever, with the help of pro engineer Jeff Juliano, world class drummer Nir Z, and artist Brennin Hunt, we conducted the first ever Virtual Recording Studio session. Using only Slate Digital VMS ML-1 and ML-2 modeling microphones into the Slate Digital VRS8 interfaces, we recorded Brennin’s song, “Alone Together.” We monitored through the dozens of virtual microphone and preamp emulations due to the VRS8 low latency monitoring capabilities. Then Steven mixed it using the virtual analog plugins in the Slate Everything Bundle. To get demos of all the virtual plugins and mic models, and download the VRS Experience session files to your own DAW, go to the VRS Experience page. http://slatedigital.com/vrs-experience/ Learn more about the ML-2: http://slatedigital.com/ml-2-modeling-microphone/ Select a dealer and get your own ML -2: http://slatedigital.com/find-a-dealer-vms-ml-2/ http://slatedigital.com/vlog/ http://slatedigital.com/ http://stevenslatedrums.com/ http://www.slatemt.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/slate... https://www.instagram.com/slatedigital/ https://twitter.com/Slateproaudio
Slate Digital ...In December 2017, we went to Sound Emporium Studios in Nashvil...