Slate Digital VMS ML-1 large diaphragm condenser
Rear view of Slate's ML-1 condenser microphone
Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Microphone System

For audio engineers feeling on edge at the prospect of storing and maintaining a cabinet full of priceless vintage mics, Slate Digital present a smart, streamlined and affordable digital solution to meet everybody’s studio microphone needs.

£799.00 inc VAT
ETA 1-2 WEEKS
SKU SD-ML1
EAN 850009217202

  • Ultra-linear large-diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Sonically neutral sound profile
  • Large diaphragm with 6-micron capsule
  • Integrates with included VMS mic/preamp modelling software
  • More control over recorded sounds during mix-down
  • Classic Tubes 1 & 2 plus Virtual Preamp Collection licenses included
  • Ships with shock-mount, carrying case

Slate’s VMS ML-1 microphone is an ultra-linear large diaphragm condenser, designed to capture audio with clinical precision.

Designed to synchronise seamlessly with Slate’s VMS virtual microphone modelling software, the ML-1’s goal is to remain as sonically neutral as possible – even with the most lively sources – to serve as the best blank canvas for digital emulations.

Sonic Flexibility
Comparing sonics using Slate's VMS DAW plugin

Unlike vocals recorded with a traditional condenser microphone, all VMS ML-1 vocals are recorded neutrally. This presents infinitely more power over recorded material during mix down. Engineers may decide that a recorded vocal is better suited to a 47-style microphone than an 800-style, and each scenario can be easily auditioned before being bounced in the final mix.

Staggering Selection
Slate's ML-1 is the perfect canvas for 100s of analogue microphone emulations

Each VMS ML-1 is bundled with full licenses for Slate’s Classic Tubes 1 & 2 microphone modelling pack as well as the Virtual Preamp Collection. These powerful plugin libraries offer an incredible number of emulations from warm and vintage to ultra-fidelity to satisfy any vocal within almost any mix.

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Slate Digital ML1 large condenser modelling microphone

Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 28mm
Frequency Range 20Hz – 20kHz
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Sensitivity 20mV/Pa
Signal to Noise Ratio 77dB A weighted
Self Noise 17dB A weighted
Format AAX, AU, VST2, VST3
Platform Mac (macOS 11+), PC (Windows 10 or 11)
Dimensions 215 x 54mm, 0.58kg