Common questions

What mics does Slate digital emulate?

What mics does Slate digital emulate?

At $800, it’s quite a bit cheaper than even the cheapest LDC mic that it emulates, and it comes with 8 emulations of some of the most highly sought after microphones and 2 mic pre emulations….The mics included are emulations of the following:

  • Telefunken U47.
  • Sony C800g.
  • Shure SM7.
  • Telefunken ELA M251.
  • AKG C12.
  • Neumann U67.

Are slate mics good?

The Mic and the pre all on it’s own are both great. Combined with the software from slate designed for the VMS it’s fantastic. Recommend no matter what you own or your budget is it is a great addition . If your on a tight budget it’s a no brainer.

What is a virtual microphone?

A virtual microphone is, in fact, a “real” microphone that relies on digital signal processing (DSP) to create facsimiles of the sound pickup characteristics and frequency response of another microphone.

How do I play music through my mic?

In addition, you can play audio through mic by changing your default microphone to your system sounds. You can do this by going to Control Panel and clicking Hardware & Sound. Next is you should click Manage Audio Devices and choose Recording. Then allow Stereo Mix and set it to the default mic.

Does slate VMS need preamp?

Transparent Preamp for the Slate Virtual Microphone System To get the most out of your Slate Virtual Microphone System, you need the flattest signal possible. That’s why you need a VMS-ONE preamp.

What does virtual audio cable do?

Virtual Audio Cable is a software product based on WDM multimedia driver that allows a user to transfer audio streams from one application to another. VAC is useful for recording an application’s audio output in almost real time or transferring a sound stream to another application so it may process it.

Do I need the VMS one?

To get the most out of your Slate Virtual Microphone System, you need the flattest signal possible. That’s why you need a VMS-ONE preamp. And musicians at Sweetwater appreciate the DI instrument input, which makes the Slate Digital VMS-ONE ideal for transparently tracking bass and guitar.

Do you need iLok for Slate VMS?

Slate Digital software is licensed with iLok. That means to use it, you will need to connect its iLok license to your iLok USB stick. If you don’t already have an iLok account, you’ll need to create one and install the iLok License Manager app.

How can I play music through my mic without downloading it?

You can play music through the mic in-game by changing your default microphone setting to your system sounds. You can try by going to Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>Manage Audio Devices>Recording and then enable the Stereo Mix option and set it as the default mic.

What is the slate digital Virtual Microphone system?

The Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System claims to precisely model many of the classic large-diaphragm valve capacitor microphones, and some well-know preamps, of the last 70 years.

Is the VMS mic better than the real mic?

The real mic, however, sounded balanced and bright, without any harshness, and a couple of members of the SOS team were raving about the ‘smooth’ top end. On Sam’s vocal, the VMS did a much better job, and, whilst not sounding exactly the same, I would quite happily have used either.

What are the different types of mics available in the software?

With crude but obvious pseudonyms for the mics in question, the software is available initially with three microphone options: the FG-47 (Neumann U47), the FG-251 (Telefunken ELA M251) and the FG-800 (Sony C800g).

What do we like about the real microphone?

Taking in the sound of the real microphone first, we all liked its ability to push the top end of a vocal without getting harsh. It surprised us especially with its ability to offer a different perspective on a performance, and Mike Senior, in particular, was very taken with how it was able to seemingly change the feel of a song.