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Slate Digital VRS-8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface With Free ML-1 Large-Diaphragm Modeling Microphonetrue true
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
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Powerful recording package with Thunderbolt interface and the Slate Virtual Microphone System.
The VRS-8 is the nerve center to Slate Digital's Virtual Microphone System, featuring eight VMS-One ultra-linear mic preamps, each with the VMS technology built in. This innovative rackmount audio interface achieves best-in-class A/D conversion thanks to its AK5578 converters, with up to 124dB dynamic range on all eight inputs.
Ultra-transparent, the VRS-8 uses OPA1612 chips on all inputs and outputs and WIMA capacitors for the audio paths for a no compromise build. Even the two headphone outputs incorporate a discrete amplifier for each output for the most pristine quality imaginable when tracking with headphones. There's also ultra-precise clocking with its Jitter and Distortion free XTC satellite-class audio clock.
The ML-1 microphone is the centerpiece of the Virtual Microphone System. This large-diaphragm mic has a shockmounted, gold sputtered, 6-micron capsule and a state-of-the-art FET circuit path that ensures the most linear, flat and clean "blank canvas" response. Combined with the Slate Digital tube microphone modeling software, it can sound like some of the most classic microphones in recording history.
Record your tracks with this microphone, and later in the mixing session, select any number of models to figure out which is best for the track. You can record a guitar track, for example, and then in your DAW, create multiple mic models with the same track adjacent to one another. You can then blend those signals, or select the one that sounds best for your session. Software is included. This is a game changer.
Used alone, you've got a top-quality large-diaphragm studio microphone with a linear, color-free character. Used with the included mic models, it's like having a mic locker that would be the envy of any studio. Included mic models are:FG-47, FG-M7, FG-800, FG-251, FG-800M, FG-269, FG-12, FG-67.
Note: ILok 2/3 dongle required for use.
- Eight ultra-linear VMS-One mic preamps
- LLN (Low Latency Native) custom hard-wired converter chipset
- Incorporating AKM converters, offering 124db of dynamic range on all inputs
- XTC satellite-grade clocking technology for ultra-stable audio performance
- Native MIDI IO, for accurate MIDI timing that doesn’t utilize the USB bus
- Both Thunderbolt (for Mac) and PCIe (for PC) connectivity for maximum cross-platform compatibility
Once you start working with VRS system, you'll be a believer. Order today.
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.