Slate Digital’s new mic has a vintage body but is stuffed with modern tech

Slate Digital has added expanded its Virtual Microphone System with the release of the ML-1 Vintage Edition, which takes the guts of the original VMS ML-1 Modelling Microphone and places it in a vintage 47-style body.

This is a condenser mic that’s designed to be ultra-linear, high resolution and clean, and features a shock-mounted, edge-terminated, six-micron, gold-sputtered capsule. Use it with a high-quality preamp and Slate says that you’ve got the perfect blank canvas for the Slate Digital Microphone and Preamp modelling plugins.

Speaking of which, the VMS ML-1 Vintage Edition comes with the Classic Tubes module that promises to recreate the sound of over $100,000 worth of classic tube mics and preamps. It ships in a wooden jewel box and is available now priced at $999.  

Find out more on the Slate Digital website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.