Slate Digital has announced the release of the VMS ML-2 modeling microphone. They say that the ML-2 offers a locker full of the industry’s top instrument mics including dynamics like the 57 and 421, cardioid models of classic ribbons like the 121, small diaphragm mics like the 451 and 222, and even large diaphragm mics like the 414 and tube 67.
Here's more details in Slate Digital's own words...
Like its big brother the ML-1, the ML-2 was designed to have an ultra linear response with no distortion, so that it can serve as a blank canvas for our modeling software.
We tested a large number of mics during the development of the ML-2, and we found that even the most expensive small-diaphragm microphone designs saturate when micing very loud and transient-rich sources like close mic’d drums. Therefore, we added a proprietary switch on the ML-2 called “Dynamic” which attenuates the mic’s output and repolarizes the capsule, allowing the ML-2 to be used in extremely high SPL situations without overloading or saturating. As a result, it can be used just like a dynamic mic on drums, guitar cabs, and more.
To get the most out of the ML-2 you can pair it with our VRS8 interface, which includes eight VMS Ultra Linear mic preamps. Additionally, the ML-2 is available a la carte and can work with any preamp, although we can’t guarantee that the software emulations will be accurate.
Pricing and Availability:
See local dealer.