Digital virtualization of the real world is just beginning. It will be forever interesting to see how audio technology evolves as computing power grows. Slate may have a hard sell on this product, particularly since microphone discussions often veer into religious territory. But they must think that they have the goods to even think about spending the R&D to bring such a product to market.
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Post by watchtower on Jan 20, 2014 12:38:08 GMT -6
I discussed this exact idea with my brother (who works in Microsoft's anechoic chamber) over a year ago. Slate is destroying my future business plans. It reminds me of before they announced VTM, and I emailed Steven that I had a dream about them releasing a "Slate Reel" tape emulation, and he replied that some dreams come true. I'm on the total same wavelength as that guy.
All it is, is the same as the impulse response systems that high end reverb designers (Bricasti, etc) have been using for almost a decade now. You use a mic, calibrate out the original test signal through sophisticated nulling and you are left with the "color" or "tone" of the room (or now device) and you can apply that to the signal you are running through it.
The only hard part about it is the writing the software algorithm.
Hi guys. The initial package will be the dual preamp/converter, ML-1 large mic, and ML-2 small mic. Price is somewhere in 2k range.
It will ship with several classic models of large diaphragm mics for the ML-1, and tons of classic AND custom mics for the ML-2. We will absolutely have models of the mic you mention above as it is a personal favorite.
This is beyond exciting for us. We've been working extremely hard on this for so long, and as all the NAMM visitors are about to hear... the results are pretty insane. The 47 we will be A/Bing is one of the most characteristic that I've heard, and our ML-1 model absolutely nails it.
We also have several great preamp models, starting of course with two of the classics, the British 73 and the Tube 76.
So much more to say, but back to NAMM prep!
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2014 15:34:17 GMT -6 by Johnkenn
Anyway, I have to admit, that side by side demo of the U47 was pretty damn spot on...
None whatsoever. This is really going to change everything for the project studio guy and even for some pros. The next generation of engineers re probably not going to be able to even find vintage mics and will have to rely on this technology anyhow. This is the future, whether we like it or not.
If you find yourself agreeing with me too often, start to worry.
It's no surprise that there are skeptics, so that is why we refused to release the preview of VMS until we were man enough to have the actual 47 you see in that video right next to our ML-1 at our NAMM booth for all to hear. I think many will be pleasantly surprised.
Yes, you can bypass the preamp modeling and get the super clean preamp, and you can plug in any mic and JUST use the preamp modeling. I loooove the Tube preamp. Very lush and nice. I had very rarely used the real thing before actually.