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Slate ML-2?
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:24:04 AM »
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VRSML2?psnl=64?utm_content&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180201-national-universal-audio-b

On sale at Sweetwater. Anyone ever used these? Or any Slate mics for that matter? Looks like they are part of a "system" that includes a a preamp that does "modeling" of different microphones. I wonder how this would work for "what we do"? Would be kinda neat to roll into a room and think "I think I'll run a pair of U67's tonight" and be able to do it with the flip of a switch.
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Re: Slate ML-2?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 10:41:09 AM »
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VRSML2?psnl=64?utm_content&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180201-national-universal-audio-b

On sale at Sweetwater. Anyone ever used these? Or any Slate mics for that matter? Looks like they are part of a "system" that includes a a preamp that does "modeling" of different microphones. I wonder how this would work for "what we do"? Would be kinda neat to roll into a room and think "I think I'll run a pair of U67's tonight" and be able to do it with the flip of a switch.

The preamp is just a preamp. All the modeling and emulation takes place in software plugins so not really useful in the field running from batteries. Cool idea though...
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Re: Slate ML-2?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 11:59:31 AM »
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VRSML2?psnl=64?utm_content&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180201-national-universal-audio-b

On sale at Sweetwater. Anyone ever used these? Or any Slate mics for that matter? Looks like they are part of a "system" that includes a a preamp that does "modeling" of different microphones. I wonder how this would work for "what we do"? Would be kinda neat to roll into a room and think "I think I'll run a pair of U67's tonight" and be able to do it with the flip of a switch.

The preamp is just a preamp. All the modeling and emulation takes place in software plugins so not really useful in the field running from batteries. Cool idea though...

Well shit. Wonder how those plugins would work with a recording made by another mfg.'s mics?
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Re: Slate ML-2?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 12:17:44 AM »
All that they can do is mimic the frequency response (and to some extent, the frequency/phase response) of the microphone that you choose. They can't make a microphone of one pattern (e.g. cardioid) sound like a microphone of a different pattern (omni, supercardioid), nor can they make a large-diaphragm capsule sound like a small-diaphragm capsule (or vice versa), nor can they make a single-diaphragm capsule sound like a dual-diaphragm capsule (or vice versa); that's just not possible.

But if you have a dry, close-up, single-mike studio recording of a vocalist singing into a U 87 or U 89 set to cardioid, they can make it sound pretty much like a C 12 or a U 47 set to cardioid might sound on a similarly dry, close-up studio recording--and that's what the technology is mostly used for.
music > microphones > a recorder of some sort

 

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