Slate Digital VRS-8 Audio Interface
Class-leading Audio Quality Plus Virtual Microphone/Preamp Modeling
With next-generation AKM converters providing an industry-leading 124dB dynamic range, plus eight transparent VMS-One microphone preamplifiers, the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface delivers best-in-class performance for Mac and PC. The integration of VMS-One mic preamps means you can tap into Slate Digital’s spot-on emulations of classic mics and preamps, giving you complete control over your tone after tracking. The custom converter chipset allows for an astonishingly-low .7-millisecond latency, even when tracking through microphone and preamp emulations. Complete with built-in monitor switching and powerful headphone amplifiers, the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface is a comprehensive control room solution.
Next-generation sound quality
Every inch of signal path in the Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface has been designed for maximum fidelity and minimal latency. Thanks to their Low-latency Native (LLN) technology, Slate reports the latency at an incredible .7 milliseconds at 96kHz with 32 sample buffer. The VMS-One mic preamps are the same ultra-linear model as found in the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System, designed to be a blank canvas that can be colored in infinite ways using Slate’s spot-on emulations of classic mics and preamps. Class-leading conversion delivers an amazing 124dB dynamic range, while XTC “satellite-grade” clocking uses four temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for precision audio clocking and ultra-low jitter and distortion.
Capture the sound of legendary mics and preamps
Setting up for a vocal overdub session? How would you like access to a coveted German large-diaphragm condenser mic from the early 1960s? No problem. Why not pair that with the channel strip preamp from a classic ’70s British console? Done. Using advanced physical modeling and state-of-the-art digital signal processing techniques, Slate Digital’s VMS-One mic preamps give you access to virtually any signal-path tone you can imagine. You can apply mic and preamp emulations during tracking, or during mixdown in your DAW. VMS-One mic preamps are outstanding with any microphone and are optimized to be a blank canvas for Slate Digital ML series microphones.
Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI timing
MIDI has managed to remain relevant for over three decades. The Slate Digital VRS-8 audio interface offers native MIDI in and out for much more precise MIDI timing than USB-based MIDI interfaces usually offer. However you use MIDI in your studio, your synchronization will be rock solid with the Slate Digital VRS-8.
Slate Digital VRS-8 Thunderbolt/PCIe Audio Interface Features:
- 10-input audio interface for Mac (Thunderbolt) and Windows (PCIe)
- Eight VMS-One mic preamps with ultra-linear, sonically-neutral performance
- Apply spot-on microphone and preamplifier emulations to re-create legendary recording paths
- Next-generation AKM AK5578 converters for 124dB dynamic range
- Ultra-low jitter and distortion thanks to XTC satellite-grade clocking technology
- Dual front-panel inputs for instruments and line-level sources
- Dedicated mic gain knobs so you can adjust levels fast with hands-on immediacy
- The perfect match for Slate Digital ML series ultra-linear microphones
- Native MIDI I/O for superior MIDI clocking compared to USB
|Computer Connectivity||Thunderbolt 2, PCIe|
|Simultaneous I/O||10 x 8|
|Analog Inputs||2 x 1/4″ (line/instrument), 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic),|
|Analog Outputs||8 x 1/4″|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4″|
|Number of Preamps||8|
|Data I/O||2 x Thunderbolt 2, 1 x HDMI (PCIe)|
|Power Supply||12V DC power supply (included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||VRS-8|