Slate Digital ML-1 Modeling Microphone - Vintage Edition

Modeling microphone with the same linear circuit from the Slate ML-1 with vintage looks and the classic sounds of the industry’s top mics - includes Class Tubes 1 & 2
Slate Digital ML-1 Modeling Microphone - Vintage Edition
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The Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Vintage Edition pairs the same ultra-linear microphone circuit from Slate Digital’s award-winning ML-1 with an all-new body design inspired by the classic look of the legendary Telefunken U47. The ML-1 Vintage Edition is a large diaphragm condenser microphone designed as part of Slate’s Virtual Microphone System, allowing you to emulate eight different iconic studio microphones with unparalleled accuracy.


Classic cars. Retro fashion. Vintage guitars. There’s something undeniably awesome about designs from the 50s. Now you can enjoy all the marvels of modern technology with the classic looks of yesteryear thanks to the Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Vintage Edition. The ML-1 Vintage Edition is the perfect combination of vintage vibe and modern technology, featuring a vintage "47-style" body with modern high-end components.

While the ML-1 Vintage Edition is specially designed to work in conjunction with the VMS system, it can also be used on its own as a super-clean, high resolution, sonically neutral large diaphragm condenser mic. Offering a true "blank canvas" frequency response, the ML-1 Vintage Edition features a shock-mounted, gold sputtered, 6-micron capsule and a state of the art FET circuit path.

Included Accessories:

  • Travel case
  • Shock mount


  • VMC Classic Tubes 1 & 2
  • VPC Virtual Preamp Collection

Classic Tubes 1 & 2:

The ML-1 Vintage Modeling Microphone includes Classic Tubes 1 and 2 software featuring the following microphone emulations:

  • FG-47: This mic will take you back in time. It’s lush, warm, fat, present, and BIG sounding. If you have a wimpy source, it gets fixed with this mic. It doesn’t have that modern sizzly top-end air, but it takes EQ in the top end like a champion. I love adding some Custom Series 10 kHz when using this mic. By pushing the intensity, it gets even darker, moodier, and a bit more saturated. Don’t just use this microphone on vocals. Put it on drums as a room mic. Put it on the outside of a kick. Put it on horns, strings.
  • FG-800: The FG-800 is based on a solid performing studio vocal mic. This is a bright and airy microphone. That airy, clear, bright tone works perfectly in a pop mix with no EQ needed. When this mic works, nothing will sound as good. And it actually works a lot, even on modern male rock vocals.
  • FG-251: The FG-251 sounds so good on just about everything. It’s the perfect balance of top, middle, and bottom. There is something so flattering about this mic that every singer just sounds better than they do in the actual room. The intensity is really fun with this one. This mic pairs well with both preamps, so try them both using the VMR A->B system.
  • FG-12: The FG-12 emulates an Austrian classic known for being incredibly smooth and rich-sounding. Slate chose an absolutely incredible mic to model that is the perfect representation of this famous tone.
  • FG-800M: The FG-800M emulates an older Japanese tube mic and is slightly fatter and darker than the stock FG-800. If you love the FG-800 but wish it was a tad less sibilant and bright, you're gonna love this.
  • FG-M7:The FG-M7 takes one of the most famous dynamic vocal mics used by artists like Michael Jackson, and adds the tube stage of the classic 47 making it extremely punchy, crisp, with incredible mids that cut through the mix. Definitely gonna be a favorite!
  • FG-269: The FG-269 emulates an extremely rare German classic that shares much of the same circuit as the 67, but has a different tube that makes it more open and clear. This is one of the best sounding vocal mics I've ever heard.
  • FG67: The FG-67 emulates a German classic known for being bold, slightly dark, and thick. This is amazing as a vocal mic, room mic, horn mic, piano mic, and is probably my favorite on toms.


  • FG-73: The FG-73 preamp module is modeled after one of the most famous discrete solid state preamps in the industry, made in Britain and used on countless recordings. It has a bold, present and warm sound that works great on any audio source – even full mixes.
  • FG-76: The FG-76 preamp module is modeled after a vintage German tube preamp that has been used on many classic recordings. It has a thick and colorful tone that can make tracks and mixes sound more ‘alive’. The bottom-end saturates in a very unique and musical way, making it a great module for bass guitar and kick drum tracks.


  • Quad core i5 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • macOS 10.9 or later
  • Windows 7 & above
  • iLok 2 or 3 required


  • Intel Mac 32-bit & 64-bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32-bit & 64-bit: VST2, VST3, AAX

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents ML1-V Mic, wooden storage case, travel case, shock mount, and Classic Tubes 1 & 2 + VPC software card
Transducer Type Condenser
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