So did you ever record anything with this VMS?
It seems the mics alone vs VMS alone a difference is heard more so than in a mastered mix. In the latter theres not so much difference noticed. And that is the selling point “if its not as good as the classic Smithsonian infamous mics, how come no one can choose the difference easily in a mastered mix”…
another marketing point for a lot of new generation stuff is comparing to Apple phones etc…and that each generation does actually get more powerful and so this “simulation” world keeps getting better.
which is kind of what I was asking about in another thread is the original POD shit now that the new HELIX is here 20yrs later? The POD was raved about then and is on some good records but now it sucks because its old? but I get off topic…so it makes sense technology improves and sims might improve, if that’s the case the VMS has potential.
I would think for the Slate VMS to work it would have to start with a top notch grade mic, with stability and intense QC to reduce variations( as the software wont change over time), but the capsule will change over time. Im skeptical but at the same time Slates a good salesman.
Is it like the Line 6 stuff, or Fractal or all that has a setting for everything…like Marshall Stack sim etc… Fender Blues Deville…but its not really the same as the real deal but in a mix no one knows unless we tell them.
I also wonder how does the Slate VMS work with different hardware preamps and hardware compressors?
then I wonder over the years the Chineese made stuff is often a threat to the old world, or lets say offshoring to cheap labor…but then will people have the same reservations about Robots making stuff like Robot Sim Mic systems like the VMS…where the “clones” are made with software computer programs instead of humans.
Sometimes if looking at this stuff like tools, its nice to have a plain old hammer and a flathead screwdriver and some pliers instead of a thing that is like Inspector Gadget Gear…
then again is a Sony C800G worth $9,000 for someone making demo’s in their bedroom?