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Discussion in 'Backline' started by Studdy, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Studdy

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    That's some pretty amazing technology. I can only imagine the price point of this setup is in the $4-5k region, though.
     
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    He nailed it again. I don't even record and this is making me excited...
     
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    Much like converter shootouts, I'm not putting much stock in what one or two unaccompanied tracks sound like. Also, notice that there was no A/B consideration of the kick drum or guitar sound between the real mics and the models.

    I'd love to hear an A/B of what this sounds like stacked up on a drum kit where all mics are being emulated vs. the real thing.

    Cool concept, though.
     
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    Very interesting!

    One thing I wonder is if they are somehow fitting pickup patterns into this design too. Or are there base settings for this on the microphone itself?
     
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    from steven's post over on gearslutz:"The initial package will be the dual preamp/converter, ML-1 large mic, and ML-2 small mic. Price is somewhere in 2k range."
     
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    Price..and more A/B's please before I can put in my real judgement. :)
     
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    Lots of flat mics out there, and most midrange preamps and converters are decently transparent. Then you have lots of color EQ's and distortion/harmonics exciters out there.

    I fail to see the need... Is it really necessary to get an EQ curve exactly like another mic rather than just starting off flat and molding to taste?
     
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    The thing that made me especially skeptical was the modelling of the NS10 sub kick. I don't see how modelling like this could possibly recreate a mechanical principle such as a huge driver's ability to capture low Hz wave lengths.
     
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    I'm still skeptical. In the 47 comparison, the one labelled as his mic is noticeably louder and more sibilant. Hardly an exact reproduction, but close enough for less than 10% of the cost of the real thing I suppose.
     
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    Yeah I noticed this too, it definitely had a more hard edged presence (still open to the option that this could be Fletcher Munson pulling tricks) and was not an identical replication - which defeats the point. Would need to hear more level comparisons to verify really - if they pulled this off it could be the Kemper of microphones but based on that comparison I'd say they're off the mark.
     
  12. Skaldir

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    It's a nice idea, but I am totally not interested in getting this.
    Also am I the only one that thought the video is way over the top? All this music as if a new hollywood blockbuster will start
     
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    Flat mic>flat pre>match eq>saturation ?

    I wonder how it handles transient response?
    I can match EQ my ISA to my API but it won't be an API.
     
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    brianhood No Care Ever

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    They never mention anything about transient response!
     
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    This is really interesting. But I'm obviously quite sceptical, and the zero latency part also seems a bit too good to be true when most modern saturation plugins have noticeable latency. I'm just waiting for Slate to release a DSP card to handle all the processing.
     
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    This. And the polar pattern thing. There's a lot of unanswered questions here.
     
  20. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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    Seriously, Slate?...you are able to do this and you wont do a distressor emu?
     

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