Whichever analog-to-digital converter (ADC) you use, it will imprint its own sonic personality onto your recording - all converters sound a little different from each other, and those small differences are one of the reasons why there is such a large price disparity between competing units. The ADC’s sonic imprint won’t interfere with the operation of the VMS though, because the ML-1 microphone and VMS ONE preamp were designed together as a closed hardware system. Being able to predict precisely how the signal behaves from microphone capsule-to-preamp output is critical for accurate mic and preamp modeling, and it's the main reason why the Virtual Microphone System includes a preamp as well as the microphone itself. The VMS One preamp outputs the standard line-level signal that a professional converter is expecting to see, so any character that an ADC would impart is minimized as much as possible. We suggest that you use the highest grade analog-to-digital converter you can.
Articles in this section
- Can I use a hardware compressor after the VMS-1?
- Can I use the microphone or preamplifier separately?
- How does my ADC affect the VMS?
- How does the VMS handle proximity effect?
- How to use ML-1 emulations with MetaTune
- I am getting a lot of sibilance or high-end distortion from my VMS System
- I feel like the level is too low in my DAW.
- I have really expensive, super hi-fidelity cabling. How does this affect the VMS system?
- I have the gain knob all the way down and the signal is loud and distorting!
- I need more details about the power supply and it's connections.