Commonly Asked Questions

How do I connect via PCIE?

Unfortunately, the VRS8 only supports Thunderbolt 2 and 3 (via adaptor) on Mac at the current time as PCIE support will come in the near future.

We include the PCIE card with the VRS8 purchase because we will be supporting Windows and the older Mac Towers once the closed beta is finished. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to release the best driver possible.

I have an older laptop and don’t have a Thunderbolt port, can I use the VRS8?

Unfortunately, if you have an older system that only has USB, you won’t be able to utilize the VRS8 since it uses Thunderbolt 2 protocol.

I have an i5 processor, will the VRS8 work on my system?

Yes, the VRS8 will work with an i5 processor as we have customers utilizing this with success. We do recommend a i7 processor for optimal performance as this will be able to handle much larger sessions. 

Does this come with the a Thunderbolt cable?

The VRS8 does not include a Thunderbolt cable, you will need to purchase this separately.

Why doesn’t the VRS8 have digital i/o like SPDIF or ADAT?

The VRS8 was created to be a native interface that boasts an incredible roundtrip latency as low as .7ms.

In order to do that, we created a direct chipset to handle the audio which we’ve named Low Latency Native or LLN. However, in order to maintain this low latency path, we could not interrupt the chipset with an external digital signal without compromising LLN.

Can I use the VRS8 in Standalone Mode?

No, as the VRS8 does not have a standalone mode. In order to use the VRS8, you'll need to connect the unit to a computer with a thunderbolt cable. The inputs will not fall down to their corresponding output path.

Does the VRS8 still come with a free year of the All Access Pass?

Yes, the VRS8 ships with one FREE year of the All Access Pass. The All Access Pass includes all of the award-winning Slate plugins, worth thousands of dollars. Using the VRS8 and VMS microphones, you’ll be able to track through world-class microphones, preamps, equalizers, and more in real time.


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