One of the greatest parts about my job is being able to create products that I have dreamed about for years. And the Virtual Recording Studio concept has been one of my greatest dreams.

When I started out in the studio business, in order to have the best tools, you needed to be elite, rich, or have the necessary skill set to rob a bank. The rest of us were left with average tools that made it more difficult to make great sounding music.

The Virtual Recording Studio changes that. Now you can get an entire virtual arsenal of the industry’s most coveted microphones, classic compressors, vintage equalizers, tape machines, reverbs, and more.. for less than the price of a typical pro studio’s monthly electric bill!

And the final piece of the puzzle is now available, the VRS8 Thunderbolt interface.

We took a no compromise approach in the development of the VRS8. You’ll find some of its components in converters costing three times the price. And it comes with a year of the Slate Everything Bundle so you’ll have plenty of virtual gear in your studio to make great sounding records. You can also add on VMS Microphone packages for as little as $499.

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You can demo the entire Virtual Recording Studio and hear tracks recorded with the VRS8 by visiting our VRS Experience here:

VRS Experience - Slate Digital

Note: The initial release of the VRS8 is Mac Thunderbolt. We are currently in beta with the Windows version and hope to have it out very soon. Following that, we will release a legacy Mac driver for PCIe.

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

A: 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.

To use more than 8 channels of audio, you can get an additional VRS8 for a whopping $500 OFF!

FAQ: I preordered the VRS8 several decades ago when you first announced it and I hear I get some sort of early adopter gift?

A: Yes, all preorders will get a card in their box to redeem TWO FREE ML-2 Modeling microphones, for a value of $300

Last, I truly want to thank everyone for being so patient with us over the last year as we developed this product. We certainly faced many challenges with VRS8 because we knew we had to make something that lived up to our promises. And I do believe that is what we've created.

I will be hanging out here as much as possible to answer any of your questions and read your comments. Much love and happy virtual recording!