Slate Digital VMS-ONE Microphone Preamp


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Slate Digital VMS-ONE Microphone Preamp

Gearank Recommendation

The VMS-ONE appeared on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps from April 2020 where it remained until March 2021 when it was out-ranked by other preamps.


Designed by famed audio designer Paul Wolff of API, the VMS-ONE by Slate Digital is meant to be a linear sounding preamp to complement their Modelling Microphone series.

While its primary purpose is to be part of a mic and preamp modelling system, the VMS-ONE holds its own as a standalone preamp for regular condenser mics.


  • Channels: 1
  • Mic Preamps: 1
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Input Connectors: 1 x XLR-1/4" combo mic / instrument
  • Output Connectors: 1 x 1/4" TRS, 1 x XLR
  • Controls:Gain, Phantom Power, Polarity, Pad, Inst/Mic Switch, Output
  • Dimensions: 2.5" x 4.75" x 7.375"
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps.

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