Slate Digital today announced the release of their VRS8 Thunderbolt interface, with eight VMS ONE Ultra Linear Preamps, and mastering grade A/D/A conversion. The “no compromise” design boasts up to 127 dB of signal-to-noise ratio on the inputs and 123 dB on the outputs, true JFET DI inputs for detailed direct guitar and bass tracks, discreet headphone amps, “hyper accurate” MIDI that never has to touch your USB bus, an impressive 0.7 ms round trip latency, and the ability to link up to 6 VRS8’s for a grand total of 48 inputs and outputs. Every dime was spent on quality audio, so there are no flashy LEDs all over the front panel or menus to dive through. A free year of the Slate Everything Bundle is included, giving you thousands of dollars worth of top analog modeled plugins. And the VRS8 Virtual Microphone packages allow you to affordably add the ML-1 and ML-2 modeling microphones to give you access to the (simulated) Slate mic locker.

The Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt interface is available now for $1999. Bundles with the ML-1 and ML-2 microphones start at $2499. Slate Digital plugins require macOS 10.10 or later, an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host, and an iLok 2 or iLok 3 USB key.