This is a great question and one we discussed in the design process. The VMS-1 is designed as a table-top unit and the combo jack is an important space-saving measure. While this may be sometimes inconvenient in permanently installed patchbay-equipped studios, it’s an important design feature that allows us to deliver you the highest quality preamp in the smallest, most affordable package. Since the ¼” input is a TS instrument input and not a TRS line input, it is also preferable to keep this off the patch bay to avoid ground loops and other ground related issues. The input switch is retained to preserve the signal integrity and avoid any loading from the un-selected input.
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- Can I use a hardware compressor after the VMS-1?
- 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.
- ML-1 Vintage Edition Discontinued