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VMS Vocal Management System

Product Description

Vocal sound in the live environment is arguably the most important factor of any performance but one often neglected in terms of technical facilities. In the recording studio there will be any number of signal processors and effects geared to enhancing the singer's voice to produce the best possible recording. On the stadium touring circuit the sound companies will also employ similar tools to support the singer. At the more modest end of the industry, a singer will have a microphone, mixer, amplifier and speakers. Adequate maybe but using these alone is a far cry from the polished performance found on albums and  heard in large concerts - until now!

he VMS turns off the mic when not in use, evens out the volume of your voice (reducing the loud but increasing the soft parts), adds world class vocal effects and a set of intuitive tone controls. Until now you would have needed a rack full of signal processing equipment that requires expert setting up to achieve the results the VMS will give you.

 The mic preamp is our new low noise design featuring a 6 position gain switch simply marked LOUD & SOFT - just select the position that suits your voice. An 18dB/oct filter reduces stage rumble and mic handling noise and phantom power is available for those high quality condenser mics. The noise gate turns off the mic when you are not actually singing so your PA won't pick up the bass player talking to the drummer!

The compressor controls the volume level of your voice, producing a smoother, balanced delivery. Compression is an indispensable tool in studios but often missing in live performances due mainly to the complexity of such devices. In the VMS however, the optical compressor is tuned for the best vocal dynamic control without compromising your sound.

The seven band graphic equaliser with its carefully chosen frequencies, gives all the tonal control you need to enhance and 'sweeten' your voice.
The digital signal processor (DSP) is the result of decades of effects processor experience and contains six studio quality sounds developed just for vocal. Each effect has its own button, so easy to change and the foot switch socket on the rear panel gives you the facility to turn off the effects between songs.

Totally unique, the VMS is neatly packed into a 1u rack mount (or free standing) package making it very portable.

The internal power supply means no wall adaptors to lose or forget. All input & output connectors are professional balanced XLR and jack and there is also a handy headphone socket on the front panel.So, although simple to use, the VMS is packed with state of the art audio signal processing electronics, to enhance your vocal talent.

Product Features

VMS Vocal Management System

  • All new mic pre

- will capture every detail of your voice with distortion free clarity

  • A faster Noise Gate

- Lets your voice through but eliminates background noises

  • Seven band Graphic Equaliser

- provides you with subtle tonal adjustment right across the vocal range

Product Specification

Mic Amp Input Gain  
Gain switch selectable 0dB 10dB 16dB 22dB 28dB 34dB
CMRR Microphone Input 86dB @ 1kHz
Mic EIN -126dBu @ 34dB
Frequency Response Gain -0.5dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Noise (20Hz-20kHz)  
Signal to noise ratio 88dB (+4dBu output, bypass selected)
Gate Characteristics  
Threshold variable: -60dBu to -20dBu
Filter -3dB @ 150Hz & 10kHz
Attack/ Release 2.5ms/100ms
Compressor Characterics Dynamics Factory set
Compressor Distortion <0.2%
Gain reduction LEDs lluminate @ 5dB, 10dB, 15dB, 20dB gain reduction
Gain make up 13dB
THD @ 1kHz <0.002% (bypass selected)
Metering VU averaging response characteristic: 0 VU = 0dB output
Graphic Equaliser  
Gain ± 9dB 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz
Response Q = 1.4
Headphone Output 400mW/Ch into 150 ohm load. For 32 to 400 ohm output
Input/Output Levels Maximum Impedance
Microphone Input +22dBu 2k5 ohms
Line Input (20dB pad) +42dBu 25k ohms
Output (balanced) +28dBu 200 ohms (mic) / 150 ohms (line)
Output (unbalanced) +22dBu 100 ohms (mic) / 75 ohms (line)
Input Combination balanced XLR and Jack socket
Output Balanced XLR and TRS Jack socket
Power Requirements (Voltage Selector) 230V range ±10% ~50/60Hz 70mA Max
  115V range ±10% ~50/60Hz 140mA Max
Size (W x H x D) 482mm(19") x 44mm(1.75") 1U x 265mm(10.5") including rack ears
Weight (net / shipping) 3.7kg(8.1lb) / 4.7kg(10.3lb)


Studioking Ltd

Unit 11, Torc:MK,
Chippenham Drive,
Milton Keynes MK10 0BZ,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1908 281072
Email: enquiries@studiomaster.com
Web: http://www.studiomaster.com/