The VSM-2 is a creative fully analog Mix and Mastering tool. The VSM offers Mix Satellite, Blending and two sophisticated coloration generators in 2U size.
The VSM-2 is also available in a "basic version" without harmonic generators. This represents a "All In One"-solution for Mastering studios with no more need to invest in mastering consoles, switching devices, monitor controllers, MS En & de-coders etc. Like all Vertigo Sound products, the VSM-2 is manufactured to the highest industry standards to guarantee the utmost performance and maximum durability.
The idea behind the VSM-2
The VSM-2 a.k.a. Mix Satellite offers plenty of hugely useful functions for mixing and mastering in one unit.
Of course in daily studio life, even in the worst case scenario, you won't need all the functions of the VSM-2 at once. Carefully spot the problems you want to fix and choose the appropriate processing technique of the VSM-2.
The Mix Satellite allows you to try different processing strategies without any loss of time!
You can switch between conventional Stereo and MS processing within seconds or you can blend the Mix with the unprocessed signal by dialing only one knob.
The Solo M&S Function allows you to listen closely to M or S and to optimize your processing setting!
Technical progress and purity of analogue and digital equipment effectively removed distortion as a stylistic device from the audio engineers' tool repertoire of today.
The VSM-2 Harmonic generators allow you to colour, saturate, enhance, compress, limit or distort your program material! Now you are able to put real analog life into "dead sounds" out of the box. All parameters to create your own kind of musical coloration are on the hand with the Mix Satellite VSM-2!
All analog, latency free processingTwo fully balanced inserts on XLR offering MS En & DE-codingLevel compensated MS En & DE-codingInsert 1 provides Dry-Wet Mix control "Parallel Compression" for LR and MSInsert 2 provides "M&S Stereo Width" controlLevel compensated AFL Solo for M and S-SignalAll controls can be easily recalled via stepped controls, pointer knobs & fine scalesHardwire bypass for all and each processing stageExcellent headroom with up to +30dbu at the Ins & OutsLevel matching of the inputs and outputsFast input and output metering plus various clip ledsColour coded switch controls for easy intuitive operationSuperior crafted & anodized frontplate in "sun orange" & blue metallic silk screen print
VSM-2 "full version" additional features:
Two independent stereo coloration circuitsStereo & M or S Generation of pure 2nd & 3rd harmonicsEach coloration generator is independantly switchable to M, S or LRExcessive harmonic filtering possibilties for each harmonic generatorRMS LED level control for equal level of harmonic generatorsUnique "Track" mode for processing individual instrumentsSoft & Hard clip switching capability
All Ins & Outs electronically balancedDynamic Range: 128 dbFrequency response: 10 Hz ... 100 kHz (+- 1 db)Max. Output Level: + 30 dBuTHD at +28dbu <= 0,003%Signal to Noise Ratio at + 6 dBu = 104 db (20..20 kHz, unweighted, RMS)Noise: - 98 dBu (20 Hz - 22 khz - unweighted, RMS) @ 0 db Unity GainPower consumption: max 30 Watts