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 processing
Two fully balanced inserts on XLR offering MS En & DE-coding
Level compensated MS En & DE-coding
Insert 1 provides Dry-Wet Mix control "Parallel Compression" for LR and MS
Insert 2 provides "M&S Stereo Width" control
Level compensated AFL Solo for M and S-Signal
All controls can be easily recalled via stepped controls, pointer knobs & fine scales
Hardwire bypass for all and each processing stage
Excellent headroom with up to +30dbu at the Ins & Outs
Level matching of the inputs and outputs
Fast input and output metering plus various clip leds
Colour coded switch controls for easy intuitive operation
Superior crafted & anodized frontplate in "sun orange" & blue metallic silk screen print
VSM-2 "full version" additional features:
Two independent stereo coloration circuits
Stereo & M or S Generation of pure 2nd & 3rd harmonics
Each coloration generator is independantly switchable to M, S or LR
Excessive harmonic filtering possibilties for each harmonic generator
RMS LED level control for equal level of harmonic generators
Unique "Track" mode for processing individual instruments
Soft & Hard clip switching capability
All Ins & Outs electronically balanced
Dynamic Range: 128 db
Frequency response: 10 Hz ... 100 kHz (+- 1 db)
Max. Output Level: + 30 dBu
THD 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 Gain