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Hardware, Software Meet in Gauge Precision Virtual Mic Lockers

Gauge teams microphone and plug-in to emulate eight vintage mics

Tallahassee, FL (May 8, 2018)—Melding hardware and software together, Gauge Precision Instruments has launched both its ECM-87 Classic Virtual Mic Locker and ECM-87 Stealth Virtual Mic Locker, which each provide a Gauge microphone and plug-in software to emulate eight vintage microphones.

The ECM-87 Classic Virtual Mic Locker is based around Gauge’s silver ECM-87 cardioid condenser microphone, shock mount, and the ECM-87 Mic Clone plug-in.

Meanwhile, the ECM-87 Stealth Virtual Mic Locker includes the ECM-87 stealth cardioid condenser microphone in black, along with the shock mount, and the ECM-87 Mic Clone plug-in.

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The ECM-87 itself is a large diaphragm, cardioid condenser microphone that is intended for recording the voice, acoustic guitar, drums & all acoustic instruments.

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The ECM-87 Virtual Mic Locker uses the plug-in and microphone combination to emulate eight different microphones, with settings inspired by the Neumann M49, U87, U67, U47 and U47 FET; AKG C12 and 414; and Sony C800. The mic locker also features a ratio slider, allowing producers to adjust the character within each simulation.

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