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Antares Mic Modeler EFX

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Over 125 renowned mics, modeled in full detail.

Using patented Spectral Shaping Tool technology, Antares have created precise digital models of a wide variety of historical classic and exotic microphones. Simply tell Mic Mod EFX what microphone you are actually using and what microphone you'd like it to sound like. It's as simple as that.

With over 125 microphones models included in Mic Mod EFX, you can afford to record each track through a model of the specific mic that will best produce that ideal sound you're looking for. Or use it in live performance to get the sound of mics you'd never consider using on stage. You can even use it during mixdown to effectively change the mic on an already recorded track.

Not only do the models reproduce all of the subtle sonic characteristics that make each microphone unique, but they also give you control of each mic's specific options. Does the mic have a low cut filter? If so, it's in the model. Wind screen on or off? Close or far placement? Each option results in the same sonic effect that it would have with the actual modeled mic. And for that final touch of perfection, you can even add some tasty tube saturation.

Source Mic and Modeled Mic
Simply select the mic you're using (or used during your original recording) and the mic you want it to sound like.

ProximityProximity Effect is a bass boost that results from placing a directional mic in close proximity to a signal source (e.g., a singer's lips). With Mic Mod EFX's Proximity controls, you can actually create the effects of different mic distances based on the specific physical properties of each individual modeled mic.

Low Cut Filter If your source mic has a low cut filter, enter its setting in the Source Mic Low Cut menu. If your selected modeled mic has a low cut filter, you can model the effects of any of its settings with the Modeled Mic Low Cut menu.

Pickup Pattern
If your source mic has variable pickup patterns, enter the selected pattern in the Source Mic Pattern menu. If your selected modeled mic has variable pickup patterns, you can experiment with the effects of any of its patterns with the Modeled Mic Pattern menu.

Tube SaturationBased on the same technology as Antares' famed WARM Tube Saturation Generator, the Tube Saturation control lets you give your track the warmth of a high-quality tube pre-amp.

Mic Mod EFX is available as a plug-in for RTAS (Mac & PC), VST (Mac & PC) and Audio Units. At a fraction of the cost of even a modestly lust-worthy mic.

FEATURES
Modeled Microphones 
The following is the list of the models that are included with Mic Mod EFX.

Please Note: All trademarks appearing below are the property of their respective owners. The following manufacturer names and model designations are used solely to identify the microphones analysed in the development of our digital models and do not in any way imply any association with or endorsement by any of the named manufacturers.

AEA R44C
AKG C12A; C414; C414B/ULS Limited Edition Gold; C414B/ULS Modified by Audio Upgrades; 460B/CK61-ULS; D112; C1000S; D790; C3000; C4000B; C 12 VR; C414 EB; C535 EB; The Tube; D1; Solidtube; D5; Perception 120; Perception 220
Alesis AM61
Audio-Technica ATM11; AMT25; ATM31; AT813A; AT853Rx; AT3525; AT4047/SV; AT4033a/SM; AT4050; AT4055; AT4060; AT4051; AT2020;
Audix D4; OM2; OM3-xb; OM5; SCX1; CX111; OM-6; D-1; SCX-one
B&K 4007
Behringer Ultravoice ECM 8000; Ultravoice XM8500
beyerdynamic M-500; M-500 Limited Edition Classic; MC-834; CK-703
Blue Bluebird; Blueberry; Mouse; The Bottle
Brauner VM1; Valvet
CAD Equitek E100; Equitek E200; Equitek E350; C400s; VSM1; 95Ni
Coles 4038
Earthworks Z30x; TC30K; QTC1
ElectroVoice N/D357; PL20 RE55; RE15; N/D868; N/D767A
Groove Tubes MD-1
Langevin CR-3A
Lawson L47MP
Manley Labs Reference Gold
Marshall MXL 2001P; MXL 2003
MicroTech Gefell UM 800
Neumann U47; U 87; U 87 70th Anniversary Gold Edition; M 149; TLM 193; KM 184; TLM103; U 89i
Oktava MC-012; MK-219; MK-319
RCA BK5A
Rode NT1; NT2; NTV
Royer R-121
Sennheiser MD421; MD441; E609; E835S; K6-ME64
Shure Beta 52; Beta 57A; Beta 58; Beta 87A; Beta 98D/S; SM7A; SM57; SM58; SM81; SM98A; KSM32; VP88
Sony C37P; C48; C800G
Soundelux U95S
Tannoy Large Vintage Ribbon; Small Vintage Ribbon
Telefunken U-47 (Original Tube)
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS 
Mic Mod EFX is available for:

Macintosh (Universal Binaries)
RTAS
VST
Audio Units

PC
RTAS
VST

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Mic Mod EFX for Macintosh and PC

Macintosh Versions
(All are Universal Binaries)
RTAS
Pro Tools or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later
Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your version of Pro Tools (10.4.11 or later for PowerPC versions)

VST
A certified compatible host program that supports the VST format.
Mac OX 10.5.x or later as required by your host (10.4.11 or later for PowerPC versions)

Audio Units
A certified compatible host program that supports the AU format.
Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your host (10.4.11 or later for PowerPC versions)

PC Versions
RTAS
Pro Tools or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later
Windows 7, Vista or XP as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST
A certified compatible host program that supports the VST format.
Windows 7, Vista, or XP as required by your host

Mic Mod authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).
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AntaresMic Modeler EFX
 
2.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to customize (3)
  • Easy to navigate (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), Business (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (6), Mac (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great VST that estimates classic mic's!

I was pleasantly surprised to hear how dramatic this alters the sound. Some sounds, sound warmer than others. It obviously doesn't represent the microphone exactly, but it is a very good filter/eq...Read complete review

I was pleasantly surprised to hear how dramatic this alters the sound. Some sounds, sound warmer than others. It obviously doesn't represent the microphone exactly, but it is a very good filter/eq that approximates the sounds we all want. Few studios have more than 4 "great" mics. This gives you an arsenal of microphones to work with -- although they are essentially estimations of those classic microphones, they are quite nice and I plan to keep this VST in my arsenal. It also doesn't use much CPU power. It requires an iLok2. All in all -- great job!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Way too much hassle to install on comput

This program requires a thing called "iLok". It instructs you to go out and purchase an iLok drive at your favorite music store in order to load the software. I...Read complete review

This program requires a thing called "iLok". It instructs you to go out and purchase an iLok drive at your favorite music store in order to load the software. I don't care how good the program is, this is way too much hassle to go through to load a program. I didn't load it and will look for something else that doesn't require me to go back to the store and follow 4 pages of steps to get the program authorized.

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(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Way too much hassle to install on comput

By Gemsroadwarrior

from Northeast North Carolina

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Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

This program requires a thing called "iLok". It instructs you to go out and purchase an iLok drive at your favorite music store in order to load the software. I don't care how good the program is, this is way too much hassle to go through to load a program. I didn't load it and will look for something else that doesn't require me to go back to the store and follow 4 pages of steps to get the program authorized.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

UNUSABLE

By Christo

from East Northport NY 11731

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • None

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

      This software is useless without purchasing an ILOK which is not stated in your catalog so my next step is to throw this in a garbage can

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DRM fail by Antares and iLok

      By Jordan

      from Oregon

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      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Drm
      • Needs Separate Purchase

      Best Uses

      • Returning To Store

      Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

      Essentially, this piece of software is worthless. It requires the purchase/use of an iLok USB key, which must be purchased separately. I have no intentions to use it, as I not only do not want to pay an extra fifty for a USB key, but I also don't want DRM software stealing computing resources from my DAW.

      Antares maybe made some good modeling software, but you wouldn't know it, since they've ruined it with the inclusion of this terrible DRM.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I can not say anything bad about this.

      By Joe

      from Ravenna, OH

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

      The reason I can't say anything bad about this software is I never used it. I have it in a drawer collecting dust. The reason for this being is I didn't want, like many others, to buy an I lock. So here's my review.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Piece,of junk

      By Rapjim

      from Benson,North Carolina

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Navigate

        Best Uses

          Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

          I didn't get another copy of this free product when I had the microphone replaced. But I didn't care because it was junk, as far as I could determine , trying to use it. I think it was a " gift " with the on sale mic because it is useless.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Useless without pruchase of dongle

          By masomenos

          from Reno, NV

          Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

          Got this as a premium with an MXL 990 mic (which I really like!), but to use it requires a fifty to thirty five buck dongle you have purchase separately. Since I don't want to do this, the program is essentially useless to me.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac
           
          2.0

          Prepare to pay more

          By Lasmntmort

          from Akron, OH

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

          I was excited to purchase the Mic Modeler as I'd previously used it with Guitar Tracks. But, they didn't have the VST version that would be compatible with Nuendo. However, upon receipt of the program, I learned that I'd need to shell out more for the Ilok dongle that would authorize the plugin.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          I works Very well!

          By Mr. Nick

          from chicago

          About Me Studio Engineer

          Pros

          • Can Greatly Improve Sound
          • Easy Remodel A Mic
          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Helps Place Vocals In Mix
          • It Does Not Take A Pro To
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music production
            • Recording Mastering

            Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

            Antares has a hit!
            Try using the First channel to add the qualities of another mic that you would desire to emulate. You are not required to use the from Mic A to Mic B to implement a significant presence to your vocals. This it includes a drive circuit. level and limiting. It's simple to use and can sound great. Make your adjustments with the vocal mic in solo mode. Once you have the sound you desire, blend it back with the music bed.
            Great on Acoustic guitars and lead tracks as well Make sure you place this software before any other effects for best results.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac
             
            5.0

            Everything I Expected

            By DTAudio

            from Wash, DC

            About Me Home Recording, Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

              For us journeyman engineers, not being able to buy aan arsenal of microphones, this is a good plugin.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac
               
              1.0

              Free Software; Strings Attached.

              By j05hua

              from Eastern NC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

              "Hello customer! Here is some free software!"
              Me - "Great! This looks awesome!" ...opens package... "Oh... I have to spend 50 d0llars to use my free software..."

              The fact that Antares has to depend on a 3rd party software licensing tool proves that they are not completely competent software developers. Take it from me... this is not an incredibly complicated thing to do. It is very frustrating as a client to be teased with "Free Software" that requires you to buy a stupid piece of useless hardware for 50 d0llars. I am sure that there are awesome benefits to using this program, and I am sure it works great! But I am not one of those people singing those praises. I would NEVER EVER EVER suggest software that depends on a 3rd party like Antares does.

              There are hundreds of other venders that basically do the same thing as this software. I guarantee that a 5 minute google search will render you better and more cost effective results.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac
               
              5.0

              Mic Modeler - Great vst effect

              By wisylo

              from Austin, TX

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              Pros

              • Easy to Customize
              • Easy to Navigate
              • Free
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia
                • Tracking

                Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

                This came free with the MXL 990/991 package deal. That was the kicker for me. I did have to purchase an iLok device, but that was OK. Having this effect in my arsenal was worth every bit of money and time. Very pleased!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC
                 
                5.0

                Great VST that estimates classic mic's!

                By Lizard

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Producer, Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy to Customize
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational Purposes
                  • Getting New Tones
                  • Multimedia
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

                  I was pleasantly surprised to hear how dramatic this alters the sound. Some sounds, sound warmer than others. It obviously doesn't represent the microphone exactly, but it is a very good filter/eq that approximates the sounds we all want. Few studios have more than 4 "great" mics. This gives you an arsenal of microphones to work with -- although they are essentially estimations of those classic microphones, they are quite nice and I plan to keep this VST in my arsenal. It also doesn't use much CPU power. It requires an iLok2. All in all -- great job!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Where is it?

                  By capebretonite

                  from Port Saint Lucie FL

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Didn't Receive It
                    • It Was To Be My Free Gift

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Antares Mic Modeler EFX:

                      I was supposed to get a free gift for having purchased all my stuff but didn't get it. IF this was it, after reading the reviews, I guess I didn't miss much.

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