Mic Mod EFX

Classic Microphone Modeler
Now the Mics You Own Can Sound Like the Mics You Wish You Owned

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Mic Mod EFX

A modern incarnation of our legendary Microphone Modeler plug-in, Mic Mod EFX lets the microphones you own sound like the microphones you wish you owned.

Using our patented Spectral Shaping Tool™ technology, we've created precise digital models of over 125 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 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.

The "Don't Sue Us!" Disclaimer: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The manufacturer names and model designations are used solely to identify the microphones analyzed 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. This product is not guaranteed to produce, and will not necessarily produce, audio results that are consistent with or match audio results that could be achieved using any of the referenced microphone models.

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Mic Mod EFX

If you've ever wished for an extensive collection of exotic mics (but shuddered at the cost), then Mic Mod EFX is the plug-in for you. Not only do Mic Mod EFX's 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.

Here's how easy it is...

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.

Proximity - Proximity 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 Saturation - Based 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.

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)

 

The "Don't Sue Us!" Disclaimer: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The manufacturer names and model designations are used solely to identify the microphones analyzed 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. This product is not guaranteed to produce, and will not necessarily produce, audio results that are consistent with or match audio results that could be achieved using any of the referenced microphone models.

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Upgrades to Mic Mod EFX (64-bit)

To Upgrade, you will need the Registration Code from your current product. (If you can't find it, we can probably help. Go here.)

Upgrades to Mic Mod EFX (64-bit) are available from the following products:

Upgrade From Upgrade Price
Mic Mod EFX (32-bit)* $14.99
Microphone Modeler (original version)** $79.00

* If you purchased Mic Mod EFX 32-bit after May 1st, 2013, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Mic Mod EFX 64-bit
**Mic Mod EFX is not compatible with sessions saved with the original Microphone Modeler plug-in.

System Requirements

Macintosh Versions
(Intel Processors only)

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)
• Pro Tools 10.3.6 or later (except Pro Tools SE and M-Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins) 
• Mac OS 10.6.8 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

• Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plug-ins).
• Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST
• A certified compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
• Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your host.

Audio Units
• A certified compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
• Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your host.

The VST and AU versions can operate in both 64-bit and 32-bit modes.

PC Versions

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)
• Pro Tools 10.3.6 or later (except Pro Tools SE and M-Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins) 
• Windows Vista or later as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS
• Pro Tools 7.x - 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins). 
• Windows 7, Vista, or XP as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST
• A certified compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
• Windows 7, Vista as required by your host. (Not compatible with Windows XP.)

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