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How is this new? IIRC, this is at least 4 years old.
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From the website...

A Little History

Mic Mod EFX is a modern incarnation of Antares' legendary Microphone Modeler plug-in. First introduced in 2000, Microphone Modeler won that year's TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in Software Signal Processing and garnered rave reviews from musicians, engineers, producers and the music industry pres

So it's a NEW version of the (previously) discontinued software.. i think
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Use to loooooooooove this plugin, gonna get the demo rolling!!!
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Strangely they didn't mod the "most wanted" classics aside from the U47. no M49, C12, U67 or 251! I remember disliking the original rack piece a friend had back in 2001. Just seemed to muck all the sound up.
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i remember this a friend of mine had this years back i'm sure the original is well over 4 years old i don't even remember if he said it was any good or not. i wonder if it could make my akg solidtube sound like my sony c800g.

some sort of re capturing technology some how recapturing the sound source and environment of the source how the select model mic would have sounded? as well as how that mic would have bean effect be proximity, spl and a half a dozen other things.

should be easy work, their both valve to start with. or am i expecting to much.

it says it has valve and proximity settings

you could use it to quickly match a mic with a mic pre. record every pre you got and then select mic's and match. wow that combo sounds great, ill call the shop and order that mic tomorrow. maybe it's not that good why would i need to buy the mic i've just matched.

or make a bad choice mic vocal recording sound good

but i wonder how much a good effect it would have on re micing sampled drums and instruments. more of a creative tool.

Upgrade from any version of the original Microphone Modeler to Mic Mod EFX: $79.00 it's an amazing price if it is any good for the people that got it. wish i remembered who it was, i wonder if he can remember his details

anyone tried it and how much better is it to the old version?
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I am thrilled! I used to love the proximity slider. A life saver when the talent has drifter to close or far from the mic. Good thing there is an upgrade path. 79 dollars i will spend. Too bad there is no Tdm version. Lots of models, but strangely not the 251 etc. Why?
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Thumbs up

I can't wait to try this out. I hope people will post a lot of examples. I'm most interested in hearing how the SM57 --> SM7a sounds and how the Rode NT1 ---> Neumann U87 sounds.
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I don't understand the concept really.

If you've used a mic to record someone or something, that mic will have it's sonic footprint, his color if I may say...

Is there really a neutral mic to start with, before using that plugin to get the desired sonic footprint of this or that mic ?

A preamp modeler would make more sense isn't it ?
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I liked it back in the day for 'freshening up' the sound of a PG58. Worked very well, opened up the sound without introducing sibilance. Proximity slider was nifty, too.

Never tried it on a properly recorded vocal, though.
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I love their disclaimer:

"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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I love their disclaimer:

"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."
My thoughts exactly... But if you think of it as a very sophisticated eq instead, you will be more happy. Just experiment with settings and you might get lucky. I tried this morning with a slightly weedy guitar miked with an SM57, changed the destination mic to something bigger, I think I went with U47 - and got a beefier sound. Case closed. :-)

The proximity slider is really good for clearing up mud. A dash of tube drive is often prefered by me as well.
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As a 'colorizer' it might be interesting...



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so who else has tested this??
I'm looking forward to get the demo myself but other reputations would be interesting.
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I'm looking forward to trying this out. It could come in really handy in certain situations.

They're also pretty straightforward about what their product can and cannot do for your recordings. I like their no-nonsense honesty in the manual:

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A good engineer can record a great track with an SM57 while a poor one can make a U47 sound like doo doo. If your audio is not well-recorded in the first place, Mic Mod EFX can to do very little to improve it. If you start with a poorly recorded track, all Mic Mod EFX will do is make it sound like a track that was poorly recorded with a great mic.
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I have to get this just for old time's sake!

Already getting some decent results on drums with the demo.
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Modern incarnation of Antares's Kantos would be a great stuff for me. But....
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Modern incarnation of Antares's Kantos would be a great stuff for me. But....
I completely agree with you!
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Finally ported to Intel

I used to love this thing... splitting out a snare to multiple aux channels and plying various mic models to each for that layered and beefy CLA/Mutt Lange signature sound.

Hopefully Antares will update the list with new models soon and perhaps in a future update employ some kind of dynamic convolution to capture the essence of components at varying levels...???
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if this means there's a chance that some other stuff will be updated.. well i'm kind of excited! Kantos, Infinity.....

I'll need to check this demo out of the new mic modeller, as i remember being gutted back in the day when they stopped development for it.....

good news!
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Will download the demo but a little bit sceptic to how currently useful this is.
We bought this to the studio I was working in around the beginning of the naughts and I remember liking it.
However that was when impulse responses was an audio software programmers wet dream, things have definitely moved on.

Not to knock something before I've tried it but from the get go it feels a little too little much too late.........
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this product is absurd. i tried the original years ago. it was unusable nonsense. im sure this will be the same. so i can use a sm57 and hit the u47 switch? thats quiet funny. some things are not possible and its a good thing.
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How's the quality compared to the old version?
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They don't say anywhere on the product page that it's sonically better.
For all intents and purposes, it seems to be the same algorythm, library
and functionality, a different skin, more compatibility, & that's about it.
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this product is absurd. i tried the original years ago. it was unusable nonsense. im sure this will be the same. so i can use a sm57 and hit the u47 switch? thats quiet funny. some things are not possible and its a good thing.
It's funny how so many products are reliant on the way they're marketed. A lot of people have a problem with the way it's presented as a modeler to make all mics into 10k mics but I'd bet if it was marketed differently the same naysayers would give it more of a fighting chance.

I agree if you think of it as a plugin to turn one mic into another, you'll be disappointed. However, like World Studios said, if you simply view it as another eq/tool then the concept becomes much more usable and, dare I say, fun. (I hope people can still have fun while they mix).
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Well I rather like it. I recorded my voice using the mic on my iPhone and this plug made it sound like a U87.
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I didn't appreciate the fact that Antares decided one day to not continue supporting the original plug in, after all I paid my money to get the original and one day they said "sorry but no more", I don't understand what happened to this company, looks like they are trying to come back, I might try again and see what happens
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Well I rather like it. I recorded my voice using the mic on my iPhone and this plug made it sound like a U87.
You are joking, right?
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You are joking, right?
of course he is joking
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nuuuh, he might be serious. i farted and the result was sounding like a 10.000 $ fart, amazing!!
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