Antares Mic Mod EFX Classic Microphone Modeling Plug-in

Microphone Modeling Effects Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, AU, VST
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Antares Mic Mod EFX Classic Microphone Modeling Plug-in
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Make the Mics You Have Sound Like the Mics You Want!

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If your budget doesn't have room in it for every microphone you want (and let's face it, few people's do) then you're going to love Antares's Mic Mod EFX. If you were making music back in 2000, then chances are that you recall Antares's original Microphone Modeler plug-in. That legendary plug-in made heads turn here at Sweetwater, and engineers everywhere were simply blown away by what it could do. Prepare to be blown away all over again by Mic Mod EFX. This amazing plug-in is so simple to use and effective, it almost seems too good to be true.

It's easy to use, and the effect is profound

First, you load Mic Mod EFX up on one of your tracks and tell it which microphone you're actually using, as well as how close it is to the source, which pattern it's set to, and whether or not it has a low cut filter on. Next, you tell Mic Mod EFX which microphone you wish you were using and specify the same details. The effect is astonishing! Thanks to Antares's Spectral Shaping Tool technology, you can make your handheld dynamic microphone sound just like a high-dollar tube condenser or a rare ribbon, and the only one who will know the truth is you. You can even use Mic Mod EFX live to take the sound of your favorite fragile studio mic onstage.

Antares Mic Mod EFX Microphone Modeling Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Antares's patented Spectral Shaping Tool technology transforms the sound of your mic
  • Simple controls let you specify the mic you're using and the one you want it to sound like
  • Great for both studio recording and live sound
  • Take control of each mic's specific options (pickup pattern, highpass filter, proximity, tube saturation, and more
  • AAX Native, RTAS, AU, and VST format
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC computers
  • Delivered electronically

Make the most of your microphones, with Antares Mic Mod EFX microphone modeling plug-in!
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Microphone manufacturer names and model designations are used solely to identify the microphones analyzed in the development of Antares' 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.

Tech Specs

Software Type Microphone Modeling
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/Vista/XP
Manufacturer Part Number 41001e

Customer Reviews

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I'm using this plug-in with a Manley ref cad, I have no clie what the actual version of most of these mics are really suppose to sound like. All I know is they sound great!!


I'm astounded at the lack of credit MIc Mod has gotten. This software is really easy to use and also sounds extremely convincing to my ear. By no means does it sound like my own mic being EQ'ed. What I hear is dynamic frequency response change and saturation as well. This Mic Mod is now so so so, so very essential to my home recording studio as it turns my incredible Encore 100 into any mic. (note ENcore 100 has not yet been added to MIc Mod for subtraction or addition of mic sound, but rather culminates). Yet still the sound is incredible.There are instrument mics, vocal mic's, supercardiods, cardiods, condensers and all. I highly recommend using a responsive Mic to begin with for original input. My Encore 100 is responsive but is not currently included in the program. Yet still for my sound I had already liked my encore 100 for my personal sound, so it culminates well. Enjoy. And I-lock is plug and play once you get it onto the I-lock.
Music background: home recorder, professional

Lots Microphone.

Easy use and perfect of mic.
Music background: Pro Musician

Antares Mic mod

Does a good job for what it does. Needs more mics to model and to be modeled.
Music background: guitar and bass player also recording engineer

Good plugin

It is a good plugin, it adds some color to the voice track, adding clarity, harmonics, very subtlety but noticeable. It is a good addition to those who can not afford an expensive mic yet, I mean, it is not going to replace a good mic by no means, but it helps a lot to improve the sound of a vocal track. I am not giving a 5 starts due to some issues with the set up of the plugin that I fixed on my own, even though the support service was very responsive. But I don't expect for a $100 plugin this kind of problems. I am using ProTools 11 native on a PC.
Music background: Musician, Producer, Mixing Ingineer
See also: Antares, Antares Plug-ins: Effects, Antares Plug-ins: Utility