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Mic Modeler

IF YOU’VE SPENT ANY TIME LATELY flipping thorough the pages of pro-audio magazines, you’ve almost certainly noticed the intense focus on microphones. From the proliferation of exotic new mics to the almost cult-like following of certain historical classics, never has the choice been greater. Or the prices higher. A perfect time, in fact, for Antares to introduce our new Microphone Modeler. Using our patented Spectral Shaping Tool (TM) technology, we’ve created digital models of a wide variety of microphones, from historical classics to modern exotics, as well as a selection ofindustry-standard workhorses. Simply tell the Microphone Modeler what microphone you are actually using andwhat microphone you’d like it to sound like. It’s as simple as that.

Just Like Being There
Not only do the models reproduce 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. With the Microphone Modeler, you can afford to record every track through a model of the specific mic that will produce the ideal sound you’re looking for. Or use it in live performance to get the sound of mics you’d never consider bringing on stage. You can even use it during mixdown to effectively change the mic on an already recorded track. And with the ability to download new models from our web site, the Microphone Modeler will always keep you at the forefront of the microphone art.

Have It Your Way
The Microphone Modeler is available as a plug-in for TDM (OS X and OS9), MAS (OS 9), Audio Units, Mac VST (OS X and OS 9), Mac RTAS, and DirectX. And best of all, whichever version you choose, you can expect to pay substantially less than even a single modestly exotic mic.

Hear For Yourself!
You can now download a fully functional 10-day trial version of Mic Modeler and check it out for yourself.

Let me at it!

Upgrade Information
Upgrades to Microphone Modeler versions 1.38 for Mac OS X TDM, RTAS, Audio Units and VST are free for current owners of equivalent versions (i.e., Native to Native or TDM to TDM). Upgrades from any Native version to any TDM version is $199.00.

To upgrade (whether for a free upgrade or a paid TDM upgrade) you will need to have registered your current copy of Microphone Modeler and have your current Microphone Modeler serial number or registration code. Then head on over to the Software Upgrade Page and follow the directions there.

Please Note: Microphone Modeler has essentially been discontinued. The Mac OS X versions of Microphone Modeler will not be updated for compatibility with Intel Macs, nor will the PC versions be updated for Vista. It remains available for those still running compatible systems, but please note that they are sold without technical support. As demo versions are still available for download here, please check them out for compatibility with your system before purchasing.

Mac TDM and RTAS versions compatible with Pro Tools|HD (OS 9 & OS X) and Pro Tools 6 (OS X).
Proprietary DSP-based acoustic modeling allows any reasonable quality microphone to sound like any of a wide variety of high-end studio mics.
Models reproduce the effects of windscreens, low-cut filters, pattern-dependent frequency response and proximity effects.
Create hybrid mics that combine the bass response of one mic with the treble response of another.
Add a model of classic tube saturation distortion.
Use during mixdown to change the mic on an already recorded track.
Incredibly simple to use — simply select the mic you’re using and the mic you want it to sound like.
Includes an extensive collection of digital models of historical classics, modern exotics, and industry-standard workhorses.
Additional models can be downloaded from the Antares web site.
TDM and RTAS versions are 88.2 kHz and 96kHz sample rate compatible (all others are 44.1kHz and 48 kHz)

Modeled Microphones

The following is the list of the mics that shipped with the TDM Version 1.0 CD-ROM. We have a lot more in the pipeline and we’ll be adding mics to the “New Arrivals” list below as their modeling is completed.

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.

AKG C12A; C414; C414B/ULS Limited Edition Gold; C414B/ULS Modified by Audio Upgrades; 460B/CK61-ULS; D112; C1000S; D790; C3000; C4000B
Alesis AM61
Audio-Technica ATM-11; ATM-31; AT853Rx; AT3525; AT4047/SV; AT4033a/SM; AT4050; AT4055; AT4060
Audix D4; OM2; OM3-xb; OM5
B&K 4007
beyerdynamic M-500 Limited Edition Classic; MC-834; CK-703
Brauner VM1
CAD Equitek E100; Equitek E200; Equitek E350; C400s; VSM1; 95Ni
Coles 4038
Groove Tubes MD1
Earthworks Z30x; TC30K
ElectroVoice N/D357; PL20
Lawson L47MP
Manley Labs Reference Gold
MicroTech Gefell UM 800
Neumann U47; U 87; U 87 70th Anniversary Gold Edition; M 149; TLM 193; KM 184; TLM103
Oktava MC-012; MK-319
Rode NT1; NT2; NTV
Royer R-121
Sennheiser MD421; MD441; E609; E835S
Shure Beta 52; Beta 57A; Beta 87A; Beta 98D/S; SM7A; SM57; SM58; SM81; SM98A; KSM32; VP88 Sony C800G; C48; C37P
Sony C37P; C48; C800G; C800G(w)
Telefunken U-47 (Original Tube)

New Arrivals

Here are some newly modeled mics that we’ve completed since the release of the v1.0 CD-ROM. They’re available for download now.

AKG C 12 VR; C414 EB; C 535 EB; The Tube; D1; Solidtube
Audio-Technica AT4051
Audix SCX1; CX111; OM-6; D-1; SCX-one
Behringer Ultravoice XM8500
Beyerdynamic M500
Brauner Valvet
CAD VSM1; VSM-11; Equitek E-200
Earthworks QTC1
Electro-Voice RE55; RE15; RE16; N-D868
Marshall MXL 2001P; MXL 2003
Neumann U 89i
Oktava MK-219
Shure Beta 58; SM98A
Soundelux U95S
Tannoy Large Vintage Ribbon; Small Vintage Ribbon
Ultravoice ECM 8000; XM8500

Coming Soon

Here are some additional mics that we’re currently modeling. They’ll be available for downloading soon.

Audio-Technica AT813a; ATM25
CAD Equitek E-200
Langevin CR-3A
Neumann TLM 103;KM 84;U 47 FET
Sennheiser MD 421-II;K6-ME64
Shure SM7

Boom Stand

Will be picking up a boom stand for Palm Recording Studio today.

New Palm Recording Studio

New Palm Recording Studio