DescriptionIF 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 of industry-standard workhorses. Simply tell the Microphone Modeler what microphone you are actually using and what 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, MAS Mac VST, RTAS, and DirectX. And for those who prefer a self-contained solution, there’s the AMM-1 stand-alone rack-mount processor. And best of all, whichever version you choose, you can expect to pay substantially less than even a single modestly exotic mic.
In DepthProprietary 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
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. If you’d like to see us model a mic that’s currently not on the list, email your suggestion to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Mic Suggestion" in the subject line. We can’t promise that we’ll be able to model every one, but if we see certain mics getting a lot of votes, we’ll do our best to have them included.
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
Audio-Technica ATM-11; ATM-31; AT853Rx; AT3525; AT4047/SV; AT4033a/SM; AT4050; AT4055; AT4060
Audix D4; OM2; OM3-xb; OM5
beyerdynamic M-500 Limited Edition Classic; MC-834; CK-703
CAD Equitek E100; Equitek E200; Equitek E350; C400s; VSM1; 95Ni
Groove Tubes MD1
Earthworks Z30x; TC30K
ElectroVoice N/D357; PL20
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
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
Telefunken U-47 (Original Tube)
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 D1; Solidtube
Audix SCX1; CX111; OM-6; D-1; SCX-one
Behringer Ultravoice XM8500; ECM8000
CAD VSM1; VSM-11
Neumann U 89i
RCA 77dx; RCA44
Shure Beta 58
Tannoy Large Vintage Ribbon; Small Vintage Ribbon
Ultravoice ECM 8000; XM8500
Here are some additional mics that we’re currently modeling. They’ll be available for downloading soon.
AKG C 12 VR; C414 EB; C 535 EB; The Tube
Audio-Technica AT4051; AT813a; ATM25
CAD Equitek E-200
Electro-Voice RE15; RE16; N-D868
Marshall MXL 2001P; MXL 2003
Neumann TLM 103; KM 84; U 47 FET
Sennheiser MD 421-II; K6-ME64
Shure SM7; SM98A
Microphone Modeling Software Plug-In for MAS, VST-Mac and RTAS-Mac
Item Number: Antares Microphone Modeler Native MAC 7888 0-1
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