Can’t afford a vintage Neumann U67 microphone?
IK Multimedia has introduced Mic Room – a microphone-modeling app that lets you ‘re-mic’ recordings, giving you a virtual mic collection.
They’ve modeled the frequency response and characteristics of a variety of microphones, letting you record with an $100 Shure SM-58 mic and, according to IK, turn it into a recording that sounds like it was recorded with a rare, expensive mic.
Mic Room is designed to change the sonic profile of recorded audio to match the signature of the chosen microphone. It’s designed to be placed on individual tracks that contain recorded audio from a microphone source, like vocals, acoustic guitars, miked electric guitar amps or drum tracks.
Here’s a video intro:
Once placed on the track, T-RackS Mic Room lets you choose the “source” microphone that was used to capture the original audio, from a list of all the available models. You can then choose a new microphone to re-mic the character of your original recording to match the specific nuance, color and tonal character of the modeled microphone.
T-RackS Mic Room also offers some extra tone control features that allow an even greater amount of sonic customization.
- The proximity control lets you emulate the proximity effect that naturally occurs when a source is near a microphone. Using this control, you can make it sound like you’re right next to the mic, for a rich and bassy sound. Or, you can digitally ‘scoop out’ the low frequencies for a completely different sound.
- The harmonic content adjustment effect provides control over the harmonic complexity of a modeled tube condenser. It adds a kind of saturation, texture and warmth that IK says works especially well for ‘adding zing to lackluster vocal tracks’.
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If you’ve used Mic Room, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!