Cubase 13 crashes when I use the Antares Mic Mod plugin. When I select the Shure Beta 58 microphone option, it crashes and this error message appears.
I had a number of issues, also in Cubase 12, with Antares Mic Mod EFX x64, with it creating freezedumps on closing projects. This was with V18.104.22.168 of Mic Mod, which turned out to be a very old version, yet there was no update visible to me on the Antares website.
Once I moved to Cubase Pro 13, I think I may have had the same error message you had at one point, but I’m not positive whether that related to Mic Mod, though Mic Mod had several instances in the project, and it was likely on a track I was working on at the time (using one of the Synchro Arts ARA extensions – either RePitch or VocAlign, but I don’t recall which at this point).
I ended up contacting Antares support, not so much about the freezedump issue per se, but to see about an update to the latest version as their new way of updating (Auto-Tune Central) wasn’t recognizing my having the permanent Mic Mod license, though their website showed I did. The addressed that issue, so I could update the version of Mic Mod (to 4.3.0), and I haven’t seen the freezedump issue since. I did have one other problem on startup on the second or third day I used it, but I googled the issue, and used the procedure I found (basically uninstalling the plugin, cleaning up some files if needed, rebooting, then reinstalling it) and have not had further issues.
If you’re running an older version of Mic Mod, it may be worth updating to see if that helps. (I don’t think I’ve tried using the SM58 model. My source mic is a CAD Equitek E200, and I’ve played with lots of other target mics, mostly Neumann and AKG models, in the course of seeing what best fits my voice in the context of my project.)
Reported to Steinberg. Thank you.
And truth. I’m having these issues now and I hope they get resolved. I’ve had issues with Antares plugins in the past and now again. Thank you for your position and comment.