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post #151 of 887 Old 01-26-13, 07:38 AM
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Does look very odd, probably need to contact MiniDSP. Is it the same if you choose the left channel in REW rather than the right?
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Does look very odd, probably need to contact MiniDSP. Is it the same if you choose the left channel in REW rather than the right?
Yes, the results are basically identical for both channels. I've contacted MiniDSP, thanks for your help!
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post #153 of 887 Old 01-29-13, 03:53 PM
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Does anyone know if this MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone is useful for other purposes than for input to the REW software? Maybe it could be used as a general purpose mic on a PC, but is there a way to use it for input to another device (eg, digital camera) with more conventional mic jack?
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I wouldn't have thought it would be much use on a digital camera. In order to use the mic the device it is being attached to needs to have a USB Host which none that i know of do. However some tablets and phones support USB On-The-Go which will act as a host and if the USB port can provide enough power then the mic should work in theory. Maybe an android vs of REW which we can plug the UMIK-1 to have the ultimate portable measuring device!

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

My Umik mic has suddenly stopped working. The blue light glows, but it isn't recognised by my computer (either MB Air or Mini, running OSX and Win 7 via Bootcamp).

I've tried it with multiple cables, with REW and Fuzzmeasure, and in the respective sound control panels.

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Hmm doesn't sound great. I was going to suggest a different cable but seeing as you have tried that i'm not sure. Obviously it is receiving power but it is not being recognized by the computer. I don't know about macs but for the PC does it show up in the device manager at all? If not then the only thing I can suggest is contact miniDsp as it would appear to have developed a fault.
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My Umik mic has suddenly stopped working. The blue light glows, but it isn't recognised by my computer (either MB Air or Mini).

I've tried it with multiple cables, with REW and Fuzzmeasure, and on a Mac and a PC.

Any thoughts?

Just a thought and questions might be asked by Minidsp.

1.Go into Control Panel > (this is all OS dependant) Sound > Recording > and look for the mic been recognized and might say Working or Unavailable.
2.Does it show up in REW Preferences.
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Nope, it isn't recognised by OSX or Windows.

To their credit, the fine folk at MiniDSP have offered to send a replacement.


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It certainly has the sound of a failed microphone.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Before I order the UMIK-1 want to confirm cable I need to run from laptop to my Onkyo 5508 Preamp. The preamp is located approx 25 ft from home theater room. I can locate laptop in HT next to Mic so 2m usb cable length not an issue. However the cable from laptop has to be 25 ft long. If HDMI cable are there handshake issues to be concern about given the length or should I just use a rca cable from mic jack to preamp?

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