MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone - Page 4 - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

 4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 887 Old 12-12-12, 06:11 PM
Senior Shackster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 107
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

wow awesome results Fuzz, thanks for posting that
Patzig is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 887 Old 12-12-12, 06:12 PM
REW Author
 
JohnM's Avatar
John
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,410
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Quote:
EarlK wrote: View Post
- Will there ever be a way ( & are you able to create a soft-patch within future releases of REW ) to use these new USB based microphones in conjunction with, REW's option to "Use loopback as a timing reference" ?
It might be possible to use ASIO4All to make a composite ASIO device that uses another soundcard path for the loopback return, but I haven't had a chance to try that yet.
JohnM is online now  
post #33 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 03:46 AM
Shackster
Steve
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 79
Quote:
AudiocRaver wrote: View Post

Longer sample length gives better signal-to-noise ratio, better immunity from the effects of minor background noise. Using the multiple sweep option is another way to get the same effect.

Edit: I have no explanation for the weird frequency response with the 256K sample length, that is a head scratcher. Have you gotten the same result more then once that way?
Yep. With the Mac Mini over several sessions and my Macbook Air.

Going to longer samples makes it even worse as the roll- off starts at 2k.

I hope it is a REW/Umik thing that can be fixed in an update (since Fuzzmeasure is fine) but now I've worked it out at least I can work around it by doing multiple sweeps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
sfdoddsy is offline  
post #34 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 07:03 AM
Shackster
Steve
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 79
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Quote:
Patzig wrote: View Post
wow awesome results Fuzz, thanks for posting that
Indeed. In spite of the issues I've mentioned, the performance of the mic seems great.

My ECM8000 is not individually calibrated, and the generic REW cal file actually makes the response worse. The Umik out of the box does not have its deficiencies and tracks my calibrated ARC mic well.

Once you add the cal file it feels even more trustworthy.

My only other beef is the short USB cable. 2m is nowhere near enough.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
sfdoddsy is offline  
post #35 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 07:19 AM
Shackster
Steve
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 79
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Quote:
Patzig wrote: View Post
wow awesome results Fuzz, thanks for posting that
In spite of the issues I've mentioned, the performance of the mic seems good.

It is extraordinarily close to my ECM8000, with a somewhat more accurate top end.

My only other beef is the short USB cable. 2m is nowhere near enough.
Attached Thumbnails
MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone-ecm-umik.jpg  



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
sfdoddsy is offline  
post #36 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 03:26 PM
Elite Shackster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,293
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Quote:
fuzz092888 wrote: View Post
UMIK on top calibrated behringer on the bottom.

EMP-E-41B/Crown XLS2500/macbook pro soundcard


Interesting difference
Phillips is offline  
post #37 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 03:59 PM
Shackster
Alex
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 78
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

UMIK on the top Behringer on the bottom, this time in the sub frequencies. Outlaw LFM-1 EX. I also had the sub connected to an anti-mode dual core. I'm still getting the hang of the anti-mode, but you get the idea. Pretty similar.

1m



1in



LP


Philharmonic 3, Custom Center (Jordan Watts Module), Source Technology RC4/8.3, EMP E41B, Jeff Bagby Mandolin, CSS SDX10 Custom Sub (Baby Boomer), Custom LMS Ultra Dual Opposed, Custom 18" Pierce Audio Sub
fuzz092888 is offline  
post #38 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 04:51 PM
Elite Shackster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,293
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

What would be the difference between USB mics, i use the Omnimic?
Phillips is offline  
post #39 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 05:09 PM
Shackster
Alex
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 78
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Quote:
Phillips wrote: View Post
What would be the difference between USB mics, i use the Omnimic?
A few db, a few Hz, nothing too significant. I know I read somewhere the UMIK-1 has more information in the cal file, but don't quote me on that.

Philharmonic 3, Custom Center (Jordan Watts Module), Source Technology RC4/8.3, EMP E41B, Jeff Bagby Mandolin, CSS SDX10 Custom Sub (Baby Boomer), Custom LMS Ultra Dual Opposed, Custom 18" Pierce Audio Sub
fuzz092888 is offline  
post #40 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 05:12 PM
Shackster
Alex
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 78
Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

As a quick update, I contacted miniDSP about getting a new box and they told me it would be easier to just send me a new mic, but that I'd have to return the one I have. I asked them a question about the return process and they haven't responded since. It's been about about a day since I sent the e-mail, hopefully they get back to me soon so we can get this over with.

Philharmonic 3, Custom Center (Jordan Watts Module), Source Technology RC4/8.3, EMP E41B, Jeff Bagby Mandolin, CSS SDX10 Custom Sub (Baby Boomer), Custom LMS Ultra Dual Opposed, Custom 18" Pierce Audio Sub
fuzz092888 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
microphone , minidsp , umik1

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome