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post #41 of 887 Old 12-13-12, 05:47 PM
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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.
Thanks for that

The other USB mics dont have any advantages over the UMIK other than few db, few Hz?

Something about ADC, what is this?
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Thanks for that

The other USB mics dont have any advantages over the UMIK other than few db, few Hz?

Something about ADC, what is this?
Actually it's the UMIK that has that advantage over the Dayton. It basically means that it has a built in "sound card" which encodes the audio file at 24 bits and either 44.1 or 48kHz

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Actually it's the UMIK that has that advantage over the Dayton. It basically means that it has a built in "sound card" which encodes the audio file at 24 bits and either 44.1 or 48kHz
So you don't use the laptops soundcard at all?

Currently i use the Omnimic with my laptop soundcard which has produced very good results, once the soundcard was produced.

I wonder if there will be any advantages with the new REW update for the Omnimic?

Currently i can only use single sweep, and have no loopback, which i beleive John is looking at.

One thing i like is the portability of the USB mic, which is obvious.
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So you don't use the laptops soundcard at all?

Currently i use the Omnimic with my laptop soundcard which has produced very good results, once the soundcard was produced.

I wonder if there will be any advantages with the new REW update for the Omnimic?

Currently i can only use single sweep, and have no loopback, which i beleive John is looking at.

One thing i like is the portability of the USB mic, which is obvious.
You don't use the laptop or computer soundcard for input at all, it is all handled by the UMIK. For output you still use whatever soundcard you have.

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You don't use the laptop or computer soundcard for input at all, it is all handled by the UMIK. For output you still use whatever soundcard you have.
Sorry my opologies

So the same as the Omnimic.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Hi all.

Recently received the Umik1 and I am having some problems with my setup in Rew. I have loaded the Mic's Cal file into the REW system and it is recognised

This is what I have.

PC running SOtM PCIe USB3 into USB into Audiophilleo2 into NAD digital Amp. The driver for the SOtM is it's own design. I use JRiver V16 and it runs in Inclusive use with the AP2.

When I go to REW preferences to set up have the following..

Soundcard -

I can select 44.1 - output is Audiophilleo2 - input is Mic Umik1

Using - Main speaker to check levels

Calibration file is - Umik 1

Mic/Metre

C-Weighted ticked (no Z weight available on screen)
Cal file is selected as - Umik1.cal

Analysis - loop back 'Un-ticked"

I can get audio out through my speakers but I get no input reading on either left or right meters

I have nothing to adjust the levels with via the Audiophilleo2.

My soundcard is a realtek but it is bypassed in this config.

Any suggestions?

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

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Hi all.

Recently received the Umik1 and I am having some problems with my setup in Rew. I have loaded the Mic's Cal file into the REW system and it is recognised

This is what I have.

PC running SOtM PCIe USB3 into USB into Audiophilleo2 into NAD digital Amp. The driver for the SOtM is it's own design. I use JRiver V16 and it runs in Inclusive use with the AP2.

When I go to REW preferences to set up have the following..

Soundcard -

I can select 44.1 - output is Audiophilleo2 - input is Mic Umik1

Using - Main speaker to check levels

Calibration file is - Umik 1

Mic/Metre

C-Weighted ticked (no Z weight available on screen)
Cal file is selected as - Umik1.cal

Analysis - loop back 'Un-ticked"

I can get audio out through my speakers but I get no input reading on either left or right meters

I have nothing to adjust the levels with via the Audiophilleo2.

My soundcard is a realtek but it is bypassed in this config.

Any suggestions?

Regards Cazzesman
This might not be it at all, if you are using a USB3 interface for the UMIK-1, I have heard elsewhere that some audio devices do not play well with USB3. You would think that with backward compatibility there should be no issues, but others have had trouble running USB2 devices into USB3. Do you have a USB2 that you can try it with? As I said, not a guaranteed fix, just something to try. That is all that comes to mind for me.

Best of luck.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I just got mine a couple days ago - everything arrived just fine. As previously stated, the sensitivity of this mic is really low. I am currently experimenting with the MiniDSP 2X4 and this Mic. The integration with REW is good. Sooooo much simpler than the typical setup.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

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Recently received the Umik1 and I am having some problems with my setup in Rew.
To control the input volume for the UMIK you will need to use the Windows volume control. You should also untick C weighting, that is only for use with a C-weighted SPL meter.
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