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post #61 of 887 Old 12-17-12, 03:54 AM
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I use a USB mic with REW.

I have attached a graph of both the Internal Laptop soundcard and mic calibration.

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I think it will all depend on the quality of your sound card, but most of the laptops I have looked at recently seem to have pretty good sound cards... and HDMI out as well. So either a 3.5mm to stereo RCA from the headphone output or an HDMI cable should work.

EDIT: The headphone out did NOT work for me. I never could get a clean output. The HDMI output worked beautifully... including the ability to see REW on my 10' screen.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

So hdmi will work? I thought all of the RCA cabling was so you got a mono channel split out. With hdmi you would be back to stereo correct?
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I would think so, yeah.

What would be nice is if John could get the output to be 5.1 via HDMI...
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I would think so, yeah.

What would be nice is if John could get the output to be 5.1 via HDMI...
I was thinking of asking for Dolby Atmos, might as well aim high
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

miniDSP shipped me a new mic with expedited shipping and it will be here Thursday I believe.

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I just picked mine up from the post office. It is in fine shape with all the parts there and the box in good shape. I can't work with it until tomorrow night. I am looking forward to messing with it. I am not looking forward to learning REW. I am use to the OmniMic and know it well, but I have never used REW. As a matter of fact, I've not even downloaded it yet. I'll do that tonight and start getting familiar with the program.
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I got around to trying mine out tonight. This is my first exposure to REW so I don't have anything to compare it to. Even so, setup was super easy and I haven't found anything to complain about so far (other than my general lack of REW knowledge). The included clamp and tripod are pretty handy too. This was just what I needed to get this PB13-Ultra under control in my living room.


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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Got mine last week and have been learning REW with it since then. Super nifty and lets me geek out on measurements, but one thing I've noticed is the "dB FS In" is really low, ~ -36. I haven't figured out a way to get it up to the recommended -18. Mic mixer volume in Win 7 maxed out at 100 and input volume maxed out at 1.00. Does dB FS In need to be -18 or is -36 ok?

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

By the way, mine arrived in 6 business days along with a MiniDSP. Everything arrived in great condition.
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