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Anyone got a test mic I can borrow??
Old 10th February 2009
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Anyone got a test mic I can borrow??

I'm done wiring and need to shoot the room for acoustical analysis. I realize these mics are not very expensive, but I don't see the need to buy one, just to do this one-time job. Any thoughts? Anybody got one I can borrow?

Or is there some bangin' mic that I'll be glad to have for recording that is an adequate shooter?

Thanks, all.

Oh, yeah, LA area... westside preferrably. West siiiiiiiiide!
Old 10th February 2009
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I bet you have a mic that will work already. see the following.

RealTraps - Measuring Microphones


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Old 10th February 2009 | Show parent
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You can build and use a simple "tape op" mic using a panasonic omni capsule, a 9v battery,few resistors and capacitors
Old 10th February 2009
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Originally Posted by darkwater โžก๏ธ
I realize these mics are not very expensive, but I don't see the need to buy one, just to do this one-time job.
You already got good advice, and I'll add that room testing is not necessarily something you do only once. Maybe in a few weeks you'll want to experiment with minor speaker placement changes. Or maybe you'll add a few more traps and want to see how things improved. Spending $40 to $100 for a good SDC is never a bad investment, especially if you don't already have one now! heh A good SDC rules on tambourines and other percussive instruments.

--Ethan
Old 11th February 2009 | Show parent
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Thanks, guys. I just ordered the Nady. Cheap enough.
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