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djn 10th December 2012 05:06 PM

New MiniDSP UMIK-1
Hi All, first time in this Mini forum. I just ordered the MiniDSP UMIK-1 and it shipped this morning. Has anyone here use it before? From all I can tell it is the exact same thing as the Part Express OmniMic but for $75 instead of almost $300. I am looking forward to using this. Any hints or suggestions?

djn 11th December 2012 12:40 AM

Wow, no one has used this?

fuzz092888 11th December 2012 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by djn (
Wow, no one has used this?

From a post of mine on HTS:

So I went to the post office today and picked up my UMIK-1. Apparently when miniDSP ships it to you they require a signature for delivery. Once I got home and started to unpack it, I must say I was sorely disappointed in what I saw. Not with the actual product, but with the care in which this product was packed. As you can see below there was nothing protecting the carrying case except a thin cardboard shell. Because of this my tab that is supposed to keep it shut was snapped off, the case was open a bit when I opened the box, it is cracked in multiple places, and the bottom is scuffed to no end. Definitely a much different experience than when I opened my calibrated Behringer mic.

As to the mic and accessories, I'm extremely happy with them. The mic has a nice weight to it and is fairly similar to the Behringer, albeit a bit smaller. The small stand is a nice touch and the USB cord feels substantial, if a bit short. I plugged the mic into my macbook pro and it was immediately recognized. Fired up REW and opened the MIDI audio controller and I was able to adjust the gain, add the cal file and it worked first time. There were zero issues, no drivers or software, and nothing else to do except calibrate the REW SPL meter with the new mic. Absolutely fantastic.

djn 11th December 2012 09:04 PM

Good to know Fuzz, thanks. I look forward to getting mine.

fuzz092888 11th December 2012 09:09 PM

I see you asked what the difference between this and the dayton was, from what I can see the UMIK-1 can measure a few Hz deeper, a few db's louder, and includes an SPL cal that will eventually be used with REW. I'm not sure if the dayton includes the SPL cal.

djn 11th December 2012 10:00 PM

This is all good to know Fuzz. I can't find many reviews for this yet on the net and I was starting to wonder if I made a mistake. What is HTS?

fuzz092888 11th December 2012 11:05 PM

HTS is home theater shack.

m R g S r 6th January 2013 06:14 PM

Just got mine. Opening it up now, gunna play around with it.

BuildMeSomething 10th June 2013 11:13 AM

Just ordered one of these for use with REW. Have done colour & greyscale calibration on my Projector for the last few years, thought it about time I did something similar on the audio side...


TheShaman 10th June 2013 12:12 PM

Were the initial issues fixed?

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