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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27736

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Hi,

(New to digital room correction so my apologies if this is a dumb question.) I'm using the UMIK-1 with Dirac Live 1.2 software to do room correction. The Dirac manual notes (section 4.3.4, page 17) that, depending on the microphone model, you should either orient it pointing up at the ceiling or toward the front speakers. Any suggestions on which I should use with the UMIK-1 ? I'm assuming since it's an omni then pointing upwards would be best, but the miniDSP app note doesn't mention any recommended orientation.

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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27737

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The needed calibration file for the Umik-1 is for a pointing up position.
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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27758

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@ Tim

The answer to this question depends on the setup you're trying to correct.
- Stereo system (i.e. 2ch dirac live), Use the 0deg file and point the UMIK-1 at the speakers
- Multichannel system (E.g. 5.1/7.1), use the 90deg file and point the UMIK-1 at the ceiling.

Easy to remember hopefully?

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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27762

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Good info, didn't know that, where can we find the Odeg file?

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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27765

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Thanks for the replies everyone, that was exactly what I wanted to know. Much appreciated!!

Mario: You can download the individual calibration files for your UMIK-1 on the product page for the UMIK-1 here:

www.minidsp.com/products/acoustic-measurement/umik-1

Scroll down and then enter your serial number to download both the 0deg and 90deg files.
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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27767

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@ Tim

The answer to this question depends on the setup you're trying to correct.
- Stereo system (i.e. 2ch dirac live), Use the 0deg file and point the UMIK-1 at the speakers
- Multichannel system (E.g. 5.1/7.1), use the 90deg file and point the UMIK-1 at the ceiling.

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@Devteam this would be a great addition to the user manual. It makes sense once you hear it but it wasn't obvious to me either.

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UMIK-1 Orientation for Dirac Live? 4 years 10 months ago #27773

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Glad to hear that it clarifies. We'll make sure to include it in app notes , FAQ and product page for more info.

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