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What kind of mics can I "combine"

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by uOpt, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    I need an analyser mic but I also need a regular studio vocals mic. In addition to that I also need a stereo setup for making videos with the DSLR camera.

    I wonder whether I can do anything here to combine some if it instead of starting a collection.

    An analyser mic does two things: it is omnidirectional [edited] and it is linear including the bottom, and it's bass response doesn't depend on the distance from the source. I think I could live without the omnidirectional aspect, it would be fine for me if I had to analyse by pointing at the speakers.

    Any recommendations? Does anyone simply use a studio vocal mic or some directional mic for an analyser?
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Every reference mic I've seen for RTAs or impulse measurements was an omni, not a uni (uni=directional). There are plenty of usable cheap ones, but there are also some medium price ones that work well for overheads or recording acoustic instruments. If you're on a tight budget I'd shoot for one of those.
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    For measurement mics see:
    They are Omni
    The behringer rates very good. It will work as a good omni mic for other uses, like as a overhead drum mic.

    $50 then you have all kinds of money left over for vocal mics ... that's the hard choice.
  4. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    Woah, Behringer? :shudder:

    On the other hand, I could stand the analyser mic to go out and not suffer too much. In fact I'm curious whether today's Behringer stuff is indeed less trashy than what I have.