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I guess my earlier tone deserves this somewhat condescending response, so fair enough. My apologies for getting off on the wrong foot here.
Thanks for the effort you've invested in the guide. As a Mac user with a recent UMIK1 it takes a bit of parsing to determine just what's relevant, but the section on measurements is very helpful. However, I don't agree that mic orientation is all that clear. On page 63 of the guide where you start getting into measurements, it doesn't say anything about orientation but I did find a couple of references to orientation and 90-deg cal files when searching though which led me here because it made no sense (to my mind) to point the mic at the ceiling. It might be good to have a section on mic placement and orientation and discuss the merits of different types of mic orientations for different types of measurements.
Having followed your advice, doing some investigating on my own, including the gear sluts forum, the REW forum, and general searching it seems clear to me now that there are situations where pointing it at the ceiling make sense, pointing it at the speaker being measured makes sense, or pointing generally towards the front of the room also make sense. And there are situations, such as with low frequencies, where it doesn't even matter how it's oriented.
Anyway, thanks again for the great guide. And sorry for getting off on the wrong foot.
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