Hey guys I got my Umik-1 in and started playing with REW today. I am waiting on an adapter to use my boom mic stand, so today I just familiarized myself with the software. I read the excellent getting started faq and then worked through taking some measurements and had a few questions if anyone could help.
1. I bought my mic from amazon (unfortunately didnt read about CSL until after my mic shipped) and downloaded the factory 90deg file from minidsp.com. Am I correct in my reading that I don't do anything but use this file, no calibrations necessary? Also when I am taking SPL readings from individual speakers using the pink noise should I also use the 90deg file?
2. This part in the faq I was a little confuse, part a says to use the center channel, part d says to click sub cal, which then used my sub, so which should I use to get my spl reading?
a. Set REW output to output to the center channel (HDMI3).
b. Set up the mic at the MLP at ear level.
c. Open the REW SPL Meter and click the red button to start measuring SPL.
d. Open the REW signal generator, select Pink Noise, Subwoofer Cal, and set the output to
-12dBFS (this is the same level as for the measurement sweeps).
3.Do most people stick with a Length of 256k?
4. Should i use a Timing reference?
5. When running my measurements and spl I did:
a. Audyssey Reference
b. Dynamic Vol Off
c. Dynamic EQ Off
d. Buttkickers Off
Anything else I should turn off or on?
Thanks for the help, hoping to get some proper measurements this weekend.