Originally Posted by audioguy
Originally Posted by AustinJerry
Note that nowhere in the guide did I use the words "Plug and Play". Please remain positive until we have USB microphones to test.
It was not you who used plug-n-play. It was someone else. And I will stay "positive" or at least patient!
The "someone else..." was/is me. My name is Jason and my friends call me J. Feel free to refer to me directly by either of those names in the future.
I've thought seriously about responding to several of your posts, as I understand your frustration, but as soon as I decide to respond to one negative post, up pops another!
I stand by the original intent of my statement which was that you can now purchase the specific MiniDSP UMIK-1 Mic to use with REW and it is now Plug-N-Play. It is. There is no argument about that.
However, of course the setup and use of the software is no more or less PNP than before other than in regards to installing this new mic.
The advantages of the new mic (and hopefully soon to be the UMM-6, too) are that you do not have to have an SPL meter or calibrate the SPL, you do not have to load the calibration file manually, and you don't have to calibrate the mic in any way.
You literally plug the UMIK-1 Mic in and select it in REW. Plug-N-Play.
Since you feel you were mislead and I was being dishonest, I will not try to alter those feelings in any way. Who am I to tell you that you feel wrong??
So, with that being said, I will take full responsibility for not explaining before in as much detail as I just did above exactly what I meant by stating the new Mic was PNP.
Taking responsibility in my opinion is not just saying so or saying, "Sorry about that" although I do sincerely apologize for your frustration.
I am hereby offering to purchase your Mic at full purchase price including original S&H and the S&H to me to get you out of this mess and while I cannot put a value on your time and "refund" that, I do humbly and sincerely apologize that you feel I misled you and possibly others.
With that being said, I have wanted to say this to you for several days but kept putting it off thinking one day soon it would all click, come together, and start working for you and that in the end you'd be very satisfied with the power of REW.
However, I now feel, after reading your latest posts that even if you do end up getting this to work, either on your own or with direct help from me or another forum member, you probably won't "stay" satisfied long, and here's why.
It's not that I think you are a contrarian or are here trolling and/or just trying to cause trouble; in fact I do NOT think that, for the record.
I feel that if you are this frustrated, upset, and feel so strongly about this process being PNP that even when you do get it hooked up and working (which I have no doubt can happen rather quickly), when it comes time to making the effort to actually learn and interpret exactly what all these charts and graphs are telling you in REW so you can actually "DO" something about it, which is the ultimate goal of this thread, and realize it IS going to require moving speakers, listening position, lots of measurements, lots of study, and lots of passive EQ (room treatments, either purchased or DIY) you will become totally frustrated, overwhelmed, and give up at some point anyway.
I'm just trying to save you some time. It is true that I am making assumptions here, but I cannot imagine you (or anyone else) bought a $100 Mic after spending $300?? on OmniMic) just to generate and look at graphs, see the problems in your room, yet NOT do anything at all about them.
Fixing the problems is actually easier than learning to understand what they are and "how" to fix the problems, which again, is the ultimate goal of this thread.
We're not even past step one though, which is setting it up, and you already feel taken advantage of.
So...An easy way out, with no hard feelings is to please accept my most sincerest of apologies, as I honestly never intended to mislead you or anyone else; only to help and share the knowledge I've gained through these same very forums I frequent often and have done so over the last few years now, and also please PM me your PayPal account's email address and I'll happily send you the money you've spent on the Mic, you can mail it to me, and I'll figure out what to do with it from there.
Thanks a bunch for the time and effort you have put into this and if you do decide to stick with it, please understand it will only get more intense and more difficult from here, not easier.
After everyone has gotten their mic's I plan to teach everyone exactly what to measure, what to look for, what not to do, and how to start fixing the problems and for those folks with more time than money I hope to spend a good amount of time explaining how it's totally unnecessary to ever spend the first dollar on "Room Treatments" from companies that sell them, as long as you can follow directions and have the most basic of tools and DIY skills.
You are more than welcome to continue to follow along and participate, but I would greatly appreciate it if we could end the topic of you feeling slighted about my use of the term PNP and move forward amicably. I believe I've offered a way to do that.
Thanks for your time and consideration,