Re: Monitor position
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Well you make an interesting point Hugh. Do i need absolute figures or would i like to test the room in its original state followed b a test with my DIY acoustic treatment installed. It would at least tell me how effective my hanging duvet etc is responding.Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'm not sure I'd describe the ECM8000 as 'optimum kit' :D
Yes, obviously acoustical measurements can be made with any mic that comes to hand, and they may even be useful if used purely to assess comparative changes rather than to determine absolute figures.
But 'proper testing' means trying to assess the room acoustics in the correct way, surely? As a minimum, that requires an omni pattern mic with a reasonably flat response. While the pros might insist on using a calibrated B&K, AP, or Gefell measurement mic, I'd suggest that for a more casual interest the ECM8000 delivers reasonably accurate results -- better than using any old studio mic from the cupboard -- without breaking the bank.