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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    actually some simple floor and wall carpet will do a lot of good. heavy curtains over the windows will help a lot.
    It will certainly help but if you know how sensitive these condensers are, you would really need a sound proof booth. A better bet is to use dynamic mics for home studios because they are less sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightpiper
    can i juz simply recommend u to take up a basic audio course first? all the equipment is meaningless if u dun even know what's a condenser mic, whats a dynamic mic, whats the function of audio compressor, what is balance input/phono input, diff between balance & phono & RCA, how to read the mic smith chart, midi interface, whats impedence.... etc.
    You RF engineer? Mics don't have Smith Charts, they use polar charts for directional sensitivity and frequency response plots. Smith Charts are for RF impedances.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 2nd May 2006 at 12:36 PM.

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    to be honest with u even studios r not sound proof..

    this is my experience working in this industry for 10yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    to be honest with u even studios r not sound proof..

    this is my experience working in this industry for 10yrs.
    Yes.. a noise floor with about 30dBSPL is considered good. Unless you live in a remote area, most of the noise floors are about 55dBSPL if we use curtains like YYK mentioned. The biggest culprit would be the turbulence from aircon ducts if your room is adequately soundproofed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    to be honest with u even studios r not sound proof..

    this is my experience working in this industry for 10yrs.
    i've always been interested in this aspect of music industry. a mixture of audio and event coordinating. hmmm if you've been working in the industry for that long, any pointers on whether it would be a good future aspect in like... lets say... 10 yrs down the road?
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    i would say forget it in SG.
    go abroad.

    no prospects here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    You RF engineer? Mics don't have Smith Charts, they use polar charts for directional sensitivity and frequency response plots. Smith Charts are for RF impedances.

    oops, sorry. i meant the polar charts, they r also very similar to the antenna charts. thx for correcting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    i would say forget it in SG.
    go abroad.

    no prospects here.
    I second that.. Many of the so-called professionals here seem to know nuts about sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    i would say forget it in SG.
    go abroad.

    no prospects here.
    hmmm audiophile industry in SG that bad eh? alright man thanks for your advise =). shall make serious consideration. btw is there any courses on audio engineering related courses? i'm more to events actually. just a stab in the dark here
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightpiper
    oops, sorry. i meant the polar charts, they r also very similar to the antenna charts. thx for correcting.
    Yeah.. Antenna also have polar charts for the directional gain and they work the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch
    hmmm audiophile industry in SG that bad eh? alright man thanks for your advise =). shall make serious consideration. btw is there any courses on audio engineering related courses? i'm more to events actually. just a stab in the dark here
    Audiophile != professional sound.

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    to be honest all these charts & specs do not really matter.
    wat i impt is wat u hear & wat best fits the job.

    take for example miking a kickdrum.
    the usual would be an AKG D12, D112 or a Shure Beta52.

    we have used a Beyerdynamic M88 for kick.
    that mic is originally intended for vocals & has a hypercardoid pattern.

    also miking of an Er Hu.
    we have used a AKG D112 & gottan great results.
    so end of the day, let your ears be the judge.

    there was this other time we tried miking a piano with GT tube mics, AKG 414, Neumann U87 for a live sound event.
    none seemed to work.
    end of the day we popped in a simple cheap Audio Technica & viola!!
    we got the sound we wanted.

    do not let the specs get too much in your way.

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    i am sorry, but pleas do not associate Audiophilles from Audio engineers.
    they r totally different roles altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch
    hmmm audiophile industry in SG that bad eh? alright man thanks for your advise =). shall make serious consideration. btw is there any courses on audio engineering related courses? i'm more to events actually. just a stab in the dark here

    s'pore has this school call School of Audio Engineer (sae) but the cert is not recognise here, only the degree. for the degree, iirc u need to go australia to complete it.

    not juz audio industry, video industry also no prospect. recent investent from govt was the 3D industry where they pump in millions of dollars to bring Lucas Studio & Southern Cross Star to s'pore. yet to see any fruit & lets hope for the best.

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    SAE?????

    it is a joke.
    when i interview their so called graduates.

    sheez....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightpiper
    s'pore has this school call School of Audio Engineer (sae) but the cert is not recognise here, only the degree. for the degree, iirc u need to go australia to complete it.

    not juz audio industry, video industry also no prospect. recent investent from govt was the 3D industry where they pump in millions of dollars to bring Lucas Studio & Southern Cross Star to s'pore. yet to see any fruit & lets hope for the best.
    My brother who is doing video editing is earning more than me, an RF engineer.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 2nd May 2006 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    to be honest all these charts & specs do not really matter.
    wat i impt is wat u hear & wat best fits the job.

    take for example miking a kickdrum.
    the usual would be an AKG D12, D112 or a Shure Beta52.

    we have used a Beyerdynamic M88 for kick.
    that mic is originally intended for vocals & has a hypercardoid pattern.

    also miking of an Er Hu.
    we have used a AKG D112 & gottan great results.
    so end of the day, let your ears be the judge.

    there was this other time we tried miking a piano with GT tube mics, AKG 414, Neumann U87 for a live sound event.
    none seemed to work.
    end of the day we popped in a simple cheap Audio Technica & viola!!
    we got the sound we wanted.

    do not let the specs get too much in your way.
    Yup. Hard to find someone who understand this. If at the end of the day you can't find the mic you want, there's always the EQ. However, in live sound installation, the specs are definitely of some use for decision making.

    Oh, BTW, have you tried using calibration mics for reverb?
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 2nd May 2006 at 01:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Yup. Hard to find someone who understand this. If at the end of the day you can't find the mic you want, there's always the EQ. However, in live sound installation, the specs are definitely of some use for decision making.
    to be honest, most ppl over do their EQ.
    my ex-boss almost never EQs.
    only on the kick, bass & piano (studio environment)

    live installation yes for speakers (dispersion angles & stuff), but mics not really.

    speakers for live sound is a whole new world again.
    the typical mid honky sound of a JBL to the details of a d&b to the all rounded Kling & Frietag, to Nexo's bass to the unique caharacter of Apogees & Meyer or the dry Martin.

    same thing with ppl arguing Countryman or DPA for theatres.
    and the RF reception of a Beyer as opposed to a Shure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    My brother who is doing video editing is earning more than me, an RF engineer.

    if u ask him if he's happy with what he's doing... answer is probably no. the video industry today is full of crappy stuff, hi end stuff & fun stuff r more or less gone, esp with stiff competition from neighbouring countries. me in this line since '94 & i see its peak & fall... there still exist wedding videos & corporate stuff, but they r really no fun at all. used to be big bucks but its shrinking very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    SAE?????

    it is a joke.
    when i interview their so called graduates.

    sheez....

    this one i agree 101%!!

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