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    Miking, micing, mic'ing mic-ing?

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    I know this isn't really important but when I put a mic on something what am I doing? micing, mikeing miking mic-ing, mic'ing etc?

    May as well get it out of the way now, then I can post without blushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protein
    I know this isn't really important but when I put a mic on something what am I doing? micing, mikeing miking mic-ing, mic'ing etc?

    May as well get it out of the way now, then I can post without blushing.
    It's a hotly debated issue, even among the pros. A lot of people seem to favor "mic, mike, miked, and miking". "Micing" and "Mic'ing" looks a little strange to me.

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    "Micing"... looks a little strange to me.

    Unless you're recording mice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protein
    I know this isn't really important but when I put a mic on something what am I doing?
    Setting up the first link in a chain that leads to an inevitable debate about digital vs. analog .

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    Simple: you "mike" in analog, "mic" in digital.

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    Well that clears everything up then.

    I have to agree Harvey, micing doesn't look right but to me miking just feels wrong. I'll have to pose this question to some Oxford Uni English students or something.

    So would you use a wide diaphragm condenser on a mouse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protein
    I have to agree Harvey, micing doesn't look right but to me miking just feels wrong. I'll have to pose this question to some Oxford Uni English students or something.
    Are you going to do a location recording? There are some good threads here if you need help

    BTW I've seen mic'ed- kinda like it.

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    I've seen mic'ed too. It sort of makes sense but it looks awkward. I wish English wasn't such a difficult language.

    Just take Leicester or recipe for example. They make no sense whatsoever.
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    My 2 cents:
    If you're using a microphone, then you call it a "mic". But, if you're using a mikrophone, you call it a "mik" or "mike". Simple!

    Either way, if you use the shortened term as a verb, then you're perverting the English language anyway so what does it matter if you're "mic'ing" (my preference) or "micing" or "miking"?

    Of course, this same logic applied to the word "Linux" led me to saying "Ly-nix" (cuz the guy's name is Linus) instead of "Linnux".

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    My brain hurts.
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