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Patteb
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Headset condenser mic

I've tried the new headset mic, but it's tricky to adjust and have a good sound quality. it feedbacks pretty easy, and "puffs" from nose and mouth are easily heard. The Tonematch Engine just states "headheld mics".

Does anyone out there have a basic T1 settning that I can start from..?

Other things to consider?

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Re: Headset condenser mic

Hi Patteb,

What kind of headset mic did you get?

There are a couple more ToneMatch Presets to try.

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: Headworn mics

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: High Gain: Bright

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: High Gain: Normal



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Re: Headset condenser mic

If I remember correctly, this is the one you bought to use for singing while drumming, correct?

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Patteb
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Re: Headset condenser mic

Correct. But I play electrical drums (Roland with mesh skins) so no interference.

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Re: Headset condenser mic

Hi Pat,

SPECIFICATIONS

CM-808UL
TypeCondenser
Frequency Response100~18,000 Hz
Polar PatternCardioid
Sensitivity (1,000 Hz)-65±3 dB* (0.56mV) *0dB=1V /µbar
ImpedanceRated impedance is 1.8KO
Max. SPL for 1?THD120dB
Connector808FC4/808BC4/808FC3/808BC3/808FCS/808BCS

CM-808UL

Did it come with a windscreen?

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Patteb
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Re: Headset condenser mic

Yes

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Re: Headset condenser mic

Just a thought, have you played with the T1 Noise Gates and De-esser features?

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Re: Headset condenser mic

Hmm...I can't find much of any info about that mic, other than they're manufactured in China (Taiwan company) and look to have a single distributor per Country. They're not exactly high end, but judging from the cost they don't seem to be bottom of the barrel either.

Use the windscreen and experiment with positioning around your mouth/nose to help with breath pops. Note that the mic element is at a right angle to the arm pointing at your mouth, so be sure it's not pointing at the speakers you're getting feedback from. What speaker system are you using and where are they located?

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Re: Headset condenser mic

The biggest issue is to make sure you place the mic in the correct location and orientation.  I use Countryman E6 Omni mics with one of their windscreens and use surgical tape to make sure the mic head stays in the correct location.

It takes some trial and error but if place correctly you shouldn't have any issues with popping, exhaling through the nose or feedback issues.

For popping make sure the capsule is to the side and not directly in front of the mouth.

For exhaling through the nose if the capsule is to the side this takes care of itself.

For feedback, any headset mic is so close to the source that you shouldn't have to turn the gain up much so feedback isn't an issue.