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Rich

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Ahoy!

I'm brand new to the whole A/V scene and this site as well.

I just purchased a MiniDSP UMIK-1 and installed the most current version of REW. I am using my laptop to plug in the microphone through a USB port and run the REW program.

Unfortunately, I'm already having some issues. I plugged my UMIK-1 using the supplied cable into my laptop while I was running REW. But, the mic wasn't recognized. The blue LED light is lit on the microphone. So, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Is this a common occurrence? If so, how do I manually set it up or fix the problem?

I googled REW setups but they always start with the microphone being recognized. So, I kind of hit a wall from the start.

I'm trying to use this microphone to adjust a Kicker 30 band EQ that I just installed in a 2010 Honda Civic, Sedan. I have a JVC KW-V830BT Head Unit, a JL Audio HD 750-1 amplifier running two Polk Audio 10" subwoofers and a 300 watt Rockford Fosgate two channel amp powering a 6 1/2" Focal component set. Hopefully I have chosen the correct microphone and software to adjust the EQ correctly. Any input, help or assistance with my mic not being recognized would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love o learn how to use it to calibrate car audio. Any pointers or information would be so, so helpful.

Thanks!

~Rich

P.S. I apologize in advance for being a bit lame. I just don't have any references or know anybody that uses REW for advice.
 

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Try restarting REW after plugging the mic in.

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Rich

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Hi Sonnie,

Thanks for responding so quickly and for the welcome!

I just uninstalled Room EQ Wizard and installed it again (V 5.19). I updated my computer, turned it off and restarted it.

I'm still not having any luck with REW recognizing my MiniDSP UMIK-1 (Serial # 702-3258) though.

I've tried plugging the microphone in before and while the program was running.
 

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StormAudio ISP Elite 24 MK3 Processor
Main Amp
McIntosh MC1.25KW Monoblock Amps
Additional Amp
StormAudio PA 16 MK3
Computer Audio
Intel NUC w/ Roon ROCK
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player (for media discs)
Front Speakers
RTJ 410
Center Channel Speaker
MartinLogan Focus C-18
Front Wide Speakers
JTR Neosis 110HT
Surround Speakers
JTR Neosis 210RT
Surround Back Speakers
JTR Neosis 210RT
Front Height Speakers
JTR Neosis 110HT-SL
Rear Height Speakers
JTR Neosis 110HT-SL
Subwoofers
JTR Captivator 2400 x6
Other Speakers or Equipment
VTI Amp Stands for the Monoblocks
Video Display Device
Sony 98X90L
Remote Control
Universal MX-890
Streaming Equipment
FireCube for movies and Lenova Carbon X1 for Roon
Streaming Subscriptions
Lifetime Roon Subscription
Tidal
qobuz
Netflix
Amazon Prime
Satellite System
Dish Joey 4K
Other Equipment
Zero Surge 8R15W-1 | Salamander Synergy Equipment Stand
Do you have ASIO setup? Check out this thread here... seems he was having a similar issue.
 

John Mulcahy

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The mic connector needs a very firm push to engage properly, there is a slight click when it goes all the way home.
 
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