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micing or miking

Discussion in 'Recording' started by cruisemates, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. cruisemates

    cruisemates Active Member

    Old geezer here again.... Just joined the group to impart my age-old recording wisdom on people to the point of tears of boredom...

    Not to stir the pot too much, but like a lot of musicians I am also a wordie.. Is the proper term "micing"? To me that looks like a rodent. I thought the terms were "microphone", or "mic" for short, but when you add the "ing" the accepted spelling is "miking". Has that changed since I picked up the recording bug for the 2nd time?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    As long as people understand what your talking about, it really doesn't matter. It is an improper word that is being used as verb in either case.
  3. steveotoole

    steveotoole Guest

    I always thought that "mic" can be used as a verb.

    "I will mic the kit."
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Actually you 'place the mic'....mic is always a noun at this point.Micing/miking the set, would be a shortened and certainly slang terminology for 'placing the microphones on the set'...

    And like Gaff...er?!!Be as proper as you wanna be...
  5. teleharmonic

    teleharmonic Guest

    'Miking' sounds like hunting a guy named 'Mike' for sport.


    (bugles sound... horses gallop)

  6. henryrobinett

    henryrobinett Active Member

    For me it's mic'ing.
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    of mic and men... :D
  8. Mike Tate

    Mike Tate Guest

    I hope it's not Miking season yet...
  9. by

    by Guest

    Wow, check this out...
  10. musicalhair

    musicalhair Guest

    Mighking, Meiking, Meicking, Miquing (I'll try to stick with this one), Mycking, Myquing (maybe I'll switch to this one), it's all good.
  11. by

    by Guest


    as in, My Lord, My Gosh, ect..
  12. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    hee hee hee ... that's funny greg.

    I have always thought that Mike was someone I knew and that he actually prefered to be called Michael ... but acording to Yons link I must be wrong (good one Yon).

    I think the confusion stems from the word microphone being spelled with a "k" in German, mikrophon ... But seeing that I speak English, I spell it microphone.. and mic and micing..
  13. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    In all recording related magazines I read I found they use "miking" but....who really cares? :)

  14. teleharmonic

    teleharmonic Guest

    not to worry... miking has been banned in most countries...

    i'd watch my back in tunisia if i were you though...

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