micing or miking

cruisemates

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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?
 

AudioGaff

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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.
 

Davedog

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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...
 
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teleharmonic

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

"RELEASE THE HOUNDS AND LET THE MIKING COMMENCE!!"

(bugles sound... horses gallop)

greg
 
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Mike Tate

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Originally posted by teleharmonic:
'Miking' sounds like hunting a guy named 'Mike' for sport.

"RELEASE THE HOUNDS AND LET THE MIKING COMMENCE!!"

(bugles sound... horses gallop)

greg
I hope it's not Miking season yet...
 
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musicalhair

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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.
 

Kurt Foster

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Originally posted by teleharmonic:
'Miking' sounds like hunting a guy named 'Mike' for sport.

"RELEASE THE HOUNDS AND LET THE MIKING COMMENCE!!"

(bugles sound... horses gallop)

greg
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..
 
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teleharmonic

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Originally posted by Mike Tate:
I hope it's not Miking season yet...
not to worry... miking has been banned in most countries...

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

Mick G

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I'm sure there is no one following this thread any more, but it came up in a Google search today and made my day. Particularly because I'm Michael, looking "to mic" something, which I'm certain is a verb by now. I'm going with "mic'ing" for now, but am completely off the fence about Tunisia. Thanks for the warning!

These days, we're just trying to get a good sound over Zoom...sigh....

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I signed up just to respond.

Cheers!

Mick or Michael is mic'ed!
 

paulears

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I've been miking things for a very long time. My mic collection is pretty decent. I'd never put a Mike on anything, and as for micing or even worse, mic'ing they leave me cold.

I used to get rattled by it but don't really care. Fifteen years ago I used to justify it - now it's a waste of heartbeats. If you want to say mic'ing and I say miking, let's call it a draw.
 
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