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micing or miking

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?

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AudioGaff Thu, 01/29/2004 - 15:57

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.

steveotoole Thu, 01/29/2004 - 16:22

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

"I will mic the kit."

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Davedog Thu, 01/29/2004 - 17:21

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...

teleharmonic Fri, 01/30/2004 - 08:43

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

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

(bugles sound... horses gallop)

greg

Mike Tate Fri, 01/30/2004 - 09:43

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...

musicalhair Fri, 01/30/2004 - 11:11

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.

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Kurt Foster Fri, 01/30/2004 - 11:55

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..

3dchris Sat, 01/31/2004 - 08:41

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

chris

teleharmonic Sat, 01/31/2004 - 08:50

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...

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Mick G Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:36

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!

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paulears Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:38

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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