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micing or miking

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by cruisemates, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. cruisemates

    cruisemates Active Member

    Jan 28, 2004
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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?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    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 Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    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

    Jan 30, 2002
    For me it's mic'ing.
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    of mic and men... :D
  8. Mike Tate

    Mike Tate Guest

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


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

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    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..
  12. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    In all recording related magazines I read I found they use "miking" but....who really cares? :)

  13. 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...
  14. Mick G

    Mick G Active Member

    May 19, 2020
    Santa Barbara, CA
    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.


    Mick or Michael is mic'ed!
  15. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Lowestoft - UK
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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.
    pcrecord likes this.
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