"Virtual microphone system"

jj2013
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"Virtual microphone system"

Postby jj2013 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi,

I am new to this forum and I see discussions relating to microphones with preferences expressed for this and that type of microphone. To me, right or wrong, the amount of money one wants to "splurge" on mics is also an individual preference. On principle, I would still want to invest in a "decent" mic especially if using an SDR platform such as the ANAN which is quite attractive. I find Pure Signal to be of particular interest in regards to how engaging it helps clean up the transmission in the RF domain.

Just out of curiosity, has any of you given "virtual microphone systems" an attempt (in your DAW or VST Host)? These systems employ an "extremely transparent condenser microphone" and digital processing to recreate the tone of classic microphones (read, VERY expensive mics) and preamps. And yes, this circuit would no doubt call for the use of a sonically "neutral" (whether that has any relevance in ham radio is another discussion) hardware pre-amp.

Cheers,

Juha
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Re: "Virtual microphone system"

Postby w-u-2-o » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi Juha,

The answer to your question is a resounding "Yes!" In fact, enough people are doing this that we have a whole sub-forum dedicated to the discussion of such things:

https://apache-labs.com/community/viewforum.php?f=13

If you want to discuss this subject in more detail, I'd suggest that you start a fresh topic in that sub-forum.

73,

Scott
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Re: "Virtual microphone system"

Postby jj2013 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:38 pm

Hi Scott!

Thanks a lot for your feed-back/comments and yes, I did see the other sub-forum and it might have been "better" to post there.

I am not sure what the policy here concerning posting links to web pages of 3rd parties like those offering these "Virtual Microphone Systems" is?

Hope to catch you on the air some time. I am down in Texas.

Cheers,
Juha
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Re: "Virtual microphone system"

Postby w-u-2-o » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Links, photos, videos, they are all fine! Post away!
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Re: "Virtual microphone system"

Postby jj2013 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks Scott!

Just wanted to make sure that I "stay in line" :lol:

73 de Juha!

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