RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

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RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

Post by Mike Senior »

Just been checking some links on my own site, and it looks like microphone-data.com is down. :( Anyone have any info on this?
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Re: RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

Post by Hugh Robjohns »

I was asked about this last week.

Rycote sold the IP and website to 'a record producer' just before the company was bought by the Vitec Group a few years ago.

I've no idea who that person is/was, but it looks like they've not renewed the domain hosting.

Keeping the database up to date is a serious undertaking. Perhaps the project was bigger than he imagined.... Or perhaps he couldn't monetise it sufficiently.

WayBack Machine has archived the library articles, but I don't think the mic database is accessible because you can't log in to it.
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Wasn't there a CD version at some point? I think I have it somewhere.
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Yes, there was a CDROM that came after the book, I think. The website obviously carried more up to date info, though.
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James Perrett wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:11 pm Wasn't there a CD version at some point? I think I have it somewhere.

do you happen to have the CD version? If so, is there any way you can email its contents to me? I’m a university student, and my professor used to use microphone-data for a really in-depth and important mic research project before it shut down.
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Re: RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

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BariBoyB wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:00 am
James Perrett wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:11 pm Wasn't there a CD version at some point? I think I have it somewhere.

do you happen to have the CD version? If so, is there any way you can email its contents to me? I’m a university student, and my professor used to use microphone-data for a really in-depth and important mic research project before it shut down.

It isn't with most of my other music related CD-ROMs so I can't find it at the moment but I'll post if I do find it.
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