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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #75 on: April 22, 2017, 03:27:11 PM »
looks like you can adjust the lcd brightness but there is nothing in the guide about it. Question! can the screen be turned off as well as the buttons. this would save power and be useful
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #76 on: April 22, 2017, 03:49:29 PM »
Paul, is there a front panel lock option on the MixPre-3/6, similar to the 'backlight key/tone key' menu on the 7xx series?

Yeah, this is pretty important.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #77 on: April 22, 2017, 05:28:09 PM »
Can gain be linked for channels 1,2 and 3,4?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2017, 05:52:52 PM »
Correct, is there a stealth mode like on the 7 series?

looks like you can adjust the lcd brightness but there is nothing in the guide about it. Question! can the screen be turned off as well as the buttons. this would save power and be useful
for other times.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2017, 06:12:37 PM »
Can gain be linked for channels 1,2 and 3,4?
on the mixpre6 you can link 1through 6 .

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #80 on: April 22, 2017, 06:35:20 PM »
I just finished carefully reading the user guide for the Mixpre-6 and there is no mention of any kind of "hold" feature. But I think SD can easily add that feature with firmware. One opportunity I saw could be with the "*" button on the front panel. First part of UG identifies that button for user defined shortcuts, but offers no detailed info beyond that one mention. I'd be fine with having to push the "*" button before any of the transport or touch screen controls will work. Like a gun safety in a way. Just a thought.....
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2017, 06:46:32 PM »
Paul, based on your answer about the MP-6 above in terms of number of ISO tracks, I assume the MP-3 can only record 3 ISO tracks. Does it's mixing functionality allow ISOs of inputs 1 through 3 while sending (only) the 3.5mm input to the L/R mix?

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2017, 07:47:48 PM »
Paul, any plans for a mixpre 8?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2017, 11:21:51 PM »

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you can almost guarantee that it's not adjustable though and so it will overload most cameras/camcorders.

You can adjust the level of the stereo output so you can prevent overload of cameras. We've included this specifically to make it compatible with a wide range of cameras, DSLRs, and other down stream devices.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2017, 04:35:49 AM »
Are the any functions / settings etc. (e.g. in the "Advanced Mode") which are exclusively available via the SD "Wingman" app? Or can all essential features of these mixpre-3/6 devices be reached via physical buttons/switches/pods? Any plans to port the Wingman app to other mobiles operating systems (e.g. Android)?

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2017, 08:42:33 AM »
On Page 27 of the revised manual, it states:

"The MixPre-6 can record up to eight audio tracks at 96kHz, 24-bit"

Is this a typo? I thought it does eight audio tracks at 192kHz, 24-bit.

Also, can you link two or more mixpre-6's for 12 tracks or more?

Given the camera screws, could you then stack two of these (synced) for an 8 xlr input machine?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2017, 06:24:51 PM »
On Page 27 of the revised manual, it states:

"The MixPre-6 can record up to eight audio tracks at 96kHz, 24-bit"

Is this a typo? I thought it does eight audio tracks at 192kHz, 24-bit.

Also, can you link two or more mixpre-6's for 12 tracks or more?

Given the camera screws, could you then stack two of these (synced) for an 8 xlr input machine?


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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2017, 11:11:04 PM »
My question now is- where does the MixPre-D stand in all of this? Are there ANY benefits to the MixPre-D at this point, and do we think it'll end up staying in production? Selfish questions given that I just purchased one less than a month ago, but would like to understand any benefit of hanging onto it before I trade it back in. I do love the solid construction and idea of the digital out (if I can find a recorder that'll take AES, since my Tascam only seems to want S/PDIF)...

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2017, 04:26:13 PM »
My question now is- where does the MixPre-D stand in all of this? Are there ANY benefits to the MixPre-D at this point, and do we think it'll end up staying in production? Selfish questions given that I just purchased one less than a month ago, but would like to understand any benefit of hanging onto it before I trade it back in. I do love the solid construction and idea of the digital out (if I can find a recorder that'll take AES, since my Tascam only seems to want S/PDIF)...

MixPre-D will stay for a while, for it's 2 channel.  However, many people will gravitate to the SD 302 Preamp again, because (1) it has 3 channels and (2) it has lundahl transformers.  That would be a perfect match for the MixPre-3

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
It's a little big for me.  I like my recorders to be the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Small.  Smaller.  Smallest. 

That said, I'd buy the MixPre-3 only if I knew its preamps were better than a Sony PCM-M10 and has it's incredibly long battery life too.

 

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