From the user guide:
Audio for the ISO tracks is recorded “prefade”
meaning before the channel knob gain, so any changes that are made there
will only affect the LR mix and have no affect on the recorded ISO track levels.
This is particularly useful for post-production audio processing where it may be
desirable to create an alternate mix of the tracks at a later stage. [/i]
I find this a bit confusing. Does this mean that you have no control over the incoming trim level in terms of what is recorded to the track wav files?
With the F8, the trim knobs control the volume of what is recorded to the SD card for tracks 1-8. You can then change the gain for tracks post-fader to alter what is sent to the outputs or to l/r. Is the above statement saying the same thing?
In the manual they say it in a different way which leads me to believe its more like the F8
"Gain (sometimes referred to as Trim) at the preamplifier stage has historically
been a confusing subject for many users. As implemented in the MixPre-6, Gain
sets the level of the incoming signal from the outside world before the signal
gets routed to anything else in the mixer or recorder. In a traditional workflow,
it would be typical to connect the input device to a channel and set the Gain
so that the loudest parts of the audio signal just touch the red segments of the
meters. In other mic preamplifier designs, this was a very necessary part of
the workflow in order to assure the best signal-to-noise performance (minimize
hiss). The Kashmir mic preamplifiers change the traditional workflow paradigm.
Now, precisely setting the Gain is much less critical (in most cases unnecessary)
due to the extremely quiet (lack of hiss) nature of their design. This allows
you to use the MixPre-6 with the confidence that even if optimal Gain levels
haven’t been set, your audio will still be handled and recorded with grace. The
extraordinarily low noise floor of the Kashmir mic preamplifiers allow recorded
tracks to be “normalized” (the process of adding level to a whole recorded track
as to align the loudest peak with near-maximum) in post-processing without
fear of ruining the track due to the added noise that would have been present
in other preamplifier designs. Finally, you’re free to capture audio on the fly