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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 03:19:57 AM »
Near the bottom of page 2 of the discussion linked below the gain feature is mentioned.  Perhaps gain adjustment is possible in "Advanced" mode and not in "Basic"?

http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/29601-new-sd-gear/

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2017, 04:27:17 AM »
 :o I think I can get $650 for my whole rig. :o
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2017, 07:35:21 AM »
Disappointing but not surprising considering the market / competition of the day.  Maybe this is why the Marantz PMD-706 never surfaced...

I hope that SD follows up with another announcement for a full featured SD744 replacement with 4 pres.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 07:48:30 AM »
Shit! Just bought a 744.

I think that is a good thing!

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 09:30:41 AM »
Here's a quote from the User Guide "Advanced Mode" section:

"Channel > Gain > Sets the sensitivity of the input. Generally, the Gain should be set so that the loudest parts of the audio signal just touch the red segments of the meters."

So I think there is individual gain control of each recording channel.

The default mode seems to be for videographers.

Further: There is Custom Mode to set up one-button access to the channel gain controls.

And there are 4 User Presets which could be very useful.

My question is: how do you fast forward and rewind?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »
It will be interesting to get more details as the I've read all the material carefully and my conclusion is that you can't set the volume of each recorded track, only for the tracks going into the mix. This is really a mixer, not a recorder per se. The emphasis is on mixing ability. If you control the volume of the track recordings via the knobs, how do you control the volume of tracks post fader? There is nothing in the manual that show an interface for doing this - the inference is that the knobs control this.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 10:32:00 AM »
^I'm probably wrong..  but I think that these are more intended as computer interfaces.  And as stated, as a "back-up" recorder of the mix-down.
But I do think that it could be very useful as a two-channel recorder with access via iOS app.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 11:20:29 AM »
I don't believe for a second that you can't control the gain.  Especially since they say, "Our mic preamps simply have to be heard to be believed, whether mic’ing drums, birds, or dialog, using condenser, dynamic, or ribbon mics, the finest textures of the audio are preserved."  What fixed gain level would possibly be flexible enough to deal with all of these different situations? 

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 11:31:25 AM »
Can find no mention of the SD card slot, where is it and what about capacity?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 11:35:51 AM »
From the "Specs" page:

"Recording Storage
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)"
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2017, 12:39:19 PM »
Yeah, I can't see myself not buying a mixpre-3.

I can't wait to hear how it makes those ck63's sound!  If its like we expect, I'll be right behind you.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2017, 01:28:05 PM »
Thanks. Wow. 512.  :D
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2017, 03:36:14 PM »
This came from another forum:

http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/29601-new-sd-gear/&page=3

"In advanced mode, the MixPre-3 and -6 will operate like a mixer that most readers here are used to: The input's knob will be the fader and control the post-trim level to the LR mix. The input's trim (Accessible via the Input Settings screen when the input's knob is pressed) will control the level into the ISO track and then into the fader."
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2017, 04:32:48 PM »
This came from another forum:

http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/29601-new-sd-gear/&page=3

"In advanced mode, the MixPre-3 and -6 will operate like a mixer that most readers here are used to: The input's knob will be the fader and control the post-trim level to the LR mix. The input's trim (Accessible via the Input Settings screen when the input's knob is pressed) will control the level into the ISO track and then into the fader."

Good thread. It answers several of my questions. So you can set the trim gain at least in some fashion
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