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Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:53:23 AM »
Just got emails from Gotham Sound and Trew Audio, wonder how the new preamps perform:

https://www.sounddevices.com/news/sound-devices-news/introducing-the-mixpre-series

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 12:13:40 PM »
Damn, only $900?   I like all the different powering options.  Can't wait to hear how the new pres and a/d sound.

Thanks, Zoom!    ;)
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
Those look awesome!  $650/$900 sounds pretty reasonable, too...

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 12:51:14 PM »
Yeah, I can't see myself not buying a mixpre-3.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 12:53:19 PM »
^ Me neither.  I suppose you can use a phone or tablet to record the USB stream?

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 01:04:15 PM »
Yeah, I can't see myself not buying a mixpre-3.

I can see no need for myself in the 3 channel version.. unless I only want a 1 channel soundboard feed.  I was looking for a back up multi-channel recorder for festivals, I usually have to borrow one from friends.. I picked up the MixPre 6, so now I can cover 3 stages at once.  I had considered an F4 or F8, but could never fathom buying a Zoom product.  Though this isn't exactly like my 788t, i'm sure it will work wonders as a backup.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 01:27:47 PM »
Just preordered the mixpre-6 from Gotham, happy birthday to me  :D
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 01:29:35 PM »
Sound Devices built a Zoom killer lol

No DC power options, but has USB inputs- I'm assuming this will run on 5v, then?

Holy crap, that's a sexy recorder. Just when I thought I was done (with purchases), they pull me back in!
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 01:38:45 PM »
Will the 6 be able to do 4 xlr ins + a ⅛ inch in for 6 discrete channels?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 01:43:32 PM »
"Tracks   8 (6 channel + mix)"  so I would guess yes, 6 discreet channels

Here is a pic of the usb power cable.  Looks like it needs dual 5V usb sources > usb-c connector.  You might need to use a USB-c battery if you want to only use 1 usb battery.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 02:39:40 PM »
Want.

Glad I held off on the Zoom. Never really had a use for more than 2 channels recently, but will have a few shows this year where 4 channels (or more) will be nice.

In reality the 3 channel version would be good for me 90% of the time (2 AUD mics + 1 mono SBD feed)...but for some outdoor shows it will be nice to run 2 omni's + 2 cards (or hypers if I ever get any).

I'll probably order one of these ASAP.

Just want to figure out total cost (recorder, power, bag, extra cables, etc).
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 02:54:04 PM »
Shit! Just bought a 744.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 02:57:18 PM »
"Tracks   8 (6 channel + mix)"  so I would guess yes, 6 discreet channels

Here is a pic of the usb power cable.  Looks like it needs dual 5V usb sources > usb-c connector.  You might need to use a USB-c battery if you want to only use 1 usb battery.
4 mono xlr/trs plus one mini stereo is how I see it so those last two are prob locked together

Yes the manual shows that you need two USB-a to power it, at least they give you the cable

What I'm wondering is the connection to a camera. The video makes it sound to me as if you can monitor/record audio coming from a camera vs the ta scam mod.es for example which you can send the camera audio
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 03:03:00 PM »
Lots of options for powering this thing.

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It can be powered from the rear battery sled or from USB. It ships with a battery sled for 4 AA batteries. There is an optional accessory battery sled that accepts two Sony L-Mount batteries.

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