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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #195 on: May 03, 2017, 11:13:43 AM »
Looks like the manual has been updated: http://cdn.sounddevices.com/download/guides/MixPre6-UG_en.pdf

I'd love for someone to make a simple how to guide to set up the recorder in "taper mode," All I want is 6 channels, 4 xlr in, each pair of ISOs controlled by a single knob, and 1/8 inch line in for 5/6.
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Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #196 on: May 03, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »
Any ideas on a bag for this? I was thinking maybe the Zoom bag might work. Also I've checked out the Sachtler small bag when I was last at B+H and it looked pretty nice.

I'd need to have enough room for the (1) recorder, (2) batteries (+extra batteries), (3) Naiant IPA, (4) Beyer mics, (5) Nevaton mics, (6) Windscreens, (7) M10, and a little extra room for various crap.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #197 on: May 03, 2017, 04:53:53 PM »
Looks like the manual has been updated: http://cdn.sounddevices.com/download/guides/MixPre6-UG_en.pdf

I'd love for someone to make a simple how to guide to set up the recorder in "taper mode," All I want is 6 channels, 4 xlr in, each pair of ISOs controlled by a single knob, and 1/8 inch line in for 5/6.

From out of the box, something like this ...
1. Set to Advanced mode (System/Mode menu)
2. Link channels 1 and 2 (Press channel 1 knob to enter channel 1 screen, goto page 3 and set linking to '1-2'). While in the channel 1 screen, you can choose your input type, phantom, low cut etc too.
3. Link channels 3 and 4 (Press channel 3 knob to enter channel 3 screen, goto page 3 and set linking to '3-4'). While in the channel 3 screen, you can choose your input type, phantom, low cut etc too.
4. Link channels 5 and 6 (Press * button to enter channel 5 screen, goto page 2 and set linking to '5-6'). While in the channel 5 screen, set your input to Aux In 1. This will auto set channel 6 to Aux In 2. By default Aux In is set to Line.

Pretty much that's it. You just need to worry about setting your gain.

Once you've set up, consider saving the setup as a Preset, so you can recall all of this with a touch of a button.

Paul

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #198 on: May 03, 2017, 06:00:16 PM »
Any ideas on a bag for this? I was thinking maybe the Zoom bag might work. Also I've checked out the Sachtler small bag when I was last at B+H and it looked pretty nice.

I'd need to have enough room for the (1) recorder, (2) batteries (+extra batteries), (3) Naiant IPA, (4) Beyer mics, (5) Nevaton mics, (6) Windscreens, (7) M10, and a little extra room for various crap.

I ordered a mixpre-3 with the 8AA and L-batt extensions. The L-batt will sit on its side when attached and the dimensions will be interesting. I'm waiting to see what it looks like after I get it before thinking about a bag or the best way to fit it in my current bag where the 744 sits now.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #199 on: May 03, 2017, 07:25:29 PM »
I'm guessing this may fit nicely in my unused Portabrace RM-Multi
Mics: Schoeps MK5 G MP, Schoeps CCM 4 Lg MP, Schoeps MK8 MP, nBob cables > PFA, KCY 250/5 > PFA
Pre/A>D/P48: Sonosax SX/M2, Sonosax SX/M2-LS, E.A.A. PSP-2, Naiant Tinybox, Neumann BS48i-2 (for sale)
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #200 on: May 03, 2017, 07:25:51 PM »
Well...I turned in my diesel VW last week and they cut me a check for about $24.5K...figured I could splurge a bit on this.

Ordered the MixPre-6 with the Sachtler Lightweight Audio Bag (Small). I'll give that bag a try, and return it if I don't like it. I did check it out in NY at B+H and it looks really nice. Only concern would be if the recorder was too small for it. B+H has it in their suggested accessories, but I'm not sure how good a suggestion on an item that isn't even available is.

I have a few USB batteries. I'll hope one of them works well enough for this unit. Otherwise I'll order another (you can never have enough USB batteries IMO).

Sounds like end of May for me. Hopefully it arrives before TAB at Red Rocks.
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||| DECKS: Sound Devices MixPre-6 | Sony M10 |||
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #201 on: May 03, 2017, 07:52:02 PM »
Where did you guys buy from?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #202 on: May 03, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »
^^  Very cool that you guys took the plunge!  I can't wait to hear the hands-on impressions after you have these decks in the field.  Looking forward to hearing your pulls with 'em, too.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #203 on: May 04, 2017, 12:15:00 AM »
Marking thread.  Hoped this new MixPre series would have digi I/O, ability to link and sync two or more devices, and a front panel lock/stealth mode like the 7-series,

It's really stupid you can't switch these lights off.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #204 on: May 04, 2017, 07:00:58 AM »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #205 on: May 04, 2017, 07:13:38 AM »
Where did you guys buy from?

Trew Audio - they gave me free shipping on the MixPre-6 + the battery mount for the Sony-type L batteries.  Free shipping just like everyone else selling these machines, BUT I had to ask for the free shipping.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #206 on: May 04, 2017, 07:14:25 AM »
Looks like the manual has been updated: http://cdn.sounddevices.com/download/guides/MixPre6-UG_en.pdf

I'd love for someone to make a simple how to guide to set up the recorder in "taper mode," All I want is 6 channels, 4 xlr in, each pair of ISOs controlled by a single knob, and 1/8 inch line in for 5/6.

From out of the box, something like this ...
1. Set to Advanced mode (System/Mode menu)
2. Link channels 1 and 2 (Press channel 1 knob to enter channel 1 screen, goto page 3 and set linking to '1-2'). While in the channel 1 screen, you can choose your input type, phantom, low cut etc too.
3. Link channels 3 and 4 (Press channel 3 knob to enter channel 3 screen, goto page 3 and set linking to '3-4'). While in the channel 3 screen, you can choose your input type, phantom, low cut etc too.
4. Link channels 5 and 6 (Press * button to enter channel 5 screen, goto page 2 and set linking to '5-6'). While in the channel 5 screen, set your input to Aux In 1. This will auto set channel 6 to Aux In 2. By default Aux In is set to Line.

Pretty much that's it. You just need to worry about setting your gain.

Once you've set up, consider saving the setup as a Preset, so you can recall all of this with a touch of a button.

Paul

Thanks Paul!!

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #207 on: May 04, 2017, 07:16:16 AM »
Where did you guys buy from?

Trew Audio - they gave me free shipping on the MixPre-6 + the battery mount for the Sony-type L batteries.  Free shipping just like everyone else selling these machines, BUT I had to ask for the free shipping.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #208 on: May 04, 2017, 10:54:14 AM »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #209 on: May 04, 2017, 12:57:05 PM »
Where did you guys buy from?

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