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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #225 on: May 06, 2017, 09:42:03 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLzS8XYxqZM

A different video where at around 2:30 it is stated that the kashmir pres are equal to the 7xx series.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #226 on: May 06, 2017, 10:20:58 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLzS8XYxqZM

A different video where at around 2:30 it is stated that the kashmir pres are equal to the 7xx series.

That's great to hear. Thanks for that link.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #227 on: May 06, 2017, 01:50:26 PM »
"The Kashmir preamps, which are of equal quality to our 7-series and our 6-series recorders ... We cut no corners on these preamps."

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #228 on: May 06, 2017, 04:19:11 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLzS8XYxqZM

A different video where at around 2:30 it is stated that the kashmir pres are equal to the 7xx series.

Thanks!

11:00 mark " Being a pre amp company, we have a lot of flavors and kashmir is just one more" 
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #229 on: May 06, 2017, 07:43:16 PM »
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In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to hearing samples from these puppies. Something tells me SD won't disappoint.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #230 on: May 08, 2017, 01:01:44 PM »

Two potential bag choices for the MixPre6.  I have an Orca-30 and that might be perfect for me for the MixPre6, 2 pairs of mics and accessories...

https://www.amazon.com/Orca-Mini-Sound-Bag-Smaller/dp/B01GFCT3BI


https://www.amazon.com/Orca-Audio-Bag-Mixer-Mixers/dp/B0129DL5PY/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1494262746&sr=1-1&keywords=orca-30




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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #231 on: May 08, 2017, 02:37:52 PM »
16 pages....quite a read!!! Sounds like an awesome unit that is going to shake up the Yard Sale for quite some time.

Would someone give me an example of what this USB Audio stream would look like?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #232 on: May 08, 2017, 04:22:18 PM »
Does the small Orca bag zip shut securely or does it just have that clear plastic semi-open cover?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #233 on: May 08, 2017, 04:37:12 PM »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #234 on: May 09, 2017, 04:52:16 AM »
Does the small Orca bag zip shut securely or does it just have that clear plastic semi-open cover?

I don't have the smaller Orca bag (OR-28).  But if it is like the larger OR-30, which I do have, it does NOT zip shut securely, it just has the clear plastic semi-open cover. 

I'm not really a fan of those type covers and I'm going to go to a local seamstress and see if I can have her make and sew on a "zipper cover" with an additional "water resistant fabric cover," that folds over the top similar to the SonicSense SonicCase bag.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #235 on: May 10, 2017, 04:49:17 PM »
5th release ("1-E") of the MixPre-6 online user guide is up. The revisions are:

Made more edits in Inputs & USB chapters, Appendix & Specs

... the most crucial of which, appears to be the rewording in the Inputs section (pp. 19 - 21)

They've removed an entire paragraph titled A Little Bit About Gain ... and have rephrased what appears under the header Inputs Menu, now adding subheaders Selecting Input Sources for Channels 5 and 6 and Configuring Aux In Mode

http://cdn.sounddevices.com/download/guides/MixPre6-UG_en.pdf

The MixPre-3 user guide also had similar (but less) revisions made
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #236 on: May 11, 2017, 02:25:26 PM »
sweetwater rep just emailed me, they got pushed back to beginning of June, i figured this would happen.  wonder if its the same for the other dealers.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #237 on: May 11, 2017, 05:58:24 PM »
^ I haven't heard anything from Gotham!!  I got my order in really early so hoping to get it before June.   :shrug:
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #238 on: May 11, 2017, 07:42:47 PM »
I certainly have HIGH hopes for the new MixPre6! As long as the nice, big gain knobs are "post-fade" instead of "pre-fade", and they control gain at the recorder end, I'll be buying one soon hopefully to test out as my new main deck! The MixPre6 is about as small as the 70D, and I have honestly been dreaming about a small, SD version of the 70D, which is the MixPre6 IMO 8)

I used to run an SD 722, and it was BY FAR the nicest deck/all-in-one I've EVER had/owned. I have been thinking for awhile now that I WISHED that SD would come out with something new/cheaper than the 7xx units, as well as updated mic preamps, since the 702/722/744 have been out since 2005, so 12 years old! LOTS has happened technology-wise in that area in the last 12 years, so I'm REALLY hoping that the new MixPre 3/6 are an SD 7xx killer ;D I guess only time will tell!

I might even sell my VMS02IB and just run 4 Channels of 60v PFA's->MixPre6, if the preamps are good enough :) And if anyone can point me in the direction of SD updating the MixPre6 FW allowing the gain knobs on the front of the deck to be used "post-fade", I'd really appreciate it! I just don't feel like reading through all of those posts again!
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #239 on: May 11, 2017, 07:48:40 PM »
And further on in the JWS thread:


"Folks - you can use channel knobs to adjust your ISO levels. To do this, you would select Custom mode and set Record to Advanced and leave Channel set to Basic. When Channel is set to Basic, ISO levels are post channel knob and when Record is set to Advanced, ISOs can be armed."

Looks quite nice if you want 6 tracks and 4 pres.  I expect the sound quality and construction will be up to the usual SD standard.  Nice that there is some competition among manufacturers in this little recording niche.  Zoom and SD have upped the ante.  Who's next?

Thanks Pohaku! This is what I wanted to know! I was thinking that maybe it could be setup via the Custom Mode, to allow the gain knobs to be used post fade! If so, I really might take the plunge and buy one, and sell my VMS02IB and my backup DR-70D ;D
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