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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #255 on: May 12, 2017, 11:22:49 PM »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #256 on: May 13, 2017, 07:00:25 AM »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #257 on: May 13, 2017, 08:20:09 AM »
Very nice! And sweet piano there, Paul.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #258 on: May 14, 2017, 04:56:40 AM »
Found these decent shorty Rt Angle cables for the USB C input of the MixPre from China! I just bought [3] of the short ones and [2] of the longer ones with the braiding! I have about 8+ of these exact same cables to power BOTH of my DR-70D's, except with a Micro USB-B end, instead of the USB-C end, and they have worked out AWESOME & flawlessly for me in the 2+ years I've been using them, so I have no fears buying the MixPre6 for under $1k, and then only buying $1.50 USB-C Cables for them from China lol ;) ;D

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #259 on: May 16, 2017, 08:53:17 AM »
well they processed my payment (location sound) so it should be soon.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2017, 09:22:57 AM »
well they processed my payment (location sound) so it should be soon.

I wouldn't hold your breath. Location Sound's website saying: "Anticipated availability: June 2017". Let me guess... you paid with PayPal, right? If so, your payment would've been put through. If pre-ordering with credit card, many vendors won't charge the card until shipment is actually made...

BTW, I just heard from a Sweetwater rep, who's representing the same thing... "first week of June"
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2017, 09:58:47 AM »
well they processed my payment (location sound) so it should be soon.

I wouldn't hold your breath. Location Sound's website saying: "Anticipated availability: June 2017". Let me guess... you paid with PayPal, right? If so, your payment would've been put through. If pre-ordering with credit card, many vendors won't charge the card until shipment is actually made...

BTW, I just heard from a Sweetwater rep, who's representing the same thing... "first week of June"
well they processed my payment (location sound) so it should be soon.

I wouldn't hold your breath. Location Sound's website saying: "Anticipated availability: June 2017". Let me guess... you paid with PayPal, right? If so, your payment would've been put through. If pre-ordering with credit card, many vendors won't charge the card until shipment is actually made...

BTW, I just heard from a Sweetwater rep, who's representing the same thing... "first week of June"
   



nope pay'd with my bank card. talked to them last week and they said my card would be processed as soon as they have some units . i was first to order the 3 through them.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #262 on: May 16, 2017, 11:16:24 AM »
Question for Paul
If I feed the signal from mini USB mixpe-D to USB C mixpre-6...
Can this work as the 5-6 channel for the mixpre-6?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #263 on: May 16, 2017, 12:27:23 PM »
In regards to shipping I would expect the availability date on websites to get pushed back as they take more orders. I know some folks ordered the first day they were available to order. I think B+H's original ship date was today, so maybe some people that ordered from them day 1 will have them shipped this week. I didn't order for another week or so after that and B+H said "End of May" so I'm thinking that I'm in the 2nd or 3rd shipment they expect from Sound Devices.

That being said, retailers are always happy to advertise a best scenario date and then ship late if needed just to get those sales.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #264 on: May 16, 2017, 01:12:31 PM »
I placed an inquiry today and was told Sound Devices was on back order and that a MixPre 6 would be about 6 weeks out for new orders.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #265 on: May 16, 2017, 02:04:24 PM »
https://livestream.com/gothamsound/sound-devices-mixpre-6

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #266 on: May 16, 2017, 02:32:48 PM »
https://livestream.com/gothamsound/sound-devices-mixpre-6

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Very cool to actually see how the menus work etc. A shipping date of May 19th is given...
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #267 on: May 16, 2017, 04:40:34 PM »
I have 2 questions that I have not seen answered yet. I think they would apply to many on this board. My questions are about the Mixpre6, but they could be applicable to the Mixpre3 if you follow my context.

First I would preface by stating that my current primary use of gear is recording live music audience recordings at concerts. All types venues flavors volumes etc.
Currently I mostly use a Tascam DR680MKII and a Sound Devices USB Pre 2. I record 3 separate stereo tracks using 3 different pairs of mics with different patterns. I usually have one pair Cardioid, one pair Hypercardioid and one pair Omnidirectional. I use 4 mics ( 2of the pairs) directly XLR into the Tascam and 2 mics (the final pair) direct XLR into the USB Pre 2 then digitally output into the Tascam. I do not use the mix track as a mix track because I have no desire to mix the mics together. Therefore I end up with three separate distinct recordings of the event being recorded.

So my questions in this context are as follows:
1. If I use 4 mics XLR in (P48) and then 2 additional mics via aux in (maybe plug in power, but more likely p48 mics through another preamp outputting to TRS 1/8 aux input on the MixPre6), will all 6 mics be taking advantage of the Kashmir preamps?
2. Since I do not need the mix track, is there any way to use that as another input gaining 2 more distinct track options, or if I were to guess that is a not possible, is there any way to route one of the existing stereo pairs solely to the mix tracks which I could then record at a different gain?

Just to be clear, I expect these tracks to be captured on the SD card in the deck and I would then transfer to my PC. I am not too concerned about my MixPre6 output options in the above scenario, unless I am not seeing some additional advantage to the mixpre6 outputs.

I should ask one more unrelated question: Is there any chance that there will be an android app coming to take advantage of the Bluetooth functionality for us Android users?

Thanks for any help in answering this. I'm itching to order... ;D

Since my questions got buried amongst the many pages, I emailed Paul directly and he promptly responded, so I thought I would share the answers:
Hi Dallman

1. No. The Kashmir preamps are on the XLR 1-4 inputs, not the 1/8" Aux In.

2. The MixPre-6 has a maximum of 6 input channels. You cannot use the Mix tracks to expand that to 8 input channels.

"Is there any way to route one of the existing stereo pairs solely to the mix tracks which I could then record at a different gain?"

There is a way to do this but it requires that you use  a combination of the software gain controls and channel knobs.

thanks

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #268 on: May 16, 2017, 09:05:09 PM »
I have 2 questions that I have not seen answered yet. I think they would apply to many on this board. My questions are about the Mixpre6, but they could be applicable to the Mixpre3 if you follow my context.

First I would preface by stating that my current primary use of gear is recording live music audience recordings at concerts. All types venues flavors volumes etc.
Currently I mostly use a Tascam DR680MKII and a Sound Devices USB Pre 2. I record 3 separate stereo tracks using 3 different pairs of mics with different patterns. I usually have one pair Cardioid, one pair Hypercardioid and one pair Omnidirectional. I use 4 mics ( 2of the pairs) directly XLR into the Tascam and 2 mics (the final pair) direct XLR into the USB Pre 2 then digitally output into the Tascam. I do not use the mix track as a mix track because I have no desire to mix the mics together. Therefore I end up with three separate distinct recordings of the event being recorded.

So my questions in this context are as follows:
1. If I use 4 mics XLR in (P48) and then 2 additional mics via aux in (maybe plug in power, but more likely p48 mics through another preamp outputting to TRS 1/8 aux input on the MixPre6), will all 6 mics be taking advantage of the Kashmir preamps?
2. Since I do not need the mix track, is there any way to use that as another input gaining 2 more distinct track options, or if I were to guess that is a not possible, is there any way to route one of the existing stereo pairs solely to the mix tracks which I could then record at a different gain?

Just to be clear, I expect these tracks to be captured on the SD card in the deck and I would then transfer to my PC. I am not too concerned about my MixPre6 output options in the above scenario, unless I am not seeing some additional advantage to the mixpre6 outputs.

I should ask one more unrelated question: Is there any chance that there will be an android app coming to take advantage of the Bluetooth functionality for us Android users?

Thanks for any help in answering this. I'm itching to order... ;D

Since my questions got buried amongst the many pages, I emailed Paul directly and he promptly responded, so I thought I would share the answers:
Hi Dallman

1. No. The Kashmir preamps are on the XLR 1-4 inputs, not the 1/8" Aux In.

2. The MixPre-6 has a maximum of 6 input channels. You cannot use the Mix tracks to expand that to 8 input channels.

"Is there any way to route one of the existing stereo pairs solely to the mix tracks which I could then record at a different gain?"

There is a way to do this but it requires that you use  a combination of the software gain controls and channel knobs.

thanks

Paul
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #269 on: May 17, 2017, 08:27:16 AM »
https://livestream.com/gothamsound/sound-devices-mixpre-6

live stream right now of this recorder from Gotham

Thanks for posting this!  Very informative.

 

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