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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #315 on: May 24, 2017, 05:23:29 PM »
^ Details please! Did you get the 6 or 3? I (and, I am sure, others) would love some feedback! How is the touch screen? I can't wait for these to become available in Europe...

[Edit: How stiff are the gain knobs and the transport buttons? Is the lack of a hold likely to be a problem?]
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #316 on: May 24, 2017, 06:17:46 PM »
Got the Mixpre-6.  Only played with it for about 45 minutes.  It is AWESOME super HQ as you expect from SD.  The gain knobs are stiff and would be hard to move accidentally in a gear bag.  Touch screen works great and easy to navigate.  The metering is awesome. Put a 64gig PNY card in it formatted the card and works fine with my minimal testing.  It is amazingly small hard to believe until you hold it.  For now that is all, I only had a little bit of time to use it.  I'll try to post back later this weekend.  I'll try to find something to record. 
« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 06:27:27 PM by jbell »
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #317 on: May 24, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »
^ I'm drooling a little...

Thanks for the comments and I can't wait to hear more!

Kind of tempted to order from the States and have family re-ship, but I should probably exercise some patience for a change...
 

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #318 on: May 24, 2017, 06:36:52 PM »
I have been waiting for this recorder for a while!  This crushes the competition for me personally.  Big upgrade from my DR-70d

^ I'm drooling a little...

Thanks for the comments and I can't wait to hear more!

Kind of tempted to order from the States and have family re-ship, but I should probably exercise some patience for a change...
Schoeps MK4's, MK41's> KCY 250/5 Ig> Naiant PFA(60V)> Sound Devices Mixpre-6

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #319 on: May 24, 2017, 07:32:44 PM »
Sweetwater has received their initial shipment and is fulfilling early orders, in case anyone has placed pre-orders there...

Trew Audio in Nashville took my order, I was #5 on their list.  Today they're receiving 2 MixPre 6's & 3's & two "demo units".  I will likely receive my order once they receive their second shipment next week...

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #320 on: May 24, 2017, 07:48:01 PM »
I'm thinking this battery looks pretty good. Same length at the recorder (about 6.5"). Anyone else pick up one of these? Anyone know how long this battery should run this sucker with 4 channels going?

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #321 on: May 24, 2017, 08:15:37 PM »
Sweetwater has received their initial shipment and is fulfilling early orders, in case anyone has placed pre-orders there...

Trew Audio in Nashville took my order, I was #5 on their list.  Today they're receiving 2 MixPre 6's & 3's & two "demo units".  I will likely receive my order once they receive their second shipment next week...

 :cheers:

I was in the first two on their list and mine shipped!  :headphones:

I was #1..ordered mine within 5 minutes of the announcement.  Shipped today from Trew.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #322 on: May 24, 2017, 08:29:58 PM »
Got mine in hand.  Two of the three USB C cables I ordered don't send enough power from a USB battery to power more then 2 channels of phantom. The stock one from SD only works on 4 channels if both USB A plugs are plugged in. This is the one that can power 4 phantom channels off a USB battery. https://www.ebay.com/itm/162439366511
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #323 on: May 24, 2017, 08:32:42 PM »
I was able to set up the custom menu to use the fader knobs to control gain on channels 1-4.  5-6 still need to be done from the menu screen.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #324 on: May 24, 2017, 08:50:41 PM »
Ted, let's see that baby lined up with the F8.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #325 on: May 24, 2017, 10:29:44 PM »
Got mine in hand.  Two of the three USB C cables I ordered don't send enough power from a USB battery to power more then 2 channels of phantom. The stock one from SD only works on 4 channels if both USB A plugs are plugged in. This is the one that can power 4 phantom channels off a USB battery. https://www.ebay.com/itm/162439366511

Shouldn't any cable that is USB 3.1 compliant do the trick (assuming the proper termination of course)?

Like this one from the same seller:
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #326 on: May 24, 2017, 11:13:01 PM »
Got the Mixpre-6.  Only played with it for about 45 minutes.  It is AWESOME super HQ as you expect from SD.  The gain knobs are stiff and would be hard to move accidentally in a gear bag.  Touch screen works great and easy to navigate.  The metering is awesome. Put a 64gig PNY card in it formatted the card and works fine with my minimal testing.  It is amazingly small hard to believe until you hold it.  For now that is all, I only had a little bit of time to use it.  I'll try to post back later this weekend.  I'll try to find something to record.
could you try and snap some pics with the m10?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #327 on: May 25, 2017, 12:00:12 AM »
Quote from: vwmule link :really_sucks:=topic=181803.msg2228203#msg2228203 date=1495673441
Ted, let's see that baby lined up with the F8.

Better yet, I would be interested in a comparison of the preamps with the F8, since you now have both.  I am obviously just looking for an excuse to get one of these.   :lol:
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #328 on: May 25, 2017, 12:19:35 AM »
I'm thinking this battery looks pretty good. Same length at the recorder (about 6.5"). Anyone else pick up one of these? Anyone know how long this battery should run this sucker with 4 channels going?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X5RV14Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

That's the battery I ordered, sitting here waiting for the MP6 to show up.  I think I was figuring 10-12 hours runtime optimistically, and probably 8-10 hours more conservatively.

I bugged bhphoto customer service about my order.  First couple of emails seemed canned saying it is out of stock and they would contact me when new stock arrived.  Then got an email saying their shipment to fulfill my order would arrive at their warehouse in 3-5 days.  Sounds like it will be too late unfortunately for Trey at RR, but in plenty of time for Panic.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #329 on: May 25, 2017, 05:04:37 AM »
Ted, let's see that baby lined up with the F8.

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