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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #270 on: May 17, 2017, 01:01:03 PM »
Can you send different tracks out the STEREO OUT than the HEADPHONE OUT?

Could you send only Tracks 1&2 through one and only Tracks 3&4 out the other?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #271 on: May 17, 2017, 02:15:22 PM »
Does anyone know if these knobs on the mixpre 3 (or 6) can be set on hold, to prevent further movement?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2017, 04:05:36 PM »
From Gotham:
We are expecting the mix-pre to start shipping from Sound Devices on the 19th.

We are only receiving a few at a time from SD

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #273 on: May 18, 2017, 09:57:57 AM »
Yesterday my L-type battery sled shipped, so I'll have that to stare at and do noting with for at least a few days until MixPre-6 might ship.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #274 on: May 18, 2017, 12:03:11 PM »
Can you send different tracks out the STEREO OUT than the HEADPHONE OUT?

Could you send only Tracks 1&2 through one and only Tracks 3&4 out the other?

Yes!

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #275 on: May 18, 2017, 12:04:59 PM »
Does anyone know if these knobs on the mixpre 3 (or 6) can be set on hold, to prevent further movement?

At this time, no.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #276 on: May 18, 2017, 12:06:08 PM »
Does anyone know if these knobs on the mixpre 3 (or 6) can be set on hold, to prevent further movement?

At this time, no.

ok, thanks!
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #277 on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:38 PM »
Can you send different tracks out the STEREO OUT than the HEADPHONE OUT?

Could you send only Tracks 1&2 through one and only Tracks 3&4 out the other?

Yes!

That's great, Paul. Thanks!
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #279 on: May 18, 2017, 08:51:07 PM »
Some MixPre audio samples uploaded here ...

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-3/audio-samples

Very impressive samples!  Fellow pianist here, and I'm curious to know if you are playing on any or all of the C7 piano samples.  Excellent playing for the opening the Mephisto Waltz, but the Rachmaninov was a better recording with these mics in this space at the closer distance.  Would love to hear what the MixPre can do with a top quality set of omnis (Gefell M296, Josephson C617 or such) on a concert grand in a good hall.

Extremely low self-noise on these preamps also.  Very well done!
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #280 on: May 19, 2017, 08:27:47 AM »
Does anyone know if these knobs on the mixpre 3 (or 6) can be set on hold, to prevent further movement?

At this time, no.

Can I read this as suggesting that a hold function may be something that is added in the future?

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #281 on: May 19, 2017, 08:28:58 AM »
Some MixPre audio samples uploaded here ...

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-3/audio-samples

Very impressive samples!  Fellow pianist here, and I'm curious to know if you are playing on any or all of the C7 piano samples.  Excellent playing for the opening the Mephisto Waltz, but the Rachmaninov was a better recording with these mics in this space at the closer distance.  Would love to hear what the MixPre can do with a top quality set of omnis (Gefell M296, Josephson C617 or such) on a concert grand in a good hall.

Extremely low self-noise on these preamps also.  Very well done!

Yes - all the C7 samples were me - a bit ragged but thats what you get when you're unrehearsed and focussing on preamp recording. These were intentionally recorded raw and dry so you can easily hear preamps. I very much agree that it would be great to hear some top quality omnis on a grand in a concert hall -  I'll see if we can arrange something.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #282 on: May 19, 2017, 12:41:31 PM »
I realize I'm taking a huge shot in the dark here (or maybe it's better described as "grasping at a straw") but might it be possible to connect the USB port of an SD USBPre 2 to the USB of a MixPre 3/6 and record the USBPre's 2-channel output in the digital domain?

My guess is, it's not possible.

But I'm thinking how great it would be to have both devices in the same bag — 6 Sound Devices preamps and limiters — and avoid analog cabling between them.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #283 on: May 19, 2017, 01:45:40 PM »
I'm realize I'm taking a huge shot in the dark here (or maybe it's better described as "grasping at a straw") but might it be possible to connect the USB port of an SD USBPre 2 to the USB of a MixPre 3/6 and record the USBPre's 2-channel output in the digital domain?

My guess is, it's not possible.

But I'm thinking how great it might be to have both devices in the same bag — 6 Sound Devices preamps and limiters — and avoid analog cabling between them.

Not possible!

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #284 on: May 19, 2017, 03:29:21 PM »
Is there a list of approved SD cards for the mixpre-3 and the mixpre-6 yet?

I couldn't find any in the support section yet:
https://www.sounddevices.com/support/approved-media

 

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