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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #330 on: August 22, 2017, 12:48:49 PM »
To the best of my knowledge, there is no handshake between the recorder and the battery. I made this mistake on Saturday. I loaded the sled with AA batteries and plugged my Anker battery into the usb-c port after setting up. I checked my bag about 90 minutes in and, sure enough, the internals were powering it. Once I actually pushed the button on the battery, it took over seamlessly. Just one more thing to remember.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #331 on: August 22, 2017, 12:51:26 PM »
My MixPre6 is on the way from Dale Pro Audio. I was a little apprehensive at first since there seemed to be a lot of confusion about the functionality of the deck but you early users have pretty much discovered a solution to all the questions I had.

Did anyone ever put a file with commonly used presets anywhere for public use?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #332 on: August 22, 2017, 02:13:52 PM »
> I checked my bag about 90 minutes in and, sure enough, the internals were powering it. Once I actually pushed the button on the battery, it took over seamlessly. Just one more thing to remember.

Same happened with me first time out deck (Wilco). Glad I checked the bag.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #333 on: August 22, 2017, 03:04:54 PM »
I have the RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger with 30W Type-C Port battery, which has USB C to USB C, and turning on the MixPre6 does wake up and turn on the battery, I just tested it for I'll be using it tonight. I had the battery connected, and when I turned on the mixPre6 it immediately showed external power. For some batteries, it may depend on the sequence of plugging in the battery and turning on the deck. For sure pressing the button is a wise move always, and I am in that habit from some other deck and battery combinations. 
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #334 on: August 22, 2017, 04:04:10 PM »
FYI, here's Jeff Towne's review of the MixPres over at Transom. As usual, a good read:

https://transom.org/2017/sound-devices-mixpre-3-mixpre-6/

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #335 on: September 07, 2017, 07:33:29 AM »
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #336 on: September 07, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
You're going to love it.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #337 on: September 07, 2017, 09:24:08 AM »
Joining the Team. My MP6 should be here this evening... ;D

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maybe you should bring it saturday.  we can setup & compare presets, and draft your features request to send to SD: ;D

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #338 on: September 08, 2017, 02:45:28 PM »
For a few days now I've had my mouse hovering over the buy button on a MixPre-3 and just wonder if somebody can answer me a question. Does the 3.5 line-in provide Plug In Power when using mics, and if so any idea how much voltage?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #339 on: September 08, 2017, 04:35:58 PM »
According to the specs in the user guide, it provides 3V PiP. I don't see an option in the menus to turn it on or off; if you set Aux-In to "Mic" PiP appears to be on.

I just plugged some a pair of Microphone Madness BSM7 lavs to my MP3. They get power but are pretty quiet compared to a pair of EM172 lav through the XLR inputs.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #340 on: September 08, 2017, 04:45:17 PM »
According to the specs in the user guide, it provides 3V PiP. I don't see an option in the menus to turn it on or off; if you set Aux-In to "Mic" PiP appears to be on.

I just plugged some a pair of Microphone Madness BSM7 lavs to my MP3. They get power but are pretty quiet compared to a pair of EM172 lav through the XLR inputs.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #341 on: September 10, 2017, 06:37:46 PM »
MixPre-6 back in stock at B&H Photo ...      :hmmm:
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #342 on: September 10, 2017, 07:35:08 PM »
They are rarely if ever mentioned..  but Full Compass usually has had them in stock since release.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #343 on: September 12, 2017, 11:26:49 AM »
Ran the MP6 at an outdoor festival in Cali on Saturday ... man, it heats up in the bag. We've known that but it really does get hot.
The Zoom F8, however, stays pretty cool. What's the technical reason why?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 3
« Reply #344 on: September 12, 2017, 12:04:30 PM »
Ran the MP6 at an outdoor festival in Cali on Saturday ... man, it heats up in the bag. We've known that but it really does get hot.
The Zoom F8, however, stays pretty cool. What's the technical reason why?

I haven't noticed mine getting unusually warm although the F8 does indeed stay super cool.
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