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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2017, 08:57:38 AM »
I came across some uncertain artifacts in a 4-channel recording of the Lil Smokies last night.  Two pairs of mics, no preamps, just Schoeps into the Mixpre-6

It sounds like distortion or clipping.  It is not one source or the other, it is on both.  Peaks never went totally bonkers.

Samples of the sources rough mixed together:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ph297ecv388unlb/LS_Sample2.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vgj6m44z19yd7zb/LS_Sample3.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i10bubhovzaxr0p/LS_Sample4.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p2ykzz1fm7ul4n2/LS_Sample5.mp3?dl=0

Happy to post longer samples or a whole song if it helps.

i'm not seeing or hearing anything.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2017, 10:00:31 AM »
I don't hear anything either.  Maybe on sample 4 but I don't think it's from recorder.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2017, 01:11:50 PM »
Crap, I hope it isn't my HD700's.  I'll check on the VR4jr's in a bit.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2017, 01:26:41 PM »
So the only output on the MP-6 is the 3.5mm port? There is no way to route L/R mix out of the USB port? I want to try live stream though Mixlr.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2017, 01:35:05 PM »
So the only output on the MP-6 is the 3.5mm port? There is no way to route L/R mix out of the USB port? I want to try live stream though Mixlr.

This should work via the USB audio interface. I tried it once and couldn't get it to work but plan on revisiting this this weekend. Everytime I've used the mixpre so far I needed to ensure the stream worked so I just kept using my sonicport - which I know works for streaming - but this weekend I am recording a show thats not as critical to successfully stream. 

According to the manual USB-7 and USB-8 correlate to L/R
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2017, 10:39:45 PM »
Has anyone run the mp_ "out" > a camcorder (mic in)?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2017, 06:06:53 PM »
Hey guys. Been trying to keep up with the thread, but travel has made that kinda hard.

I just received my MixPre-6 and I'm looking forward to trying it out. What is the current favorite/approved media preferences for the MP6? I need to order up a couple new SD cards to use in it and I wondered what everyone was liking from a compatibility and reliability standpoint?

Also, I want to snag a USB-C Battery to use. Favorites of the week?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2017, 07:47:34 PM »
Here is what I am using currently. I have also used a sandisk extreme 64gb, but I like having the larger capacity. I haven't seen any issues with cards since the first firmware update.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBNQ1LC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

As for batteries, there are just too many, I have a bunch, but there is a specific thread addressing it here:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=182362.0

Also there is plenty in this thread which has 4 parts. Anything with a USB C output should perform well.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2017, 08:16:36 PM »
So the only output on the MP-6 is the 3.5mm port? There is no way to route L/R mix out of the USB port? I want to try live stream though Mixlr.

I tried streaming via the audio interface again this weekend. I think the problem is that  mixlr (or the iDevice itself) has no way of choosing which channels of the audio interface to use and its going to require another app first allowing you to chose the channels and then sending the selected ones over audiobus to mixlr (apps on ios can route audio between supported programs via audiobus)
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2017, 08:19:54 PM »
Officially joining the team! 
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2017, 08:25:43 PM »
Officially joining the team!

Welcome aboard!  3 or 6?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2017, 08:45:50 PM »
6!
Neumann ak40 > Nick mod lc3 > Naiant PFA or km140 > Sound Devices MixPre-6

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2017, 09:14:22 PM »
Wondering if users are happy with these Kasmir preamps, and not need an external pre? And are these equal or better than the 702-788 series preamps? It is seeming that way, but still want to ask before i purchase a 3. Sorry for the question, done a little research but curious.

Found my answers in the 10 forum...
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MX POWER SLED - For MP-3/6
« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2017, 09:31:09 PM »
https://www.trewaudio.com/product/cable-techniques-mx-powersled/?removed_item=1

Cool power solution for Mixpre3/6 and made in the US...I like the looks of this better than the similar Hawkwoods hack, PLUS this is more flexible voltage wise for battery options...
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Re: MX POWER SLED - For MP-3/6
« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2017, 09:59:01 PM »
https://www.trewaudio.com/product/cable-techniques-mx-powersled/?removed_item=1

Cool power solution for Mixpre3/6 and made in the US...I like the looks of this better than the similar Hawkwoods hack, PLUS this is more flexible voltage wise for battery options...

I'm puzzled by why one would buy these accessories, unless you have already bought into a distributed battery system.  If you were starting from scratch, wouldn't it be much cheaper to use an appropriate USB-C battery that supplies the correct voltage?
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