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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #300 on: May 22, 2017, 06:54:53 PM »
I'm glad to hear these are shipping for you guys. Can't wait to hear real live samples.

Still find it hard to believe there isnt a hold feature with those big knobs though
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #301 on: May 23, 2017, 05:45:46 PM »
I'm glad to hear these are shipping for you guys. Can't wait to hear real live samples.

Still find it hard to believe there isnt a hold feature with those big knobs though

I'm not worried about the knobs..  but it would be great to be able to lock the "STOP" and "POWER" buttons.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #302 on: May 23, 2017, 05:59:09 PM »
Most recorders with a hold switch I've seen lock out all transport controls, but leave gain knobs adjustable. I was surprised to read in the user guide for the Tascam DR701 that the hold even locks out the gain knobs. I wonder what happens when the hold is taken off after a gain knob was inadvertently moved. Does it realign with it's current position and that's it, or suddenly jump to whatever new position the knob ended up? Anybody know?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #303 on: May 23, 2017, 08:15:27 PM »
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 #304 on: May 23, 2017, 09:13:13 PM »
Most recorders with a hold switch I've seen lock out all transport controls, but leave gain knobs adjustable. I was surprised to read in the user guide for the Tascam DR701 that the hold even locks out the gain knobs. I wonder what happens when the hold is taken off after a gain knob was inadvertently moved. Does it realign with it's current position and that's it, or suddenly jump to whatever new position the knob ended up? Anybody know?

If it works like the DR-70D (quite likely), then it suddenly jumps to the new position.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #305 on: May 24, 2017, 06:22:43 AM »
As far as I know, this the first, albeit very short and unscientific, comparison between the Zoom F8 and the MixPre-3:

https://youtu.be/TzGPe5IBkCU

The difference is clearly noticeable.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #306 on: May 24, 2017, 06:46:05 AM »
Hmm...likely same on dr701...I can imagine if a user didn't notice they had bumped one, then when switched off to make a minor adjustment, all hell breaks loose when one channel goes way off unexpectedly....not a good thing in a packed FOB taping scenario. Coffin nail in the the Tascam for me. Shoot, I was starting to lean that way....price is sure right.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #307 on: May 24, 2017, 08:41:24 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

Right Angle USB-A>USB-C Shorty Cables
http://www.ebay.com/itm/381770102038
3' Right Angle USB-A>USB-C Braided Cables
http://www.ebay.com/itm/162327537413?var=461341515784

I bought one of these - it actually looks pretty well made

Sweet 8) Like I said, I bought these exact same cables, except with Micro B ends, and they have worked FLAWLESSLY with both of my DR-70D's ;) I'm still waiting on my Micro C cables from this link! Let us know how they work when you receive them ;D

And I'm ordering my MixPre6 ASAP! I should have it ordered within the next week or two MAX! So once I sell my backup 70D and a few other things, I'll be ordering a brand new MixPre6, and it's LITERALLY the LAST piece of my taping puzzle! Caps, KCY's, +60v PFA's, Stands, clamps, shocks, etc CHECK, and are ALL taken care of and top notch! The LAST HQ thing that I've wanted/needed is a badass deck! And the MixPre6 was made FOR ME, because it has EVERYTHING that I have wanted in a tiny, multi-channel recorder :)

And yeah, I've been screwed over TOO MANY damn times by the DR70D's stupidly designed HOLD/Gain Knobs debacle! If I forget that Hold is ON when I'm trying to dial in my levels, then I end up screwing up my levels and have to fix the error/s in post production! VERY BIG PITA IMO!

That said, the ONLY thing that I want SD to add to their new FW is a HOLD option/function of some kind! That way, hitting the STOP button ONCE wouldn't STOP/RUIN your recordings! At least add something easy, like you HAVE TO hit the STOP button 2x-3x before it actually STOPS the deck! Wouldn't that be easy in another FW Update?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #308 on: May 24, 2017, 12:05:45 PM »
Any chance of an Android based Wingman app? I'd REALLY like to take advantage of that app with my Google Pixel FWIW
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #309 on: May 24, 2017, 12:28:30 PM »
Sweetwater has received their initial shipment and is fulfilling early orders, in case anyone has placed pre-orders there...
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #310 on: May 24, 2017, 01:59:30 PM »
Any chance of an Android based Wingman app? I'd REALLY like to take advantage of that app with my Google Pixel FWIW

I'm under the impression there is some issue getting apps like this to work with Android.

I think I'll probably just pick up an iPod Touch to use with this, the DPA d.Vice and I also have a drone that's app is horrible on Android, but great on iOS.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #311 on: May 24, 2017, 02:18:53 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 #312 on: May 24, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
I reached out to Sweetwater and they said they dont think theyll have regular stock until after July 6th.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #313 on: May 24, 2017, 05:12:26 PM »
Have mine in hand and it is REALLY small.  Super high quality construction.  Super stoked
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #314 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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