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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #105 on: July 17, 2018, 12:30:49 PM »
Reading up like crazy now...

Can anyone explain that Y-cable that comes with the MixPre-6? Is that only useful when powering from a computer? I assume one USB-A connector supplies power and the other allows data transfer? All that can't be done with one USB-A to USB-C cable?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #106 on: July 17, 2018, 12:55:07 PM »
the y cable is useless to me.  it's HUGE and bulky and I've heard of others having issues with it.  My pc has a usb c so I go c to c from the mp6 to transfer files.

edit:  for transfer purposes any usb a to c should work in theory.  You may get the "low power" warning but it doesn't matter for transfer.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2018, 01:13:01 PM »
It’s only useful for those lacking usb-c with proper PD.
The Y-cable uses power and data from one USB A connector and power only from the other. A single USB A connector can not properly supply the MP with power for all inputs, +48 and other features.

Yes. It’s way beyond thick and annoying to use.

Reading up like crazy now...

Can anyone explain that Y-cable that comes with the MixPre-6? Is that only useful when powering from a computer? I assume one USB-A connector supplies power and the other allows data transfer? All that can't be done with one USB-A to USB-C cable?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
It’s only useful for those lacking usb-c with proper PD.
The Y-cable uses power and data from one USB A connector and power only from the other. A single USB A connector can not properly supply the MP with power for all inputs, +48 and other features.

Yes. It’s way beyond thick and annoying to use.

Reading up like crazy now...

Can anyone explain that Y-cable that comes with the MixPre-6? Is that only useful when powering from a computer? I assume one USB-A connector supplies power and the other allows data transfer? All that can't be done with one USB-A to USB-C cable?

Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #109 on: July 17, 2018, 01:21:53 PM »
A single USB A connector can not properly supply the MP with power for all inputs, +48 and other features.


not entirely true.  I have a right angle single a to c that powers with the green light and works perfect.  unfortunately I don't know the make/model/link to the cable as it came in a package with my gently used mp6.  seller can't find it either.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2018, 01:24:38 PM »
Post a pic of it and I’ll get into it and make sure I’ll find it. :)

A single USB A connector can not properly supply the MP with power for all inputs, +48 and other features.


not entirely true.  I have a right angle single a to c that powers with the green light and works perfect.  unfortunately I don't know the make/model/link to the cable as it came in a package with my gently used mp6.  seller can't find it either.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #111 on: July 17, 2018, 01:31:21 PM »
It was a random eBay purchase (one of several) bought back in the early days leading up to the deck's release, when people were trying to figure out what would work/not. Chinese surprise...
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #112 on: July 17, 2018, 01:31:45 PM »
A single USB A connector can not properly supply the MP with power for all inputs, +48 and other features.


not entirely true.  I have a right angle single a to c that powers with the green light and works perfect.  unfortunately I don't know the make/model/link to the cable as it came in a package with my gently used mp6.  seller can't find it either.

Me too.

Cerrxian 1m Right Angle USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB 3.1 Type C Male Left & Right Angle USB Data Sync and Charge Adapter Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XP5T78F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0GItBbQ7CXSX6
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #113 on: July 17, 2018, 02:37:11 PM »
Thanks for the help. I am pretty much an expert user here, i admin dozens of macs.
My unit just doesn't work via any usb function, i will try another MP3 and cable(s) soon

Not going to use it as an interface anyway, just wanted to see what the excitement was
using as a usb headphone amp.

The dual cable was bad right out of the box, works perfect with usb-c to usb -a cable.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2018, 02:46:44 PM »
Glad to hear you got it working Ed.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2018, 04:02:56 PM »
I've only done a couple shows so far but I've been fine running Battery > USB A > USB C > MixPre-6 with the supplied cable.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #116 on: July 17, 2018, 05:57:19 PM »
I can't get my MP6 to play back any files. They play fine on my PC, but not on the recorder. What am I missing?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #117 on: July 17, 2018, 06:18:01 PM »
I can't get my MP6 to play back any files. They play fine on my PC, but not on the recorder. What am I missing?
Make sure you have firmware v2.21. There was a bug where you lost the ability to play projects back if the card was removed from the MixPre.

I've only done a couple shows so far but I've been fine running Battery > USB A > USB C > MixPre-6 with the supplied cable.

That one is pretty big, and if I don't need to use it, I'd rather tote something smaller!
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #118 on: July 17, 2018, 06:51:37 PM »
I can't get my MP6 to play back any files. They play fine on my PC, but not on the recorder. What am I missing?
Make sure you have firmware v2.21. There was a bug where you lost the ability to play projects back if the card was removed from the MixPre.

I'm on v2.21, so not sure why it doesn't work
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #119 on: July 17, 2018, 07:57:14 PM »
How about a library of configs to share?

Might be helpful for folks new to the MixPre series.

Just save a config to SD, then copy it to PC in file transfer mode, then upload.

Anyone think this would be useful?
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