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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #330 on: September 22, 2018, 04:35:21 AM »
I found it pretty commonplace for the Wingman app to drop the connections (or actually just not be able to establish it) without having to turn Bluetooth off and then on again at both phone and recorder. Sometimes even having to reboot the recorder to “wake thing’s up”. Since I updated to the latest firmaware the connection seems to be much more reliable. It’s only happened once or twice since updating the firmware.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #331 on: October 17, 2018, 05:48:35 PM »
I had a problem with the MixPre6 last week- I think I was trying to make a new project and the display said something like "Could not create folder"


I pulled the card & reinserted it and it seemed to work fine after that but I busted out the spare Sandisk SD card at set break after the opening act.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #332 on: October 19, 2018, 05:37:31 PM »

The wingman is a nice feature.  Hopefully they will add level adjustments in future firmware.

Yup I just restarted both devices and I'm in business now.  Should have tried that first

Been considering this lately. Perhaps the issue is maintaining the relationship between knob position and gain. Given that the knobs aren't motorized, how might that work?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #333 on: October 19, 2018, 05:38:50 PM »
Once firmware 3.0 drops, what would be the down side of getting an M-series compared to the regular?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #334 on: October 19, 2018, 06:41:07 PM »
Once firmware 3.0 drops, what would be the down side of getting an M-series compared to the regular?

fwiw, i reported a bug i've been having a few days ago and they responded that they hoped to get it fixed in either 2.22 or 3.00, so 3.00 might not be the next update.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #335 on: October 19, 2018, 07:28:24 PM »
Been considering this lately. Perhaps the issue is maintaining the relationship between knob position and gain. Given that the knobs aren't motorized, how might that work?
They could assign the headphone knob position to a slider on the Wingman App screen? Then anything you adjust with a virtual knob could be controlled via Bluetooth?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #336 on: October 19, 2018, 11:54:19 PM »
Do we have a winner on USB c-to-c cable?

I have this Anker and it's solid quality but a bit long. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GMZP2I6/ref=twister_B07C2Q4XV9?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

Would like something similar but shorter.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #337 on: October 20, 2018, 12:54:51 AM »
since it's braided just coil it up and use twist ties on it.  hell mine's 4 feet and it takes up no space at all coiled.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #338 on: November 11, 2018, 08:18:40 AM »
Just wanted to share some compatibility with Toshiba EXCERIA™ N302 SD cards.
https://www.toshiba-memory.com/products/toshiba-sd-cards-exceria-n302/
64GB UHS-3, Read/Write 90/30MB per sec.

I bought some for use for video and thought they might work in the Mixpre6 as well. But they did not.
2 ch ISO + mix @192KHz and 18.4Mbit/s
was too much and shorty after recording began the mixpre warned about slow card and stopped.
2 ch ISO + mix @96KHz and 9.2Mbit/s worked though.

For video with far higher bitrates I have no problem at all with the same cards. I guess the mixpre can be kind of exigent. :)

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #339 on: November 12, 2018, 10:12:07 AM »
Lost track of the thread about external power options. Can someone help? A friend got a MixPre6 and trying to help get him up and running. The battery I use, the Monoprice type C, appears to be discontinued.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #340 on: November 12, 2018, 10:56:20 AM »
Lost track of the thread about external power options. Can someone help? A friend got a MixPre6 and trying to help get him up and running. The battery I use, the Monoprice type C, appears to be discontinued.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #341 on: November 12, 2018, 10:57:30 AM »
^ Perfect. Thank you.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #342 on: November 12, 2018, 10:57:43 AM »
Lost track of the thread about external power options. Can someone help? A friend got a MixPre6 and trying to help get him up and running. The battery I use, the Monoprice type C, appears to be discontinued.

From Sound devices website they have a link to the Anker battery that I linked below. I have used this without any issues, and the cable that is linked just above is great.

https://www.sounddevices.com/tech-notes/mixpre-3-mixpre-6-powering-options

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #343 on: November 12, 2018, 11:55:09 AM »
I have 2 of these.  In testing I got about 8 hrs with 2 channel phantom.  Small and light.....;


https://www.ebay.com/p/HyperGear-Usb-c-Qc-2-0-Power-Bank-12000mah-Portable-Battery/768368061
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 5
« Reply #344 on: November 12, 2018, 11:57:19 AM »
I have 2 of these.  In testing I got about 8 hrs with 2 channel phantom.  Small and light.....;


https://www.ebay.com/p/HyperGear-Usb-c-Qc-2-0-Power-Bank-12000mah-Portable-Battery/768368061

I have two of those too. They both work great.
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