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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »
I would recommend reading all of the R44 threads on TS. There are some very smart people on those threads.

My understanding (if you could call it that) is that you don’t want to set the inner knob lower than 12’clock because It can lead to clipping. as far as I can figure out the advice is to set the inner knob at 12 and then adjust the outer ring. The problem with that is that the outer ring has click steps which leave audible artifacts if adjusting on the fly.

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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2018, 09:35:10 PM »
Cool, will do. Thanks!

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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2018, 01:47:00 AM »
Looks like you made a good choice. Congrats on the new recorder.
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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2018, 02:09:49 AM »

Admittedly, this is a step below the F4, PMD706 or mix-pre's feature wise, but I like it for the price point. To be a bit more informational/critical: After about 1.5 years of use with the stock PRe's, we started puttiing a Grace V2 in front of varying AKG mics, still using mic in at the deck input and the results are substantially better sounding.

I would disagree that it is a step below. In what way, as it has fantastic features. I have and very much like the MixPre6, but I also have a DR680 MKII and had the MKI originally, both being extremely versatile decks and they can be had for less than half the price of the MixPre6. The digi in is easy to set up and can be used on tracks 5 and 6, OR the digi in can be used instead of the mix track which is how I use it allowing me to use up to 8 tracks.
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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2018, 08:41:51 AM »
Panatrope's Second Law of Recording - the number of tracks required for a recording is one greater than the number of tracks available.  But seriously, you'll do well with the R44.

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Re: Upgrading to a 4 channel (XLR) recorder...could use some advice!
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2018, 11:16:04 AM »
Yep, won't be long before you're buying another, and linking them together for 8 channels of fun.  :guitarist:
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