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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2019, 08:49:57 PM »
Their new website is a chaos.

Yeah wtf. All their old links are broken, plus they used to have multiple old firmware versions available for download, in case there was a problem and you wanted to roll back. Now they only seem to offer the latest (3.03). But most importantly, I can no longer find instructions on HOW to update the firmware. I haven't done it for a few months and I forgot how. Googling doesn't turn anything up. Anyone have the instructions saved, or know of a link where they're still posted?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2019, 08:53:23 PM »
Their new website is a chaos.

Yeah wtf. All their old links are broken, plus they used to have multiple old firmware versions available for download, in case there was a problem and you wanted to roll back. Now they only seem to offer the latest (3.03). But most importantly, I can no longer find instructions on HOW to update the firmware. I haven't done it for a few months and I forgot how. Googling doesn't turn anything up. Anyone have the instructions saved, or know of a link where they're still posted?

I used the wayback machine from archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20180731054840/http://www.sounddevices.com/support/downloads/mixpres-firmware) to get this:
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Please read and follow the steps below carefully. You may want to print them before upgrading firmware.

Sound Devices recommends saving a setup file prior to loading new firmware.

Prepare to Update

Download the MixPre firmware file MixPre_2.21.zip using the link below.
From the zip archive, extract the file within named MixPre_2.21.prg file. Copy this .prg file to the root level (not within a folder) of an SD memory card that has already been formatted by the MixPre recorder.
Power the MixPre via USB-C to external DC power or via "fully charged" batteries. Do not perform the update with low batteries or unstable power sources.
Insert the SD card with the .prg file.
Power on the MixPre.
Navigate to System > Update Firmware and follow the on-screen instructions.
When the update is complete the recorder will power cycle itself. The version number MixPre_2.21 will be displayed briefly on the splash screen while booting up. A message box appears "Firmware updated successfully Version:MixPre_2.21". Tap "OK". Please note any changes or additions to the main Menu (if applicable). Consult product documentation for details.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2019, 09:40:51 PM »
they used to have multiple old firmware versions available for download, in case there was a problem and you wanted to roll back. Now they only seem to offer the latest (3.03).

um did you click "Show Previous Releases" right in the middle at the bottom of the page?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2019, 10:44:13 PM »


I used the wayback machine from archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20180731054840/http://www.sounddevices.com/support/downloads/mixpres-firmware) to get this:
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Thank you!

they used to have multiple old firmware versions available for download, in case there was a problem and you wanted to roll back. Now they only seem to offer the latest (3.03).

um did you click "Show Previous Releases" right in the middle at the bottom of the page?

perhaps we’re looking at different pages? the only page i can find is

https://www.sounddevices.com/mixpre-v3-03/

and there’s no link to previous releases that i can see.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2019, 02:11:23 AM »

perhaps we’re looking at different pages? the only page i can find is

https://www.sounddevices.com/mixpre-v3-03/

and there’s no link to previous releases that i can see.
Yes, as I said, confusing. Quite a chaos!

I guess someone from Sound Devices will monitor this thread.

Try main website -> Support -> Downloads -> Select product (MixPre-3) and at the bottom you have a "Show Previous Releases" offering all of them from v1.01.

Still, the new website needs a lot of work. And in my opinion the former one was really good.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2019, 04:24:06 AM »
Their new website is a chaos. The specifications of the MixPre Three mention balanced line out on TA3 connectors, included 8 AA battery sled, etc.

I guess they will improve it. But I preferred the old one, it was very nicely organized.

This is what happens when the marketing department takes over. I hate their new web site. Everything is buried deep down and you have to click several times to get the information you want.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2019, 05:55:34 AM »
This is what happens when the marketing department takes over. I hate their new web site. Everything is buried deep down and you have to click several times to get the information you want.
I hope they won't follow the path of the "Music Tribe" group (or whatever is called) that holds the prize for the stupidest and most useless pro audio websites in history.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2019, 03:23:38 AM »
Taped a show with v3.03 yesterday without any problems.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Taped a show with v3.03 yesterday without any problems.

same here

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2019, 11:03:24 AM »
My MP6 froze last night recording 4 tracks using v 3.03. So far I can't open the file either. I had to pull the battery to get it to shut down.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2019, 12:13:30 PM »
Damn, still using 2.21!  That sucks

My MP6 froze last night recording 4 tracks using v 3.03. So far I can't open the file either. I had to pull the battery to get it to shut down.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2019, 12:16:46 PM »
Anyone recommend a 1 foot usb c > usb c??  Doesn't need to be right angle. 
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »
My MP6 froze last night recording 4 tracks using v 3.03. So far I can't open the file either. I had to pull the battery to get it to shut down.

I'm on 3.02 and had a similar issue Friday night.  I hit stop so recording was saved but then I went to power it down it would not turn off.  Had to disconnect the usb then pull the battery sled (aa as backup) to get it to power down.  I forgot till this happened but I recall something similar when I first got the deck and was testing battery life.  That would have been a much earlier firmware.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2019, 03:09:59 PM »
My MP6 froze last night recording 4 tracks using v 3.03. So far I can't open the file either. I had to pull the battery to get it to shut down.

I'm on 3.02 and had a similar issue Friday night.  I hit stop so recording was saved but then I went to power it down it would not turn off.  Had to disconnect the usb then pull the battery sled (aa as backup) to get it to power down.  I forgot till this happened but I recall something similar when I first got the deck and was testing battery life.  That would have been a much earlier firmware.

I did figure out how to get it to open in Wave Agent and thankfully the whole recording is there! The meters and deck seized up, but it still kept recording.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2019, 10:14:41 AM »
With the Anker batteries recommended by Sound devices does the usb c insert completely into the jack.  On mine it doesn't there is some of the metal usb c part that sticks out.  I'm thinking that shouldn't be happening.  On another usb c battery I have the cable sets fully inserted, but that battery doesn't get a green light with the mixpre6.  Thanks
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