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Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #330 on: November 27, 2019, 01:08:25 AM »
Reading more about the MixAssist, I’m wondering if this is really helpful for my narrative film.  In that situation, I can have a boom mic, a lavaliere, two voice mics being recorded in the MixPre plus the 2 Mix tracks.  The MixAssist only affects the Mix tracks, not the isolated tracks. 

I’d love people with a lot more experience than I to offer their opinion about the pros and cons of using the MixAssist when I had planned to do my own mix in post from the isolated tracks.  Should I rely on the Mix tracks with the MixAssist or stay the course and work with my ISOs?

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« Reply #331 on: November 27, 2019, 04:41:48 PM »
^^^

Mix assist won’t be that helpful if you are self producing and doing your own post work,IMO.

It is a great feature if you need to mix several tracks while you record and then pass a mixed file immediately to a client or producer.

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« Reply #332 on: November 27, 2019, 08:07:21 PM »
Thanks for the advice. 

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #333 on: November 28, 2019, 03:15:29 AM »
^^^

Mix assist won’t be that helpful if you are self producing and doing your own post work,IMO.

It is a great feature if you need to mix several tracks while you record and then pass a mixed file immediately to a client or producer.
For example for live streaming work (interviews, etc).
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #334 on: November 28, 2019, 08:43:40 AM »
A new version of the firmware (5.01) with a couple of bug fixes...

Quote from: Sound Devices
MixPre Series v5.01 (MixPre-3, -6, -10T, -3M, -6M, -10M, -3 II, -6 II, and -10 II)
Release: November 27, 2019

Fixed
  • Sound Reports are now available on original MixPre-3 and MixPre-6.
  • USB Output routing matrix no longer links Track L with channels 1-10 on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II.
   

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #335 on: November 28, 2019, 02:21:45 PM »
A new version of the firmware (5.01) with a couple of bug fixes...
because .... of COURSE it's not a great idea to install .00 firmware...
(says the guy on 2.21 or something)
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #336 on: December 01, 2019, 07:38:04 PM »
With all this firmware talk, I decided to check mine as I never had issues and really just not thinking about it. Its the 2.21 V. I've been using it ton,  basic line in without incident.   Should I update to the newest?  Thanks for any info,   ed
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #337 on: December 01, 2019, 08:27:51 PM »
With all this firmware talk, I decided to check mine as I never had issues and really just not thinking about it.  I've been using it in basic line in.  Should I update to the newest?  Thanks for any info,   ed

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #338 on: December 01, 2019, 08:50:41 PM »
Has anyone used the Korg nanoKONTROL2 USB MIDI Controller with a MixPre recorder?

I only want it for the transport controls because I can’t stand using the headphone volume knob for fast forward/rewind/scrubbing.

I wish Sound Devices would put those controls on the Wingman app.

**I'll answer my own question: I bought the nanoKontrol2 and it does replace the headphone knob encoder for FF and RW. But you need the nanoKontrol Studio model with the jog wheel in order to do scrubbing.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #339 on: December 21, 2019, 05:18:46 PM »
if it aint broke....
I have upgraded to 5.01 and the new Wingman 5.02. more details later
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #340 on: December 23, 2019, 03:52:14 AM »
if it aint broke....
I have upgraded to 5.01 and the new Wingman 5.02. more details later
I had a card speed error with the Sound Devices 32GB card on v2.21
recording 6 channels at 24/48 and didn't shut the machine off at set break. Almost precisely 2GB into the second file the machine threw an error. I had a towel over the back of the deck, and it was a little warm but not hot.


So far, both of the SD branded cards I have used have suffered a failure. I could not find the one I got as a warranty replacement for the first bad one, so I can't test that one out - also I AM NOT A BETA TESTER
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #341 on: December 23, 2019, 10:48:17 AM »
every sound devices customer is a beta tester, lol
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #342 on: December 23, 2019, 04:02:53 PM »
every sound devices customer is a beta tester, lol
Yeah Right. See ya on the Zoom thread, I guess?
Seriously, I'll be running the Tascam this weekend. For reliability. Never thought you'd see me say THAT, huh?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #343 on: December 23, 2019, 04:33:50 PM »
Sound Devices is rather contradictory company. They provide really best sound quality and great mic preamps, but same time may provide some strange problems with complicated electronics design. Unforgivable for this price range devices. See my earlier posts about headphones-out distortion problem in MixPre3 gen II series. I send my unit back to them and got replacement unit with same problem (huge waste of my time, canceled recordings, and waste of worldwide shipping cost money). We have near 20 messages conversation with tech support, i provide videos, test files and sound examples of that problem. In the end they report that they can replicate same problem on their unit. It means headphones-out distortion problem exists at all gen II series units. I really wonder who no one exsept me don't want to digg into this problem here. Tech support suggest me don't adjust headphones volume too loud. Sounds really funny. Later they respond me that their firmware team is looking to this problem. Last conversation was few weeks ago and this problem still in unknown state. So i agree that it is total dishonest beta testing. Due huge competition with other companies and not too enough time for developers and manufacturers we got non finished and non tested products that could be fixed (or not fixed) during firmware updates over next year(s).
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #344 on: December 23, 2019, 08:06:34 PM »
every sound devices customer is a beta tester, lol
Yeah Right. See ya on the Zoom thread, I guess?
Seriously, I'll be running the Tascam this weekend. For reliability. Never thought you'd see me say THAT, huh?

yeah ricky has my F6 i havent laid my hands on it yet

re: your mixpre, id use the sandisk pro 32gb with 3.02 firmware should be flawless
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