Become a Site Supporter and Never see Ads again!

Author Topic: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?  (Read 7180 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline justme

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 102
  • Gender: Male
New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:52:23 AM »
I just write a support ticket to Sound Devices about the poor SD memory card support when I noticed some previously unseen names in the product support list.

It appears as if a new updated version of the MixPre-3/6/10 series filed recorders are on the way!

These are named with a suffix of "II":
MixPre-3 II
MixPre-6 II
MixPre-10 II

Great news for mankind - but perhaps annoyingly sad for us with the old ones as we barely have any working medium to record onto.


Offline voltronic

  • Trade Count: (30)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 2816
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 06:56:40 AM »
They would hardly be the first manufacturer to fix a design or basic performance problem in a Gen-2 unit.
DPA 4061 | Line Audio CM3 | Naiant X-Q | AT 853
Naiant PFAs | Shure FP24
Tascam DR-70D JWMod | Sony PCM-M10

Tascam DR-70D FAQ
Team Line Audio
Quote
I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.    ///    If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Offline jeenash

  • Trade Count: (4)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 124
  • Gender: Male
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 05:33:36 PM »
I'd like to see a mixpre-2. Two channels and super small with the same preamps. Oh, and be able to run on aa's forever. Oh, oh, and made of little to no metal. Too much  to ask?

Offline mountaintaper

  • Trade Count: (7)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 308
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 05:44:06 PM »
I'd be happy with a transport lock function and recessed gain knobs.

Offline mjwin

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Gender: Male
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 06:40:37 PM »
Bring back CF cards I say!  Where more of the data processing burden was implemented by the card itself. 

Other than that, most of our (non software fixable) gripes are due mainly to the physical size / layout of the machine, & I can't see SD spending $$$$$$ re-tooling the case. It would make it a different animal

So recessed gain knobs are out, as are a better placed  encoder knob, Hirose input,  etc.  But then I love that fact that the machine is so tiny. I guess you can't have it all ways. 

Doubtless there will now be great intrigue and much speculation over the coming months as to what exactly the -II suffix implies...

Offline jbell

  • TDS
  • Trade Count: (142)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 4157
  • Gender: Male
  • Spreadicated
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 06:54:20 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets. 
Microtech Gefell M20's> Nbob KCY> Naiant PFA(60V)> Sound Devices Mixpre-6

Offline jcable77

  • Trade Count: (16)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 757
  • Gender: Male
  • Needs to stay in more...
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 07:11:54 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
The one Ive been using for over a year and a half, I opened the box, grabbed a random sd card off my desk, formatted it, and made like 100 recordings with no issues at all. Same firmware it came with, I love the thing. Not to say I wont check out mk2.
AKG>Sound Devices

Offline jerryfreak

  • Trade Count: (24)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 2592
  • I'm a llama! (taboot)
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 08:25:04 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
I see this posted all the time but people always fail to mention how many channels and at which bitrate
in:
small: MK4/4V > CMR > V3 or J.Williams Mod MicMan Jr or no pre at all >AD2K/R07/PCM-A10/Oade Warm 661/DR100-MKIII

smaller: 4061/4099 CORE or 4011/4018V> d:vice MMA



out:
home:Benchmark DAC1 HGC > Dynaudio BM15A active monitors
shop: Musical Fidelity VLink 192 Asynchronyous> coax> DAC1 > Rokit RP8 active monitors

Offline noahbickart

  • phishrabbi
  • Site Supporter
  • Trade Count: (31)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *
  • Posts: 2146
  • Gender: Male
  • So now I wander over grounds of light...
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 09:07:37 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
I see this posted all the time but people always fail to mention how many channels and at which bitrate

I have one of the SD branded 32gig cards and a 64gig from their approved list.

I run 6 channels every time, 4 phantom and 2 line in. 48khz mostly, but sometimes at 96khz, always 24bit. Never had a problem.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701 / Hifiman HE-400

Offline WiFiJeff

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 830
  • Gender: Male
  • I tape therefore I am.
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 09:45:14 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
I see this posted all the time but people always fail to mention how many channels and at which bitrate

Or whether recorded as a single multichannel file or as individual mono tracks.

When I first got an SD633 several years back, I was surprised and upset to get orange warning lights and some errors when recording to four or more mono tracks (all 24/96).  SD support advised me to record to a single file and split apart with Wave Agent software.  That's what I did, and then no more issues.  It seemed to me to be an SD thing and not a card issue, as all the cards I tried had that result.

Jeff

Offline noahbickart

  • phishrabbi
  • Site Supporter
  • Trade Count: (31)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *
  • Posts: 2146
  • Gender: Male
  • So now I wander over grounds of light...
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 09:50:43 PM »
Or whether recorded as a single multichannel file or as individual mono tracks.

The Mixpre series only writes as polywave multi channel files.

it seemed to me to be an SD thing and not a card issue, as all the cards I tried had that result.

SD makes great gear, but 7, 6 and mixpre recorders are all fairly different from one in another; one can only very infrequently analogize from one to the other :headphones:
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701 / Hifiman HE-400

Offline jerryfreak

  • Trade Count: (24)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 2592
  • I'm a llama! (taboot)
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 10:57:41 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
I see this posted all the time but people always fail to mention how many channels and at which bitrate

I have one of the SD branded 32gig cards and a 64gig from their approved list.

I run 6 channels every time, 4 phantom and 2 line in. 48khz mostly, but sometimes at 96khz, always 24bit. Never had a problem.

which brand of 64gb card? they no longer have a recommended list
in:
small: MK4/4V > CMR > V3 or J.Williams Mod MicMan Jr or no pre at all >AD2K/R07/PCM-A10/Oade Warm 661/DR100-MKIII

smaller: 4061/4099 CORE or 4011/4018V> d:vice MMA



out:
home:Benchmark DAC1 HGC > Dynaudio BM15A active monitors
shop: Musical Fidelity VLink 192 Asynchronyous> coax> DAC1 > Rokit RP8 active monitors

Offline seethreepo

  • Trade Count: (9)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 889
  • Gender: Male
  • Rub it and see
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 10:59:35 PM »
I've never had a problem with SD cards and I have one of the original batch of 8 mixpre-6 that hit the streets.
I see this posted all the time but people always fail to mention how many channels and at which bitrate

I have one of the SD branded 32gig cards and a 64gig from their approved list.

I run 6 channels every time, 4 phantom and 2 line in. 48khz mostly, but sometimes at 96khz, always 24bit. Never had a problem.

which brand of 64gb card? they no longer have a recommended list
Mics: Sound Professionals - SP-CMC-8 , Studio Projects SPC4, Beyerdynamic ck930 , Marcsounds binaurals
Pre amps: Beyerdynamic MV-1 ,  Naiant IPA
Recorders:  Edirol R-44, Edirol R-09HR, Roland  R-05, Tascam  Dr-2d

Offline jerryfreak

  • Trade Count: (24)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 2592
  • I'm a llama! (taboot)
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 11:27:27 AM »
I’m not sure if that bold was directed at me but I was asking about the 64 gig card which I made the assumption wasn’t an SD branded card from Noah’s post
in:
small: MK4/4V > CMR > V3 or J.Williams Mod MicMan Jr or no pre at all >AD2K/R07/PCM-A10/Oade Warm 661/DR100-MKIII

smaller: 4061/4099 CORE or 4011/4018V> d:vice MMA



out:
home:Benchmark DAC1 HGC > Dynaudio BM15A active monitors
shop: Musical Fidelity VLink 192 Asynchronyous> coax> DAC1 > Rokit RP8 active monitors

Offline mjwin

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 63
  • Gender: Male
Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 01:15:14 PM »
So now we know!

From today's mailout from SD:

Announcing the Mixpre II:
32-Bit Float Recording
142 dB of Dynamic Range
Internal Timecode Generator
Record up to 192 kHz


It seems that Zoom are keeping them on their toes!
(& I'm hoping the legal wrangling with zax*** has gone away)

 

RSS | Mobile
Page created in 0.252 seconds with 42 queries.
© 2002-2019 Taperssection.com
Powered by SMF