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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #315 on: January 13, 2020, 10:33:07 AM »
Quick question here, I got the unit now for a few days.

Trying to figure out the 'tapermode' that suits me the best. (2x mics 48p). From what it looks I think I end up with having channel 1-2 linked and use the front knob #1 as the knob to set gain. Correct me if I am wrong, but in that case knob #2 needs to be in C all the time right? There is no way to switch it off or anything? In sneaky mode I am afraid of this knob being moved. Is ducktape the only solution for this?

Others will correct me if this is wrong, but I think once you link the channels, moving knob #2 has no effect on level.

Correct, but it has effect on the balance (left, center, right). Atleast how I have set this at the moment

Sorry, I thought it operated like the linking on the SD 302, where the pan switches still determine the stereo position. On my MixPre 6, I tend to to just "set it and forget it" in the channel screens for levels, pan, etc.

Too bad they didn't give you the option of locking the pan position.
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #316 on: January 13, 2020, 11:35:15 AM »
Correct, but it has effect on the balance (left, center, right). Atleast how I have set this at the moment

It affects the balance of the Mix tracks, but not the ISO tracks.

I run 6 channels into my mixpre6 i. I link channels 1&2, 3&4, and 5&6. But I do not arm the mix tracks, as I prefer to do multichannel>stereo mix down in post. I leave knobs 2 and 4 in the C position, because it makes me feel good, but it has no affect on the relative volume of the ISO channels.

I could see, however, if I were to run two channels only, that I'd want to correct L/R balance live by utilizing the mix tracks and leave the ISOs unchanged for backup.
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #317 on: January 13, 2020, 11:53:16 AM »
Correct, but it has effect on the balance (left, center, right). Atleast how I have set this at the moment

It affects the balance of the Mix tracks, but not the ISO tracks.

I run 6 channels into my mixpre6 i. I link channels 1&2, 3&4, and 5&6. But I do not arm the mix tracks, as I prefer to do multichannel>stereo mix down in post.

seems wise. in most cases we use it for (not ENG who needs to turn over a mix right away), if anything id rather export a mix to a second recorder as a backup than hog up precious SD card bandwidth for 2 more channels

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #318 on: January 13, 2020, 03:48:21 PM »
That's easy on the SD mixpre series, as even when the mix tracks aren't armed for recording, they can still be selected as the analog out, to go to a separate recorder.
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #319 on: January 13, 2020, 04:12:35 PM »
Anyone use Audacity on the mixpre ii's? Just got one and have been dragging and dropping into audacity with 24/96 files and such with mixpre 6i with no issues for a while. 32/96 or 32/48 should be all set im guessing?
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #320 on: January 14, 2020, 11:11:28 AM »
MixPre Series v6.00
Released: January 14, 2020

New
32-bit float USB audio streaming. Requires Mac OS Catalina (version 10.15+) and an application that supports 32-bit float. Find out if your application of choice supports 32-bit float audio streaming here.
(MixPre II Series only)
Fixed
MixAssist can now be enabled during Playback with ReMix on.
(MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-10T, MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II)
HDMI record triggers no longer create several recordings if the cable was connected while the camera was actively recording.
(MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II)
Various system enhancements and improvements.
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #321 on: January 14, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »

New
32-bit float USB audio streaming. Requires Mac OS Catalina (version 10.15+) and an application that supports 32-bit float. Find out if your application of choice supports 32-bit float audio streaming here.
(MixPre II Series only)

can the mixpre stream usb to ios (phones) at lower bitrates?

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #322 on: January 14, 2020, 01:29:05 PM »
Yes!

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #323 on: January 14, 2020, 09:15:43 PM »
Unfortunately headphones-out distortion noise problem is NOT fixed yet in firmware 6.0 :(
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #324 on: January 17, 2020, 04:08:05 PM »
Thanks guys, for the response to some questions. It helped me to figure out this Mix/ISO thing. Bit strange but it worked at the two recent gigs. Went smooth. Felt a bit strange to - not be so strict on the levels - with 32bit.

Here is a result: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=666783  (Milabs with Mixpre). Inhaler is the band of U2's son Elijah Hewson. Worth checking out, think they are getting big.
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