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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #330 on: October 05, 2022, 02:05:44 PM »
Thanks Checht. I had to go into system/custom setup/outputs, and change Output to advanced. Then I can view/update the outputs from the main menu. Appreciate the help!
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #331 on: October 05, 2022, 02:12:33 PM »
The final 7.xx firmware was giving me odd errors this past weekend.  When I formatted the SD card and pressed record after it was complete I would get a "No SD Card Present" type error.  It was easily duplicated and I would have to power down the 6 to get it to see the card and use it OK. 

So, I updated it to 8.xx and now it seems fine.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #332 on: October 13, 2022, 09:37:57 PM »
How do you turn off the limiters on the 6Ii??at Ghost Light. Help needed asap.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #333 on: October 13, 2022, 09:50:34 PM »
inputs>limiters>on/off
you need to be in 'advanced' mode (system>mode)

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #334 on: October 14, 2022, 12:36:30 AM »
Ok limiters looked to be off. Can’t get it to peak out around +3. Peaks out around -12. 😡😡. I figured recording in basic would be easier but not so. I've gone through every menu and can't seem to figure out what's going on.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #335 on: October 14, 2022, 06:41:15 AM »
Loving my MP6ii.  Love everything about it: even the learning curve.  Such a nice step up from my 680mkii.  A couple questions.

I am used to taking an additional recording (beside the SD card) from the stereo out of the 680mkii to a A10/M10.  The settings on the MPii are confusing on this.  I am using Advanced mode.  How do I take an additional out from the deck?  The menu structure makes it seem like ALL files will go to the stereo out and I simply want something to listen to on the drive before I process the SDXC card at home.  Also, is this possible when recording 32bit?

How do I adjust how much gain each pair of microphones has in the mix?  I record 4 channels.  If I want to have my main pair at one level, but my second pair at another (say 70/30 as an example), how do I adjust the levels of each microphone contributing to the mix?  I generally send this mix to the A10/M10.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #336 on: October 14, 2022, 07:03:57 AM »
How do I adjust how much gain each pair of microphones has in the mix?  I record 4 channels.  If I want to have my main pair at one level, but my second pair at another (say 70/30 as an example), how do I adjust the levels of each microphone contributing to the mix?  I generally send this mix to the A10/M10.

In advanced mode, the gain on the individual channels is controlled by the touchscreen or knob on the side. The front panel knobs determine extra gain or attenuation from those channels to the mix.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #337 on: October 17, 2022, 07:46:29 AM »
  I am using Advanced mode.  How do I take an additional out from the deck?  The menu structure makes it seem like ALL files will go to the stereo out and I simply want something to listen to on the drive before I process the SDXC card at home.  Also, is this possible when recording 32bit?


Outputs, then assign St Right and Left to whatever you want.  I have it set to 3&4 so I can pass a board feed to someone else.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #338 on: October 17, 2022, 10:04:04 PM »
Thanks, gentleman.  Looks like my schedule took a turn toward awful for the next three weeks so I will have to try all this in the future.  Appreciate it.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #339 on: October 24, 2022, 02:11:33 PM »
what do most use for gain setting on the 6ii? I had +25db for Phil Saturday night and thought that I could've used another 10db. would've adjusted but was tough getting to my bag. So I'm guessing +30 and and any additional from the ch. knob.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #340 on: October 24, 2022, 02:32:42 PM »
what do most use for gain setting on the 6ii? I had +25db for Phil Saturday night and thought that I could've used another 10db. would've adjusted but was tough getting to my bag. So I'm guessing +30 and and any additional from the ch. knob.

30-35dB is what ive generally  used from the section, but that would depend on mic sensitivity. most of the 402x series ive seen were relatively low compared to the caps used with the modular bodies, around 6-9 mV/Pa where as the same caps are spec'd at 11-14 mV/Pa with A bodies.


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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #341 on: October 24, 2022, 04:37:04 PM »
what do most use for gain setting on the 6ii? I had +25db for Phil Saturday night and thought that I could've used another 10db. would've adjusted but was tough getting to my bag. So I'm guessing +30 and and any additional from the ch. knob.

I generally set it at 32 and leave it. If it's too low or too hot, remember it's 32 BIT Float, absolutely no need to adjust on the fly, do it in post.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #342 on: October 24, 2022, 06:49:11 PM »
What software are people using on Windows to edit the 32bit files? Does it matter vs the 24 bit files (just reducing/normalizing down to vs up to zero)?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #343 on: October 25, 2022, 07:55:29 AM »
What software are people using on Windows to edit the 32bit files? Does it matter vs the 24 bit files (just reducing/normalizing down to vs up to zero)?

I spit the poly wav in iZoptope and do the majority of editing there as well.  I then use Wavelab 6 to make the matrix.  I do everything in 32bit float and then render to 24 as the last step.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #344 on: October 25, 2022, 02:58:29 PM »
What software are people using on Windows to edit the 32bit files? Does it matter vs the 24 bit files (just reducing/normalizing down to vs up to zero)?
I use Soundforge, and stay at 32Bit until the last step. I do separate each track and work on the stereo pairs. In Soundforge each stereo track is a different color in the polyfile, so separating each stereo file is easy. Below is a poly file with 2 stereo pairs (2 different mic setups), and then an example of one of the stereo files that was split out and tracked.
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