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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #165 on: November 15, 2017, 10:58:03 AM »
Lowepro Adventura 170 here ---> http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=182573.msg2237380#msg2237380. It isn't a portabrace style bag like the others you referenced but I can pack a full active rig in it.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #166 on: November 15, 2017, 10:59:07 AM »

I have SEVERAL gear bags that I'm almost happy with for my MixPre-6.  I like the Orca 28 bag that I have but I would like an alternate bag with a slight reduction in size, weight and "visibility". 

I might give this K-Tek bag a try when it becomes available.  The K-Tek KSTGMIX Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Recorders.  Expected availability: End of Nov 2017

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1371251-REG/k_tek_kstgmix_stingray_mixpro_bag_for.html

K-Tek MixPro

Dimensions Interior (W x D x H)
Bag: 7.5 x 2.0 x 5.0" / 19.1 x 5.1 x 12.7 cm
Pouch: 10.5 x 2.0 x 4.25" / 26.7 x 5.1 x 10.8 cm

Dimensions Exterior (W x D x H)
Bag: 10.5 x 3.5 x 6.75" / 26.7 x 8.9 x 17.1 cm
Pouch: 10.5 x 2.5 x 4.5" / 26.7 x 6.4 x 11.4 cm

Weight:  1.3 lb / 605 g



https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1226514-REG/orca_or_28_mini_sound_bag_for.html

Orca 28 - OR-28

Dimensions Interior
L: 21.5cm / 8.46" - W: 11.5cm / 4.52" - H: 16.5cm / 6.49"   

Dimensions Exterior
L: 27cm / 10.63" - W: 25cm / 9.84" - H: 20cm / 7.87" -

Weight:  1.46kg / 3.218Lb

I am using the Porta Brace and the more I use it the more I like it, but it has so much Velcro that it sticks to everything. The hardest part is reaching the on/off switch.

One word of caution (perhaps) on the K-Tek product. I ordered one for my Tascam DR701d. It was a really nice bag, but the fit was so snug that I was unable to use it with my 4 darktrain connectors attached to the sides. These were stubby connectors too, but from a storage standpoint the bag was just too small and too tight to leave those connectors permanently attached. I ended up returning it.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #167 on: November 15, 2017, 11:06:13 AM »
^ Which Portabrace are you using; the one designed specifically (I linked to it in this post) or a different one?

I have been using a Petrol PS607 (now the Sachtler SN607) and it works pretty well.  Enough  room for me to fit the whole rig pretty easily, but a little too much room on the MixPre side...
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #168 on: November 15, 2017, 12:01:53 PM »
I've been using the Portabrace RM-Multi and it fits just fine with a pocket in the front for mics, battery, etc.  I'm not positive at the moment but also think it can be belt worn
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #169 on: November 15, 2017, 12:14:19 PM »
Lowepro Adventura 170 here ---> http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=182573.msg2237380#msg2237380. It isn't a portabrace style bag like the others you referenced but I can pack a full active rig in it.

Larry I bought one of the Lowepro Adventura 170 bags on eBay right after you posted the info on the one that you purchased.  It is a nice bag at a great price!!  Thanks for the recommendation!

I like the portabrace style bags and the K-Tek MixPre bag looks like it has the features that I would like, with a small footprint.  If I purchase it and I wind up being unhappy with it I'll just return it.


I am using the Porta Brace and the more I use it the more I like it, but it has so much Velcro that it sticks to everything. The hardest part is reaching the on/off switch.

One word of caution (perhaps) on the K-Tek product. I ordered one for my Tascam DR701d. It was a really nice bag, but the fit was so snug that I was unable to use it with my 4 darktrain connectors attached to the sides. These were stubby connectors too, but from a storage standpoint the bag was just too small and too tight to leave those connectors permanently attached. I ended up returning it.

dallman what are the interior dimensions on that Portabrace bag? 

Thanks for the caution on the possibility of too snug of a fit with the xlr's.  I wouldn't normally leave the xlr connectors permanently attached.  The K-Tek bag has plenty of easy access points and "dual curved zippers encircle each side panel to fully access inputs, outputs and controls".  It also has an easy access panel to the battery & SDHC card.   The front storage pouch (external battery) is also detachable.

https://ktekpro.com/product/kstgmix-stingray-mixpro/

Watch the video at this link!

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #170 on: November 15, 2017, 01:17:48 PM »


I am using the Porta Brace and the more I use it the more I like it, but it has so much Velcro that it sticks to everything. The hardest part is reaching the on/off switch.

One word of caution (perhaps) on the K-Tek product. I ordered one for my Tascam DR701d. It was a really nice bag, but the fit was so snug that I was unable to use it with my 4 darktrain connectors attached to the sides. These were stubby connectors too, but from a storage standpoint the bag was just too small and too tight to leave those connectors permanently attached. I ended up returning it.

dallman what are the interior dimensions on that Portabrace bag? 

Thanks for the caution on the possibility of too snug of a fit with the xlr's.  I wouldn't normally leave the xlr connectors permanently attached.  The K-Tek bag has plenty of easy access points and "dual curved zippers encircle each side panel to fully access inputs, outputs and controls".  It also has an easy access panel to the battery & SDHC card.   The front storage pouch (external battery) is also detachable.

https://ktekpro.com/product/kstgmix-stingray-mixpro/

Watch the video at this link!

Here is the link: https://www.portabrace.com/ar-mixpre6.html
I'm traveling, so I don't have the bag handy, but Portabrace is great to call. They will talk to you and answer any questions. (802) 442-8171
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #171 on: November 15, 2017, 01:37:39 PM »


I am using the Porta Brace and the more I use it the more I like it, but it has so much Velcro that it sticks to everything. The hardest part is reaching the on/off switch.

One word of caution (perhaps) on the K-Tek product. I ordered one for my Tascam DR701d. It was a really nice bag, but the fit was so snug that I was unable to use it with my 4 darktrain connectors attached to the sides. These were stubby connectors too, but from a storage standpoint the bag was just too small and too tight to leave those connectors permanently attached. I ended up returning it.

dallman what are the interior dimensions on that Portabrace bag? 

Thanks for the caution on the possibility of too snug of a fit with the xlr's.  I wouldn't normally leave the xlr connectors permanently attached.  The K-Tek bag has plenty of easy access points and "dual curved zippers encircle each side panel to fully access inputs, outputs and controls".  It also has an easy access panel to the battery & SDHC card.   The front storage pouch (external battery) is also detachable.

https://ktekpro.com/product/kstgmix-stingray-mixpro/

Watch the video at this link!

Here is the link: https://www.portabrace.com/ar-mixpre6.html
I'm traveling, so I don't have the bag handy, but Portabrace is great to call. They will talk to you and answer any questions. (802) 442-8171

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The dimensions of that bag are not listed at that link and they are not listed on B&H either...   :shrug:   I'll visit with you once you're back from your travels.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #172 on: November 15, 2017, 11:52:13 PM »
 :banging head:  Not happy with this deck right now!  Doing a simple battery test tonight (Anker PowerCore+ 26800).  About to go to bed so I went to stop the deck.  Won't stop, can't raise/lower gain, pushing gain knobs does nothing,  can't get in menu etc!  Disconnected usb cord and the power light didn't change to reflect the AA.  Completely locked up but was still recording (at least it appeared to be).  Had to just turn it off.  Took a couple short videos and will get them on youtube tomorrow.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #173 on: November 16, 2017, 12:01:30 AM »
:banging head:  Not happy with this deck right now!  Doing a simple battery test tonight (Anker PowerCore+ 26800).  About to go to bed so I went to stop the deck.  Won't stop, can't raise/lower gain, pushing gain knobs does nothing,  can't get in menu etc!  Disconnected usb cord and the power light didn't change to reflect the AA.  Completely locked up but was still recording (at least it appeared to be).  Had to just turn it off.  Took a couple short videos and will get them on youtube tomorrow.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #174 on: November 16, 2017, 12:03:11 AM »
1.20 I rolled back b/c of the issues I and others had with 1.51
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #175 on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:01 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1iEpL8JlJA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilwlLbNvF88


Quote from someone on the facebook group

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This often happens on my MixPre 3, total lock up have to switch power off then back on to unfreeze. Only happens with Anker battery and USB c to USB c cable. Was hoping was the brand or characteristics of these cables. Never locks in with USB a to USB a cable. Using latest firmware 1.5
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #176 on: November 16, 2017, 10:44:27 AM »
another confirmed lockup on my facebook post

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It happened to me a few days ago recording interviews for a documentary. I noticed my MixPre was extremely hot and turning it off and on solved it. But like you said it’s very lucky you weren’t recording.


In my case the unit was barely warm to the touch!


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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #177 on: November 16, 2017, 12:54:59 PM »
Mine has locked up a couple times but as I recall, it happened after pressing "stop" on a recording. Had to pull the battery cable.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #178 on: November 16, 2017, 01:15:31 PM »
Mine has locked up a couple times but as I recall, it happened after pressing "stop" on a recording. Had to pull the battery cable.

did stop work and then it locked up?  I was trying to stop mine and it was stuck recording.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 4
« Reply #179 on: November 17, 2017, 08:08:09 AM »
My mixpre6 developed a problem this summer where once the deck was recording, the stop button wouldn't work and I have to use the wingman app to stop recording. I was also unable to use the playback functions.

I sent it back to SD, and they repaired it for free.
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Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
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