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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #405 on: May 26, 2020, 05:10:10 PM »
So it seems to be similar to the Zoom F6....no analog gain adjustable before recording.

Only in 32-bit mode. Per my e-mails with SD, posted above, there is adjustable analog gain in 24-bit mode (unlike the F6)...
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #406 on: May 26, 2020, 11:24:07 PM »
any mixpre-II owners interested in having the unit tested by an independent reviewer?

I just sent my Zoom F6 to Amir who runs the audiosciencereview website

He has done measurements and review on tons of gear with his Audio Precision analyzer, but really none in this product class

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?pages/Audio_Equipment_Reviews/

I also sent him my Tascam DR100-mkiii as a control, but a better unit to compare would be a mix-pre II, to determine the implementation of,  and extent of advantage, of multiple ADCs > 32-bit float in each device.

from my experience. practically speaking, the noisefloor is so low on modern gear, its nearly impossible to discern advantages of 24 bit vs 32 bit without professional test gear. And i have yet to see any real-world demonstrations of the practical advantage of 32-bit float


That site is somewhat playback centric, he hasnt done many ADCs, but here is an example of one review/shootout

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-lynx-hilo-adc-part-2.3596/

while a lot of the content on that site is over my head, its pretty well-respected, with significant contributions from industry/tech experts

I feel like we would do well to utilize their resources and contribute where appropriate
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #407 on: July 02, 2020, 03:05:12 AM »
Just got hands on with my MixPre10 II. Help me out setting it up please.

I’ve done this:

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In "System" set the mode to Custom.
In "Custom Setup" set "Gain" to "Basic" and "Channel" to "Advanced."

I got it set for 32/48. What else do I need to do?  How do I link channels 1&2, 3&4, etc?

Preroll?

Hirose Battery options?

Anything else I should set up?

Please excuse dumb questions.  The menu isn’t very easy.  I’m only home in the country for two weeks and have a limited time to set up and order what I need in prep to blow and go the next time I get back for a show.

Thanks in advance.

Planning on running a 32/48 four channel DPA battery test on 8 x AA Eneloop tomorrow.
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DPA 4028 (Subcardioid)
DPA 4018V (Supercardioid)
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Edirol UA-5 (bm2p+ Mod)

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #408 on: July 02, 2020, 04:54:18 AM »
run as many channels as you can and try to break your card
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #409 on: July 02, 2020, 02:33:28 PM »
I got it set for 32/48. What else do I need to do?  How do I link channels 1&2, 3&4, etc?
Preroll?
Linking channels is accomplished by pushing the appropriate channel knob for the first of the pair INWARDS so you see the Channel menu. On my MixPre6 with 6.0 firmware, I then have two dots on the top row of the display, in between the tiny level meter and the HOUSE shaped button. Those dots are the control to get to PAGE TWO of that menu. On page two, you'll find a linking option for that pair. Pressing that space will bring up the linking options available.


I would suggest using pre-roll, but I don't think mine has it.


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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #410 on: July 02, 2020, 06:05:53 PM »
Preroll:

Menu > second page (middle dot) > Record > second screen (right dot) > Pre-Roll Time

Use the up and down arrows that appear at the top to adjust
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #411 on: July 03, 2020, 01:10:02 AM »
So, if i'm planning on importing to Audacity...  What's the best way to import 1/2 and 3/4 as stereo pairs and not import the mixdown tracks?

Again, please excuse if this has been covered.  I only have a week or so to get this sorted before I leave the country and then scoop the gear ~8 months from now and hit a show. 

What's the consensus on external power?  I've see Talentcell but the on/off switch makes me nervous.
Mics:
DPA 4023 (Cardioid)
DPA 4028 (Subcardioid)
DPA 4018V (Supercardioid)
Earthworks TC25 (Omni) 

Pres and A/D's:
Grace Design Lunatec V3 (Oade ACM)
Edirol UA-5 (bm2p+ Mod)

Recorders:
Sound Devices MixPre10 II
Edirol R-44 (Oade CM)
Sony PCM‑M10

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #412 on: July 03, 2020, 01:11:11 AM »
Preroll:

Menu > second page (middle dot) > Record > second screen (right dot) > Pre-Roll Time

Use the up and down arrows that appear at the top to adjust

thanks for that.  the menu is getting easier to navigate as i play around.
Mics:
DPA 4023 (Cardioid)
DPA 4028 (Subcardioid)
DPA 4018V (Supercardioid)
Earthworks TC25 (Omni) 

Pres and A/D's:
Grace Design Lunatec V3 (Oade ACM)
Edirol UA-5 (bm2p+ Mod)

Recorders:
Sound Devices MixPre10 II
Edirol R-44 (Oade CM)
Sony PCM‑M10

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #413 on: July 03, 2020, 03:51:41 AM »
So, if i'm planning on importing to Audacity...  What's the best way to import 1/2 and 3/4 as stereo pairs and not import the mixdown tracks?

Again, please excuse if this has been covered.  I only have a week or so to get this sorted before I leave the country and then scoop the gear ~8 months from now and hit a show. 

What's the consensus on external power?  I've see Talentcell but the on/off switch makes me nervous.

I don't think anyone here actually arms the mixdown tracks. You can turn that off in the menu settings. You can open the polywave file in Audacity. I always have to combine tracks 3&4 to make the second stereo pair.

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #414 on: July 03, 2020, 05:10:23 AM »
This one has hit it's limit. Time to move on here ---> https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=194807.0

 

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