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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #270 on: November 10, 2019, 07:07:52 PM »
$234 for a sata hdd!?!?  how long ago was this?  doesn't even say ssd!

earlier this year. i remember he said he was going to request SSD upgrade but i dont see that in his comments

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Units produced before May 2009 used a parallel ATA (PATA/ IDE) interface and hard drive. The accessory product XL-SATA enables installation of SATA drives in these units.

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NOTE: The 722 and 744T were designed specifically for use with mechanical hard drives. While solid-state drives can be used as replacements, Sound Devices does not guarantee that the unit will operate to specification with an SSD substituted for a mechanical drive. Results may vary.

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #271 on: November 10, 2019, 07:36:12 PM »
Even so you can get a 500gb Samsung ssd for cheap af these days!
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #272 on: November 11, 2019, 04:45:23 AM »
$234 for a sata hdd!?!? <snip>

Maybe it is Sound Devices branded? Their own branded/approved 32GB SD card is $50!
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #273 on: November 13, 2019, 09:58:36 AM »
$234 for a sata hdd!?!? <snip>

Maybe it is Sound Devices branded? Their own branded/approved 32GB SD card is $50!
As long as you get a SSD from a reputable brand there should be no problem. SSD drives are much better
standardized than the utterly crappy SDXC cards which, by design, are turds. So, a SD branded SD card
is much more important than a SDXC branded/approved SSD.

Of course Sound Devices will stick to SSD models and brands they know well. But these units are much less chaotic.

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #274 on: November 13, 2019, 10:32:31 AM »
My apologies if this has been asked before, but is the line in on the MixPre 3 ii a true line in or just a padded down mic input?

Thanks.
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New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #275 on: November 13, 2019, 02:39:47 PM »
Looking to get the 10 II and trying to price out selling some gear and acquiring new.  I'm assuming 9v dvd batteries won't do the trick.  What's the best way to power this bad boy?  Rechargeable AA's or outside power?  It comes with a AA sled, right?  I'm only looking to run it for about 6 hours with 6 mics.

In my MixPre-6 II, I use the DC Power supply when mains power is available, but I always have the optional MX-L Mount with two fully charged XL-B3 batteries mounted.  Works very well with no worries for my multi-hour shoots.

I don’t think you’ll get 6 hours but it depends on how much you’ve plugged in and how many tracks you’re recording.  Someone with more experiences than I can advise..,

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #276 on: November 13, 2019, 06:25:04 PM »
My apologies if this has been asked before, but is the line in on the MixPre 3 ii a true line in or just a padded down mic input?

Thanks.

Received this reply from Sound Devices:

“Thank you for contacting Sound Devices.  Due to the nature of the technology in the MixPre-6, when the inputs are set to LINE LEVEL, most of the pre-amp circuit is bypassed.  However, some of the same circuitry that is used at LINE LEVEL is also used at MIC LEVEL.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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Danny Greenwald “
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #277 on: November 15, 2019, 09:20:02 AM »
If wage agent doesn’t support 32bit files, how are people splitting the polywav?

I suppose one could use reaper and "explode multichannel audio into mono tracks" but is this the only way to do it?
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #278 on: November 15, 2019, 09:42:24 AM »
If wage agent doesn’t support 32bit files, how are people splitting the polywav?

I suppose one could use reaper and "explode multichannel audio into mono tracks" but is this the only way to do it?

I am using Audacity to export the tracks (as 32 bit float).  Could also normalize in Audacity and export as 24 bit fixed, I suppose.

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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #279 on: November 15, 2019, 09:45:34 AM »
If wage agent doesn’t support 32bit files, how are people splitting the polywav?

I suppose one could use reaper and "explode multichannel audio into mono tracks" but is this the only way to do it?

I am using Audacity to export the tracks (as 32 bit float).  Could also normalize in Audacity and export as 24 bit fixed, I suppose.

Jeff

is it easy to split a 6 channel polywave into 3 stereo tracks using audacity?
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #280 on: November 15, 2019, 10:17:57 AM »
I'm using iZotope rx and it's very easy.  Select and copy the 2 channels you want, then go to file > new from clipboard.

edit:  that said you would think they would update wave agent for 32bit support!
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #281 on: November 15, 2019, 12:37:05 PM »
If wage agent doesn’t support 32bit files, how are people splitting the polywav?

I suppose one could use reaper and "explode multichannel audio into mono tracks" but is this the only way to do it?

I use Soundforge and it does a good job of showing each stereo track.
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #282 on: November 16, 2019, 04:24:45 AM »
i also use soundforge and copy the tracks i want and paste into new 2 channel file
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #283 on: November 16, 2019, 08:20:27 AM »
I'm using iZotope rx and it's very easy.  Select and copy the 2 channels you want, then go to file > new from clipboard.

edit:  that said you would think they would update wave agent for 32bit support!

Great tip; thanks!
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Re: New Sound Devices MixPre II-series coming?
« Reply #284 on: November 22, 2019, 06:29:25 PM »
This is in response to Paul Issacs' posting of the new Approved Media list for the MixPre series he mentioned here:

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=190161.msg2316669#msg2316669

I had not seen that there is a MixPre approved media list now.  It is good to see that SD is testing more cards, and I'm sure all of the MixPre owners here will hope that list will continue to grow.

What the SD list is missing is specific model numbers.  This is important information to have, which you will find on approved media lists from audio recording manufacturers (see lists from Tascam and Zoom, for example).  The MixPre list has general product names, but those can be applied to different production lines sold in different markets, or revised manufacturing runs that may perform differently. 

SanDisk in particular is known for having different model number cards on the market that have the exact same "headline" marketing info on the label.  I did some searching, and I think the SanDisk card on the MixPre list is SDSDXVE-032G-GNCIN, but can I be sure of that?  When I am buying an "approved" card, I want it to be the exact model which was tested.  Without that information, customers may be rolling the dice a bit.  Some users here have been burnt in the past by this.
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