Support Articles

Repair FAQ

How can I send my unit for repair? The first step is to contact our Support Team. They’ll ask questions to gather the information needed to take care of you and your product. Some problems do not require a hardware fix and can be resolved without sending the unit in. Our Support Team will troubleshoot […]

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MixPre II Comparison Chart

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833 FAQ

Why did you name it the 833? The 833 is similar to the tried and true 633 but with substantially more powerful hardware. When can I get one? The 833 is shipping Monday, 9/16/19. I own a 633, why should I consider the 833? The 833 has several advantages to the 633, including: 3 additional […]

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Low Level Signals: 32-bit Float versus 24-bit

The most well-known benefit of 32-bit float files is that they have vast headroom, such that signal levels in excess of 0 dBFS do not clip. However there is an important fidelity benefit for very low signal levels too. We set up the following exaggerated scenario to highlight the differences between 32-bit float and 24-bit […]

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Over/Under in 32-Bit Float

The MixPre II recorders includes a new 32-bit float recording mode. To an experienced audio person, the promise of this “gain independent” type of recording seems too good to be true. For years, we’ve all been trained to set the gain high enough to get over the noise floor of the A-to-D converter (or the […]

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Sample 32-bit float and 24-bit fixed WAV files

These samples were recorded on a MixPre-3 II to demonstrate the advantage of using 32-bit float WAV files for recording. We split a signal from a MKH40 mic into two MixPre-3 IIs, one recording 24-bit fixed WAVs, and the other 32-bit float WAVs. We then applied too much gain to loud dialogue. Low-cut was set […]

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