Tech Notes

Tiptorial: Installing the Ambisonics Plugin for the MixPre-6 and -10T

Learn how to install the Ambisonics Plugin in this quick video tiptorial.

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Understanding Microphone Preamplifier Noise

A question we often hear in Technical Support goes something like this, “I’ve cranked up the gain of my [pick a Sound Devices product] microphone input and it sounds noisy. What gives?” The short answer is, “that is a meaningless ‘measurement’”. The long answer is far more interesting for those who want a better understanding of microphone preamplifiers. Performing a valid, meaningful measurement of microphone preamplifier input noise requires more than “cranking open” an input and listening in headphones.

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MixPre-3 & MixPre-6 Maximizing Battery Runtime

The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 are high performance audio instruments. These diminutive products offer audio quality that equals, and often exceeds, rack-mounted, mains-powered audio gear. To get to this level of performance they require more power than other products in their class. This article discusses different battery types and their effect on MixPre battery runtime.

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Installing MixPre ASIO Driver for Windows

Video Tiptorial demonstrating how to install the Windows ASIO® driver on our MixPre Series recorders. In this video, we also explain why a user would need the ASIO driver and how to properly download it from Sound Devices’ website.

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Network Naming Convention for the 970 and PIX 260i / PIX 270i

The Sound Devices 970 and Video Devices PIX 260i, PIX 270i rack-mount recorders allow the user to define a unique network name for network identification. While this feature allows for great flexibility, there are some precautions that need to be taken when selecting the network name of the device. In order to create reliable connections, […]

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CL-WiFi iOS Compatibility

Our CL-WiFi application continues to run on iOS 10 and earlier versions of iOS. It is not supported by iOS 11, but there are options….

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