Support Articles

Tiptorial: How to Use the Novation Launch Control XL with Your MixPre

Learn how to use the Novation Launch Control XL in this quick video tiptorial.

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Tiptorial: How to Use the Korg nanoKONTROL Studio and nanoKONTROL2 with Your MixPre

Learn how to use the Korg nanoKONTROL Studio and nanoKONTROL2 in this quick video tiptorial.

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Tiptorial: Using the Sennheiser AMBEO with the Ambisonics Plugin for the MixPre Series

Watch this quick video tiptorial to learn how to use the Sennheiser AMBEO with the Ambisonics Plugin.

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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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Alkaline battery chart - MixPre-6

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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