MixPre II Series as Audio Interfaces for Tablets and Phones

The process described below is for connecting a MixPre II to a mobile device. Function and connectivity will vary based on the mobile app. Not all audio or calling apps allow USB audio. We have tested Zoom and Garageband. The following set-ups have been verified with the MixPre II Series, but may also work for the first generation MixPre Series.


USB from MixPreMixPre ModelDevice TypeRequired for ConnectionNotes
USB-AMixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 IIiPhone/iPad

Lightning to USB-A cable


USB-A to USB-C (for iPads with USB-C)

USB-A can be used as a multichannel audio interface and charger to iPhone/iPad. May not charge all iPad models. MixPre-3 II and MixPre-6 II must not be in low-power mode (i.e. the power icon must be green: powered from L-Mount, USB-C power source, or AA caddy).
USB-CMixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 IIiPad (Models with USB-C Port)USB-C to USB-C cable2-in/2-out audio interface to iPad (models with a USB-C port). iPad Pro will power the MixPre-3 II or -6 II in this configuration.
USB-CMixPre-10 IIiPhone/iPad (Models with Lightning Port) Apple Camera Kit adapter 2-in/2-out audio interface to iPhone/iPad. Since this adapter cable has a power input, the iOS device can be charged at the same time. You will need to connect a USB wall charger to the camera kit adapter power input.

Not Recommended

USB from MixPreMixPre ModelDevice TypeNotes
USB-CMixPre-10 IIAndroidMixPre-10 II USB-C port can be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface but compatibility is mixed and unpredictable. A Samsung Galaxy S4 running the Audio Evolution Mobile app on Android 10 has been tested successfully.
USB-CMixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 IIiPhone/iPad (Models with Lightning Port)As a 2-in/2-out audio interface to iPhone/iPad (w/lightning port) using the powered Apple Camera Kit adapter, compatibility is mixed and unpredictable.


USB from MixPreMixPre ModelDevice Type
USB-AMixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 IIAndroid
USB-CMixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 IIAndroid