MixPre Series ASIO Driver Download

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An ASIO driver (v2.9.87.5) for the MixPre Series by Ploytec is now available for download (below).

With USB Audio Class 1 devices — that is, Windows-based computers without an ASIO driver — the MixPre Series audio recorders are capable of sending two channels of audio (L, R) and receiving two channels of audio via USB to/from the computer.

This software driver adds ASIO support in Windows OS for the MixPre-3 and/or MixPre-6. With the ASIO driver installed, Windows-based computers become USB Audio Class 2 devices, which means the MixPre-6 can send eight channels (1-6, L, R) to the computer and receive four channels from the computer via USB, while the MixPre-3 can send five in and receive two out. The ASIO driver for the MixPre Series allows for low-latency operation and max sample rate for USB audio up to 96 kHz on Windows computers. This driver supports Windows 7 and later, both 32- and 64-bit versions.

For stable performance, Sound Devices highly recommends that your Windows computer is installed with the latest Intel USB drivers even if your computer is not Intel based. These drivers are not included in Windows automatic updates. For details on how to manually install these drivers, refer to this Technical Document.

Note: If a previous version of the MixPre Series ASIO driver is installed on the Windows-based computer, it should be uninstalled prior to installing a newer version. For uninstall instructions, see Uninstalling the ASIO Driver

Installation instructions for the ASIO driver are provided here as a convenience. Carefully follow the directions below to download and install the driver.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the latest MixPre Series ASIO driver, which is a zipped file.
  2. Right-click on the downloaded ZIP file and select Extract All. Then, select a destination and click Extract.
  3. Locate and open the extracted folder.
  4. Connect the MixPre-3 or MixPre-6 to the computer with a suitable USB cable.
  5. Double click on the SoundDevices_MixPre_2.9.87.5.exe file in the extracted folder to begin the installation process.
  6. Click Install, when prompted, to run the installer program.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the installation:
    • When prompted to select a language, do so and click OK.
      Select Language dialog for ASIO driver installation
    • When offered options to install, uninstall, or exit, click Install the driver.
      Install selection dialog for ASIO driver installation
    • A dialog with a status bar appears to show progress.
      Install confirmation dialog for ASIO driver installation
  8. After the installation completes successfully, disconnect, and then reconnect the MixPre Series recorder prior to use.

Uninstalling the ASIO Driver

Before installing a new version of the ASIO driver, any existing version on the computer must be uninstalled.

To uninstall the ASIO driver:

  1. With the MixPre-3 or MixPre-6 connected, navigate to Device Manager on your Windows-based computer.
  2. Expand the drop-down for Sound, video and game controllers.
  3. Locate and right-click the MixPre ASIO Driver entry and select Uninstall.
  4. Uninstalling MixPre Device Manager Entry
  5. When prompted for confirmation, it is imperative to select the "Delete the driver software for this device" checkbox and click OK.
  6. Uninstalling MixPre Device Manager Entry
  7. Now, scroll down and expand the drop-down for Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  8. Locate and right-click the MixPre ASIO Driver entry and select Uninstall.
  9. Uninstalling MixPre Device Manager Entry
  10. When prompted for confirmation, it is imperative to select the "Delete the driver software for this device" and click OK.
  11. Uninstalling MixPre Device Manager Entry
  12. Once complete, disconnect and reconnect the MixPre recorder to the computer.

The MixPre Series audio recorder will now connect to the Windows-based (7-10) computer as a class compliant audio device.