Tag: MixPre-10M

MixPre Comparison Chart

Feature MixPre-3M MixPre-3 MixPre-6M MixPre-6 MixPre-10M MixPre-10T
Tracks 12 (max 3 at once) 5 (3 + LR mix) 12 (max 6 at once) 8 (6 + LR mix) 12 (max 8 at once) 12 (10 + LR mix)
Balanced Mic/Line Inputs 3 XLR 3 XLR 4 XLR/TRS combo 4 XLR/TRS combo 8 XLR/TRS combo 8 XLR/TRS combo
Max Sampling Rate 96 kHz 96 kHz 96 kHz 192 kHz 96 kHz 192 kHz
Music Features: Overdub, Reverb, Metronome, Punch In/Out, Vocal Air, Bounce Yes With Musician Plugin only Yes With Musician Plugin only Yes With Musician Plugin only
Timecode/Start and Stop Trigger No TC Reader
HDMI and LTC via Aux In
No TC Reader
HDMI and LTC via Aux In
No TC Generator/Reader
LTC via BNC
TC Reader via HDMI
USB Audio Streaming – Mac or Windows with ASIO Driver 5 in/2 out 5 in/2 out 8 in/4 out 8 in/4 out 12 in/4 out 12 in/4 out
Power Source 4x AA or 8x AA, L-mount, USB-C, AC wall adapter 4x AA or 8x AA, L-mount, USB-C, AC wall adapter 4x AA or 8x AA, L-mount, USB-C, AC wall adapter 4x AA or 8x AA, L-mount, USB-C, AC wall adapter 4-pin Hirose, 8x AA, L-mount 4-pin Hirose, 8x AA, L-mount
Available Plugins Musician Ambisonics
Musician
Ambisonics
Musician
Wingman iOS and Android Features Metering, Transport Metering, Transport, Metadata Metering, Transport Metering, Transport, Metadata Metering, Transport Metering, Transport, Metadata, Sound Reports
Size/Weight
1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”, 1.05 pounds
1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”, 1.05 pounds
1.40” x 6.53” x 4.65”, 1.24 pounds
1.40” x 6.53” x 4.65”, 1.24 pounds
1.40″ x 8.1″ x 6.9″, 2.01 pounds 1.40″ x 8.1″ x 6.9″, 2.01 pounds
Third Party Controller Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record Start/Stop Trigger Yes Yes Yes
Mid-Side Decoding Yes Yes Yes

MixPre v3.03

Fixed

MixPre-3, -6, -10T

  • Rare occurrence of a zero length file due to pre-roll settings has been eliminated.
  • MixPre buffer errors no longer inaccurately reported as Media Slow errors.

All Models

  • Improved error handling and reporting.
  • Other performance optimizations and stability improvements.

Installation Instructions

Please read and follow the steps below carefully. You may want to print them before upgrading firmware.

Sound Devices recommends saving a setup file prior to loading new firmware.

Prepare to Update

  1. Download the MixPre firmware file MixPre_ 3.03.zip using the link above.
    From the zip archive, extract the file within named MixPre_ 3.03.prg file. Copy this .prg file to the root level (not within a folder) of an SD memory card that has already been formatted by the MixPre recorder.
  2. Power the MixPre via USB-C to external DC power or via “fully charged” batteries. Do not perform the update with low batteries or unstable power sources.
  3. Insert the SD card with the .prg file.
  4. Power on the MixPre.
  5. Navigate to System > Update Firmware and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. When the update is complete the recorder will power cycle itself. The version number MixPre_ 3.03 will be displayed briefly on the splash screen while booting up. A message box appears “Firmware updated successfully Version:MixPre_ 3.03“. Tap “OK”. Please note any changes or additions to the main Menu (if applicable). Consult product documentation for details.

MixPre Firmware v3.02

  • Fixed
    • Noise floor no longer increases when phantom power is turned on and off. (All models)
    • L/R Gain no longer changes when a USB controller is connected. (MixPre-10T, -10M)
    • Stereo Out Gain no longer changes when a USB controller is connected. (MixPre-3, -3M, -6, -6M)
    • MixPre no longer crashes when maximum note character limit (200 characters) is reached. (-3, -6, -10T)
    • Shortcuts menu remains visible after setting nanoKONTROL2 to anything other than gain pots. (-3, -6, -10T)
    • nanoKONTROL2 knobs can now be configured in the menu. (MixPre-3, -3M)
    • Live audio for channels 5 and 6 returns after stopping playback with USB controller connected. (MixPre-6, -6M)
    • Ambisonics: binaural recordings now have proper spatial image. (MixPre-6, -10T)
    • Ambisonics: binaural monitoring with FuMa is now spatially correct. (MixPre-6, -10T)
    • Noise floor no longer increases when phantom power is turned on and off.
    • MixPre no longer crashes when maximum note character limit (200 characters) is reached.
    • Shortcuts menu remains visible after setting nanoKONTROL2 to anything other than gain pots.
    • Stereo Out Gain no longer changes when a USB controller is connected.
    • nanoKONTROL2 knobs can now be configured in the menu.
  • Known issues
    • A rare known issue can occur resulting in recording of zero-length files or media slow errors. Sound Devices is aware of this problem and is rapidly developing a solution. Until informed otherwise, to prevent this from occurring please disable pre-roll. Additionally, if you have adjusted system time and/or date during your recording session, please cycle power after such adjustments. Please stay tuned for a firmware update to correct this issue by visiting our website or by registering your device so that you will receive an email regarding critical updates for the MixPre-Series. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

MixPre Firmware v3.00

  • New
    • For all models:
      • USB control from the Korg NanoKontrol Studio, Korg NanoKontrol2, Akai MidiMix, and Novation
      • Launch Control XL USB control surfaces. Other USB control surfaces are not supported.
      • Includes support for fader, trim, pan, low cut, reverb, solo, mute, track arm, monitor, transport control, LR output level, and user-programmable shortcut buttons.
      • Note: available features depend on the control surface being used and whether Audio or Music projects are enabled. For more information, see the USB Controller chapter in your MixPre User Guide.
    • For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:
      • Pre-roll: saves up to 10 seconds of audio before the “record” button is pressed. Select up to 10 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-10T and 5 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-3 & -6. Pre-roll time is reduced at 96 kHz and higher sampling rates.
    • For MixPre-3 and 3M only:
      • Phase invert option now available for the MixPre-3. Phase invert is already available for all other MixPre models.
    • For MixPre-6 and -10T only:
      • Ambisonics and binaural recording/monitoring (-6 and -10T Audio projects only). Requires installation of the free Ambisonics Plugin available at the Sound Devices Plugin Store. See [Ambisonics user guide link]
    • For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:
      • Bluetooth LE wireless remote control using the Android or iOS Wingman app. Includes 12-track monitoring, mix metering, transport control, time counter, track naming and arming.
      • Support for the new Windows ASIO driver, v2.9.92.1. This enables a MixPre running a Music project to be used as a multichannel USB audio interface with Windows computers. This ASIO driver is required when using the MixPre-3M, -6M, or -10M or when running Music projects in the MixPre-3, -6, or -10T.
  • Changed
    • For all models:
      • Meter scale now included on Channel screen meter.
  • Fixed
    • For all models:
      • Noise that occurred when playing back MixPre-recorded 96 kHz or 192 kHz files at a fraction of their normal speed has been eliminated.
      • The UI no longer occasionally switches to a Channel screen’s first page after selecting a linking option.
      • Fader or gain levels now only display at the top of the Home screen when being adjusted.
      • Improved handling of projects without an SD card connected.
      • Rare event where USB audio inputs 3 and 4 were routed directly to the LR tracks has been resolved.
      • Files with both Mix and ISO tracks now consistently import correctly.
      • Imported files now consistently playback at correct speed.
      • Ticking noises that occasionally occurred when playing back imported files containing cue markers have been removed.
      • Sample rate stays consistent between the MixPre and a computer when changing projects without an SD card inserted.
      • LR gain now remains correct after loading a preset with L and R unlinked and set to different gain values.
      • When transitioning between playback and stop, solo’d track remains consistent.
      • All channels of a linked group can be solo’d in the headphone output.
      • Improved USB-A port connectivity.
    • For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:
      • Playback meters now display in Audio projects when meters are set to Off.
      • Custom Mode with Gain set to Basic and Headphones set to Advanced now allows deselecting of all sources in the Headphone Preset matrix.
      • Live audio now returns consistently after playback when device is connected via USB to a computer.
    • For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:
      • The maximum number of cue markers in Music projects has been increased to 99.
      • All tracks are now present after importing non-native files into Music projects.
      • Imported non-native content does not disappear after overdubbing.
      • A lockup no longer occurs if the HP encoder is pressed when viewing an empty History list.
    • For MixPre-3 and -6 models only:
      • A lockup that occasionally occurred when switching from a battery source to a low USB power source has been resolved.
      • For MixPre-6 and -10T models only:
      • Linking settings remain correct when switching between Music and Audio projects.
      • Live audio for channels 9 & 10 (on MixPre-10T) and channels 5 & 6 (on MixPre-6) return after playback.
    • For MixPre-10T only:
      • Timecode generator reset warning no longer appears when booting up in Music projects.
      • Record Trigger setting is now stored across power cycles.
    • For MixPre-10T and -10M only:
      • In Stop mode, navigation no longer skips between cue marks (on MixPre-10M or in Music projects on the MixPre-10T).
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