Tag: MixPre-6

MixPre Series v6.00

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New

  • 32-bit float USB audio streaming. Requires Mac OS Catalina (version 10.15+) and an application that supports 32-bit float. Find out if your application of choice supports 32-bit float audio streaming here.
    (MixPre II Series only)

Fixed

  • MixAssist can now be enabled during Playback with ReMix on.
    (MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-10T, MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II)
  • HDMI record triggers no longer create several recordings if the cable was connected while the camera was actively recording.
    (MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II)
  • Various system enhancements and improvements.

MixPre Series v5.01

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MixPre Series v5.01 (MixPre-3, -6, -10T, -3M, -6M, -10M, -3 II, -6 II, and -10 II)

Fixed

  • Sound Reports are now available on original MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. 
  • USB Output routing matrix no longer links Track L with channels 1-10 on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II.

USB Hub Support

All MixPre, MixPre-M and MixPre II Series models running firmware v5.00 or higher support USB hubs. USB hubs allow you to simultaneously connect multiple USB devices, such as USB control surfaces, keyboards, and USB drives (MixPre II Series, MixPre-10T, and MixPre-10M only). 

Sound Devices recommends wall-powered USB hubs, which deliver appropriate current. If using a bus-powered hub, we recommend connecting three or fewer low-power devices.

To use a USB hub, connect an empty hub to the MixPre’s USB-A port. Once the hub is connected, add USB devices to the hub one at a time. Connecting a hub that already has devices plugged in to the MixPre could result in unpredictable behavior of the connected USB devices.

We recommend powering the MixPre using an L-mount battery or wall power. If the MixPre is powered only with AA batteries, the Mixpre will not power the USB hub. Also, if the MixPre enters low power mode, the USB-A port will be disabled, and the USB hub will no longer function.

Additionally, please note the following: 

  • Use a high-quality USB-C to USB-C cable when powering from a USB-C power source, preferably 3 feet or shorter. Low-quality USB-C cables have a higher impedance and could cause unstable behavior. 
  • If bus powering the MixPre via USB-C, ensure the MixPre is receiving enough power to not enter low power mode.
  • If devices unmount, there is not enough current to power all of the attached devices. Remove one or more devices, or use a wall-powered hub.
  • Only one USB controller can be used at a time.
  • Only one USB drive can be used at a time (MixPre II, MixPre-10T, and MixPre-10M only).
  • We can’t guarantee that every hub on the market will function properly.

MixPre v5.00 featuring MixAssist Plugin Support and More Now Available

REEDSBURG, WIS., NOVEMBER 26, 2019 – Sound Devices announces firmware version 5.00 for all MixPre mixer-recorders, including the new MixPre II Series. All current and legacy MixPre and MixPre-M models have received useful improvements and features, including flexible USB output routing and USB hub support. Additionally, version 5.00 introduces the new MixAssist Plugin, bringing Sound Devices’ field-proven automixer to the MixPre Original Series and MixPre II Series.

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MixPre Series v5.00

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MixPre Series v5.00 (MixPre-3, -6, -10T, -3M, -6M, -10M, -3 II, -6 II, and -10 II)

New

  • Support for optional MixAssist automixer plugin.
    MixAssist reduces ambient noise and reverberation when mixing and recording with multiple microphones. The advanced automixer incorporates multiple proprietary algorithms for reducing noise and phase artifacts, including Noise Adaptive Threshold, MaxBus, Last Mic Lock-on, Off-Attenuation, and NOMA (Number of Open Mic Attenuator).
    The MixAssist Plugin is available for purchase at the Sound Devices Plugin Store. (available for MixPre-3, -6, 10T, -3 II, -6, II, and 10 II).
  • Flexible USB Output routing. The new USB Output routing matrix allows control of what signals are sent to the computer and in which order they get sent. The matrix allows for mix-minus and selection between pre-fade vs. post-fade isolated channels (M models and music projects allow post-fade only).
  • Sound Reports added to MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-3 II, and MixPre-6 II.
  • Expanded list of cameras supported for HDMI timecode and triggers including cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm in addition to the already supported Sony and Panasonic cameras.
  • USB Hub support: connect and simultaneously use a USB keyboard, USB Controller, and a USB Thumb-drive via a USB Hub.
    Note: USB Drives are supported by the MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II, MixPre-10M, and MixPre-10T.
  • USB Auto-Copy copying status now more prominent: status is displayed on all meter view status bars and by a flashing record LED in stop mode.
  • USB Auto-Copy can now be suspended when powering down the MixPre and auto-resume when powered back on. 
  • Quicker front panel knob response for low latency fader adjustments
  • Improvements to reduce power consumption. Unused channels can be set to Off when not in use to maximize battery life. 
  • USB Audio Class 1 (Windows without ASIO driver) now supports up to 96 kHz sample rates. 
  • Music Mode (MixPre M models) now allow USB returns from a computer to be routed directly to headphones, bypassing the need to route it to a channel.
  • Channel screen usability improvements for more immediate access to channel gain and solo.
    • Trim gain is automatically selected when entering a channel screen
    • New menu option to automatically solo the channel when entering a channel screen
    • Removed time out when setting parameters

Fixed

  • Various improvements to USB Drive Auto-Copy feature. 
  • Various improvements to SD Card performance.
  • Rare instances where MixPre boots up with a black screen have been eliminated. 
  • MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer ignore record triggers from Aux In timecode. 
  • MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. 
  • Rare instances of Left track meter activity freezes no longer occur. 
  • System lock up no longer occurs when attempting to load a music project from a formatted SD card. 
  • Audible click no longer occurs when turning the slate mic on or off.
  • Sound Report Bit Depth field for 32-Bit files are no longer left blank.
  • Record Run values are now properly held over power cycles. 
  • System lock up when quickly entering record after opening a pre-existing project no longer occurs.
  • Power switch is no longer unresponsive after rapidly switching between music and audio projects. 
  • System lock up no longer occurs when turning on pre-roll with no armed tracks.
  • Front panel knob levels between 91 and 96 dB in 32-Bit mode no longer attenuate the signal. 
  • Improved switching between 32-Bit Float, Ambisonics, and Music modes to improve overall system stability.  
  • Various noises have been eradicated when tone generator is active and changes are made to sample rates or transport states. 
  • Noise on channels when restoring defaults from Ambisonics mode has been eliminated. 
  • Timecode jam screen on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer freezes when there is no incoming timecode signal present.
  • USB Controllers can no longer mute a channel in basic audio mode. 
  • Extra channels (5 and 6 on MixPre-6/II and 9 and 10 on MixPre-10T/II) no longer send live signal instead of the recorded track to the headphone monitor during playback. 
  • Extra channels 9 and 10 on a MixPre-10T/II no longer switch to off after activating the slate mic.  
  • Improved the accuracy of the Timecode Jam menu difference display. 
  • Various system enhancements and improvements.

Wingman v5.00

  • Sound Reports are now available for MixPre-3/II and MixPre-6/II.
  • MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. 
  • Track arm indicators no longer flicker green during playback in music projects.
  • Rare application crash when splitting recording no longer occurs. 
  • Android Take List is now called File List to be consistent with iOS version. 
  • False Take button is now grayed out in Basic mode on Android.
  • Various display fixes for iOS Dark Mode. 

Known Issues

  • Sound Reports are not available on original MixPre-3 and MixPre-6.
  • USB Output routing matrix is linking Track L with channels 1-10 on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II.
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