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MixPre Firmware v2.21

  • New
    • For all models:
      • Increased maximum number of cue markers to 99 per file for Audio Projects and 99 per song for Music Projects.
      • Cue Marker Names are now readable by compatible DAWs e.g. Adobe Audition, Reaper.
  • Fixed
    • For all models:
      • Windows 7 and 8 were not able to import or read MixPre .wav audio files.
      • Wave file header was not always being updated for file splits.

MixPre Firmware v2.20

  • New
    • For all models:
      • Output gain range increased by 20dB.
      • Added Output Mute option.
      • Added Output Mute * shortcut option.
    • For MixPre-10M:
      • Import of WAV audio files (native and non-native) when creating a Music Project.
    • For MixPre-10T:
      • Displays a timecode reset notification in Free Run and Time of Day modes when timecode is reset after the timecode hold time of 4 hrs is exceeded.
    • For MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 only:
      • Jump to cue marks by holding Play and rotating the headphone encoder.
    • For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only
      • Plugin support: A new System > Plugins submenu for installing future licensed plugins.
      • New Record > Record Bells menu option to disable record bell notifications.
      • Added Inputs MS Decode submenu to select MS decoding to both ISOs and Mix or Mix Only.
      • Recordings that are split across multiple files now playback seamlessly.
      • Playback of non-native WAV files in Audio Projects.
  • Changed
    • For all models:
      • Channel Screen meter remains visible and active when adjusting channel gain.
      • Headphone Clip Indicator is now displayed in power/battery level indicator in the top right of the screen.
      • Post fade channel clipping is now indicated by a channel’s ring LED illuminating red.
      • Projects are now sorted by creation date/time in the Project > Open menu.
      • Menu screens now allow the user to switch from one parameter to another with a single touch.
    • For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:
      • A file’s ‘Name’ has been increased to a maximum of 20 characters.
  • Fixed
    • For all models:
      • Jumping between cue marks has been improved.
      • Media I/O Error message was incorrectly displayed for a full SD card.
      • In some DAWs, MixPre audio file signal clipping was occurring at -0.1dBFS.
      • Zero byte split files were created on some SD cards.
      • Pop-up dialog windows could appear one on top of the other.
      • Improved handling of pop up dialog boxes.
      • Improved audio scrubbing.
      • Improved transport handling.
      • Improved media performance.
    • For MixPre-10T only:
      • USB Thumbdrive was prematurely shown as full.
      • Time of Day timecode was incorrect after power cycling within the timecode hold time (4 hours).
    • For MixPre-10M only:
      • Mute was not muting tracks with Input source set to Click.
      • Metronome Volume and Click track level were inconsistent.
      • Rendered audio files were not automatically copied to the USB Drive.
      • Cue marks that fell outside of the Play In / Stop region were still embedded in the rendered wav file.
      • Cue marks set as Play In, Record In, Record Out, Stop were not being moved correctly.
      • Rendered isolated wav files would occasionally contain discontinuities at crossfades.
      • Phantom Power setting was not carrying over to the linked input in a linked pair.
      • Playback would not always work after recording the first take in a music project.
      • 44.1 kHz sample rate would not carry over to new projects.
    • For MixPre-6 and -10T only:
      • MixPre-6 channels 5 & 6 and MixPre-10T channels 9 & 10 were displaying 6dB too high.
      • Solo and Mutes were not linked when Link Type was set to ‘All’.
    • For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:
      • Audio bleed-through into the record start/stop bells.
      • MS balance control was occasionally resetting to center.
      • Cue marks were not copied from the original file to the re-recorded file.
      • Track Arm indicators would flash after playing back.
      • Phantom Power setting could be displayed incorrectly in the Channel screen after playback.
      • Re-recording was only possible when the source file contained three or more tracks.
      • Headphone monitoring source would change after playback.
      • Previous project was not loading when reinserting the SD card.
      • Recording would stop when recording automatic file splits to daily folders over midnight.

MixPre Firmware v2.10

  • New
    • Re-mix (-3, -6, -10T only). Ability to playback any existing file and create a new LR mix by adjusting its ISO tracks’ fader levels and pans. Re-mix is enabled in the Record menu and is only available in Advanced Mode or Custom Mode with Gain set to Advanced. Re-mixing requires that the source file include at least one ISO track.
    • Re-record LR (-3, -6, -10T only). Ability to record the LR mix during remixing. All metadata from the source file is transferred to the re-recorded 2-ch LR mix poly wav file. A re-recorded file’s name is the same as the original source file name but prefixed with the characters ‘R_’. Re-recording requires Remix to be enabled and the source file to have at least one ISO track.
    • Cue Marks. Support for cue marks to allow jumping directly to points of interest within a wav file. Cue marks can be added during recording or playback and can be deleted, named and moved. Jump directly to a cue mark by selecting it from a file’s Cue List and then pressing play. On the 10T, skip from cue to cue using FFWD and REW joystick. Cue marks are embedded in the wav file’s metadata and can be read and displayed by compatible computer applications (e.g. Adobe Audition, Reaper.)
    • Option to set the USB Audio interface to output only 2 channels in order to increase compatibility with applications that do not support multichannel USB audio. Go to Menu>System>USB Audio and select Stereo Out.
    • Additional channel linking options (-6, -10T only). For the MixPre-10T, additional options include 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 5-7 and for the MixPre-6, option 1-3 is added.
    • Link Type menu (-6, -10T only) providing the ability to choose which parameters are linked when linking three or more channels. Selecting the ‘All’ option links input type, trim gains, faders, limiters, low cuts, record arms, and delays. Selecting the ‘Faders Only’ option only links the faders.
  • Changed
    • Four button layout is now changed to six button layout in the Channel screens.
    • Rendering start and stop points are now determined by the Play In and Stop cues if set. This is ideal for rendering out only a part of a project. (10M only)
    • Cue markers are now embedded into rendered WAV files. (10M only)
    • Mute now deactivates the input. Previously mute would only mute the input in the headphone monitor.
    • Mute is now accessible via the Channel screen.
    • 10T factory default mode is now set to Advanced instead of Basic.
    • Monitor button is now grayed out when Input is set to Off. (10M only)
    • The track that is using ‘Air’ is now displayed in the greyed out button of other tracks. (10M only)
  • Fixed
    • Headphone clip indicator was only being displayed when adjusting headphone level
    • Some USB keyboard shortcuts were not working (10M only)
    • Brief audio burst when soloing a channel (10M only)
    • Enabling a track’s input monitor would incorrectly enable other tracks’ input monitors during record (10M only)
    • Transport stability, media performance and UI navigation have been improved
    • Timecode Menu and USB Drive Status Error Handling have been improved (10T only)
    • Fast Forward and Rewind were not responsive in the Channel screens. (10T and 10M only)

MixPre Firmware v1.53

  • Changed
    • The MixPre-10T transport control’s orange LED brightness is dimmed in stop mode to make it clearer when the unit is recording.
    • The Take List indicates which file is playing back by displaying it in green text.
  • Fixed
    • Limiters are not always enabled when switching from Advanced to Basic Mode
    • Pans were not always correct after switching to Basic Mode from Advanced Mode with Inputs Linked.
    • If timecode backup time expired when the MixPre-10T was powered off, TOD timecode was incorrect when next powered on.
    • Rare stuttering of audio during playback of some files
    • Audio crackling noise in headphones when turning HP encoder
    • Incorrect gain values when channels are MS linked
    • Sound Reports were not automatically copied to the USB thumbdrive (MixPre-10T only)
    • New Project Name was not retained after a power cycle if no files were recorded in that project
    • Long file names were not being displaying fully

Installing MixPre ASIO Driver for Windows

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Video Tiptorial demonstrating how to install the Windows ASIO® driver on our MixPre Series recorders. In this video, we also explain why a user would need the ASIO driver and how to properly download it from Sound Devices’ website.


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