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Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder

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Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder
Key Features
  • For Location Recording, Filmmaking & VR
  • 32-Bit Recording / 32-Bit USB Streaming
  • Record up to 192 kHz, Stream at 96 kHz
  • 4 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
For independent filmmakers, field recordists, and Ambisonic enthusiasts who need pristine audio capture of up to four microphones, the Sound Devices MixPre-6 II multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool. Record up to six tracks of external sources (four channels via XLR-1/4" combo jacks and two channels via a 3.5mm mini jack)—as well as a stereo mix—at sample rates and resolutions of up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, all while monitoring audio in headphones. If you choose to use the MixPre-6 II as your studio interface, you'll be able to achieve sample rates up to 96 kHz. 
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Do I need to add a mixer to this? If I do add a ...

Do I need to add a mixer to this? If I do add a mixer, what do I gain?
Asked by: Phillip
Apparently, if you want outputs you would have to add a real field mixer. Sound Devices has made several great ones over the years, but has given up on that end of the business. I have five sets of balanced outputs on my 664. Maybe more.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2024-05-14

Is there an option to buy a Dan Dugan auto mix?

Is there an option to buy a Dan Dugan auto mix?
Asked by: David
For this application, SoundDevices offers MixAssist for their MixPre series recorders. https://www.sounddevices.com/product/mixassist-plugin/
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2022-07-03

Can you mount this on a tripod then mount a ...

Can you mount this on a tripod then mount a camera on top? What would be the weight limit?
Asked by: Angelo
Angelo, please do your research. The answer to your question lies within the product description. For the second answer, I wouldn’t mount a cinema camera that weighs 25lbs. For that you can mount on top of the camera. If your question is regarding your tripod, it also has a weight rating. Go to sounddevices.com for more information and get familiar with the product. For further comments that are not readily available, folks like me will be happy to answer.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-09-15

I have the original MixPre-6. I love it except ...

I have the original MixPre-6. I love it except for the USB-C port. The cable slips out of the port easily. This becomes very frustrating in live stream scenarios. Was this fixed? Does it 'stick' like a usb-c port in the phone, or is it still a bit loose? My current one is so loose that a small jostle will give me a low power warning.
Asked by: Sarah
Update! Sound Devices sent me a new cable and it works! THANK YOU!!! We've been using for church live-streaming weekly - getting the audio feed out of the soundboard and into the computer. Because of the device and stellar support, I've decided to purchase a second one (version II) so I can leave one at the church instead of hauling it back and forth.
Answered by: Sarah
Date published: 2020-06-29

Can this trigger from a Canon EOS R if connected ...

Can this trigger from a Canon EOS R if connected via the usb mini input?
Asked by: Ben
Via USB, No. If your camera can send timecode over HDMI it will work. Set your camera timecode to be RECORD RUN and make sure it is being sent via the HDMI cable. Set your MixPre6 for timecode record trigger. I have done this with other cameras - it works very well.
Answered by: Jesse
Date published: 2020-04-06

Do you still need a Cloudlifter for the Shure ...

Do you still need a Cloudlifter for the Shure SM7B or does this device eliminate that need?
Asked by: Adam
No, a Cloudlifter is not needed for this combination. The Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder provides up to +76 dB of gain, which is more than sufficient for the Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-06-22

I hope someone can help me think ahead about what ...

I hope someone can help me think ahead about what I can do with the aux input on the MixPre-6. My idea is that if I need to use channels 5 and 6, I can run a line from my Zoom F1 (which would have two mics going in) into the MixPre-6. Sounds easy enough, but am I missing something? Thanks for any insight.
Asked by: David
Sounds like a plan!
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-05-17

The Sound Devices Mixpre series has had quite a ...

The Sound Devices Mixpre series has had quite a few quality control issues. I purchased the Mixpre 6 when it first came out and it never worked. Why should I be confident in any Sound Devices product?
Asked by: Scott
Hi Scott, I am sorry to hear your MixPre-6 II "never worked." Can you please clarify what this means? Did you contact our support team to determine what/if anything is wrong with your unit?
Answered by: Sound Devices Specialist
Date published: 2019-12-16
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