The Sound Devices MixPre-6 (and MixPre-3) are the newest recorder/mixer series from Sound Devices. These are targeted at enthusiast filmmakers, Vloggers, podcasters, mobile musicians, and even as backup recorders for professional sound mixers.
In this episode I share my initial impressions after having the MixPre-6 for about 48 hours and having used it for a voice-over job.
If I had to sum it all up: Amazing value, great preamps with analogue limiters and low-cut filters, good ergonomics, tough build quality. Does not replace pro-level recorders but a great feature set for the price and a good option for enthusiast filmmakers, video makers, mobile musicians, and podcasters.
Gear used to record this episode (or mentioned):
Sound Devices MixPre-6 Audio Recorder & Mixer
Sound Devices MixPre-3 Audio Recorder & Mixer
DPA 4017b Shotgun Microphone (my pro-level outdoor mic)
Audio Technica AT4053b Microphone (my pro-level indoor mic)
RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone (good prosumer outdoor mic)
ElectroVoice RE50L Dynamic Reporter’s Microphone
Panasonic GH5 Camera
Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 Lens (1st Generation)
Lifecharge USB Battery (for powering the MixPre-6)
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