Sound Devices MixPre-6 Audio Recorder/Mixer: Initial Impressions

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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