Sound Devices MixPre II Series Audio Recorders Review


00:11 Summary

01:03 How does it sound compared to Zoom F6?

01:58 Wide Dynamic Range 32-bit Float Recording

09:53 Other new features

11:55 What if you’re sending audio from your recorder to your camera?

13:09 MixPre II vs Zoom F6 - Advantages of each

23:25 Should I buy a Zoom F6 or MixPre II?

Sound Devices has a strong history of providing high end audio field recorders for film and TV production., having won several prestigious technical awards. In 2017, Sound Devices first made their high quality audio recorders available to a larger pro-sumer audience with the introduction of the MixPre-3, 6, and 10T recorders. And now, in 2019, they have updated the MixPre line with their new II Series of recorders - The MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, and MixPre-10 II. In this episode, we cover the new features on the II series of recorders, including the wide dynamic range and 32-bit float recording features and compare it to a similar recorder, the Zoom F6.

If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses including processing dialogue audio in Adobe Audition and DaVinci Resolve/Fairlight, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F4, F8, and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.

Gear used or mentioned in this episode:

Sound Devices MixPre II Series recorders - B&H

Zoom F6 Audio Field Recorder - B&H Amazon

DPA 4017b Shotgun Microphone - B&H

Aputure C120T - B&H

Aputure C120DII - B&H Amazon

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K - B&H

Sigma ART 24-70mm f/2.8 EF Mount Lens - B&H Amazon

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