MixPre II Series

Sound Devices MixPre II Series Audio Recorders Review

Index:

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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Copyright 2019 by Curtis Judd

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MixPre II New Features Sound for Video Session

In this week’s Sound for Video Session, we show how to configure the new features on the Sound Devices MixPre II series of recorders. This includes the wide dynamic range (32 bit float recording), timecode, 192kHz sample rate, adjustable limiters, auto-copy to USB Drive, and pre-roll.

Audio DAW and video editing app 32 bit compatibility list at Sound Devices’ website.

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 I & II series of recorders.

Gear discussed and used to record this episode:

Sound Devices MixPre II Series recorders - B&H

Sound Devices 833 Mixer/Recorder - used to record my dialogue for this session - B&H

RODE Reporter Microphone - B&H

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K - B&H

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

Copyright 2019 by Curtis Judd

Ethics statement: Some of the links above are Amazon.com, B&H Photo, or other affiliate links.