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About Peshawar

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  • Birthday 08/17/1976

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    Sound designer for video games
  1. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    The Mixpre is a good option for me, at least for now. I can use external preamps if I have to to get the sound I want. Would I like a Sonosax sx-62r or a Cantar Mini? Yes I would. But there's a large cost difference and even if SD doesn't change a thing I can make it work. I was just putting some feedback out there in the hopes that improvements might be possible. But if nothing happens I'm good with that too.
  2. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    The things I'm hoping SD adds to the Mixpres are : 1. Using the hdmi ports to sync up two of them, hopefully with some sort of tod tc and sample clock or at the very least sample clock. Along with transport commands, of course. That way you could have two Mixpres that would stay in properly clocked sync for long files, along with transport commands. Even if the tc wasn't there, simply having transport and sample rate lock would be a big help for my needs (once the multichannel files are brought into Pro Tools and synced they will stay in sync). 2. Better options with the limiters. As it stands the limiters aren't good for very loud sfx. The release time is way too long. So things with loud transients tend to get sucked away in a fashion I find to be unusable. Hoping for at least a "fast" setting on the release times. Also, being able to separate the limiters (input limiters functioning independently from the mix limiter) so that you could make a loud mix track by goosing up the iso's with fader volume, and still have iso's with full dynamic range. 3. Probably a pipe dream, but some sort of phase alignment tool for multiple mics. Delays with .1 ms resolution. If I have a bunch of microphones up for recording guns for instance, having a utility besides my ears to help get the different angles in phase would be amazing. Of course, I also want this available at 192k. Like I said, pipe dream. [emoji4]
  3. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    +1 here too. Having a "fader flip" option in advanced mode where the front panel knobs become the trims would be most useful to me as well.
  4. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Nic, Would you be so kind as to confirm that in advanced mode we will have full control over mic gain (trims)? There still is a little nagging doubt in my mind that this could be the case. The manual released yesterday appeared to be slightly contradictory on this specific detail. Also, if recording at 24/192, are we still able to record a stereo mix in addition to four iso's? It would be amazing if so. My main usage is just for recording sound effects. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to questions.
  5. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Thanks Mike. I believe you're right. In my haste I missed that portion in the text of the manual. That sets my mind at ease a bit. Really curious to hear what they've done with the pres and a/d for these.
  6. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    I just preordered one through Trew. But after reading the manual on the SD site I'm a little concerned (perhaps needlessly so). It appears that you cannot set the trims as one would normally expect, and your "gain" control simply is a send level to the internal mix bus. Others have already mentioned this in the thread. What I'm concerned about is how a situation where I'm recording super loud things like guns will work. Looking at it right now, I'm not sure how this would be done optimally. If I like the sound of the limiters, I want to be able to hit them and find a sweet spot. I'm not sure I like the idea of the recorder adjusting automatically to a loud input. Is there any early Intel on how a situation like this would work? Might be too early, of course, to know. Thanks in advance.