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    Mobile ADR recording, location sound, foley, sound editing and mixing.

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  1. Somebody should tell K-tek they missed April Fools' Day by a couple of weeks
  2. My favorite is the Beyerdynamic DT–102. Its comfortable, sounds good, and makes a good seal on most people's heads. I use it all the time as talent headphones for ADR sessions and it's great. -Mike
  3. Yeah a 4-hour run time seems like a deal breaker for most productions. How long is the recharge time after the battery is depleted?
  4. I would add my +1 to this request as well. I can definitely see myself using this mostly attached to a computer, where the gain trims are more important to quickly adjust than the mix track. And Nic, thanks for clearing up the USB issue. I was worried when I saw the initial copy saying a USB-Y cable was included that it wouldn't run well off of one normal USB port. Glad to hear that is not the case. In most situations when I'm doing portable recording I do not have 2 free USB ports on my laptop to dedicate to this - as I also need a Pro Tools dongle, etc. I use a USBPre2 now and I'm thinking the MixPre-6 will be an awesome replacement for that -Mike
  5. Thanks for being here Nic! Here's another question that wasn't clear to me from the manual: Can you connect the MixPre 6 (or 3) to a computer with either the USB C or USB A port? Or is the USB A port just for keyboard support? I'm asking mainly because I would love to be able to use the AC power adapter (which if I'm not mistaken has a USB-C connection) at the same time as the MixPre is connected to a computer as an audio interface. Thanks! -Mike
  6. My impression from reading the manual was that, yes the pots default to volume to the mix bus and not gain, and there is no gain control in "Basic" mode. In "Advanced" mode however, there seems to be gain adjustment as normal, along with limiter control. I would also be curious if there was a quick way to set the pots to "gain" mode, or a way to change that to be the default if I want to ride the gain going to my ISO's. -Mike
  7. The manual is now online on the SD website. -Mike
  8. Yeah that is the way it seems Thanks guys! Love the size of this! -Mike
  9. True! Specs look good! Do any of our esteemed dealers know the actual size of the two units? It doesn't look like the -6 is that much physically larger than the -3 (which would be great). -Mike
  10. Ok this rocks my world. Not a replacement for my 633 or 788t or 702... but a huge help in lots of other situations. Hopefully the mic preamps will be on par with other SD products - I always get a little nervous when marketing departments start giving mic preamps cute names... -Mike
  11. Yup only you can decide what you need. If you think you will need more than the 6 ISO tracks that the 633 can do, then go for the 664. If you never or rarely need more than 6 tracks then go for the 633. The 633 is more flexible, more upgradable (as the recent addition of auto mixing shows), and records at higher sample rates (the 664 maxes out at 48K). But the 664 can handle more tracks. -Mike
  12. My first setup for this type of work was a package deal I scored on eBay. (I had setups geared toward remote music recording before that). It was a Wendt X4 mixer and Portabrace case, BDS system, a Sennheiser 416, 2 Lectrosonics UCR195D receivers and transmitters and Sonotrim lavs, a big case to put it all in, a KTek boom pole, and cables. I was all set! -Mike
  13. Most of the used MKH70's I've seen are listed in the $1300-1500 range. It sounds like there is not a ton of used mics around you so if it's in good condition I would say it's definitely worth getting. If you don't like it or want something else later it should be easy to sell it back for what you paid. -Mike
  14. Nice. Yeah I picked one of these up used locally and it was listed as the non-internally wired version but when I got it it turned out to be wired already. So score! -Mike
  15. Thanks guys. Yes I definitely take good care of the mic, but like you said Glen, getting it into a Rycote INV-HG mount without accidentally moving the switches is rather difficult. I did recently pick up one of the new INV-lite mounts for it and that pretty much completely solves the shockmount problem for me, so I was happy about that. Just curious if anyone else had this issue and wanted to make sure I didn't get a faulty preamp :-) -Mike