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  1. With wireless now in our product line, we are exploring where and how customers are using wireless and how FCC licensing affects users choice of system, operating frequencies and power levels. A couple of questions: For those of you in the U.S. operating in the 941 MHz band, was the licensing requirement something you addressed before or after considered operating in that band? How long did it take to get licensed? Again for U.S. users, is the licensing requirement to operate higher than 50 mW in the UHF band an obstacle in day to day use? For those who are licensed, how of
  2. Regarding your deliverables to production, in the context of a production sound mixer I don't believe that baseline requirements from production will change soon from 24/48 PCM WAV iso files (and the occasional mix...). Although I have heard about more than one feature production attempting to do their entire audio signal path, including dialog, at 96 kHz SR and are having difficulty (why...another question entirely). That doesn't mean that you won't be recording in some other format in the foreseeable future. Production sound mixers and sound designers are presently recording mate
  3. If you are at IBC, please stop by and see the latest - https://www.sounddevices.com/product/833/
  4. Correct. Files are not overloaded, though their waveform display shows how it would be interpreted as integer (24-bit). MixPre II record mode is either/or, so that isn't feasible, though you could perform a re-record/re-mix on the device to re-record the mix at levels below 0 dBFS.
  5. A few things on this: If you are in a "bag drop" scenario, this is an ideal application for 32-bit float recording with the MixPre II. Whether you (grossly) under record or over record, you can scale the signals after the fact as required. When in 32-bit float mode, limiters are not available on MixPre II's. Nor are they required since no analog voltage from a microphone signal can overload the AD converter. Yes, when you are using a wireless system that has its own gain stage, you must set up a valid gain stage for that device. In 32-bit mode, metering is identical to
  6. Here is an article with both the sound files and visual representations of files that were correctly, over, and under recorded to three separate tracks in the MixPre II. This gives an idea of the gain invariant nature of 32-bit recording. https://www.sounddevices.com/noise-in-32-bit-float/
  7. With the single USB-A port it is either USB controller or USB flash.
  8. Good questions, though I don't have anything to tell you. IMO, choose your tools based on the capabilities they offer today, not what they can and can't offer in the future. In the SD world, we try hard to introduce new features and products when they are ready, though we certainly have missed posted dates.
  9. Yes. Especially when a mixer or recorder is in a signal chain with other devices.
  10. Yes, lots of relevance here. The file container size has historically not been the limiting factor of dynamic range. 24-bits of resolution is excellent for the overwhelming majority of applications. And the outputs of a device, such as AES3, will be in 24-bit. And if you are sourcing from an AES3 signal, no benefit in 32-bit float, unless you inadvertently add digital gain and go over 0 dBFS. In that case the 32-bit file will maintain signal integrity whereas the 24-bit file will be unrecoverable. The step in front of the file container is A-to-D conversion, which has historically
  11. I believe we will start to see this format, which has been available in DAWS for some time, becoming more common in sound-for-picture applications. The benefit of the extended representation of dynamic range outweighs the penalty of the added data required. Here is a write-up of what a 32-bit float file is. https://www.sounddevices.com/32-bit-float-files-explained/
  12. Freeheel, I agree about Facebook and looking for manufacturer information there. Facebook, for better or worse, is often the first place a customer interacts with us today. That is a challenge. Facebook is designed so users spend time on Facebook. Search is non-existent so the same questions come up every 15 days. And the FB forums these questions come up are user-generated and we have no ownership or management of them. While user-to-user data is very valuable (and there are some incredibly sharp end users) it more often than not telephone tree with incorrect information being men
  13. Borjam's comment about missing a curly bracket isn't far off... We missed a few bugs in the 3.00 and 3.01 releases, and some of them manifest in the operation of the product. This truly guts us, and we will make this right, as we have since the early days of the first Sound Devices product with software control, the 442. Back then, the little micro-controller in the 442 controlled tone level, battery metering, limiter threshold, etc. As John says above, it is a software-controlled world. Actually, it is far beyond software control. The latest generation of products, fr
  14. Note that version 3.01 was just released. This version corrects a couple of bugs that were introduced in 3.0. https://www.sounddevices.com/support/downloads
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