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  1. Hi Everyone, Sorry to hear about your MixPre 10T bootup firmware issue. I'm the original poster about this issue, I think. Same experience as you. Sound Devices were/are aware of this and wanted me to send my unit in, which I couldn't do. I agree that having the MixPre go into an unnecessary firmware update needlessly wastes time booting up, especially if you're needing to record audio immediately...a real pain. Not sure if there is an underlying hardware problem- Sound Devices kind of avoided this possibility. Anyhow, here's what I think is the
  2. Hi All, Hope everyone is well :-) Was thinking about getting/purchasing the Musician Plugin for MixPre 10T from Sound Devices Plugin Store. I see they have a "coupon code" entry in their checkout. Anyone know if there are any current coupon codes for the Musician Plugin right now? Thanks kindly and have a great day. Cheers, Dave
  3. Hi All, Hope everyone is faring as well as can be expected, keeping stress levels down. With the current events, I am trying to set up the Zoom Video chat app on a recent Samsung Galaxy Tab A to facilitate internet guitar lessons with my students. I wonder if I can improve the audio quality and interface into the tablet using my MixPre 10T? I have no need to record anything, just want to have a mic for my speech, a direct guitar signal and perhaps a way to bring up my guitar students' incoming audio. Kind of working on the fly with what I have on hand. I ha
  4. Hi All, I believe I finally have a bit of a handle on the MixPre 10T firmware update error message : if the machine has been sitting unused/un-powered for an extensive length of time with a low or depleted internal system battery, the firmware update error seems to frequently reoccur. The greyed out timecode menu seems to happen under these conditions too. If I understand correctly, the small internal system battery only gets recharged when the unit is powered on. I kept plugging the 10T into wall power via hirose overnight or days at a time, but with power turned OFF.
  5. Hi to Sound Devices Users, I wonder if anyone with a Sound Devices recorder has an idea of how long it generally takes to "recharge" an internal timecode/system battery from a depleted state? I have a MixPre 10T and some functions go haywire when the internal timecode/system battery is low or depleted. I can't find a way to know what this internal battery charge status is in any menu so am having to guess as to when the charge is proper and how long to leave it recharging. After reading different posts I am told that in order to get this internal battery up to an adequa
  6. Hi All, MixPre 10T - Firmware 3.02 Yes, same here with AA alkaline batteries - pretty much useless except in dire emergency or just to keep a temporary power trickle. I tried "off the shelf" AA alkalines in my 10T when I first got it - recording one track only as a test - brand new AA batteries depleted completely in 10 minutes with single channel with P48. Now using L mount sled, usually with one L-mount battery. Good runtime - haven't timed it with continuous long take recording and more than 2 simultaneous tracks, with phantom on - L- mounts and sled are what see
  7. Hi Jacob, Welcome to Canada - what city are you in? I've had luck purchasing audio equipment on Kijiji www.kijiji.ca Trew Audio and Audio Sevices in Toronto might be able to help sell your gear on consignment or word of mouth. Cheers, Dave
  8. Hi All, Still think it would be extremely helpful if Sound Devices had product specific FAQs and current status bulletins (and a running archive) where all these kind of questions and solutions could be found on their own centralized manufacturer's official site. For example, all these big and little issues popping up lately with the recent MixPre firmware would be so much more readily and conveniently researched from a central FAQ and bulletin location.... preferably laid out by Sound Devices. Slogging through both the Sound Devices and MixPre user Facebook pages soup
  9. Hi Allen, Have you ever tried Sommer Cable USA for mini XLRs? Martin Ucik and Jed Larson at Sommer Cable USA have been very cool, sending me free cable samples quite frequently. I received a sample of their mini XLR connector and it seems well built. Anyhow, they may be an alternate source for you on the west coast - they're in Santa Rosa CA, if I recall. Phone number 1-707-200-4020 america@sommercable.com Here's the item on their website : https://usashop.sommercable.com/en/Plug-connectors/XLR/Mini-XLR-4-pol-HI-XMCF4.html Enjoying your informative p
  10. Hi All, I have yet to use the Wingman App with my MixPre 10T - need a more current iPad, unfortunately. I wonder how tightly linked the timecode shown on the Wingman display (iPad screen) is to the internal running timecode in the MixPre? Is what you see on the iPad screen frame accurate to what is current in the MixPre? Or is it a little "off" due to bluetooth lag? Could a Wingman enabled iPad act as sort of a basic slate of some sort? Just wondering about that since the iPad is showing the Mixpre's timecode. Thanks very kindly :-) Cheers,
  11. Thanks kindly guys. Nice to know this is possible. The MixPre does have word clock - any advantage of this over standard timecode? Nonetheless, I'll hook up the machines and see how I fare. I thought if I was stationary and not working out of the bag, I might run the HD-P2 as a backup linked to the MixPre.... may be overkill, but just curious to see if the hookup functions. Appreciate all your help. Cheers, Dave
  12. Hi Allen, Thanks for showing your G3 mount - very inventive. I like the back angle so the G3 screen is easily view-able. You've got a knack for product design for sure! I noticed some lav mounts on the thingiverse site ..... going to check if they have any for DPA lavs. Keep well Allen, Cheers, Dave
  13. Hi All, I've hung on to my old Tascam HD-P2 as a backup machine rather than retire it completely. I am going to try jam-syncing it to a MixPre 10T. Any tips re: engaging HD-P2 timecode function? Can I just jam, untether and have HD-P2 hold decent sync for a reasonable time? As always, thanks kindly for your thoughts. All the best, Dave
  14. Hi Allen, Finally had time to visit your low-profile XLR design page - very cool. Thanks for your generosity - very kind :-)) Our local library has 3D printers so your design will be my first experience with the process - should be fun! Your Sennheiser G3 riser looks very handy too - can't quite see how you've rigged it. How does it sit up upright in your bag? Cheers and All the Best From Ontario, Canada. Dave
  15. Hi All, Regarding fader panels for MixPre series - these would be nice. Not sure if they can be powered by battery or USB. Maybe pricey as compared to Korg, but nice though. http://www.jlcooper.com/_php/product.php?prod=eclipsemxl2m https://www.jlcooper.com/_php/product.php?prod=fmp Yes, also awaiting new MixPre 3.0 firmware - should be cool :-) Keep well! Cheers, Dave
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