Jump to content
Mobilemike

Sound Devices MixPre Firmware v.5.0

Recommended Posts

Holy wow... 😱

 

MixPre Series v5.00 (MixPre-3, -6, -10T, -3M, -6M, -10M, -3 II, -6 II, and -10 II)

Release: November 26, 2019

New

  • Support for optional MixAssist automixer plugin. 
    MixAssist reduces ambient noise and reverberation when mixing and recording with multiple microphones. The advanced automixer incorporates multiple proprietary algorithms for reducing noise and phase artifacts, including Noise Adaptive Threshold, MaxBus, Last Mic Lock-on, Off-Attenuation, and NOMA (Number of Open Mic Attenuator). 
    The MixAssist Plugin is available for purchase at the Sound Devices Plugin Store. (available for MixPre-3, -6, 10T, -3 II, -6, II, and 10 II).
  • Flexible USB Output routing. The new USB Output routing matrix allows control of what signals are sent to the computer and in which order they get sent. The matrix allows for mix-minus and selection between pre-fade vs. post-fade isolated channels (M models and music projects allow post-fade only).
  • Sound Reports added to MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-3 II, and MixPre-6 II.
  • Expanded list of cameras supported for HDMI timecode and triggers including cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm in addition to the already supported Sony and Panasonic cameras.
  • USB Hub support: connect and simultaneously use a USB keyboard, USB Controller, and a USB Thumb-drive via a USB Hub. 
    Note: USB Drives are supported by the MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II, MixPre-10M, and MixPre-10T.
  • USB Auto-Copy copying status now more prominent: status is displayed on all meter view status bars and by a flashing record LED in stop mode.
  • USB Auto-Copy can now be suspended when powering down the MixPre and auto-resume when powered back on. 
  • Quicker front panel knob response for low latency fader adjustments
  • Improvements to reduce power consumption. Unused channels can be set to Off when not in use to maximize battery life. 
  • USB Audio Class 1 (Windows without ASIO driver) now supports up to 96 kHz sample rates. 
  • Music Mode (MixPre M models) now allow USB returns from a computer to be routed directly to headphones, bypassing the need to route it to a channel.
  • Channel screen usability improvements for more immediate access to channel gain and solo.
    • Trim gain is automatically selected when entering a channel screen
    • New menu option to automatically solo the channel when entering a channel screen
    • Removed time out when setting parameters

Fixed

  • Various improvements to USB Drive Auto-Copy feature. 
  • Various improvements to SD Card performance.
  • Rare instances where MixPre boots up with a black screen have been eliminated. 
  • MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer ignore record triggers from Aux In timecode. 
  • MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. 
  • Rare instances of Left track meter activity freezes no longer occur. 
  • System lock up no longer occurs when attempting to load a music project from a formatted SD card. 
  • Audible click no longer occurs when turning the slate mic on or off.
  • Sound Report Bit Depth field for 32-Bit files are no longer left blank.
  • Record Run values are now properly held over power cycles. 
  • System lock up when quickly entering record after opening a pre-existing project no longer occurs.
  • Power switch is no longer unresponsive after rapidly switching between music and audio projects. 
  • System lock up no longer occurs when turning on pre-roll with no armed tracks.
  • Front panel knob levels between 91 and 96 dB in 32-Bit mode no longer attenuate the signal. 
  • Improved switching between 32-Bit Float, Ambisonics, and Music modes to improve overall system stability.  
  • Various noises have been eradicated when tone generator is active and changes are made to sample rates or transport states. 
  • Noise on channels when restoring defaults from Ambisonics mode has been eliminated. 
  • Timecode jam screen on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer freezes when there is no incoming timecode signal present.
  • USB Controllers can no longer mute a channel in basic audio mode. 
  • Extra channels (5 and 6 on MixPre-6/II and 9 and 10 on MixPre-10T/II) no longer send live signal instead of the recorded track to the headphone monitor during playback. 
  • Extra channels 9 and 10 on a MixPre-10T/II no longer switch to off after activating the slate mic.  
  • Improved the accuracy of the Timecode Jam menu difference display. 
  • Various system enhancements and improvements.

Wingman v5.00

  • Sound Reports are now available for MixPre-3/II and MixPre-6/II.
  • MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. 
  • Track arm indicators no longer flicker green during playback in music projects.
  • Rare application crash when splitting recording no longer occurs. 
  • Android Take List is now called File List to be consistent with iOS version. 
  • False Take button is now grayed out in Basic mode on Android.
  • Various display fixes for iOS Dark Mode. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah MixAssist is so welcome! Was literally thinking that I would be willing to pay 300 euro or so this morning to have Daugan as a plugin. I have heard that people prefers Daugan, but heck - I am pretty sure this will beat zooms offerings! Never thought SD would allow automix on the Mixpre recorders.

 

Guess the it is only for one device? Or will one license cover a few devices? Have a mixpre6 now, but maybe it makes more sense to invest in a MP10 first as I have been running low on channels lately, hehe.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh wow, these are some serious upgrades.  Starting to think that maybe a 10t-II with the automix could be a serious lightweight 8 channel bag solution with SRC's on days that I need to run a ton of wires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Mattias Larsen said:

Yeah MixAssist is so welcome! Was literally thinking that I would be willing to pay 300 euro or so this morning to have Daugan as a plugin. I have heard that people prefers Daugan, but heck - I am pretty sure this will beat zooms offerings! Never thought SD would allow automix on the Mixpre recorders.

 

Guess the it is only for one device? Or will one license cover a few devices? Have a mixpre6 now, but maybe it makes more sense to invest in a MP10 first as I have been running low on channels lately, hehe.

 

 

If it works like the Musician Plugin then its tied to the box’s serial number, so each device needs its own license. 

 

-Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's only $99 for the plugin.  The fact that you can have a 10t with automix for $1500 is a hell of a deal.  Also will slurp down a lot less power than the 833 it sounds like (obviously the 833 is a different kind of beast but it's pretty crazy how the lines keeping blurring in the product line).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just updated. Anyone know how you turn unused channels to "off" to save power? I see nothing in the channel menu. I assume it's something other than simply dis-arming the channel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Turn off the channels inputs in the Mixassist window.

 

Inputs/second page/mixassist

Took a while to figure out its the headphone encoder that cycles and toggles  through the Mixassist menu.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think so, and the SD firmware update details don't suggest this: why isn't it simply a case of selecting 'off' under 'inputs' on the second page of the channel view? Or was that option there before 5.00/5.01?!

 

Cheers,

 

Roland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just chiming in to say I've noticed the Wingman app finally works me with my Mixpre and Android device with the 5.01 update so a happy camper here. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A warning.

If you by mistake initiate one to many Undo/Delete recording from iOS Wingman than what's on the SD card - two recording but you do initiate a Undo three times - the MixPre6 locks up hard and does not even respond to the logical power off switch. Forcing me to pull the power to get it to reboot.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MixPre Series v5.01 is out

 

  • Sound Reports are now available on original MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. 
  • USB Output routing matrix no longer links Track L with channels 1-10 on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...