MixPre-6 II

4 Preamp, 8 Track, 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder

SKU: 9832 Category: Tag:

$885.00

Description

  • Four ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or with a computer.
  • Create a mix using the built-in 6 x 2 portable mixer. 
  • Record up to 8 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.
  • 8-in, 4-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C at bit depths up to 32-bit float.
  • Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out. 
  • Timecode and record triggering via HDMI.
  • USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive.
  • In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power.
  • Sunlight-readable color touch screen and LED metering.
  • Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows clear and accurate reference of audio.
  • Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), MX-PSU AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • Customize with plugins!

Specifications

Click on each group to expand. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Audio Inputs
  • Frequency Response
    • 10 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz @ 192 kHz sample rate
  • THD + Noise
    • 0.005% max (@1 kHz, 22-22 kHz BW, gain=20 dB, -10 dBu in)
  • ADC
    • 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10 dB, fader=0 dB)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    • -130 dBV (-128 dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76 dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
  • Inputs
    • Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
    • Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
    • Aux/Mic in: 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input
    • Line: ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input
    • USB Audio: 4 channels
    • 6 Total analog inputs: 4 mic-line inputs, 2 on Aux In 
    • All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
  • Gain
    • Mic input: +6 dB to +76 dB
    • Line input: -20 dB to +30 dB
    • Fader: -inf to +20 dB
    • Headphone: -inf to +20 dB
    • Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96 dB
    • Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40 dB
    • Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20 dB
    • Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60 dB
  • Maximum Input Level
    • Mic XLR: +14 dBu (limiters on or off)
    • Line XLR: +28 dBu (limiters on or off)
    • Aux In (Mic): -10 dBu
    • Aux In (Line): +10 dBu
  • Low Cut Filters
    • 40 Hz to 160 Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
  • Microphone Powering
    • Mic XLRs: 48 V via 6.8k resistors, 10 mA each
    • Mic 3.5 mm: 3 V @ 3k source
  • Limiters
    • Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40 dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release.

Audio Outputs
  • DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out
    • 32 bit precision; 115 dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
  • Stereo Out
    • 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output, +7.8 dBu max output level
  • Headphones Out
    • 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300 mW + 300 mW, for use with any impedance headphones

USB
  • Audio Interface (USB-C): 8-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24/32-bit integer, 32-bit float; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO® (supplied via download)
  • Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
  • Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
  • Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
  • Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

Recording
  • Maximum Record Tracks
    • 8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs
  • Sampling Frequency
    • 44.1 kHz
    • 47.952 kHz
    • 48 kHz
    • 48.048 kHz
    • 96 kHz
    • 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth
    • 16
    • 24
    • 32 Float
  • Recording Storage
    • Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card (USB thumbdrive, copy only)
    • Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
    • Card format: exFAT
  • File Type
    • Polyphonic WAV

Timecode
  • Timecode Modes
    • Free Run
    • Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
    • Rec Run
    • Ext LTC (file stamped w/incoming LTC on 3.5mm Aux In)
    • Camera TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from cameras that output TC)
  • Timecode Frame Rates
    • Auto-detects (fps):
    • 23.98 (same as 23.976)
    • 24
    • 25
    • 29.97DF
    • 29.97ND
    • 30
    • 30DF
  • 3.5 mm Aux In
    • Timecode Input
    • Timecode: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
  • 3.5 mm Stereo Out
    • Timecode Output
    • Timecode: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0 V p-p (+12 dBu)
  • HDMI
    • TC Reader via HDMI
  • Sample/Timecode Accuracy
    • 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)

Remote Control
  • Bluetooth LE: Wireless control using Wingman app
  • HDMI (micro): Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flag over HDMI
  • Timecode: Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode

Touch Screen
  • 320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD

Power
  • AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
  • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; optional MX-USBY cable, connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
  • AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
  • L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries

Environmental
  • Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40°C to 85°C

Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 3.6 cm x 16.6 cm x 11.8 cm
  • 1.40” x 6.53” x 4.65”

Weight
  • 0.56 kg (unpackaged, without batteries)
  • 19.9 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

Comparison Chart

MixPre-10 IIMixPre-6 IIMixPre-3 II
Mixer10 x 46 x 23 x 2
Analog Inputs8 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In4 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In3 XLR, 3.5 mm Aux In
Analog Outputs+18 dBu TA3 outputs, 3.5 mm X1/X23.5 mm Stereo Output3.5 mm Stereo Output
USB Audio Streaming12 in/4 out to Mac &/or
Windows w/ ASIO driver
2 in/2 out to Windows w/o ASIO driver
8 in/4 out to Mac &/or
Windows w/ ASIO driver
2 in/2 out to Windows w/o ASIO driver
5 in/2 out to Mac &/or
Windows w/ ASIO driver
2 in/2 out to Windows w/o ASIO driver
Record Tracks12 (10 ISO + LR Mix)8 (6 ISO + LR Mix)5 (3 ISO + LR Mix)
Timecode InputBNC In, 3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI
Timecode OutputBNC Out, 3.5 mm Stereo Out3.5 mm Stereo Out3.5 mm Stereo Out
SyncInternal, Word Clock, Ext LTCInternalInternal