MixPre II Series

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

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Our job is to make your job easier.

If you record field audio, sound effects, audio for film, podcasts, voice-overs, music, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre II Series is for you! Lightweight, durable, and small, this powerhouse audio recorder and USB interface will help you capture audio for any application.

With Sound Devices’ hand-crafted, crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you’ll record audio in superior quality – all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices’ award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

The MixPre II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries.

Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Use the MixPre’s high-precision internal timecode generator to trigger the camera, or feed timecode in. The choice is yours!

Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don’t need all those options? Basic mode has you covered.

All models are rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments.

Features

Kashmir™ Microphone Preamps with 48 V Phantom

Internal timecode generator

Sample rates up to 192 kHz

Bit depths up to 32-bit float

Adjustable Limiters

SD card recording and reading

Backup to USB drive

10 seconds of Pre-roll at 48 kHz

USB Control Surface support

Customize with plugins

Add low cut, high pass, delay, polarity invert, and panning

Simultaneous recording, mixing, USB audio streaming

Trigger record via timecode or HDMI timecode

Basic, Advanced, and custom modes

High-fidelity headphone amplifier

MixPre II Comparison Chart

MixPre-10 II
MixPre-6 II
MixPre-3 II
Mixer
10 x 4 6 x 2 3 x 2
Analog Inputs
8 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In 4 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In 3 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In
Analog Outputs
+18 dBu XLR output, 3.5mm X1/X2 3.5mm X1/X2 3.5mm X1/X2
USB
Audio Streaming
12 in/4 out to Mac &/or Windows
w/ ASIO driver2 in/2 out to Windows
w/o ASIO driver
8 in/4 out to Mac &/or Windows
w/ ASIO driver2 in/2 out to Windows
w/o ASIO driver
5 in/2 out to Mac &/or Windows
w/ ASIO driver2 in/2 out to Windows
w/o ASIO driver
ISO tracks
12 (10 ISO + LR Mix) 8 (6 ISO + LR Mix) 5 (3 ISO + LR Mix)
Timecode Input
BNC In, 3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI 3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI 3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI
Timecode Output
BNC Out, 3.5 mm Stereo Out 3.5 mm Stereo Out 3.5 mm Stereo Out
Timecode Sync
Internal, Word Clock, Ext LTC Internal Internal

 

Models

MixPre-3 II

Pocket-Sized Portability

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Highlights

Three 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 3 x 2 portable mixer.

Record up to 5 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.

5-in, 2-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.

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 from the Plugin Store.

What’s New in the MixPre-3 II?

Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.

Record up to 192 kHz.

Faster, more advanced hardware.

Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.

Adjustable Limiters.

Auto-copy to USB Drive.

Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.

Description

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-3 II is for you! With three crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for small productions with superior quality – all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices’ award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Your MixPre-3 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Trigger your camera with the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI or Aux In. The choice is yours!

Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don’t need all those options? Basic mode has you covered.

Your MixPre-3 II is rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre-3 II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments. Our job is to make your job easier.

Customize With Plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-3 II as a standalone recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier! While in Music Mode, the MixPre-3 II is limited to three simultaneous live inputs.

Specs
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)

Mic inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Line inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Aux/Mic in 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input

USB Audio 2 channels

All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.

Mic input gain: +6 dB to +76 dB

Line input gain: -20 dB to +30 dB

Fader: -inf to +20 dB

Headphone gain: -inf to +20 dB

Total gain, Mic-to-recording (max): +96 dB

Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10 dB to +40 dB

Aux In (Line): Gain = -10 dB to +20 dB

Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60 dB

Maximum Input Level Mic XLR: +14 dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Line XLR/¼-inch: +28 dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Aux In (Mic): -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level 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

Microphone Powering Mic 3.5 mm: 3 V @ 3k source

Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. 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)

L/R Out 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +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

USB Audio Interface (USB-C): 5-in/2-out (from computer); 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed driver

USB Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed

USB Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control

USB Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive

USB Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

Recording

Maximum Record Tracks 5 Stereo mix + 3 ISOs

Sampling Frequency 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz

Bit Depth 16, 24, 32 Float

Recording Storage Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card, & USB thumbdrive (copy only)

Recording Storage Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)

Recording Storage Card format: exFAT

Recording 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 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)

3.5 mm Stereo Out | Timecode Output 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)

HDMI TC Reader via HDMI

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

L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries

From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port

AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15 W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe

Environmental

Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)

Storage: -40°C to 85°C

Dimensions

36 mm x 144 mm x 110 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”

Weight

0.48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

MixPre-6 II

Anytime, Anywhere Audio

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Highlights

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.

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 from the Plugin Store.

What’s New in the MixPre-6 II?

Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.

Faster, more advanced hardware.

Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.

Adjustable Limiters.

Auto-copy to USB Drive.

Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.

Description

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-6 II is for you! With four crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for film with superior quality  – all the way up to a 32-bit float bit rate and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices’ award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Your MixPre-6 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Trigger your camera with the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI or Aux In. The choice is yours!

Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don’t need all those options? Basic mode has you covered.

Your MixPre-6 II is rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre-6 II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments. Our job is to make your job easier.

Customize With Plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-6 II as a standalone recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier! While in Music Mode, the MixPre-6 II is limited to six simultaneous live inputs.

Download the free Ambisonics Plugin to record in 360° audio and monitor binaurally with an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO and your MixPre-6 II.

Specs
Audio Inputs

Frequency Response 10Hz to 80kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 192kHz sample rate

THD + Noise 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)

Audio Inputs ADC 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)

Equivalent Input Noise -130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)

Mic inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Line inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input

Line inputs ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input

USB audio input 4 channels

All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.

Mic input gain: +6dB to +76dB

Line input gain -20dB to +30dB

Fader gain -inf to +20dB

Headphone gain -inf to +20dB

Total gain, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB

Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB

Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB

Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB

Maximum Input Level Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Aux In (Mic): -10dBu

Maximum Input Level Aux In (Line): +10dBu

Low Cut Filters 40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.

Microphone Powering Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each

Microphone Powering Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source

Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release.

Audio Outputs

DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out 32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)

Stereo Out 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output, +7.8dBu max output level

Headphones Out 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300mW + 300mW, for use with any impedance headphones

USB

USB Audio Interface (USB-C): 8-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO® (supplied via download)

USB Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed

USB Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control

USB Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive

USB Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

Recording

Maximum Record Tracks 8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs

Sampling Frequency 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 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)

Recording Storage 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 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)

3.5 mm Stereo Out Timecode Output 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)

HDMI TC Reader via HDMI

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

36 mm x 166 mm x 118 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 6.53” x 4.65”

Weight

0.56 kg; 19.9 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

MixPre-10 II

Complex Productions, Simplified

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Highlights

Eight 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 10 x 4 portable mixer.

Record up to 12 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.

12-in, 4-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.

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 BNC or 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-8AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), XL-WPH3 AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.

Customize with plugins from the Plugin Store.

What’s New in the MixPre-10 II?

Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.

Faster, more advanced hardware.

Adjustable Limiters.

Increased output level to +18 dBu on TA3.

Description

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

If you record field audio, sound effects, audio for film, live music, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-10 II is for you! With eight crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for film with superior quality – all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices’ award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Your MixPre-10 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Stay in sync with your camera using the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI, Aux In, or BNC. The choice is yours!

Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don’t need all those options? Basic mode has you covered.

Your MixPre-10 II is rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre-10 II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments. Our job is to make your job easier.

Customize With Plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-10 II as a standalone recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier! While in Music Mode, the MixPre-10 II is limited to eight simultaneous live inputs.

Download the free Ambisonics Plugin to record in 360° audio and monitor binaurally with an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO and your MixPre-10 II.

Specs
Audio Inputs

Frequency Response 10Hz to 80kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 192kHz sample rate

THD + Noise 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)

ADC 32 bit precision; 142dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)

Equivalent Input Noise -130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)

Mic input XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Line input XLR active-balanced; 4k input

Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input

Line input ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input

USB audio input: 4 channels

All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.

Mic input gain +6dB to +76dB

Line input gain -20dB to +30dB

Fader gain -inf to +20dB

Headphone gain: -inf to +20dB

Total gain Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB

Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB

Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB

Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB

Maximum Input Level Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Line XLR/¼-inch: +28dBu (limiters on or off)

Maximum Input Level Aux In (Mic): -10dBu

Maximum Input Level Aux In (Line): +10dBu

Low Cut Filters 40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.

Microphone Powering Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each

Microphone Powering Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source

Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release.

Audio Outputs

DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out 32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)

L/R Out TA3 2-channel balanced, 1.1K max output impedance, +18 dBu max output level

X1/X2 Out 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +7.8dBu max output level

Headphones Out 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300mW + 300mW, for use with any impedance headphones

USB

USB Audio Interface (USB-C): 12-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO® driver (supplied via download)

USB Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed

USB Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control

USB Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive

USB Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

Recording

Maximum Record Tracks 12 Tracks: Stereo mix + 10 ISOs

Sampling Frequency 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 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)

Recording Storage Card format: exFAT

Recording 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 BNC or Aux 3.5mm), 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

Sync Source Internal, Word Clock, Ext LTC

BNC In (TC In) Switchable between Timecode (default) or Word Clock Input. Timecode: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu). Word Clock: 10k ohm impedance, 1.5V p-p

BNC Out (TC Out) Switchable between Timecode (default) or Word Clock Output. Timecode: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu). Word Clock: 75 ohm impedance, 5V p-p

TC Reader via HDMI

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: 8x AA sled (included). NiMH recommended

L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries

AC Adapter: XL-WPH3 (included): Universal, 45 W in-line AC-to-DC power supply Hirose 4-pin DC plug, with detachable IEC power cord. 100-240, 50/60Hz

Environmental

Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)

Storage: -40°C to 85°C

Dimensions

36 mm x 206 mm x 175 mm (H x W x D); 1.375” x 8.125” x 6.875”

Weight

0.91 kg; 32.1 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

Customize With Plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre II as a standalone     recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier!

Download the free Ambisonics Plugin to record in 360° audio and monitor binaurally with an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO and a MixPre-6 II or MixPre-10 II.

MixPre Gen 1+2 Comparison Chart MixPre II Original MixPre
32-bit float recording a All models
192 kHz recording a All models MixPre-6 & -10T only
Timecode Generator/Reader a All models MixPre -10T only
USB file copy a All models MixPre -10T only
+18 dBu output MixPre-10 II
Adjustable Limiter options a All models
Sample Rate recording All MixPre II models

(44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz)

MixPre-3 (44.1, 48, 96 kHz )

MixPre-6 (44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz)

MixPre-10T (44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz)

Pre-roll duration at 48 kHz All models: 10 seconds MixPre-10T: 10 seconds

MixPre-3 and -6: 5 seconds

Accessories

XL-2

(2) 25-inch TA3-F to XLR-M (male) cables

MX-PSU

AC wall adapter power supply with USB-C connector (Includes adapter plugs for US, UK, Australia & Europe (Included with -3 II & -6 II)

Wingman App