Bob Bickerton wrote:Sounds like you’d be better off with the MixPre-3m which is also cheaper. As has been said, it produces individual WAV files instead of PolyWAV. Are you able to swap out the unit with the supplier? You’ll miss out on a few options designed for pro-film work but maybe that’s not a problem for you. Do read up first though ;)
Other than that it would appear the unit is working to specification. Which is sublime! My concert recording kit now consists of a relatively small Pelican case with a MixPre-10m, all the mics I need, headphones and mic clips - so easy!
I also have the MixPre-3 for outdoor soundscape work which is very good too. Yes the on/off switch is fiddley, but fine once you get used to it, and rather that than something which can be easily switched off by mistake.
I find the menu structure to be very easy to work, easier than the Zoom F range, but again you need to be familiar with it or read the manual ;)
Thanks for the info. I found the Mixpre-3 to be cheaper than the "M" version. But I could buy the M version software (or firmware) as a download.
I did have a good look at the manual before purchase and this is a quote from it:-In Advanced Mode, the MixPre-3 is configured as a five-channel recorder with user-selectable 44.1, 48, and 96kHz sample rate and 16 and 24bit depth.
The LR mix tracks may be recorded as well as each of the three channels as individual isolated (ISO) tracks. Audio for the ISO tracks is recorded “prefade” meaning before the channel knob gain, so any changes that are made there will only affect the LR mix and have no affect on the recorded ISO track levels. This is particularly useful for post-production audio processing where it may be desirable to remix of the tracks at a later stage.
I think I can work round these issues and the recorded quality is excellent, and I think there must be a way in Reaper of getting and processing the individual tracks.