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Sound Devices MixPre-D Reviews

5.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from Richland, WA September 1, 2015Music Background:

    Truly Professional part II

    There is one downside to this unit. The XL-CAM Camera Mount Bracket does not come with the MixPreD. It costs an extra $100. But the bracket allows you to place your camera on top of the MixPre-D, which makes for a useful configuration.

  • from Richland, WA August 31, 2015Music Background:
    Jazz pianist and vocalist and professional photographer and videographer

    Truly professional

    I use a Nikon D810 for video recording. Earlier I used a Beachtek DXA-SLR preamp for sound, but was unsatisfied with all the "air noise" that I was getting. I was also unhappy that I could not listen to audio on playback. That is not a problem with the MixPre-D. Plus you are able to listen to playback with a push of the button (just connect a male mini stereo plug from the MixPre-D Tape Return to the headphone jack of the camera; then press the "headphone controller" button on the MixPre-D).

    With the MixPre-D I get nothing but pure sound from my shotgun mic (I use the Schoeps CMIT 5U shotgun mic mic which is very pricey, but VERY good).

  • from Honolulu, HI August 21, 2013

    Awesome little mixer

    After using the Sound Devices 442 and 302 in film school, I knew that when I bought my own mixer I would be buying Sound Devices. Despite this being the least expensive of the Sound Devices Mixer line, this is a powerful little thing. The preamps are clean even when turned all the way up, it's easy to use, and it's built like a tank. Also because it's so small I can use it as a preamp and headphone monitor when I boom op for friends.

    I also have to say that Sweetwater service is excellent. Once all of my friends graduate and I can't bum school equipment off of them anymore I'm coming straight here!

  • from beirut lebanon April 2, 2012Music Background:

    best small mixer for field recording

    sturdy, has all the necessary components for field recording plus a digital output

  • from Baltimore, MD June 28, 2011Music Background:
    Recording Engineer, Independent Filmmaker

    Made for HDSLR video

    This is a great 2 channel preamp field mixer that was designed for HDSLR video. When used with the camera mount (sold separately), you direct your production with FULL control of what audio you're feeding the camera. The only thing your audio guy has to do is to place the boompole appropriately and nothing else.

    It has so many useful features, but I liked the fact that just 2 AA's run the whole show, ergonomically well designed, has phantom power available for both channels, and a slate mic and tone oscillator make this a dream come true for the 1-man-indie-filmmaker.

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