Sound Devices makes both something called a "MixPre" and something called a "MixPre-D". I have the "MixPre-D". I do not have to pad the output, because its output is switchable between Mic level and Line level. I just switch it to Mic level.
I have never used the "MixPre" so I can't tell you whether it can put out a Mic level. From other posts I've seen here, I suspect that it may not be able to do that, but I try not to speculate too much on things I really don't know.
James, I use this to pad the mixpre output:
set at -40dB works well
Had I seen this sticky first it would have saved me a lot of wasted time... Maybe RED should throw one of the proper cables, with a wiring
description, in with their Epic/Scarlet packages??? That would cost RED very little and save their customers some headaches.
Rob Sweeney, DP
Does anyone know if x's A box is wired this way?
Thanks for the concise info. Much appreciated!
PROBLEM SOLVED: FRESH BATTERIES IN MIC :)
I have just recieved two of these cables and am trying to use them with a Senheiser shotgun mic. I am getting lots of noise and feeback from the camera...
Maybe I have the wrong mic? It is an unidentified Senheiser shotgun. It has a AA battery, a little black switch ("BATT. ON") and then an inlayed switch that is red with a line and an angled line next to it. The LED doesnt seem to illumitate when I push the switch up to BATT ON. I am not sure if this mic is needs phantom power or not...maybe that is the problem?
However when I put the dB above 35-40 I can hear noise/feedback from the fan (which changes pitch as per fan speed), also clicking while recording, which all amount to an unusable signal...
Any advice out there? How to ID an unmarked Senheiser Mic? How to know if thats the problem?
EDIT: I tried multiple batteries....
EDIT 2: When AC power is attached the noise is DEF greater.
EDIT 3: I think I am using the Sennheiser ME66/K6
Last edited by Jack Shanahan; 02-21-2012 at 08:53 AM.
Thanks so much for the great info, D! I had 3 cables made to the HOSA specs you described and they work perfectly on my Scarlet.
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