Sound De­vices MixPre-6M

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The MixPre-6M shares most as­pects of the 3M’s func­tion­al­ity as men­tioned above and per­forms to the same im­pres­sive stan­dards. Even so, it does have some dif­fer­ences: firstly, you have four XLR mic/line in­puts and this time they use com­bi­na­tion XLR/jack con­nec­tors, which is wel­come. As for track­ing, you can record six tracks si­mul­ta­ne­ously, max­i­mum track count re­mains 12 and USB IO im­proves with 8-in and 4-out. Un­der­stand­ably the 6M is slightly larger and heav­ier (a lit­tle over half a kilo); what’s more that ex­tra front panel space means they’ve squeezed in a ‘short­cut’ but­ton. Even so it’s still su­per com­pact and in use the MixPre-6M is pretty much iden­ti­cal to the MixPre-3M (and MixPre-10M for that mat­ter).

The price dif­fer­ence is roughly £250, which is a lot, and although we like hav­ing the ex­tra in­put and more flex­i­ble combi con­nec­tors, one has to ques­tion whether the price dif­fer­ence is jus­ti­fied. Even so, the qual­ity and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the MixPre-6M still make it a good choice for se­ri­ous mu­si­cians look­ing for its par­tic­u­lar fea­ture set.


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