The control switch for these limiters is located on the right hand side of the front panel between the tape return monitor switch and the power switch. Static mixing is mixing of fluids without moving parts. Each Input Is Individually Switchable So Multiple Source Types Can Be Used At The Same Time. They are very useful for setting up wireless, checking for wireless dropouts, and previewing performer audio levels without having to open up a channel fader. Perhaps I am spoiled by using good audio gear, but if you are serious about location audio mixing, this can be a pretty frustrating device, especially when your income depends on it.
Once the retinal burn fades, you see that the Promix 3 is ruggedly built from. Operating this mixer with too high of a headphone volume setting may cause permanent hearing damage. These switches are used to route the audio signal from each individual input to the appropriate output bus. In addition each input has a convenient switchable low cut filter designed to reduce wind noise during outdoor shoots and is also equipped with a channel assignment switch for added flexibility. The unit is very light and will feel cheap to some but I simply wanted it to handle my audio not impress anyone. Now, that same technology is available in a less grand model, and at an affordable price that borders on unbelievable.
All connections are made at the back panel. And comparing mixers that cost twice as much to this one, are you serious! As mentioned, there are sixteen mono inputs. These are located on the right hand side panel of the mixer. Low Cut Filters Each input section features a Low Frequency Cut High Pass filter switch. These line outputs feed pre-fader audio from the corresponding input. Also do not leave the mixer powered up when in storage.
The meter is color coded for ease of use. All of that said, I try really hard to be transparent when I use affiliate links. This tone will be used later in post production to set proper audio levels for subsequent transfers and is used to keep audio levels consistent among multiple cameras. Both of these auxiliary audio outputs have two-way level selection switches located directly below each output jack. Each feature microphone and line level user switchable signal flow.
Actual remaining battery life is dependent upon use of the mixer, number of powered condenser microphones being used etc. This will serve to protect your recording from unexpected audio peaks that would otherwise overload your recorder and ruin the sound quality of your recordings. Thus you can just give a quick glance to the meters and determine if your audio levels are too high by noting the color present. Battery life was very good but you'll need to monitor your use because there were some differences on how long we lasted on certain days. The Level are weak and the only way around it is to set my external recorder and camera inputs a hair high than the mixer. I try to add contextual value to these products by adding specifications, tutorials, charts and reviews.
Please note to keep the levels out of the red on the mixer even if the levels are not distorting on the external recorder. Rated 2 out of 5 by Will from Good first mixer This is in no way a great mixer. Another feature we found especially convenient was the tape return jack located on the output panel. Which includes 100% biodegradable loosefill and recyclable cardboard. Rotating the fader pot clockwise increases audio level. Winds were light this day — probably 10-15 mph.
Power Switch On the lower right hand corner of the front panel is the main power switch. Breakaway cable, Cable carrier and batteries. Please also note to turn down the headphone volume each time before you plug in your headphones. Reference Oscillator The ProMix 6 audio mixer is equipped with a reference tone oscillator that is used to provide a reference tone level for production editing. Headphone Volume Located directly above the headphone selection switch is a headphone volume control pot. So, once again, the mixer did what it was supposed to do.
There are better mixers out there hence the 4-star rating but if budget is a consideration I would seriously consider this unit. By keeping the limiters ganged together, the overall stereo image will not appear to shift when limiting occurs. It's a good mixer but not as crystal clear as a Sound Devices 702 or 302. I have used this with shotguns phantom power , wireless, and a combination of both and have always gotten a clean, strong, and quiet signal. Rotating the fader pot counter-clockwise decreases the audio level.
The master unit will now allow you to meter, monitor and output all 12 of the inputs of the two mixers. While I have only so many used products to sell myself, I use affiliate products to help increase my inventory and give you a good selection of items to choose from. My only gripes are the controls could be a little more solid and the dimensions of the unit make it a bit of an awkward fit in most audio bags I use. The strength of the company is in the design of rugged long life quality components, easy installation and maintenance of the industrial mixing equipment. This button is momentary and thus the slate microphone will only activate for as long as you press the button. Each one of these fader pots controls the audio level of its corresponding input.