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Old June 16th, 2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a solid field mixer

Hello all,

This is my first post on this forum, but I like what I see so far. Nice to find a polite and professional posting forum for a change :)

Anyway, here's the question. I have a XL-1 with the MA-100 XLR adapter. I'm interested in getting a quality mixer to use on a project I will be shooting in about 6 months or so. The Shure FP-33 has been suggested to me, and it seems like it would be more or less ideal for the kind of work I do (narrative drama). I like to work fast and small, and it seems highly portible and versitile.

However, it is a bit pricy. I know you get what you pay for, but are there any suggestions on another make/model that would be comparable?

Thanks,
Justin
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Old June 16th, 2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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Sound Devices' MixPre has a real good reputation. I have the MM-1, which is largely a single channel of what's in the MixPre, and its awesome. Rugged too. You could knock somebody out with it. Really. It's pricey, but this is the kind of gear you may still be using 20 years from now.

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/mx2master.htm
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Old June 16th, 2003, 08:02 PM   #3
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I notice Don Berube is selling what looks like a helluva piece of equipment.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=16
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Old June 16th, 2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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I second Marco on the MM-1.

I've used mine this week-end.. not hooked on my belt but on a camera shoulder (kind of heavy) so by turning my head I could check the limiter activity. This pre-amp is amazing, even at +66dB gain !

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Old June 16th, 2003, 10:54 PM   #5
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field mixer

if its months away you might try ebay. the shure is great but if you have time look for it used. The resale should hold if you need to resell if its just for one shoot...or i do second the suggestion you check dons for sale in classifieds here on the board....looking at his credits you know it has to be a great mixer.

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Old June 17th, 2003, 07:21 AM   #6
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By the way, if you did go with an MM-1 you should know that you will also need some kind of XLR adapter with faders. It has switchable levels of gain, but if someone was going to monitor the sound while you were recording they would need a way to make minute adjustments.
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