Powering the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II via a MyVolts Hirose DC Adapter and a USB-C PowerBank

The Sound Devices MixPre-10 II unfortunately does not support power via USB, but either gives you power options via the battery sled or its Hirose 4-pin adapter. As normal NiMH batteries last to something like zero and the original AC/DC adapter is a bit bulky, I looked for an alternative, which I found at MyVoltsContinue reading “Powering the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II via a MyVolts Hirose DC Adapter and a USB-C PowerBank”

Sound Devices Scorpio with Hirose 10-pin Output

The Sound Devices Scorpio comes with 2 Hirose 10-pin outputs that – according to the block diagram – can be configured for L, R or bus B1 to B10. Sound Devices sells this cable under the product name XL-10. However, this item is no longer sold. And my supplier in Switzerland told me, he wouldContinue reading “Sound Devices Scorpio with Hirose 10-pin Output”

Mixing a Concert with a Sound Devices Scorpio

In this post I tell the story how it came that I bought myself a Behringer X32 as a “replacement” for my Sound Devices Scorpio. Ok, not really a replacement. I am totally happy with my Scorpio. Maybe more of an addition … And here the story goes: some days ago, a colleague via aContinue reading “Mixing a Concert with a Sound Devices Scorpio”

Sound Comparison: Phone Calls via Audinate Dante AVIO USB-C vs Bluetooth Adapter

I just did a quick test to see if there is any difference in sound or quality between using an Audindate Dante AVIO USB-C Adapter vs an Audinate Dante AVIO Bluetooth Adapter when recording a phone call. In the test you can hear that both version do not offer great sound. This might stem fromContinue reading “Sound Comparison: Phone Calls via Audinate Dante AVIO USB-C vs Bluetooth Adapter”

audio and video and everything else

Beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, at my daytime job I suddenly had to switch from face-to-face meetings to *virtual events*. Therefore I reactivated my analogue radio station knowledge from the nineties and invested in some audio and video gear. As it became apparent very quickly, technology had advanced in these 25+ years with things beingContinue reading “audio and video and everything else”