Setting up a Sound Devices MixPre 6 (or 3) for high quality podcast calls through a studio mic? You'll need to follow these steps.

On MixPre Menu:

  1. Menu >> System >> 
    1. Mode=advanced
    2. USB-C=audio
    3. Limiters=on
  2. Menu >> Inputs >>
    1. Ch 5 Screen >>
      1. Input=USB 1
      2. Gain= -10db
  3. Tracks (do this for 1 through 4)
    1. Gain=58 db
    2. Low Cut = 80 Hz
    3. Input=mic
    4. Phantom=48V

On Macbook or iMac (connect MixPre via USB-C first):

  1. System Preference >> Sound
    1. Input = MixPre
    2. Output = MixPre
  2. Audio Midi Setup (choose MixPre)
    1. Input = 2 channel 24-bit 48 kHz
    2. Output = 2 channel 24-bit 48 kHz

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