Reedsburg, WI (April 19, 2017)—Sound Devices has released its new MixPre Series of audio recorders with integrated USB audio interfaces, intended for use by musicians, sound designers, podcasters and videographers.
The 3-input/5-track MixPre-3 ($649) and the 6-input/8-track MixPre-6 ($899) feature Sound Devices’ new custom-engineered Kashmir mic preamps with analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters. The units’ USB audio interfaces allow users to record while streaming USB audio at the same time.
Both units are constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis and sport sunlight-readable, color LCD touchscreens, along with ergonomic gain controls and a custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp for monitoring. They also include pan and soloing plus LED ring metering, and interaction and control with Sound Devices’ Wingman iOS app.
The MixPre-3 offers up to a 5-in/2-out USB audio interface with 3 discrete mic preamps, and the ability to stream up to 3 analog inputs (including 3 mic inputs) and a 2-channel mix over USB.
The MixPre-6 offers up to a 8-in/4-out USB audio interface with 4 mic preamps, and streams up to 6 analog inputs (including 4 mic inputs) and 2-channel mix over USB to a Mac or Windows computer. In addition, the MixPre-6 features XLR / 1/4-inch combo inputs allowing 1/4-inch line-input sources to be connected directly. Both models record to a removable SD, SDHC or SDXC media card.