Reedsburg, WI (February 24, 2017)—Sound Devices now offers two automatic mixing options—Dugan Speech System automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist—for its 633 mixer/recorder. This allows up to six audio channels of audio mixing. These algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Version 4.50 software.
Additionally, the firmware update allows the 688 and its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory to support SuperSlot integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless two-channel slot-in receivers.
Dugan automixing cues microphones in and out while MixAssist automatically attenuates the level of inputs that are not active, maintaining consistent background sound levels regardless of the number of open microphones.
SuperSlot is the industry’s first non-proprietary, open wireless control and interfacing standard, developed by Sound Devices in collaboration with a number of wireless manufacturers, including Lectrosonics, Wisycom, Sennheiser and Audio Limited. When slotted-into the Sound Devices SL-6 powering and wireless accessory, Sennheiser EK-6042 two-channel receivers gain this controllability.
The 633 features three high-bandwidth mic/line inputs on XLR inputs, each with phantom power, high-pass filter, analog input limiter and variable pan, plus three additional line-level TA3 inputs. All inputs are assignable, pre- or post-fade, to six-output buses—left/right plus Aux 1-4.
For recording, the 633 offers 10-track, 24-bit, 48 kHz uncompressed WAV recording to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. All common sampling rates are supported, including 192 kHz up to six tracks. The 633 features comprehensive metadata editing, sound report creation, an Ambient timecode generator and reader, a two-second, power-on-to-record ability called QuickBoot, and PowerSafe, a 10-second power reserve to protect against data loss from inadvertent power loss.