Reedsburg, WI (March 5, 2015)—Sound Devices is introducing its next-generation field mixer with the 12-input, 16-track 688 portable mixer/recorder.
The new 688 is the center of an extensible mixing and recording system incorporating MixAssist, Sound Devices automatic mixing technology. The 688 accepts the new SL-6 SuperSlot powering and wireless accessory. A mixing bag comprised of a 688 with attached SL-6 plus SuperSlot-compatible wireless offers audio mixing, recording and wireless receiver control all from the mixer, with simplified power distribution and interconnection.
According to Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, "We've included features called-out by our customers, including 12-channels of MixAssist, 12-inputs, eight-outputs, digital mixing and routing, 192 kHz sampling, audio delay on both inputs and outputs, PowerSafe and QuickBoot. When used with the SL-6 accessory, the 688 provides tight integration and control of wireless manufacturers' slot-compatible receivers with no cabling required."
The optional SL-6 powering and wireless system, available summer 2015, simplifies interconnection between the 688 and multiple channels of wireless by accepting up to three dual-channel slot-compatible receivers. Using Sound Devices' developed SuperSlot interconnection standard, the SL-6 offers all powering, audio interconnection and control needed for SuperSlot-compatible receivers. The SL-6 attaches directly to the 688 and offers built-in NP-1 battery powering for the 688 mixer, slot receivers, plus four additional DC outputs for external peripherals. The SL-6 also offers built-in antenna distribution.