Sound Devices Scorpio

The new Sound Devices Scorpio is one loaded mixer and recorder. At first glance, it looks impressive with the bright colored lights of the VU meters as well as the channel trim knobs. It’s not just a thing of beauty but also the most powerful feature pack product to date for Sound Devices.

Sound Devices VU

Sound Devices Scorpio Key features

  • 32 channels
  • 36 recording tracks with
  • 16 all new cleaner preamps.
  • 32 ch. Dante in and out,
  • AES67 compatible
  • 1 Gb/s Ethernet, 2 ports, transformer-balanced

Scorpio features 16 mic/line preamplifiers, 32 channels of Dante in and out, AES in and out, 12 analog outputs and multiple headphone outputs. 

Sound Devices Scorpio Inputs left

Scorpio also includes a fully-customizable routing matrix that enables sound professionals to send any input to any channel, bus, or output. Up to 12 buses may be individually mixed.

Due to its compact form factor, the Scorpio is equally at home over-the-shoulder or in a mobile rig.

Scorpio incorporates Sound Devices’ most cutting-edge technology. An ultra-powerful engine comprised of three FPGA circuits and six ARM processors deliver the horsepower needed for the most complex tasks. FPGA-based audio processing with 64-bit data paths is claimed to offer the highest sound quality and reliability.

Sound Devices Scorpio Inputs right

The Scorpio also features Sound Devices’ latest and best in analog microphone preamplifier design. According to Sound Devices’, these preamps have the smoothest sound and lowest noise of any preamp in the company’s 20-year history and include built-in analog limiters, high pass filters, delay, 3-band EQ and phantom power.

Like the company’s popular 788T, the Scorpio has an internal SSD and adds the ability to simultaneously record to two SD cards for redundancy. For additional flexibility, sound professionals can send different files to their choice of media. The companion SD-Remote Android application allows for control of the Scorpio via a large display.

Price & Availability

Sound Devices Scorpio

You will need deep pockets if you want to buy the Scorpio. It retails for $8,995.00 USDIt’s expected to start shipping at the end of May.

To learn more about the Sound Devices Scorpio visit: www.sounddevices.com/scorpio

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