Sound Devices has announced the MixPre II series, the follow up to their highly successful MixPre audio recorders.
The new MixPre II series models are:
- MixPre-3 II (3-Channel / 5-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder)
- MixPre-6 II (6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder)
- MixPre-10 II (10-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder)
What’s New in the MixPre II models?
- Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
- Record up to 192 kHz.
- Faster, more advanced hardware.
- Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
- Adjustable Limiters.
- Auto-copy to USB Drive.
- Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.
The new Sound Devices MixPre II Series audio recorders feature 32-bit float recording, timecode generators, 192 kHz recording, adjustable limiters, auto-copy to USB drives, and extended Pre-roll. The MixPre-10 II TA3 balanced outputs are now +18 dBu with support from Reaper, iZotope RX7, Audacity, Adobe Audition, and other applications accept 32-bit float files and allow you to attenuate signal recorded above 0 dBFS. Apple Logic does not support 32-bit float files recorded over 0 dBFS, the audio above 0 dBFS is truncated.
The MixPre II has a very powerful feature called ReMix/ReRecord which allows you to simultaneously playback a file and records a new L/R mix while adjusting the gains with the fader knobs.
The MixPre II recorders feature Sound Devices’ own patented topology of multiple analog-to-digital converters. These converters appear in the circuitry after the Kashmir microphone preamplifier stage. They enable the recording of very-low distortion, ultra-high dynamic range audio. The MixPre II’s A-to-D’s can resolve more than 142 dB of dynamic range. Together with their Kashmir microphone preamplifiers and 32-bit float files, the MixPre II captures audio that is limited only by the capabilities of the microphone.
The new MixPre II models, like the original MixPre-3, MixPre-6, and MixPre-10T recorders, offer the same discrete class-A Kashmir microphone preamplifiers with an exceptionally low noise-floor regardless of the gain setting. The recorder’s input gain, whether set high or very low, produce excellent results.
The Mixpre II comes with a handy headphone knob “tire”. This allows for easy fingertip operation. Conveniently, this tire is removable in case large connectors or cables get in the way.
Price & Availability
The MixPre II series will be available soon. The prices are as follows: