Sound Devices 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder

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Sound Devices has unveiled the new 833 compact Mixer-Recorder. An 8-channel, 12-track field recorder with plenty of high-end features.

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Key features

  • 6 ultra low-noise, all-new microphone preamplifiers
  • 8 channels, 6 buses, 12 tracks
  • 6 analog outputs
  • Ultra-accurate timecode
  • 256 GB internal SSD, 2 SD card slots
  • USB-A and C ports for SD-Remote app, linear fader control
  • via MCU, keyboard, and file transfer
  • Dugan Automixing for up to 8 channels

The new 833 mixer-recorder is very compact, much like the previous 633 model and any users upgrading will be very familiar with the interface, using the many knobs and dials.

The 633 was introduced back in 2013, so while it shares a similar form factor, a lot has changed since then. The 833 has 6 mic/line preamplifiers, 8 channels, 12 tracks, 6 analog outputs, and ultra-accurate timecode.

Many features have carried over from the premium Sound Devices’ Scorpio, such as Sound Devices’ new preamplifier design, 2 SD card slots, dual L-Mount battery charging and powering, and an internal 256 GB SSD.

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Additionally, the 833 shares the same processing architecture and multiple FPGAs as the Scorpio. This enables the 833 to be fully routable, and any physical input can be routed to any track. The 833 features both digital and analog inputs and outputs, and has multiple powering options, so it will fit effortlessly into your existing kit.

A built-in three band EQ may be set to either pre- or post-fade for each channel to tackle any problems directly on-set. Enable Dugan Automixing to automatically attenuate unused microphones in multi-microphone applications. Up to 8 channels can be automixed at a time, and two separate groups can be mixed simultaneously. 

Dedicated coms and slate allows for professional bi-directional communication with other crew members. Send customized mixes to the camera or crew with multiple mix buses. With the ability to record to three media simultaneously, you can turn over SD cards to production at the end of the day while keeping a backup on the internal 256 GB SSD.

Pricing & Availability

The Sound Devices 833 will retail for $3,995 US and will be available from September 23.

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