The new Sound Devices 833 is a lightweight and compact production mixer-recorder. It features eight input channels - three via XLR, three via TA3, and the final two through the 1/8" input return.
The 833 offers six full-featured microphone preamplifiers,12 tracks of recording, six analog outputs, and an ultra-accurate time code generator. Features from the Scorpio recorder are also incorporated, including a new preamplifier design, dual SD card slots, internal 256 GB SSD storage, dual L-Mount powering and charging, and Dugan Automixing with up to eight channels in two separate groups mixed simultaneously.
Additionally, the 833 shares the same powerful processing and FPGA architecture as the Scorpio for complex signal routing, control, and signal processing. Any physical input can be routed to any track and the built-in three band EQ per input channel can be applied either pre- or post-fade. The 833 features both digital and analog inputs and outputs, has multiple powering options, and is compatible with the Icon Platform M+ Control Surface.
The User Guide is available here.
The 833 starts to ship next week, but initial stock may be limited, so get your pre-orders in now for earliest possible delivery:
Update,9/3: The initial production batch has been sold through. We are anticipating the next units to start arriving at the end of September and will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis to customers with pre-orders.
The Sound Devices MixPre II series is here with improved hardware and a whole passel of great new features, including 32-bit float recording. They also have all the capabilities of the original MixPre recorder series at the same or lower price!
New features available in all models of the MixPre II include:
The combination of the bit depth and low noise Kashmir mic preamps give you the flexibility to fix signal in post-production. Tracks recorded either too low (down to -50dBFS) or high can be normalized without adding any additional noise or digital clipping distortion. The limiting factor to great recordings is primarily the input source, not the preamps or A to D converters in the recorder.
They're starting to ship, so get your orders in now for earliest possible delivery:
Comparison chart under the jump.
We're inching ever closer to the July 13th, 2020 deadline when the transition to the new USA spectrum regulations will be complete and production wireless systems will have to stop using most of the 616 - 698 MHz (block 24-26) frequencies. However, changes are already afoot:
Check out our 2017 gude for a more detailed look at alternate frequencies and other steps you can take, including getting a Part 74 license, which we highly encourage and will allow you more frequency options and higher power output.
If you have any questions about your wireless situation, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at (212) 629-9430.
Relevant to the whole wireless kerfuffle, we've just given our RF frequency scan repository a facelift with updated TV channels, new overlays from more manufacturers, and fresh scans for most studios in the NY area with 900 MHz data.
However, a lot of our data is pretty stale and doesn't reflect all the recent changes, so if you've got scans to share, send them our way!
Both Gotham Sound locations will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for the Independence Day holiday. Have a safe and happy 4th, everyone!
Buy a new Zaxcom Deva 24 Recorder and a Mix-16 together and we'll slash a cool two grand off the price! It's a huge feature set in a compact form for only $14,970!
Or if you're just looking for a Deva 24 on its own, we'll throw in a free URX100 UHF Receiver with purchase!
Hurry, offers end July 31st!
More into wireless these days? Zaxcom is also offering four package deals on wireless systems from today to July 31st! We've put together some suggested transmitter combinations, but contact us if you want a different set!
* Eligible wireless:
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